Tag : Jangira Lewis

Riders protest against Deliveroo mistreatment of workers

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Last week, cyclists took to Leeds City Square and protested against the mistreatment of workers by the takeaway delivery app, Deliveroo. The demo, dubbed “The Roosistance”, involved Deliveroo employees, trade union members and supporters protesting against the sacking of several local couriers when union involvement was discovered. The company has … Read More

Campus Watch: Cambridge students warned not to wear college gowns over fears they may be face attack

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Dr Paul Hartle, an English fellow at St Catherine’s college, expressed his concerns following an assault of a Cambridge student cycling across the city centre wearing college attire. Students were urged to refrain from wearing academic gowns and dinner party dress when out and about in the city centre. “The … Read More

Brexit could save Yorkshire steel

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University of Leeds report suggests Brexit could be a game changer for the faltering industry. A report conducted by the Leeds University’s Business School suggests Britain’s departure from the EU could save Yorkshire’s struggling steel industry provided the government adopts a number of new policies.  The findings provide hope for … Read More

Leeds Alumni launch Chatterbox offering teacher training to refugees

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Two Leeds University alumni have launched an educational social enterprise to train and employ refugees from academic and professional backgrounds to teach their own languages and culture in Britain. The innovative start-up, Chatterbox, has now been commissioned by the SOAS University of London to deliver 400 hours of conversation practice … Read More

Students use sex to pay for degrees

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A recent survey has looked into the quirky methods students resort to when their loan isn’t enough. A recent survey carried out by Voucher Codes Pro found that British students are resorting to all sorts of quirky ways to help them raise money to help fund their degree, including the … Read More

Otley Road Wetherspoon’s license rejected

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In 2014, JD Wetherspoon bought The Elinor Lupton Centre on Headingley lane with intentions of turning it into a 500-capacity venue. They won an appeal in September against Leeds City Council’s decision to reject the initial planning applications. As The Gryphon reported in October, JD Wetherspoon applied for a pub … Read More

Leeds University announces £7 million investment into pig research

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Leeds University has unveiled plans of a £7 million investment into Pig Research alongside the government-funded Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). The majority of the funding will be provided by the university and will enable Yorkshire to become one of the leading places in Europe for pig research. … Read More

Campus Watch: Cambridge University accused of covering up anti-Semitic attacks

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At the end of October in the graduate student union at Cambridge University, three Jewish students wearing kippahs were verbally and physically abused as they were leaving the private party for the sporting societies of Christ’s College. As they were leaving, they were met with a mob that allegedly tried … Read More

Institutional racism in British universities

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Despite their endorsements of diversity and inclusivity, institutional racism has been a recurring theme throughout British universities. With statistics such as 60 of the UK’s 14,000 professors being black across the entire sector, academics and student organisations have been lobbying for change. Apart from the racial inequality in the staffing, … Read More