5 articles the Campaigns Team has been reading this week

Alex Chitty, Campaigns Assistant at NDCS - Stolen Futures

Alex Chitty, Campaigns Assistant

Every week we’ll be compiling a short list of articles that we’ve noticed in the news and want to share with you. Some of them will be about campaigning and others will be about changes to policy, or relevant policy areas, which may be of interest.

1)    Disabled students could be ‘shut out’ by government cuts, Harriet Swain, Guardian
Planned cuts to the Disabled Students Allowance could have a disastrous effect on individuals, say campaigners, and prevent some from going to university. From September 2015 it will only pay for support for students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, if their needs are “complex”, although the definition of this, and who decides it, remains unclear.

2)    Senior doctors condemn proposal to charge patients to see GP, Rebecca Smith, Telegraph
Doctors are to debate the introduction of charging patients up to £25 to see GPs as senior medics say they are opposed to the idea.

3)    The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and More, Kevan Lee, Buffer,
Kevan discusses the fine line between being informative versus annoying when using social media. We all want to provide value, but we don’t want to go overboard. What’s the optimal number of Tweets and Facebook posts we should be sending out daily/weekly to achieve this fine balance?

4)    Scottish independence: Deaf voters critical of referendum campaigners, Marc Ellison, BBC Scotland
John Denerley, of Deaf Connections, claims Scottish independence referendum campaigners have failed to inform and engage deaf voters in the run-up to the imminent vote.

5)    Nine Reasons Why Being Deaf Isn’t That Bad, Honest, Clodagh Corbett, Huffington Post
“Every cloud has a silver lining”, or nine to be precise! Deaf writer and blogger Clodagh Corbett shares her thoughts on being deaf.

Have you spotted any good articles around this week? Leave a comment below to share them with us!

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