Category : News

Exec-tly What We Need

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The Student Exec are elected every year to represent your views and improve your student experience Jack Palmer – Union Affairs What is your role? My role is to chair our Board of Trustees and ensure that our money is being well spent in our building and services. I also work … Read More

News Round Up

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The Gryphon Wins Best Media Society at NSA 2017 The Gryphon was voted the ‘Best Media Society’ at this year’s National Societies Awards.  The ceremony, which took place in the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, saw The Gryphon receive the accolade as a society that has ‘consistently across the year delivered the best media … Read More

LUU At Renovation Station

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Leeds University Union has undergone large-scale renovations as part of campus-wide development to buildings and facilities.  The aim of the Union upgrade has been to refurbish cafés, bars and shops within the building, in addition to improving accessibility to all facilities and venues. Lifts and ramps have been added, all … Read More

Former Leeds Beckett Students’ Union President Convicted of Assault

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Joe Murray, the president of Leeds Beckett University Union for 2016/17, has been convicted of assault following a lengthy investigation. Murray had been charged with two counts of assault by beating and a third of coercive behaviour and was due to stand trial at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on September 1. … Read More

Body Discovered in Hyde Park confirmed to be that of Leeds Beckett Student

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Police have confirmed that the body of a man discovered on Royal Park Avenue on Friday morning was that of a Leeds Beckett student. The student in question has been identified as Harry Loker, a 21-year-old student who studied Music Performance and Production at the metropolitan University. Officers remain at … Read More

Dead Body Found by Police in Hyde Park

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Police have confirmed that a dead body was found in Hyde Park earlier this morning. The body of a man was discovered at 17 minutes past 9 collapsed outside a house on Royal Park Avenue. Locals arose to find their street had been cordoned off by police tape and that … Read More

Sentinel Towers cladding fails combustibility tests

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Cladding from Sentinel Towers was found to have ‘not met the national combustibility standard’, The Gryphon can reveal. The discovery was made as part of a range of precautionary assessments following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Further cladding from The Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, an academic research building on the St … Read More

Concerns raised as university drop-out rates continue to rise

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The proportion of students dropping out of university increased from 6.6% to 7.4% between 2012 and 2015, according to a report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF). In a report the SMF has urged universities to improve their retention rates, particularly among students from low income or ethnic minority backgrounds. The … Read More

Leeds University awarded gold rating in teaching excellence framework

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The University of Leeds has been awarded a gold rating under the government’s new teaching excellence framework (Tef), which aims to assess universities on the quality of the teaching they provide. For a university to achieve the top, gold standard it must offer “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for … Read More

Free Community Shop for refugees to open in Hyde Park

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LUU’s Leave Leeds Tidy campaigners are working alongside the Leeds Community Project to provide free essential items to those in need this summer. Students are being encouraged to donate unwanted items to the Free Community Shop which will open on the 3rd and 6th of July at All Hallows Church. The … Read More