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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

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

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More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

Suspect in ‘Axeman’ Case Named by Police

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West Yorkshire Police would like to speak to David Riley, 36, from Harehills, following a series of incidents in the city on Saturday. A van hit a cyclist in Sheepscar at 17:30 GMT and then hit several more vehicles before being abandoned. Another van was then stolen after the occupants … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

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Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

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The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced 14 days of strikes to commence on Thursday 22nd February. The strikes will take place over a month, beginning and ending with a five-day walkout. The University of Leeds is amongst 61 universities who will be taking part in the strikes, with … Read More

Academics Propose £10,000 For Every 18-Year-Old Considering Further Education

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A team of academics from the UCL Institute of Education have proposed that £10,000 be given to every eighteen-year-old considering higher education. In a recently published report, A National Learning Entitlement: Moving Beyond University Tuition Fees, they recommend that the money be granted in two £5000 installments over two years … Read More

‘Unprecedented Demand’ Left University Counselling Service ‘Booked Up’ From 7th November

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Freedom of Information [FoI] requests from the Leeds Student Medical Practice, reveal that University Counselling informed the practice that the service was booked up until the end of the term (8th December). Students were not told to stop accessing the service but advised of the waiting times. Previous FoI requests … Read More

Student Halls ‘Put on Lockdown’ Following Reports of Man ‘Armed with Axe’

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Armed Police are currently searching Leeds’ student district, following reports of a man allegedly armed with an axe. Members of the public have been warned not to approach the wanted man, whilst student accommodation on the Leeds Beckett campus remains on lock down. The man is thought to have been … Read More

Bomb Squad Called to Kirkstall Halls of Residence

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Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence were evacuated yesterday, as West Yorkshire Police responded to information about the possibility of firearms being on the site. The Leeds Beckett student accommodation houses about 800 students, who were evacuated at 2pm on Thursday 8th February, as bomb disposal experts were called in. A … Read More

Union Referendums Fail to Reach Required Turnout to Pass

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Three referendums held by LUU last Autumn failed to pass because turnout fell far below the required 1,500 votes. Three questions were asked – Should we allow snacks in the library, Should LUU campaign for a transition to zero emission buses in Leeds and Should LUU lobby student accommodation providers … Read More