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News| Cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance postponed

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Planned cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance have been postponed until 2016-17. The postponement was announced by Greg Clark, the Universities and Science minister, this morning. The changes, originally unveiled by then universities minister David Willetts in April, were due to come in for the 2015-16 academic year. At the … Read More

News| Leeds student and youngest double lung transplant patient Ayesha Ahmed passes away

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Ayesha Ahmed, a Chemical and Nuclear Engineering student at Leeds University died on the 25th July after developing pneumonia. The 21-year-old from Newcastle had suffered from rare Wegener’s Disease throughout her early life which caused her severe breathing difficulties. For most of nine years she relied on an oxygen machine 24-hours-a-day, … Read More

News| Sanitary product prices drop in the Union

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LUU are pledging to help students save by reducing the price of sanitary products. Essentials, the Union’s sanitary products stockist, will reduce the costs of sanitary protection under the new measure, which will see customers save up to 90p on a tampon, pantyliner or sanitary towel purchase. Price drops will … Read More

Former Leeds University student detained in Tajikistan

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Leeds University alumnus Alexander Sodiqov is being detained in Tajikstan for allegedly partaking in espionage and treason. Sodiqov was undertaking the research into conflict prevention in the region as part of a contract with the University of Exeter until he was detained on June 16th. Pressure from the academic community … Read More

News | Leeds University Student named among MH17 passenger victims

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Maths and Finance undergraduate at the University of Leeds Richard Mayne has been named as one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Mayne was one of ten Britons confirmed to be on board by Malaysia Airlines. He is reported to have been … Read More

Photojournal | Shipping from campus to the East

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It is a quiet, sunny September morning and a full size shipping container is blocking the entrance to my house. A little over twenty men have gathered on a narrow campus road, forming a human chain into a ground floor bedroom next door. I look up into the rusting green … Read More

News | UPDATE: Funding crisis stops LS printing

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LS is in a funding crisis and we value our readers and thank all those who have come out in support of the paper. Our front page story was read and edited by two Union trustees prior to print. The initial statement put out by LUU was done without consultation … Read More

Features | The Living Wage: it’s only fair

5 years ago / 0 comments

The University relies on its cleaners and other ancillary workers, but often they are employed by external companies without the same rights as university staff. LS looks at the latest developments on campus.   Crawling into the seminar room at 10am, possessions trailing behind and brain still suffering from over exposure to high levels of Fruity, … Read More

Sport | Black History Month – Has enough changed in football?

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As much as we would all like to think of racism in sport – and particularly football – as a thing of the past, it is still a prevalent feature of the game. A range of sources including managers, players and journalists all recall it was worse 30 years ago. … Read More

Comment | Slobs, Snobs and Bigoted Banter

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In principle, the idea of Varsity seems like a fantastic event; collaboration on such a scale with our neighbours down the hill is a rare occurrence and it’s a great opportunity for student sports clubs and athletes to showcase their talent and make less sporty students proud. In fact it … Read More