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News | Exec member in graduation stunt against course closures

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LUU Welfare Officer Charlotte Warner has protested against the closure of School of Healthcare courses during her graduation ceremony today. Warner collected her Nursing degree wearing a sign that read “save healthcare courses”. Earlier, she had encouraged fellow graduates to sign Christmas cards for Vice Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands with … Read More

Preview | LUU Spoken Word Society Open Mic Night

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The word on the block… Spoken Word Soc! Here’s a shout out for the brand spanking new LUU Spoken Word Soc. We’re setting the stage this year for some slammin’ sounds, scribbles and general word foolery. Our first Open Mic night of the semester, early in October, was a blast, … Read More

Features | We Gave It A Go!

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As a student, you want to make the most of your time at uni, so why not Give It A Go? Three students share their experiences on branching out and trying something different with LSi.   SocieTEA Six cafes, 40 patrons, one mission: to drink tea. This is no ordinary … Read More

Features | Black History: a class worth taking?

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The beginning of October marked the start of Black History Month, an awareness event that takes place primarily in the UK and the USA. The event stems from the argument that the histories of the African Diaspora and Africa itself have been neglected in traditional education. Black History Month was established … Read More

Features | Feminism on Campus

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Think you’ve been unaffected by feminism? Think again. Following last year’s ‘I need feminism because’ campaign and the ban of the Blurred Lines song in the Union, Freya Potter explains why it has been a very successful year for feminist students in Leeds. Once again Freshers up and down the country … Read More

Union cancels Petting Zoo

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The Union has cancelled its planned Petting Zoo, amid concerns about animal welfare. The event – which was due to take place next week – was to be part of a ‘Space to Relax’ campaign, designed to help students unwind during the busy exam period. Students have responded with disappointment … Read More

Gallery: The Leadership Race Results, 2013

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  Last night, your six new Union Executive Officers and Leeds Student Editor were elected. The results were as follows: Leeds Student Editor – Rehema Figueiredo Equality & Diversity – Emma Friend (3781 votes) Community – Frankie O’Byrne (3469 votes) Welfare – Charlotte Warner (3235 votes) Education – Alice Smart (3291 votes) Activities … Read More

Debate: Should there be limitations on LUU campaigns?

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  Unless you have been bunking for the last fortnight, you will have seen posters displaying puns, slogans and plenty of flesh around campus. This week Big Debate asks, should there be regulations for candidates’ campaigns?   YES: Tess Brumwell-Gaze   A quick list of proposals would make the process … Read More

Charity on breast behaviour

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Breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! is this week arriving in Leeds to promote their ‘CoppaFeel in the Shower’ campaign. Sponsored by very.co.uk, the campaign aims for self-checking to become part of every student’s daily routine. As CoppaFeel’s Founder and CEO Kristin Hallenga explains: “any time is good for boob time. To … Read More

Union lets down disabled students

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Despite promising improvements last year the Union has admitted it is still not doing enough to ensure disabled students can access its building. Leeds Student initially raised concerns in an article published last year, after students said they were often unable to get around the Union. At the time the … Read More