Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has written to Universities Minister Michelle Donelan to ask for urgent clarity on guidance given to students moving in and out of properties during the pandemic. Following a rise in coronavirus cases in Selly Oak, many students have been forced to self-isolate in their properties beyond their tenancy end date.Continue reading Birmingham MP and Students call for clarity on moving home rules
A new ERA of solutions
The pace of technology over the last 20 years has been phenomenal and has certainly changed our lives. Can we now use technology to help with environmental problems or is there a ‘hair shirt’ mentality about climate change which means it’s always about what you must give up? I’m fed up listening to people, whoContinue reading A new ERA of solutions
University Students Facing Hardship During Lockdown
I have received a huge volume of emails from students living in my constituency who are understandably concerned and disappointed at the Government’s response to the financial and academic difficulties which continue to impact students during this pandemic. I know that university students have been under immense pressure during lockdown. The mental health charity, Mind, reportsContinue reading University Students Facing Hardship During Lockdown
Local MP visits new University of Birmingham sports facilities in advance of Commonwealth Games decision
Selly Oak Member of Parliament, Steve McCabe, visited the University of Birmingham’s new Sport and Fitness Centre yesterday, where he was given a guided tour by Director of Sport, Zena Wooldridge OBE, who told him about the new development, which has been ten years in planning, and the potential role of these facilities should the city be successful in its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He saw at first-hand the state of the art swimming pool, gymnasia and fitness clinics, including squash courts that would be used for the Commonwealth Games and the extensive training facilities that would be available to athletes from across the world during the Games. He also recently met with members of the Jamaican track and field team, who have chosen to return to the university to train for a second time in advance of the World Championships next month.
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