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Student Halls ‘Put on Lockdown’ Following Reports of Man ‘Armed with Axe’

9 months ago / 0 comments

Armed Police are currently searching Leeds’ student district, following reports of a man allegedly armed with an axe. Members of the public have been warned not to approach the wanted man, whilst student accommodation on the Leeds Beckett campus remains on lock down. The man is thought to have been … Read More

Bomb Squad Called to Kirkstall Halls of Residence

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence were evacuated yesterday, as West Yorkshire Police responded to information about the possibility of firearms being on the site. The Leeds Beckett student accommodation houses about 800 students, who were evacuated at 2pm on Thursday 8th February, as bomb disposal experts were called in. A … Read More

To Wash Or Not To Wash

12 months ago / 0 comments

  Leeds University Union are having a referendum to decide whether or not they should pressure student accommodation providers to include laundry credits worth 20 washes and 20 dries in the prices of their rent. There are a number of reasons why they should include this credit scheme in the … Read More

Sentinel Towers cladding fails combustibility tests

1 year ago / 0 comments

Cladding from Sentinel Towers was found to have ‘not met the national combustibility standard’, The Gryphon can reveal. The discovery was made as part of a range of precautionary assessments following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Further cladding from The Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, an academic research building on the St … Read More

Soaring halls prices halted by Exec victory

2 years ago / 0 comments

Real term rent cuts agreed after cost of accommodation rises 19% in five years. LUU Community Officer Jamie Ali has secured an agreement between LUU and Leeds University to make ‘real term rent cuts’ in the 2017/18 academic year, which will ensure rent costs do not rise higher than inflation. … Read More

Fugitive Found Hiding in Leodis

2 years ago / 0 comments

Police raid finds gunman hiding in Leodis flat A fugitive was found hiding at a flat in Leodis halls of residence in the early hours of 5th October after a planned police raid. The suspect was being sought following a firearms incident in Bradford, in which someone was seriously assaulted … Read More

Communal printers: a victory for halls

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has recently introduced communal printers into Halls of Residence. Oxley, Lupton, Ellerslie and St Marks were the first to receive printers last year. Sentinel Towers, Lyddon, Central Village, Charles Morris and Devonshire followed closely behind, installing printers over the summer. Student Roisin O’Byrne proposed the implementation … Read More

Student halls shuts after fire safety inspection

2 years ago / 0 comments

Trinity Hall student accommodation, a 94-bedroom luxury student development in Woodhouse, has been shut down following an inspection by a West Yorkshire Fire Service Marshal. The brand new residence was due to open to tenants on 19th September, however due to unforeseen building delays, the building was unready and students … Read More

£62.3m expansion added to Central Village

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University has completed a £62.3m expansion of Central Village halls of residence. The popular halls now boasts nearly 1,000 bedrooms, with 413 en-suite rooms in a new, 18-storey tower block known as Block D. The project was overseen by property group Downing, in an attempt to provide a ‘high … Read More

Uni unveils kosher flat

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University’s first private kosher flat has opened at Montague Burton Halls. The flat has been specially adapted to house religious Jews observing the Sabbath Day, which forbids the turning on or off of electricity. The news follows the University’s closure of kosher-friendly accommodation at Leodis Residences, where the use of … Read More