Tag : international

Culture Shock: Life as an International Student

12 months ago / 0 comments

Having lived in Vietnam for the majority of my life with frequent visits back to Taiwan, it’s safe to say that moving to England has given me a few culture shocks. Below, I’ll list the most amusing and staggering shocks I’ve suffered so far.   1. Calling for the Bill … Read More

Settling into life at Leeds as an international student: experience and advice

12 months ago / 0 comments

Settling into the UK at university was completely different to my high school experience in the UK. Nevertheless, it was still a challenge. Initially when I arrived (having lived already in the UK for 6 years previously), I had an idea of British culture. For that reason perhaps my settling … Read More

Leeds to remain “international institution” after Brexit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Article 50 was triggered on the 29th March, launching the start of Brexit. This marks not only the beginning of two years of negotiations, but confusion for everyone it will affect, particularly EU students and staff currently residing in Britain. The University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, has said that … Read More

Women of the world unite

2 years ago / 0 comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we take a look back at some of women’s biggest achievements from the past few months. Millions take part in Global Women’s March Over five million women took part in Women’s Marches across the world in response to Donald Trump’s election as President. On … Read More

Leeds: The International City

2 years ago / 0 comments

Laura Manzi interviews members of the diverse international student population Interview 1: Raluca – Romania We sit at the Balcony with our coffee, and she starts smiling shyly. I am so glad she accepted to be interviewed, this adorable girl. Raluca is a second year student, currently studying English and … Read More

Online Exclusive: Leeds wins award for international student satisfaction

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds won the StudyPortals Award for Excellent Student Satisfaction 2016. StudyPortals, a university review and advice website, declared the Leeds received the award due to earning the joint highest satisfaction rank among UK universities. Students’ reviews gave scores of over nine out of ten, with one Leeds alumnus claiming … Read More

British universities consider their post-Brexit options

2 years ago / 0 comments

British universities are considering extending their campuses into the European Union due to heightened uncertainties surrounding Brexit over what sort of relationship they will have with the EU in the future. On Monday [3 Oct. 2016], Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to trigger Article 50 by the end … Read More

Phishing scams target students

2 years ago / 0 comments

More observant students may be aware that screens around campus have been encouraging vigilance when online and answering the phone. The messages are in response to known new phishing schemes that target students, particularly those from abroad. The Gryphon contacted the university for more information. A University of Leeds spokesperson … Read More

EU Referendum: should we stay or should we go?

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the student bubble, it is easy to hear the Euro arguments without engaging with them. But we all know that these are real issues that will impact our lives both as students and UK citizens. There are actually several ways that the Referendum decision on 23rd June could bring … Read More

South Asian Designers to Know

3 years ago / 0 comments

SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE The Kolkata born designer’s philosophy is ‘Personalised imperfection of the human hand’. Using a range of textiles from dye to block printing, intricate embroidery and his ability to apply a fresh twist on traditional styles has meant his designs are unique, modern, vibrant, yet timeless. One of the only Indian … Read More