Tag : Abla Klaa

Presentation held on Islamophobia

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A presentation on Islamophobia was hosted by MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)  on Wednesday evening. The presentation was given by Abla Klaa, BME student campaigns coordinator at the Union. In the presentation, Klaa pointed to research from Lancaster University which revealed that “for every 21 negative mentions of Muslims in the … Read More

University unveil Richard Mayne memorial bench

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Yesterday saw the unveiling of a bench, opposite the Union building, in memory of Leeds maths and finance undergraduate, Richard Mayne, who lost his life in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight, MH17. The memorial service was led by the University’s Church of England Chaplain, Matt Ward, with family, relatives, … Read More

Features Focus: The female experience

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Today, on International Women’s Day, The Gryphon are marking the occasion by asking women about their experiences in our society. Empowering Muslim women have no place in the mainstream media and there are still obvious discrepancies in the depiction of BME women. Being a woman has never felt more empowering … Read More

Your current exec reflect on their time in office so far

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Gemma Turner – Equality & Diversity Officer   How has this year been for you? It’s been so good. Now is the time to reflect and I’ve realised how much I’ve learnt this year. I came in with a few objectives and I feel like i’ve got through them quite … Read More

Is this the weirdest poster in the Union?

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A poster featuring a picture of a pigeon entitled ‘HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BIRD?’ has been spotted by the Union entrance on Tuesday night. An image of the plea was posted on Twitter by Politics and Parliamentary Studies student, Rachel Megan Barker. According to ‘Jeff’, the undersigned author of the … Read More

LUU PSG stage mock checkpoint as part of ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

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Members of the Palestinian Solidarity Group organised a mock checkpoint outside the Union on Tuesday. The demonstration was part of the ‘internationally recognised Israeli Apartheid week. The checkpoint was constructed to raise awareness of the restriction of movement for Palestinians caused by the Israeli occupation. Students acted as Israeli Defence Force … Read More

LUU Amnesty International launch ‘Free Shaker Aamer’ campaign

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LUU’s student branch of Amnesty International are continuing to campaign for the release of 46 year old Briton Shaker Aamer, who was arrested in Afghanistan by US forces on the 14th February 2002. LUU Amnesty’s president, Wil Hutton, said, ‘without charge or trial, Shaker Aamer is innocent under international law, … Read More

Does VIPER bite? Controversial police scheme targets students

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Concerns have been raised over a controversial police scheme which has been offering students in the Union a cash incentive for personal information. The company known as VIPER (Video Identification Parade Electronic Recording) has been operating in LUU for the past few days, giving students five pounds in exchange for a … Read More

Leeds University Marks 70 Years Since Liberation of Auschwitz

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. The day commemorates the mass murder of 1.1 million people during the World War II between 1940-1945, the vast majority of whom were Jews. Three hundred Auschwitz survivors gathered at the concentration camp today in Southern Poland … Read More

Student activists crash careers fair

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Student activists held a ‘bloody’ protest against Shell and British Aerospace Electronics (BAE) Systems at the careers fair last week. In a video posted to YouTube, the students are seen throwing buckets of tomato puree and red paint over the companies’ stalls in Parkinson court whilst shouting ‘blood on your … Read More