Tag : Jonathan Chard

NUS calls for students to boycott the National Student Survey

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Sorana Vieru, the Vice-President Higher Education at the National Union of Students, or NUS, has called for students to boycott the National Student Survey to stop plans to raise fees based on university performance. The National Student Survey, or NSS, is sent annually to final year undergraduate students as a … Read More

Drunken violence forces café to close at weekends

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A flagship pay-as-you-feel café in Leeds has been led to close its doors at weekends due to growing problems with drunken violence and anti-social behaviour. Adam Smith, co-founder of the Armley Junk-tion café, has voiced concerns for the safety of customers, staff and volunteers at the Real Junk Food Project. … Read More

North South divide influences two thirds of University Applicants

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Nearly two thirds of prospective students are influenced by the north-south divide when it comes to applying to universities. Research conducted by The Student Room, an online forum for students, showed that almost 62% of students would prefer to study in the South, compared to just 38% who would rather … Read More

Campus Watch: Bristol University develops new technology to make nuclear waste useful

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How do you deal with nuclear waste? Turn it into a diamond battery of course! A team of physicists and chemists at the University of Bristol have developed new technology that harnesses nuclear waste to generate electricity. They have created a man-made diamond which, when placed in a radioactive field, … Read More

Campus Watch: Cardiff Uni Plans for new Student Centre face heavy criticism

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Cardiff University has faced heavy criticism over the proposed location of their new Student Centre. The building, designed by Field Clegg Bradley Studios, is set to be built on Park Place and the university say the investment is vital to keeping its status as a top university. The proposal has … Read More

Campus Watch: University of Reading students roam the streets dressed as ‘pikeys’

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The University of Reading has issued a statement condemning the behaviour of a group of students who dressed as ‘pikeys’, a derogatory term for the Gypsy or Traveller community. Dozens of students set off fireworks, threw furniture and sprayed fire extinguishers in a residential area of East Reading on Monday, … Read More

Leeds researchers ‘virtually immortalise’ character in world first

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A team of researchers at the University of Leeds have virtually immortalised Joey from popular US sitcom, Friends, in the first step towards transforming popular television characters into digital avatars. The character from the hit show has been resurrected through a set of algorithms that can track body language and … Read More

Students create app to vanquish revision stress

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Two medical students from the University of Leeds have launched a new study platform in an effort to beat revision stress and increase memory retention by up to 80 per cent. James Gupta and Omair Vaiyani created Synap (formerly MyCQs) in October 2015 when they were looking for alternatives to … Read More

Police issue warning over suspected GHB overdoses

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West Yorkshire Police have issued a public warning after a suspected contaminated batch of the party drug, Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), led to four people falling ill at a Halloween Event on Saturday night. Police were called to the Leeds’ Centenary Pavilion, on Lowsfield Road in Beeston, at around midnight after ambulance … Read More