Category : LS Features

Features | Pulling up the curtain: Behind the scenes of the Edinburgh Festival

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By Ruby Lott-Lavigna and Brigitte Phillips Photo Credit: Toby Mather The Edinburgh Festival is one of the most important cultural events in the United Kingdom, a behemoth that almost completely takes over the city for the month of August, and features some of the biggest names in entertainment. However, what … Read More

Features | The Golden Age of Cinema is Dead

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Nostalgia for the golden age of cinema is a terrible affliction and cannot be cured by the release of yet another Expendables film. At the start of the previous century, cinema was in its infancy and in that time technology and talent propelled its evolution. Recently, cinema is showing dangerous … Read More

Features | Sea-ing the light: Why the English Seaside is the Best Place on Earth

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For a long time, I’ve trusted in the mantra that if you take a plane somewhere, than that holiday is going to be better than the place you were originally. This is particularly true of England, what with it having unpredictable and uninspiring weather, and not much of a ‘holiday … Read More

Features | Days Out in the Dales

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  Are you in Leeds over the summer? Need to get out of the city for a while? Do you want to do all this without breaking the (very measly, student finance fueled) bank? Well LS may well have the answer for you. In Leeds, we are very lucky to … Read More

Features | Making the most of your revision time

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With exam season well and truly upon us it seems that everyone has their own opinion on how to formulate the most air-tight revision strategy. Some make use of the 24 hour opening times at the Edward Boyle library, others prefer to study at home or with friends. Wherever you … Read More

Features | Top 10 moving out tips

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Every summer, thousands of students move between properties or away from Leeds. Towards the end of June, as demand for bin bags and cardboard boxes soar, and as landlords become increasingly difficult to get hold of, moving house can be a busy and stressful time. The exodus of students from … Read More

Features | Where have all the International students gone?

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With the number of international students studying at UK Universities decreasing in recent years, Joseph Birch investigates where all the international students have gone and why they’re staying away.   A report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has revealed that numbers of International and EU students … Read More

Features | Getting ahead with graduate jobs

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Leaving University can be daunting, but there are more opportunities available to graduates than ever before.   Students are beginning their search for graduate jobs earlier than ever before, and with the total number of graduate jobs set to further increase in 2014, there are a record amount of opportunities … Read More

Features | Supporting homosexuality in Uganda

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Earlier this year homosexuality was made illegal by Uganda’s government. Elena May-Jones talks to LSi about the impact this is having upon the LGBT community in Uganda and what can be done to support them.   On February 24th 2014, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda passed the anti-homosexuality law. Human … Read More

Features | Money on my mind – Students struggling to make ends meet

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An increasing number of students are running into financial trouble, largely due to failures in the student finance system and the rise of tuition fees. We talk to two very different students about their experiences of dealing with their finances while at university.   I think my initial aspirations for … Read More