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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

Blood cancer research at Leeds given £500,000 boost

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Blood cancer research at the University of Leeds has been boosted thanks to a charitable trust established in memory of a Yorkshire cancer victim. The Ella Dickinson Memorial Trust is gifting £500,000 to laboratories at Leeds to help fund research into myeloma, a cancer arising from plasma cells in bone … 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

About last night: where are we now?

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Theresa May’s snap election didn’t go entirely to plan. Much has changed, but not in the way most forecasted, with the Tories only to be saved from a hung parliament by the support of Northern Ireland’s DUP. Labour took seats across England, Scotland and Wales, whilst the Tories were saved by … Read More

The Real Junk Food Project faces Prosecution over out of date food

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The founder of Leeds-based food charity The Real Junk Food Project is facing prosecution, after trading officials found the organisation to be selling food past it’s sell by date. On 11th April, officials found that 444 items which the charity had deemed fit for sale were a cumulative total of … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

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Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

Police confirm Leeds Beckett student died in Manchester bombing

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Police have confirmed that Courtney Boyle, 19, died in the terror attack on Manchester Arena. The Leeds Beckett University student was reported missing following the bomb blast at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Miss Boyle attended the concert with her mother’s partner, 32-year-old Phil Tron. His death has … Read More

Two LUU societies scoop trophies at National Society Awards

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At this year’s National Society Awards two societies from LUU took home trophies, with The Gryphon winning Best Media Society and Women in Leadership winning Best Campaigning Society. This is the second year the national awards ceremony has taken place, and is an opportunity for the work of societies up … Read More

Leeds Beckett student missing after Manchester terror attack

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Courtney Boyle, a Criminology and Psychology student at Leeds Beckett University, has been reported missing with her stepfather after the terror attack at Manchester Arena last night which left 22 dead. Courtney, originally from Tyne and Wear, has not been heard from since the concert finished, and her mother has … Read More