Tag : Jonny Chard

Campus Watch: Wits University reopens following student protests

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The University of Witwatersand (Wits), South Africa has reopened after student demonstrations forced its closure last week. Nationwide protests calling for free education have highlighted the continuing sense of inequality felt by many black students, more than two decades after the end of apartheid. Many universities were forced to either … Read More

Freshers’ Week ‘a waste of time and money’

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Private school head teachers from around the country have called for universities to start lectures sooner and have branded Freshers’ Week potentially “isolating and expensive”. William Richardson, general secretary of the annual Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, stated that informal conversations with undergraduate students had suggested that many would prefer to … Read More

Universities in South Africa close amid tuition protests

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Protests for free university education in South Africa escalated this week, prompting at least four institutions to close temporarily just before the exam period is due to begin. The protests follow a government proposal to raise tuition fees by up to eight per cent. With many young black South Africans, … Read More

LUU pledge to continue fight against sexual harassment

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Leeds University Union have announced the next phase of the ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ campaign, in a vow to continue the fight against sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus and in the city. The campaign aims to focus specifically on the issue of consent, and will include workshops to … Read More

Uni in hunt for new building contractors

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The University of Leeds is on the hunt for a builder to construct a £29m University gateway project. Associated Architects has drawn up outline designs for an Innovation and Enterprise Centre, which will be built off Woodhouse Lane on a plot in the south east corner of the main campus, … Read More

Campus Watch: 29/04/2016

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Students arrested in South Africa over anti-rape protests Five students were arrested and have since been released following protests at Rhodes University. Students were protesting over rape allegations supposedly not taken seriously by the university. Angry scenes spilled over on campus on Wednesday’s protest following 11 names of alleged campus … Read More

The Digest: 29/04/2016

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Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate their 90th birthday last Thursday. She celebrated the day with a walkabout in Windsor and a beacon lighting relay, before more formal celebrations begin in the summer. David Cameron said that, ‘She has been a rock of … Read More

Three bodies found at house in East End Park

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Police are investigating the deaths of three people at a house in Leeds. The bodies, believed to be that of two women and a man, were found by officers at an address in the inner city area of East End Park shortly after midday following a call raising concern for … Read More

Bodies found on Ben Nevis confirmed as missing climbers

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Rescue teams searching for two climbers missing for more than a month on Ben Nevis have recovered the bodies of a man and a woman. There has now been confirmation that the bodies are those of Tim Newton and Rachel Slater. Experienced climbers Tim Newton, 27, and Rachel Slater, 24, … Read More

Iain Duncan Smith resigns over planned disability benefit changes

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Conservative MP, Iain Duncan Smith, has resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary over £4bn of planned cuts to disability benefits. In his Budget on Wednesday, Chancellor George Osborne had said that the government would be spending an extra £1bn on disability, but the changes to benefits announced a few days … Read More