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Leeds Named the 16th Most Sustainable University In The Country

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The University of Leeds has ranked 16th on Peoples and Planet’s University League tables. This is an independent league table based on sustainability, which ranks universities based on their environmental and ethical performance. This league table is compiled annually.  Leeds was the second highest scoring Russell Group University. LSE came … Read More

Universities Accused of Data Laws Breach

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Several Russell Group Universities have been accused of screening former student’s data in order to identify those more likely to donate money as part of a recent fundraising initiative. Although profiling individuals for fundraising purposes isn’t illegal, it is illegal to do so without the individual’s prior knowledge, as has … Read More

Budget Breakdown: What’s in it For Us?

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This week saw Chancellor Philip Hammond’s hotly-anticipated budget announcements, in a speech including uncomfortable jokes about cough sweets and Top Gear. The main focus of the budget revolved around housing, duties and transport. For example, white cider fans will be unhappy to note that duty on such drinks will be increased … Read More

21-year-old Found Dead in Liberty Park Halls of Residence

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A 21-year-old has been found dead inside Liberty Park halls of residence on Marlborough Street, near to the A58 and Kirkstall Road, just off Leeds city centre. A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “”Police were called to an address off Marlborough Street, Leeds at about 2.15pm today by the … Read More

Leeds Capital of Culture Bid Under Threat

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Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture looks to be in tatters after the European Commission told the UK government that a British city will not be allowed to host, following the Brexit vote. Cities across the UK, including Leeds, Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, submitted their bids … Read More

University Adverts ‘Banned’ For Misleading Claims

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Advertising guidelines for UK universities have been updated following a number of misleading claims made in university adverts concerning rankings, student satisfaction and graduate prospects. The University of Leicester, Falmouth University, University of East Anglia, University of West London, Teesside University and Strathclyde University have all been scrutinised and a … Read More

Public Health Warning: Measles Outbreak in Leeds

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On Wednesday it was confirmed that measles is circulating in Leeds, with three confirmed cases and four suspected cases of it in the city. Public Health England (PHE) are encouraging people to check themselves and their children for the symptoms, and to get vaccinated against the virus. They have released … Read More

Leeds Voted Fifth Best City in Europe

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Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide publishers in the world, has voted Leeds the fifth top city to visit in Europe in its ‘Best in Europe 2017’ guide. Leeds is credited for its hard work over the past few years at improving the city and making it an attractive … Read More

Four Year Degrees: the Answer to Britain’s Skills Shortage?

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Over-specialisation at an early age is one reason behind Britain’s ongoing skills shortage, according to a former minister. Lord Willetts, a former minister for education, has claimed that the introduction of four year degrees would give students more of an opportunity to decide which course is right for them.  The … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

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The chief of the Student Loans Company, Steve Lamey, has been sacked after a long investigation into his conduct and behaviour. Lamey was suspended in July and it was announced this week that his contract had been terminated. He has held the post for just over a year, with a … Read More