Tag : cuts

The End of Austerity? Don’t be Absurd

1 week ago / 0 comments

Last week, we saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, deliver the annual budget. The defining moment of this year’s budget was Hammond’s bold declaration that “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end.” So, is he telling the truth? Moreover, has austerity worked? The answers, of … Read More

Mental Health Counselling Provision Fails to Match Inflation

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

Elite Universities Lobby Others to Bear Brunt of Cuts

1 year ago / 0 comments

After discussion within the government regarding university funding, some Russell Group universities have suggested that more modern establishments should drop their fees, as they can afford to be on the receiving end of cuts as they have lower running costs. During Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference, she … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

Campus Watch: A new £115 million diabetes research centre will be opened at Oxford University

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new diabetes research centre is to be opened at Oxford University by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. The company’s £115m investment and their promise of 10 years of continued funding comes in spite of Brexit and the many “uncertainties” the vote has produced. Novo Nordisk has been a specialist … Read More

Library resources under threat

2 years ago / 564 comments

Some departments could lose access to up to 86% of journals. A university bid to cut £120,000 from the library budget has led many online periodical subscriptions to come under threat. Subscriptions to periodicals are one of the library’s biggest expenditures, and many subscriptions are due to be scrapped under … Read More

Claims University IT cuts led to technical failure

2 years ago / 0 comments

The university has been experiencing serious technical failures all week, with the Portal, VLE, lecture capture and other IT services all crashing on Monday, and going down sporadically over following days. The Leeds branch of University and College Union (UCU) claim the increase in technical faults is down to the … Read More

Student nurses and midwives protest over scrapped bursaries

3 years ago / 0 comments

Student nurses and midwives from all over the country marched in London on Saturday to protest against the government’s plans to scrap the NHS student bursary as of August 2017. Currently student nurses and midwives receive an annual means-tested bursary of between £1000 and £4000 from the NHS, as they … Read More

Is The House of Lords Proving Its Worth?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The House of Lords has voted to delay the tax credit cuts proposed by the government and make moves to protect people set to lose out from them. In a vote on Monday night peers approved, by a majority of 17, an amendment from Lady Hollis that declines to approve … Read More

Government Cuts Could Prevent Dyslexia Diagnoses

3 years ago / 0 comments

Two students have spoken to The Gryphon about the detrimental effects of the cuts to the Access to Learning Fund.  A final year Zoology student, Lucy Perrins, applied for the fund at the end of her second year when she suspected that she may be suffering from dyslexia. She received … Read More