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Question Time Looking For Under 30s In Leeds

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The popular BBC debate show, Question Time, is returning to Leeds for the first time since 2015. Due to be filmed on Thursday, March 22, at the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University, the episode will be the first since a General Election special featuring David Cameron, Ed Miliband and … Read More

Report Reveals Sexual Assault ‘Epidemic’ At British Universities

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New figures have revealed that almost two-thirds of university students have experienced sexual violence. Revolt Sexual Assault, in cooperation with The Student Room, discovered that 62% of students had suffered from sexual harassment or assault, or both, while studying. This is the first time research has exposed this problem on … Read More

Vice-Chancellors Under Fire For Expenses

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Following two years of research and hundreds of freedom of information requests (FOIs), Channel 4’s Dispatches programme uncovered the extraordinary sums of money paid as expenses to Britain’s university vice chancellors. Given the ongoing strikes by lecturers over drastic changes to their pensions, as well as the large fees paid … Read More

The UCU Strikes Back: Proposed Deal Rejected

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University strikers have voted to reject an agreement reached on Monday between the University and College Union (UCU) and the University UK (UUK) over a pensions dispute. The UCU – University of Leeds branch, along with the majority of other UCU branches, voted unanimously against the deal. Staff opposed to … Read More

UCU Strikes Set To End As Agreement Reached

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Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are expected to return to work on Wednesday after the union and the Universities UK (UUK) group reached an agreement over pensions. Despite over 35 meetings of the Joint Negotiating Committee since the start of 2017, no agreement had been reached before … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Punished For ‘Chav Party’

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Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club (LUUWHC) has been banned from taking part in certain competitions following an “ill-judged” chav-themed night in January. LUUWHC faced national criticism following the social, where members were invited to dress “lower class” and set aside their “champagne flutes” for “cans of K cider”. Pictures … Read More

Mass Brawl In Headingley Bar

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Shocking footage has been released showing a mass brawl at a Leeds bar in the early hours of February 17.  The fight at The Arc, Headingley, supposedly broke out due to a confrontation between two men before escalating to include up to 20 individuals. The ugly scenes show those involved punching one another as … Read More

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

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Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

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On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More

Ram-raid on Leeds Rolex Shop Caught on Camera

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Two cars have been videoed attempting to ram-raid a Rolex at Prestons on Commercial Street in Leeds. West Yorkshire Police were called to the incident at around 11:55 GMT on Sunday 18th February. One of the vehicles tried to reverse into the front of the store and, when that failed, … Read More