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How to throw a great party

One student gives their HowTo on ensuring your party goes down in history - page 24


KCLbecomes third college broken into

KCL Radio loses two laptops in raid, after similar events at SOAS and Birkbeck recently - Page 03


Colleges ‘blacklists’ should not be public

President ofCourtauldDaisy Jones espouses the importance of non-traditionalA-Levels - Page 13


Student Charters hope to hold colleges to account

As fees are set to rise,NUS push colleges to agree to exactlywhat students will get in return - Page 21


Royal Holloway student Running for England

After impressive times on the track, EmilyMosswas selected to represent England inBratislava - Page 29

No Black students on record at Courtauld orRAMlast year

Statistics obtained by London Student show some college populations to heavily under-represent racial minorities

WRITER Andrew de Castro News Editor


subjects remain the preserve of White students, according to statistics acquired by London Student. At the Royal Academy of Music and Courtauld

Institute ofArt last year, no students defined their ethnicity as Black. As a total of first-year UK-domiciled students at

Royal Academy of Music, 89% declared them- selves to be ofWhite ethnic origin last year, while

“It looks likemusic, drama, veterinary science and the arts remain exclusive and white, which is not a welcome trend.”

only 5% were Asian. Similarly, at the Courtauld Institute, 93% declared themselves ofWhite, and only 4% of Asian, ethnic origin. Students can choose not to declare their ethnic origin. Conversely, at the School of Pharmacy, 54%

of students declared themselves Asian, 27% white and 9% black. At QueenMary, 36% said they were Asian, while 45% wereWhite. Dr Rob Berkeley, Director of multicultural

think-tank Runnymede Trust, believes the re- sults are odd – particularly given the ethnic pro- file of London; “All institutions at all universities have a duty

to promote good race relations as well as equal- ity and it’s clear that there’s quite a large pat- tern of ethnic segregation between institutions. It looks like music, drama, veterinary science and the arts remain exclusive and white, which is not a welcome trend. “ Last year, a study by ‘Race for Opportunity’

found that almost one in six (16.0%) of UK uni- versity students were from a Black Asian Mi- nority Ethnic (BAME) background in 2007-08, up from 8.3% in 1995-96. This increase was found to be in line with the growth in the BAME population from 7.7% of 18 to 24 year olds in 1995- 96 up to 14.2% in 2007-08. However, the report - continued on page 5


Creative careers advice from our teamof editors

Everything you need to knowto get into the creative industries, frombeing a chef, to becoming a filmcritic - Play page 12

Court case againstULU thrown out by Judge

WRITER Joe Rennison Editor


breach of contract against University of London Union, brought to an employment tribunal by a former candidate for ULU Vice President, has been thrown out at a pre-hearing review. During the 2010 Sabbatical Officer elections

Ian Drummond was declared Vice President after Viktoria Szmolar, the current Vice Presi- dent, was disqualified. However, after a suc- cessful appeal against this decision, Szmolar was re-instated as Vice President, removing Drum- mond from his prospective office. At a pre-Hearing review, where the judge de- cides whether the case will proceed, Drummond

“It’s surprising that as an employment claim you can’t take it to an employment tribunal.”

argued that this constituted a breach of contract. Drummond claimed for compensation of £21,800, the value of a ULU sabbatical officer’s yearly wage before tax. ULU argued against this on the grounds that

Drummond was never employed at ULU, and al- though an offer of employment could be said to have been made by virtue of him being an- nounced as the initial winner of the election, this offer of employment was never taken up. The Judge accepted this reasoning from ULU

and, because Drummond was not in the employ- ment of ULU, did not accept an offer of em- ployment from ULU and could not have been dismissed as an employee, the case was dis- missed due to a Tribunal court not having the ju- risdiction to hear the case. The judge said that this did not necessarily

mean that the Drummond did not have a case but that it would have to be taken to a civil court to be heard, should he wish to do so. After the hearing, Drummond said: “It’s sur-

As it happened: Student eyewitness to the days preceding Mubarek’s fall frompower - page 12

prising that as an employment claim you can’t take it to an employment tribunal.” When Drummond submitted his case, it in-

cluded a claim for Sex Discrimination which he subsequently withdrew. Drummond added: - continued on page 3

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