Tag : education

Academics Threaten Strikes Over Pensions

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With the raising of university tuition, Vice-Chancellors have been accused of being fat cats creaming off the increased fees.  Yet the financial position of most academics is far from secure.  The University Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the pension fund for more than 390,000 academics – now has the largest pension debt … Read More

Should We Really Be Scared of Student Debt?

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Following a report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies earlier this year, it was revealed that over 70% of students who left University in 2016 are expected never to repay their student loans in full. These figures suggest that future university graduates will be in a similar position: saddled with … Read More

Exec-tly What We Need

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The Student Exec are elected every year to represent your views and improve your student experience Jack Palmer – Union Affairs What is your role? My role is to chair our Board of Trustees and ensure that our money is being well spent in our building and services. I also work … Read More

Jeremy Corbyn announces educational reforms at Leeds City College

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This morning Jeremy Corbyn spoke at Leeds City College, announcing his programme for educational reforms. The party has announced plans to pump billions of pounds into schools and adult learning. The increased spending would be paid for by increasing corporation tax to 26 percent, and undoing Conservative plans to cut … Read More

Will TEF take effect?

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House of Lords votes to cut ties between TEF and fees. The House of Lords has passed an amendment to the government’s imminent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) that disallows any link between teaching standards and set tuition fees. The ruling is a major defeat for the government, blocking an element … Read More

Students seek sex ed overhaul

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Students meet in the University Union to discuss plans for overhaul of outdated LGBT+ excluding curriculum. An enthusiastic group met at the Union on Thursday night to discuss materials from the Sexual Wellbeing Foundation, a student charity aimed at reforming the curriculum. Currently, the approved curriculum focuses on STDs, pregnancy … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Domestic abuse involves students too

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Chloe Sparks is running for Welfare Officer, here are her views on why we need to place a bigger focus on domestic abuse on students. Many people assume that domestic abuse does not affect students, but this is far from the truth. It affects 1 in 4 women and 1 … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Healthier, happier and more productive study spaces

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Jessica is running for Education Officer, here are her views on how we can improve our productivity by making our study spaces healthier and happier. Health and revision. Not two words I would personally associate with each other on a rainy January morning sat in the basement of Brotherton. Allow … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Education after Brexit – the show must go on

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Dru Lawson is running for Education Officer, here are his views on how our education at the University of Leeds can still thrive after Brexit. You’ve probably heard (and are sick of hearing about) a little thing called the EU referendum. So am I. But the truth is that whether … Read More

University’s Field trip simulator wins award

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University of Leeds and Leeds College of Art win Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Digital Innovation The Virtual Landscapes team at the University of Leeds and Leeds College of Art have won the award for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research after developing a first person video game … Read More