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Leeds Students win BBC1 show Pointless

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Third year Leeds students Jamie Taylor and Robbie Russell have won £1250 on BBC1 quiz-show Pointless. Jamie is a Politics student and News Associate at The Gryphon, while Robbie is an English and Philosophy student currently on a year abroad. The pair were also on Monday’s episode, but were knocked … Read More

What will Liam Byrne and Labour offer students if they win today?

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Liam Byrne is an MP and Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, who hopes that after today he will be part of a new government. He became infamous for *that* note, when as the outgoing Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2010 he wrote “Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid … Read More

Your current exec reflect on their time in office so far

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Gemma Turner – Equality & Diversity Officer   How has this year been for you? It’s been so good. Now is the time to reflect and I’ve realised how much I’ve learnt this year. I came in with a few objectives and I feel like i’ve got through them quite … Read More

Fake twitter accounts re-emerge

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Controversial ‘fake’ twitter accounts attempting to influence LUU elections have re-emerged. The Gryphon first reported on the accounts in November, when they seemed to be trying to swing NUS delegate elections. At the time one of the accounts featured the image of a girl who had committed suicide in 2012 … Read More

Campus Watch – 13/02/15

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Inquest set following death of Cardiff student A Cardiff University student died from hypothermia after walking home from a night out, an inquest has heard. Ali Bunney, 20, was celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday and was wearing just a short sleeved shirt and jeans in temperatures of 4°c. The blood … Read More

Leeds University Marks 70 Years Since Liberation of Auschwitz

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. The day commemorates the mass murder of 1.1 million people during the World War II between 1940-1945, the vast majority of whom were Jews. Three hundred Auschwitz survivors gathered at the concentration camp today in Southern Poland … Read More

Campus Watch – 21/11/14

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Drugs bust at Wisconsin Uni A Wisconsin University student is facing criminal charges following a drugs bust carried branded by UW-Stout police as the largest in campus history. Officers, who seized more than six pounds of cannabis amongst other controlled substances and $5200 in cash, obtained the search warrant following … Read More

Bradley Escorcio denies Union funded trip

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LUU Union Affairs Officer Bradley Escorcio acted quickly to quash claims that he was enjoying a holiday paid for by the Union. Bradley and Aidan Grills, CEO of LUU have been in Michigan this week visiting the University of Michigan. The Gryphon estimates that the overall cost of travel to … Read More

University disputes plans for postgrad loan system

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The University of Leeds is one of six universities to urge the government not to adopt a student loan system for postgraduate education. The proposal is designed to enable social mobility amongst the students who study on postgraduate courses, but Leeds University, amongst a consortium of Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, Warwick … Read More

Headingley Stadium to host Britain’s Got Talent

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Popular ITV show Britain’s Got Talent is to hold open auditions at Headingley Stadium next month. The show’s producers will be at the stadium on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of November, with people able to show up on the day. The auditions represent the first round of the programme, … Read More