Tag : leeds

Union Leadership Race 2018

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So, here we are again. Take a trip to uni and you will have seen the banners hung as far as the eye can see. Even living all the way in Spain, I can’t scroll your timeline without seeing a million and one new campaign videos. It can only mean … Read More

Ram-raid on Leeds Rolex Shop Caught on Camera

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Two cars have been videoed attempting to ram-raid a Rolex at Prestons on Commercial Street in Leeds. West Yorkshire Police were called to the incident at around 11:55 GMT on Sunday 18th February. One of the vehicles tried to reverse into the front of the store and, when that failed, … Read More

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

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More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

REVIEW: Festival of the Dead Meets Leeds

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There could not have been a more apt setting for Festival of the Dead’s debut in Leeds than Church. If I’m sure about one thing, it’s that the Festival of the Dead was anything but dead. A concoction of music, laughter and elaborate costumes greeted us in a smoky room … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

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Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

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The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced 14 days of strikes to commence on Thursday 22nd February. The strikes will take place over a month, beginning and ending with a five-day walkout. The University of Leeds is amongst 61 universities who will be taking part in the strikes, with … Read More

Foreverland Thrills in Leeds Debut

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Friday 2nd February dawned on Leeds the same as most other weekends: dreary, grey-skied, a heavy note of inevitable hedonism hanging over the university campuses, filled with students waiting impatiently for the late evening and whatever event they were planning on attending. Church Leeds, a venue mere yards from Leeds … Read More

‘Unprecedented Demand’ Left University Counselling Service ‘Booked Up’ From 7th November

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Freedom of Information [FoI] requests from the Leeds Student Medical Practice, reveal that University Counselling informed the practice that the service was booked up until the end of the term (8th December). Students were not told to stop accessing the service but advised of the waiting times. Previous FoI requests … Read More

Bomb Squad Called to Kirkstall Halls of Residence

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Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence were evacuated yesterday, as West Yorkshire Police responded to information about the possibility of firearms being on the site. The Leeds Beckett student accommodation houses about 800 students, who were evacuated at 2pm on Thursday 8th February, as bomb disposal experts were called in. A … Read More

V is for Velour: Sasha Velour at Tunnel

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It’s 7pm on Sunday evening but I’m not perusing Netflix in my dressing gown, I’m in Tunnel (formerly Mission 2) surrounded by Sasha Velour’s adoring fans. We are all ready for her immaculate brand of lip syncing, wit and high concept drag. After all, this is a queen who cites … Read More