Tag : first year

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

Everyday Descartes and applying philosophy to first year

1 year ago / 0 comments

“I think therefore I am” is a saying by the philosopher Descartes in which he portrays himself as a ‘thinking substance’, not a physical thing, and thus ties his existence to his mental self rather than his physical self. In another saying, Descartes expresses that whilst we dream we assume … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: dealing with difficult housemates

2 years ago / 0 comments

At University we sometimes have a very limited amount of choice about who we end up living with. This is especially true about first year when you are thrown in student accommodation with strangers. Sometimes it’s great and you meet people who go on to be friends for life, but … Read More

Features | 10 Things You Learn in Your First Semester

5 years ago / 0 comments

We did it, guys! After twelve gruelling weeks, we made it to the finish line relatively unscathed. Despite countless episodes of essay-induced despair where we may have threatened to throw in the towel altogether and join the circus because university is too damn hard, we finally reached the end of … Read More