Tag : fees

News | Student loans campaign gains momentum

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A group of students is set to tackle the government’s controversial plans to privatise student loans. Students from a range of backgrounds met this week to plan Leeds’ role in the nationwide week of action that begins on February 3. Action considered includes a march and the occupation of university … Read More

Photojournal | Staff on strike – "It's the last resort today"

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“What’s twenty times six?” asks Ann Blair, law lecturer and President of University of Leeds University and College Union (UCU). “One hundred and twenty”. “Well. That’s how many mince pies I’ve been distributing on the picket lines this morning.” It’s a good effort: hundreds of lecturers, administrators and various support … Read More

News | LS interviews NUS President Toni Pearce

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This week LS interviewed Toni Pearce, President of the NUS about the most important issues affecting students across the country. How did you feel about the recent lecturers’ strike? I think a really important thing to say is that it wasn’t just lecturers. The three unions are representing some of … Read More

News | Hundreds face TV license fines

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Over 450 young adults were caught watching live TV without a licence in Leeds last year. Of the 25,000 adults under the age of 25 in the UK found without a licence in the past year, 460 of them came from an LS postcode. Watching live TV without a licence … Read More

News | University staff strike

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Lectures and seminars across the University were cancelled yesterday as lecturers and staff took to the streets over cuts to pay and working conditions. Pickets were held at every entrance to the University followed by a march from Parkinson steps to Victoria Gardens. The strike marks the first joint union … Read More

News | Petition saves Syrian students

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Leeds student Christine Gilmore has successfully prevented Syrian students across the UK from expulsion from universities. Gilmore’s petition has received over 52,000 signatures. The third year, PhD Arabic literature student told LS: “we only expected a few thousand!” The recent threat of expulsion for government-funded Syrian students became serious when … Read More

News | New Vice Chancellor talks to LS

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LS speaks to the new Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands What will you do differently to the last VC? I think Vice Chancellors are sort of temporary stewards of Universities and each one makes some sort of different contribution. He [Michael Arthur] made a strong contribution, in the way that … Read More

World Doesn’t Owe You a Living

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According to my mother in one of her ‘life lesson’ discussions, we as students expect to have the world handed to us on a plate. We are an ungrateful generation of kids who have been given every computer game, iPod and DVD, every hand out and every hand up we … Read More

The Syrian crisis… on our doorstep

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Syrian students in the UK are facing hardship after their funding has been cut, leaving some with fears of expulsion or the possibility of returning to dangerous conditions in their home country. Charlotte Prince spoke to one student who is unable to return home, and explored the support provided for … Read More

NUS branded ‘incompetent’ as thousands march on London

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National Union of Students’ (NUS) President Liam Burns was pelted with eggs and thrown out of his own rally during the ‘Demo 2012’ demonstration in London on Wednesday. At a rally held at the end of the march through the capital, Burns attempted to address the crowd. As soon as … Read More