Tag : leeds

Edu-Groan: Technical Issues Torment Campus

11 months ago / 0 comments

In an ongoing poll ran by The Gryphon, 88% of the 100 respondents thus far reported issues accessing Eduroam whilst on campus. Of these, 34 students complained that they did not suffer connectivity issues in previous years but do currently, whilst a further 24 claimed that although they have struggled … Read More

Black History Month Events Come to a Close

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Black History Month has been an ongoing presence on our campus throughout October, with a diverse array of events. Many writers and activists and various creatives have been invited to speak on a number of panels, with topics ranging from mental health to spirituality. The Union organised many events and … Read More

Street Art: Public Nuisance or Counter-Cultural Force?

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To a large proportion of the older generation, graffiti is nothing more than vandalism. However, much of the younger generation is waking up to the innate creativity involved in this art form,  Editor-in-Chief, Reece Parker, investigates where the line should be drawn as to the merit of such work. From … Read More

Leeds Professors Strike Over ‘Sacker’s Charter’

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Staff at Leeds undertook industrial action this week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Members of the University and Colleges Union are protesting against a proposed change to University Statutes. The new policy, dubbed the ‘Sacker’s Charter,’ would allow employees to be dismissed under the reasoning: ‘Some Other Substantial Reason.’ Picket … Read More

Red Light District In Leeds – Is It Helping?

11 months ago / 0 comments

The initiative by Leeds city council to introduce a red-light district in Holbeck in 2014 has been hotly debated ever since its inception. Since the murder of a Polish sex worker in 2015 many legitimate questions and worries about the red-light have been raised as locals began to doubt the … Read More

Leeds Academics Announce Strike Action

12 months ago / 0 comments

Staff at the University of Leeds have announced a three-day strike next week, from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th October. Many Leeds academics are taking part, in a dispute over employment procedures. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) argue that management is adding new dismissal policy that would … Read More

The fashion capital of the north?

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There is a common misconception, as with most industries in this country, that London is the undisputed hub of fashion in the UK. I would argue that we have the potential to rise above London as the new ‘it’ location on the fashion map  with our vast amount of fashion events, … Read More

Agony aunt: evenings in Leeds

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What else is there to do in Leeds in the evenings if you’re not into clubbing? Leeds is a party city, it’s no secret. It can be daunting arriving in a place where the norm is a night out at Canal Mills or Warehouse, particularly if you don’t enjoy clubbing … Read More

Police Appeal for Information after Woodhouse Sexual Assaults

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Detectives from West Yorkshire Police are looking for a man thought to be behind two sexual assaults on women in the Woodhouse area of Leeds last week. The attacks took place in the early hours of Tuesday 26 September. One woman, 21, was grabbed and pushed into a bus stop … Read More

Council Calls For Uber-Strict Regulation

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Leeds City Council has called for stricter regulations around taxi licensing, after Uber was refused a new license in the capital, by Transport for London. The taxi company, used by over 3.5 million people and 40,000 drivers in London, was described as “not fit and proper” to operate, with London … Read More