Tag : lecturers

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

9 months ago / 0 comments

Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

Conservative MP Scrutinised for “Sinister” Letter to Vice-Chancellors

1 year ago / 0 comments

A Conservative MP and government whip, Chris Heaton-Harris, has been sharply criticised for writing a letter to every Vice-Chancellor in the country asking for the names of professors who lecture in European affairs “with special reference to Brexit”. He also requested copies to the syllabuses and online lectures for any … Read More

University lecturers set for ‘gender training’

4 years ago / 0 comments

Lecturers will be trained in gender sensitivity to raise awareness of language choices when referring to the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’. The motion was voted in by a panel of student representatives at a Better University Forum, and aims to tackle the problem of ‘rights and recognition’ for students who … Read More

Uni condemns marking boycott

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University has criticised lecturers’ decision to take part in a marking boycott in protest of proposed cuts to staff pensions. A statement released to The Gryphon said, ‘We are extremely disappointed that the UCU (University and College Union) has decided to take industrial action now. This action needlessly threatens student … Read More

News | Lecturers vow to strike again

5 years ago / 0 comments

Lecturers are set to stage another strike next month as arguments over pay levels continue. Students will again have to deal with the cancellation of lectures and seminars on December 3. Last month’s strike caused several University buildings to close and both of the libraries shut early. A University spokesperson … Read More

News | University lecturers strike

5 years ago / 0 comments

Lecturers throughout the university have been on strike today over demands for higher pay. The Edward Boyle library cut its opening hours from 9am-5pm, with the Brotherton closing at 4pm. Whilst the union remains open, cafes across campus such as Parkinson Court Cafe, Dolce Vita, The Edge Cafe all closed … Read More

News | Lecturers demand council opens up

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds Journalism lecturers are calling on the Council to allow the recording of public meetings. Broadcast Journalism course leader Julia Firmstone said that it could only benefit the Council “to encourage people to have a better understanding of what [it] does – allowing live coverage on the Internet of meetings … Read More

Students give lecturers the Third Degree

6 years ago / 0 comments

Three Leeds students went head to head against their lecturers on a Radio 4 quiz show this week. ‘The 3rd Degree’, hosted by comedian Steve Punt, saw three students studying Civil Engineering, Popular Music and Psychology take on a team of lecturers from the students’ faculties. Students Ralph Burton, Harry … Read More

Rate Your Lecturer

6 years ago / 0 comments

Ever feel like having a rant about your lecturers? Or do you just want to tell everyone how much you love them? A recent graduate has given students the opportunity to do just that by launching a website that provides students with the opportunity to rate their lecturers. Launched last week, … Read More