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Professor Dame Jane Francis announced as new Chancellor

10 months ago / 0 comments

Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Professor Dame Jane Francis, has been announced as the new Chancellor of the University of Leeds. She succeeds Melvyn Bragg  who stepped down this year, after 17 years in office. She was appointed by the University’s Court on Friday 8 December, having been nominated by … Read More

Budget Breakdown: What’s in it For Us?

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

Will the New Budget Solve Our Debt Problems?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Last week, news broke that the Chancellor was looking at ways to fill a black hole of nearly £20bn in the public finances before the budget later this month. Recent analysis shows that the deficit is likely to rise to nearly £36bn in the next four years, double the forecast … Read More

Vice Chancellor Question Time

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a Q&A session, VC Alan Langlands condemns government policy and hears students’ concerns about University failings. The event began with Sir Alan Langlands outlining his views on how Brexit could affect the University of Leeds, warning that the exit from the EU could lead to a drop in international … Read More

Leeds Vice-Chancellor talks about redevelopment, Brexit and the cost of university

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Sir Alan Langlands about the redevelopment programme, Brexit and the cost of university. Why would you say now is such an exciting time to be joining the University? I think it is exciting for all of us and not just Freshers. I love this sense of … Read More

Shot in The Arm for British Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

THE Chancellor’s Autumn Statement may have revealed future hardship for students and recent graduates, but for sport throughout Britain, it’s a different story. UK Sport, the UK’s largest sports charity which distributes public money to elite sport, has been granted a 29% increase in funding.   This is good news – … Read More

News | Chancellor criticises drop in Indian students

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University Chancellor has called for more Indian students following a ‘dramatic drop’ in their number at Leeds. Broadcaster and peer, Melvyn Bragg criticised ‘clumsy visa changes’ and limited opportunities for international students to remain in the UK after studying, adding, “As we close our doors to these brilliant young … Read More

LS meets the Vice Chancellor: The Final Word

5 years ago / 0 comments

Why are you leaving? One last big academic job before I hang up the boots, I think. If you read anything about leadership they all say that 7 to 10 years is about the right length of time. And after that, you’re in too close. You can’t necessarily see what … Read More