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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

Chaos as 300 finalists unable to sit 20 credit paper after printing mishap

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300 final year Business students were unable to sit an exam accounting for 100% of a 20 credit module this morning, after a printing mishap meant it could not go ahead. Six pages of case studies were supposed to be included with the Strategic Management exam paper, but these had … Read More

Historic viaduct in Leeds to be transformed into a sky park

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Plans to regenerate the disused Monk Bridge viaduct into a high line park with shops, bars and restaurants occupying its arches have been given the go ahead by an enthusiastic decision-making panel. The project is said to be inspired by The Highline – a 1.45 mile long park on an … Read More

Jeremy Corbyn attracts colossal crowd in Leeds

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This afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn spoke to a huge crowd in Leeds outside Brudenell Social Club. Despite the rain and very short notice, thousands of spectators turned up to see him speak, with some even climbing in trees to get a better view. He was originally scheduled to speak inside Brudenell Social … Read More

Five Societies Shortlisted for National Society Awards

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Five societies at LUU have been shortlisted for awards at the National Society Awards 2017, with the winners due to be announced at a ceremony in Nottingham next week. The Women’s Hockey society have been shortlisted for the biggest award of the night, Best Society, while the Women in Leadership … Read More

Hilary Benn speaks at Leeds University to support fossil fuel divestment

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Leeds University hosted the panel discussion on climate change and climate leadership, which focused on the rapidly growing Divest Parliament campaign, as well as efforts to divest in Leeds. This follows the announcement that over 50 MPs have signed a petition to remove fossil fuel investment from the parliamentary pensions fund. … Read More

Jeremy Corbyn announces educational reforms at Leeds City College

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This morning Jeremy Corbyn spoke at Leeds City College, announcing his programme for educational reforms. The party has announced plans to pump billions of pounds into schools and adult learning. The increased spending would be paid for by increasing corporation tax to 26 percent, and undoing Conservative plans to cut … Read More

A third of female students experience sexual harassment at university

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In 2014, the NUS survey shocked readers by revealing that 37% of female students at university in England had experienced sexual harassment from academic staff or supervisors. Leeds University’s internal policy describes sexual harassment as an “unwanted conduct that has the purpose of effect of either violating another person’s dignity … Read More