Tag : LUU

Ex-Exec Embroiled in Transgender Rights Row

9 months ago / 0 comments

Online forum Mumsnet has reported itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK data regulator, following an intern publishing the IP addresses of website users in a dispute over transgender rights. The intern in question, Emma Healey, served as LUU Equality and Diversity Officer and a trustee of the … Read More

Vertical Fitness Cabaret Showcase

9 months ago / 0 comments

After the phenomenal success of our first ever showcase in 2017, Vertical Fitness are moving out of the Riley and holding a bigger, better event for 2018! We’re ending the year with a glorious showcase of talent, in a cabaret showcase raising money for Basis Yorkshire. Vertical Fitness have only … Read More

Vance Joy radiates warmth at Leeds Union Stylus

10 months ago / 0 comments

Whilst Leeds recovered from last week’s snowmageddon, a slice of Australian sunshine was a most welcome respite. That sunshine came in the form of Vance Joy, who kicked off his world tour in our very own students’ union on Tuesday. Showcasing the recently released Nation of Two, the catchy and … Read More

A new way to get wonky in Leeds

10 months ago / 0 comments

Revive: to restore to life or consciousness; to give new strength or energy to. Did you know that the UK throws away 7 million tonnes of food each year, much of which is perfectly fine to eat? Recently launched through Enactus, Re-Vive Leeds is a student-created social enterprise looking to … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Punished For ‘Chav Party’

11 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club (LUUWHC) has been banned from taking part in certain competitions following an “ill-judged” chav-themed night in January. LUUWHC faced national criticism following the social, where members were invited to dress “lower class” and set aside their “champagne flutes” for “cans of K cider”. Pictures … Read More

Union Leadership Race 2018

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

‘The stigma is probably more damaging than the disease’: Leeds Youth Stop Aids HIV+ Speaker Tour

11 months ago / 0 comments

LUU’s Youth Stop AIDs society presented their long-awaited HIV+ speaker tour on Wednesday 14 February as part of their #itaintover campaign, which seeks to keep the HIV epidemic on the government’s agenda. The UK youth-led movement are lobbying for a world without AIDs by 2030. Working towards this, three incredible … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

Society Spotlight: Muay Thai

11 months ago / 0 comments

As well as editing the Society section of The Gryphon, Mary Lumley acts as the President of the Leeds University Union Muay Thai Society. Here she discusses exactly what makes the society and the sport “better than boxing”, and what it can do for you. For those less well-versed in … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Lambasted for “chav-themed social”

12 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club have come under fire after allegedly hosting what the University of Leeds have called an “ill-judged” social, referring to its supposed “chav” theme. In the club’s Facebook group, members were encouraged to dress as “lower-class” people complete with “luminous underwear on show,” setting aside … Read More