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Question Time Looking For Under 30s In Leeds

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The popular BBC debate show, Question Time, is returning to Leeds for the first time since 2015. Due to be filmed on Thursday, March 22, at the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University, the episode will be the first since a General Election special featuring David Cameron, Ed Miliband and … Read More

Report Reveals Sexual Assault ‘Epidemic’ At British Universities

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New figures have revealed that almost two-thirds of university students have experienced sexual violence. Revolt Sexual Assault, in cooperation with The Student Room, discovered that 62% of students had suffered from sexual harassment or assault, or both, while studying. This is the first time research has exposed this problem on … Read More

Vice-Chancellors Under Fire For Expenses

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Following two years of research and hundreds of freedom of information requests (FOIs), Channel 4’s Dispatches programme uncovered the extraordinary sums of money paid as expenses to Britain’s university vice chancellors. Given the ongoing strikes by lecturers over drastic changes to their pensions, as well as the large fees paid … Read More

The UCU Strikes Back: Proposed Deal Rejected

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University strikers have voted to reject an agreement reached on Monday between the University and College Union (UCU) and the University UK (UUK) over a pensions dispute. The UCU – University of Leeds branch, along with the majority of other UCU branches, voted unanimously against the deal. Staff opposed to … Read More

Talk More: Tagging Walls Not Facebook Pictures

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Arts writer, Oliver Staton, discusses the binary of technology and graffiti around Leeds. You would be hard pressed to find a technologically adept young person who isn’t aware of the startling mental dangers of being an active user of social media and smartphones. Claims like this already smack of cliché, … Read More

Mass Brawl In Headingley Bar

11 months ago / 0 comments

Shocking footage has been released showing a mass brawl at a Leeds bar in the early hours of February 17.  The fight at The Arc, Headingley, supposedly broke out due to a confrontation between two men before escalating to include up to 20 individuals. The ugly scenes show those involved punching one another as … Read More

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Strikes

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As I am sure we are all aware, strike action started on Thursday at more than 50 universities across the country. Universities UK (the group that runs the pension fund for university lecturers) intend to cut our professors’ pensions – in order to try and redress the large £6billion deficit … Read More

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

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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

Remembering Storm Jameson: a forgotten feminist pioneer

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As the winter sunshine illuminates the banners on the University Union Square, proudly displaying our best and brightest alumni, including Jack Straw and Chris Pine, there is a name missing: that of Margaret Storm Jameson. Jameson was a committed suffragist and tireless campaigner against the appeasement of Hitler. During her … Read More

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

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On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More