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Students protest against TEF by Disrupting Senate

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  Students battled the horrible weather and marched in protest of TEF from the Union to disrupt the Senate meeting, where the petition was delivered to the Vice Chancellor. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a controversial new government initiative most notably criticised for creating a formal link between quality of teaching … Read More

Leave Leeds tidy this Easter

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When students go home for Easter, often they leave lots of food behind. In order to combat the problem of waste, the community group at Leeds University Union are running a collection point in order to encourage students to leave Leeds tidy. They are collecting any unwanted glass, clothes and … Read More

Malala Yousafzai could study at Oxford University

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The Nobel Prize winning activist has revealed that she intends to study at a British University.   There was speculation that the youngest ever Nobel prize laureate was considering quitting the UK and moving to America. She had previously said that she was keen to take a politics degree at … Read More

Headingley Literature Festival celebrates local and international literature

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Headingley Literature Festival is a programme of events occurring around the production of literature in Yorkshire. This focuses specifically on Headingley here in Leeds, however organisers are also keen to celebrate a diverse range of literature from around the world. Sally Bavage works as a fundraiser on the organising committee, … Read More

Government to consider Maglev train linking Leeds and Manchester

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Plans for a brand new underground railway where trains can travel at 300mph, linking Leeds and Manchester in just 9 minutes, have been handed to officials. The new high speed train would run underneath the Pennines and could connect Leeds to Manchester with trains that travel at more than 100mph faster … Read More

Criminal records set for students who plagiarise work

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New government plan seeks to punish university students who pay for pre-written essays, which is detailed to include fines as well as a possible criminal record. For the first time in the UK, students who cheat on essays, whether it be plagiarism or external bodies write their essays for them, … Read More

Women of the world unite

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, we take a look back at some of women’s biggest achievements from the past few months. Millions take part in Global Women’s March Over five million women took part in Women’s Marches across the world in response to Donald Trump’s election as President. On … Read More

Will TEF take effect?

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House of Lords votes to cut ties between TEF and fees. The House of Lords has passed an amendment to the government’s imminent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) that disallows any link between teaching standards and set tuition fees. The ruling is a major defeat for the government, blocking an element … Read More

Big cat on the moors?

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Leeds Uni student supposedly spots a big cat on Ilkley Moor Leeds student Billy Holmes was walking on Ilkley Moor when he sighted what he believes was a “huge cat” (circled) on the Cow and Calf Rocks – and managed to snap its picture. Billy described the moment when he … Read More

Students to protest against TEF

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The march against the Teaching Excellence Framework will take place outside the union at 2pm on the 22nd March. On the 22nd March at 2pm, there will be a student protest against the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a series of reforms to Higher Education which are … Read More