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University of Leeds exhibits rare Shakespeare folios

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The university is to put on an exhibition of rare original William Shakespeare folios dating back as early as 1623, 7 years after the playwright’s death. The collection has been put on display to commemorate 400 years since the Bard’s demise – thought to have been on the same day … Read More

Concerns grow over new head of IT

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The University has come under fire over the recent appointment of new director of IT, Jim Slack, following revelations regarding his former employment history. Mr. Slack resigned as head of IT at the Co-operative Bank in 2012, after being responsible for a computer system upgrade that cost the Co-op more … 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

One pound bus fares introduced for students

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Successful lobbying by Jonny Foster, LUU Community Officer, has resulted in First Bus launching a new price structure that will include one pound tickets for students on popular routes. Starting on 18th April, certain tickets on the number 1, 6, 28 and 56 buses will be just one pound for students. … Read More

Leeds medical students to get state-of-the-art ultrasound training

3 years ago / 0 comments

In a UK first, Medical students at the University of Leeds are to be given ultrasound training during the full five years of their degrees. The state-of-the-art VScan ultrasound equipment, which is the size of a mobile phone, is increasingly being utilised as a diagnostic aid in clinical medicine. It … Read More

“When you treat people like suspects they’ll become suspects.”

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to University Secretary, Roger Gair, to clarify the University’s position on the controversial Prevent Strategy. Could you tell us what the University’s official stance on the Prevent Strategy is? I think the first thing I want to say is that actually the Prevent duties have applied to … Read More

Leeds History students given wrong exam paper

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

Leeds University named as the second most popular destination for 2016 applicants

3 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University has been ranked as the second most popular choice for prospective applicants in a survey conducted by WhatUni. Over 8100 individuals participated in the survey and submitted their top five university choices into an online tool. All participants are currently submitting applications for 2016, or deferred, entry in … Read More

Union votes "yes" to Al-Quds University twinning

3 years ago / 0 comments

University of Leeds students have voted yes to a referendum to twin with Al-Quds University in Palestine. The results of the referendum were as follows: 1161 people voted in favour of the motion, 851 people voted against the motion and 23 people abstained from voting. In the run up to … Read More

Leeds named as The Times’ Entrepreneurial University of the Year

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The University of Leeds has won the Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award in this year’s Times Higher Education Awards. The achievement was announced this week and comes as a result of the university’s decision to adopt ‘enterprise’ as one of the four pillars of its strategy, and as one … Read More