Category : News

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

Residential plans to threaten the future of Canal Mills

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Under new plans, the popular student club Canal Mills could be converted into residential properties. The 18th century former textile mill has been operating as a creative space since 2012. The plans, submitted by Rhodes Asset Management and supported by ID Planning and Nick Brown Architects, are yet to be … Read More

University of Liverpool Labour Students “Tongue-in-Cheek” Call for Execution of Monarch Criticised

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The University of Liverpool Labour Students have been condemned for a tweet which appeared to insinuate a desire to execute Queen Elizabeth II. Referring to the 369th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I, UoLLS tweeted ‘Happy #RegicideDay comrades! We did it once, we can do it once again.’ … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Lambasted for “chav-themed social”

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Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club have come under fire after allegedly hosting what the University of Leeds have called an “ill-judged” social, referring to its supposed “chav” theme. In the club’s Facebook group, members were encouraged to dress as “lower-class” people complete with “luminous underwear on show,” setting aside … Read More

Mental Health Counselling Provision Fails to Match Inflation

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A Freedom of Information request has revealed that, in real terms, the amount that the University has spent on its counselling service has been cut significantly since 2009. In the latest available year of 2014/15, the University spent £512,000 compared to £511,000 in 2009/10. If this spending was matched to … Read More

Government Urged to “Give North a Fair Deal on Transport”

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Analysis by a leading think tank has shown that infrastructure spending in Yorkshire is lower than any other region and has urged the government to do more to increase transport spending across the North of England. According to a hard hitting report by IPPR North, transport spending in Yorkshire and the Humber amounts … Read More

Leeds’ Buses Go Contactless

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Leeds buses have moved with the times by accepting contactless payments on their buses. The contactless technology was introduced onto the buses on Thursday 18th of January. The reason behind its introduction was to reduce the time it took people to board buses in the morning. Along with the time saving advantages the new technology … Read More

New Universities Minister Appointed

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In Theresa May’s January reshuffle of the Cabinet, Universities minister Jo Johnson has been replaced by Sam Gyimah. Taking a look at what plans Gyimah has for higher education, his appointment could signal, most prominently, a move to reduce tuition fees – a policy which both Johnson and the former … Read More

The Office for Students: What Is It?

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The Office for Students (OfS) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for all the wrong reasons, but what is the intended purpose of this new body? The government intends the OfS to be a body which regulates the higher education marketplace which combines the old HEFCE and … Read More