In The Press

The review has already received significant press coverage. People with knowledge of the changes spoke out publicly even before the official release, due to their high level of concern. The Guardian also picked up the story, as student wellbeing is not an issue limited to the University of Bristol. You can read the articles below.

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the times saturday january 27th

Charlie Livingstone, a current first year student, gave an interview to The Times about her experience with the University's mental health services and her Senior Resident, saying, "“Without my senior resident living at the end of my corridor I wouldn’t be here." READ HERE


the times saturday january 27th

Ella Fraser, Senior Resident and student gave an interview to The Times, saying "I have students who I know wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for me and they have said that to me.” READ HERE


the tab january 26th 2018

The Tab Bristol covers the Open Meetings held this week for staff and students to ask questions and give feedback about the pastoral review. Needless to say, the four panellists had a pretty rough couple of hours.

The Tab Bristol also exclusively reveals that Keep Our Communities - KOC has gathered the necessary signatures to trigger a referendum asking whether SU policy should be changed to opposing the implementation of the new model in September. The exact details are still to be worked out, but stay tuned for more... READ HERE


the tab january 24th 2018

The Tab published an article detailing the serious concerns held by alumni about the pastoral review, and how the university may lose millions in funding as alumni consider revoking legacies: READ HERE


epigram january 24th 2018

Epigram also published an article expressing the serious concerns held by alumni about the pastoral review, and how the university may lose millions in funding as alumni consider revoking legacies: READ HERE


THE TIMES JANUARY 23RD 2018

The Times published a piece about the planned changes, and the opposition that has sprung up in the last month since the University published their plans: READ HERE
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the tab january 21st 2018

The Tab published a story discussing the letter from JCR Committees and the planned march opposing the changes: READ HERE


EPIGRAM JANUARY 19TH 2018

Epigram published a story announcing the march organised by the KOC campaign for Saturday 3rd of February 2018: READ HERE


EPIGRAM JANUARY 19TH 2018

Epigram covered the letter from JCR Committees to University management that was published by the KOC campaign the same day: READ HERE


the tab january 17th 2018

The Tab breaks the story of a leaked email from Caroline Court, Head of Student Residential Life at the University of Bristol saying the following: "I think that the team still think that consultation means they can shape/change the proposed structure, and that consultation means debate." READ HERE


epigram january 13th 2018

Ruth Day gives her personal account of her time in halls, and discusses the impact that the review will have on the standard of care: READ HERE


epigram january 9th 2018

Epigram published an article detailing Senior Resident opposition to the Hall Review expressed in the open letter, published by the Keep Our Communities campaign the same day: READ HERE


THE TAB JANUARY 9TH 2018

The Tab published an article about the letter sent to the University of Bristol from 67 current Senior Residents in halls, and includes the response from the Keep Our Communities campaign: READ HERE


epigram december 31st 2017

An excellent article from Epigram (Bristol student newspaper) detailing the opposition so far, including the Keep Our Communities campaign: READ HERE


Epigram december 27th 2017

Epigram (Bristol student newspaper) published an article where anonymous Senior Residents (SRs) express their opposition to the proposed changes: READ HERE


epigram december 27th 2017: opinion

On December 27th 2017, Epigram (Bristol student newspaper) published a piece by Leonardo De Rezende, the creator of the student petition opposing these changes: READ HERE


the guardian
december 24th 2017

The Guardian published an article about the opposition to changes on Christmas Eve (before the creation of this campaign): READ HERE


bristol post december 21st 2017

The Bristol Post published an article on December 21st 2017 following the official announcement from the university, detailing the changes. It also features current Senior Residents expressing their fears should the new system be implemented: READ HERE


the tab december 2017 official announcement

The Tab (Bristol) also broke the announcement to the student body, along with Epigram. This was following their prediction a couple of weeks previously. Simon Bray (Head of RHS) is quoted in the article, as well as a statement from Lucky Dube, Student Living Officer at Bristol SU: READ HERE


Epigram december 2017 official announcement

Following the release of the review on Monday 18th of December 2017, Epigram (Bristol student newspaper) broke the story to the student body, detailing the planned changes, and Simon Bray (Head of RHS) is also interviewed. The official SU position is also in the article, with a statement from Student Living Officer, Lucky Dube: READ HERE


The tab december 2017

Tom Philips (member of the Manor Hall advisory committee) wrote about the reaction to the leaks about the forthcoming review, stating that "There is a crisis of morale amongst hall staff":
READ HERE


The tab december 2017

The Tab (Bristol) first broke the story following detailed investigation of the reports coming out of the university concerning the review: READ HERE

The University responded in The Tab to the article the next day: READ HERE