University of Reading tells refugee plan critics to ‘jog on’

Tweet from UniveristyImage copyright @UniofReading/Twitter
Image caption The university used Twitter to reply to critics of its new scheme

A university has told people unhappy with its plans to offer scholarships to refugees to “jog on” on Twitter.

The tweet from the official account of the University of Reading explained that they had received negative feedback since announcing the scheme.

It added: “To these people, we would like to say: Tough.”

The university is standing by the post, despite complaints about the language, saying it is “proud and unapologetic to offer these scholarships”.

Some people criticised the university for the tweet, including a woman who said she was a mother of a current student.

However, others praised the university and said they were “proud” of the scholarship.

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