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Get Your Skates On, There’s An LUU Festive Surprise

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As a little bonus for the festive season, Leeds University Union is bringing as ice rink to the Riley Smith Theatre. What makes the offer of taking to the ice on Tuesday 5th December even better, is that students will be able to do it for free. The rink, which … Read More

Leeds Named the 16th Most Sustainable University In The Country

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The University of Leeds has ranked 16th on Peoples and Planet’s University League tables. This is an independent league table based on sustainability, which ranks universities based on their environmental and ethical performance. This league table is compiled annually.  Leeds was the second highest scoring Russell Group University. LSE came … Read More

Universities Accused of Data Laws Breach

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Several Russell Group Universities have been accused of screening former student’s data in order to identify those more likely to donate money as part of a recent fundraising initiative. Although profiling individuals for fundraising purposes isn’t illegal, it is illegal to do so without the individual’s prior knowledge, as has … Read More

Tony Harrison at 80: A Celebration of One of Leeds’ Most Accomplished Poets

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Earlier this month, local poet Tony Harrison visited the university as part of the celebration of his life and works to mark his eightieth birthday. Harrison is considered one of the greatest poets writing in the UK today and is widely celebrated in Leeds having grown up and studied in … Read More

Protesting the Protestors

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Many of you will have noticed the small group of pro-life protestors next to the Parkinson Building one Thursday afternoon (16th November). In itself this is not particularly unusual; a protest or stall is far from an unusual sight on campus (in fact a Socialist Students stall also set up … Read More

A Trip to Leeds Christmas Market

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Deciding whether or not to visit the Leeds Christmas market? Let Jennifer Spence tempt you with mulled wine, garlic bread and all things sweet. For me, the opening of the Christkindelmarkt at Millennium Square marks the beginning of Christmas at University. With its arrival on November 10th (it’s never too … Read More

Leeds Capital of Culture Bid Under Threat

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Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture looks to be in tatters after the European Commission told the UK government that a British city will not be allowed to host, following the Brexit vote. Cities across the UK, including Leeds, Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, submitted their bids … Read More

Behind the scenes at Leeds International Film Festival 2017

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Holly Radford tells Arts what it’s like working at one of Leeds’ biggest and most exciting creative events. The Leeds Independent Film Festival is a celebration of all things film, allowing for new and undiscovered artists to make their debut as well as old, well loved classics to return to … Read More

Get a free cocktail at Coco’s Beach Bar with The Gryphon!

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Coco’s Beach Bar has landed on the shores of Trinity Leeds and rumour has it they’re giving away 1000 cocktails over the next month. You want in? We thought you might say that. We’ve got 100 of these quirky (and delicious) cocktails to give away but it’s a first in, … Read More

Public Health Warning: Measles Outbreak in Leeds

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On Wednesday it was confirmed that measles is circulating in Leeds, with three confirmed cases and four suspected cases of it in the city. Public Health England (PHE) are encouraging people to check themselves and their children for the symptoms, and to get vaccinated against the virus. They have released … Read More