Tag : Jonny Chard

Uni gender gap hits record level

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A report published by the university admissions service, UCAS, has shown a widening gender disparity in applications, with the difference between the sexes hitting a record high. As of the 15th January deadline, 343,930 women had applied to university for the 2016/17 academic year, some 94,140 more than men. This … Read More

£1.9 million "Treasures of the Brotherton" gallery opens in Leeds

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A £1.9m gallery has opened inside the Parkinson Building at the University of Leeds, following a £1.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Treasures of Brotherton Gallery features artefacts from the University’s special collection including rare manuscripts and books. It will be open to all and offers visitors the … Read More

The Digest: 5/2/16

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Gene editing approved for first time in UK In a world first, UK scientists have been granted approval by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to genetically modify human embryos to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest stages of human life. Researchers will look to alter genes to … Read More

Leeds History students given wrong exam paper

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The School of History has come under fire after students sitting the examination for ‘Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union’, on Saturday 16th January, were left dumbfounded at being handed the incorrect paper. The module had been clearly laid out both by the tutor, James Harris, and the Module … Read More

The Digest: 27/11/15

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Transgender Woman Found Dead at Male Prison in Leeds The government is to review its policy on transgender prisoners following the death of a woman at Armley Prison in Leeds. Vicky Thompson was found on Friday after telling her friends that she would kill herself if she was sent to … Read More

Campus Watch: 6/11/15

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Homeless Camp Evicted Manchester Metropolitan University has removed an emergency homeless shelter known as ‘Ark’ from its campus. This is following mixed reviews about the shelter, with members of the University feeling that it impacted on the safety of students and staff. The response from students has been to organise … Read More

The Digest: 30/10/15

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Two Dead after Swedish School Attacks Horror struck a school in Trollhättan, Sweden last Thursday, when a man dressed in a Darth-Vaderesque mask carrying a sword attacked four people. The attacker initially posed for photographs with the children who believed it to be a Halloween joke. The bloodshed only began … Read More

The Digest: 23/10/15

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EU Plan on Migrant Crisis Yet to be Finalised In talks that took place last Thursday, the EU offered faster visa liberalisations for Turks entering Europe, and promised to “re-energise” talks about Turkey joining the EU. In return, Turkey is to reduce the flow of migrants crossing the sea into … Read More

Campus Watch – 23/10/15

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Warwick University student Rejects Consent Training The Tab Warwick has provoked a backlash from students following an article by George Lawlor on consent classes. He voiced his anger, stating that he did not “have to be taught not to be a rapist”. His comments have generated fierce debate within student … Read More

Students Fight for Tenant’s Rights

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Two notions aimed at tenants in student housing have been put forward for debate at the Student Forum in a few weeks’ time. It has been proposed that Leeds University Union should lobby landlords to remove holding deposits, charges incurred to reserve a property and take it off the market … Read More