Category : Features

The ‘Grim North’ – Cliche of the Past or the Future?

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Are students the reason that old clichés about the ‘grim North’ could soon make a comeback? According to Rosie, the sustainability engagement intern at the University of Leeds, Hyde Park and Headingley have ‘some of the poorest recycling rates across the whole of Leeds’. Less than 20% of total household … Read More

Climate Change: 12.Years.Left.

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In cooperation with the world’s leading scientists, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a landmark report on the accelerated rise in pre-industrial global temperature. The report warns that the previous international goal of keeping to a 2°C increase within this century (Paris Agreement 2016), will be … Read More

Loneliness and Mental Health Awareness Month

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In a recent survey by the BBC, it was found that people aged 16-24 are the most likely to experience loneliness. The survey was conducted with over 55,000 participants and it found that just under 40% of participants aged 16-24 feel lonely often or very often. This is a staggering … Read More

The First of its Kind: University of Leeds Human Rights Journal

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Founded in 2012 by History undergraduate Hannah Tigerschiold, the University of Leeds Human Rights Journal was actualised as an ambitious, multidisciplinary platform for aspiring undergraduates to publish works on the topic of human rights. Attracting submissions from a wide domain of creative and academic backgrounds, the journal reaches out to … Read More

Repeating History: Slavery in the Modern Day

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Slavery remains an open-wound on the history books of many countries, cultures and communities all over the world: an issue one would hope remains in the past, but which truly seeps into our present. As far back as 3500 BC, early civilisations were beginning to use slaves for manual labour. … Read More

Brexit: An Outsider’s Point of View

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The morning of Friday 24th of June 2016 was a rather surprising one for Germany. The newspapers had declared that the British voted in the majority for Leave. The surprise resonated into the evening with the ZDF (Second German Television) having spent more than half of its broadcasting time discussing … Read More

India: Homosexuality, Adultery, and the Dismantling of the Colonial Legacy

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On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme court overturned Section 377 of the 1861 Indian Penal Code. The ruling decriminalised consensual homosexual sex – a decision which signals India’s transition not only towards sexual liberation but also away from its colonial past. As members of the LGBT+ community celebrated the … Read More

The Kavanaugh/Ford case – How Partisan Politics Trumped Social Justice

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Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and violence. Over the past two weeks, the world has watched Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, become embroiled in a politically fuelled battle following multiple accusations of sexual assault. On Saturday 6th October, following an FBI investigation that was tainted … Read More

Girls or Brides? The Issue of Child Marriage in Malaysia

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“I see my friends and the next thing you know, they’re in Form 5,” a girl who left school at the age of 13 to get married speaks up. “They’re almost out of school. It’s a shame I didn’t go,” she now regrets. Choosing who to marry and when. A … Read More

The ‘Nigerian Factor’: The Nigerian Students’ Society in Perspective

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The interlude between the end of high school and the start of university poses a tricky one for many international students in terms of adaptability in a new environment. As a 17-year-old naïve Nigerian girl, I’d had this fairy-tale, picture perfect, alluring image of exactly how university and student life … Read More