Tag : australia

How to do a Year Abroad on a Budget

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Olivia Woollam is a 21-year-old University of Leeds Journalism Student who recently returned home from her year abroad at the University of Queensland, in Australia. We interviewed Olivia to find out all about her time ‘down under’, the cross-cultural differences, the cost of living in Oz, and her top tips … Read More

Bolt swaps the track for The Outback

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Image Credit: [CNN] Formerly of 100 metre fame, Usain Bolt has swapped the sport he conquered to try and conquer another sport – his ‘dream’ in the form of football. The unusual destination for Bolt, however, was in Australia. Picked up by Central Coast Mariners, after various trials and even … Read More

Reptile Dysfuntion: Rising Temperature Turn Turtles Female

6 months ago / 0 comments

Rising temperatures are leading to an increase in the proportion of female Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), recent studies show. Studies carried out on beaches of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia show that a striking 99% of a total 200,000 infant turtles on northern beaches are female. This is … Read More

Australian MP Resigns After Lying About University of Leeds Degree

6 months ago / 0 comments

An Australian Labor MP has resigned from his post after repeatedly lying about elements of his past. Barry Urban, MP for Darling Range, alleged that he graduated from the University of Leeds in 1993 with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Applied Social Science. However, the Legislative Assembly’s Procedure and … Read More

Camp Cope & More: Australia’s Fight Against Sexual Harassment

9 months ago / 0 comments

Falls Festival in Australia is meant to be a euphoric celebration to bring the year to an end, yet amongst claims of widespread sexual abuse the festival has served simply highlighted the entrenched misogyny in the Australian music scene and beyond. Cast your mind over to the far-off land of … Read More

The End of the Road for UK’s Trade Ties with China?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcasing Britain’s global ambitions. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming it is essential for the UK to open up new overseas markets as the general consensus is that trade with the EU … Read More

Coming out of Conservatism – Australian Marriage Equality

12 months ago / 0 comments

“Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” – A piece of paper put in my letterbox which determined the course of LGBT+ history in Australia On the 14th of November at 11pm, I was refreshing both a live-updates page on The Guardian, and the Australian Bureau … Read More

Lost At Sea: my adventures down under

1 year ago / 0 comments

A combination of reasons led to my wanting to take a year out from university. The prospect of graduating was looming like a great dust cloud, billowing on the horizon ready to engulf me when least expecting to then spit me up on an employer’s doorstep, inexperienced and clueless. I’d … Read More

Strange museums of the world

2 years ago / 0 comments

You might think museums are boring attractions full of the same old dusty artefacts, but here Edmund gives you a run-down of the strangest and most wonderful museums across the world… Please forgive the jarring tone of this piece, some museums are great because they are amusing, while others are … Read More

The Australian Invasion

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With new exchange students arriving in Leeds for the semester, Edmund gives us a satrical insight into what life would be like in Britain if we were taken over by Australians… Another semester, another wave of Australian exchange students. This time though, things might be different. As Britain tries to … Read More