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NUS holding demo against higher education changes this weekend

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This weekend in London the NUS demo will take place and University of Leeds is taking students along. For this event, the NUS has joined forces with the University and College Union. Higher education is changing dramatically – NHS bursaries and maintenance grants have been scrapped, the student loan terms … Read More

‘What does Fruity mean to me?’

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This week In The Middle ran an exciting competition asking applicants to summarise their own personal relationships to Fruity in 400 words or less. First place, an inspired piece by Mikhail Hanafi, won a season pass to everyone’s favourite student night, whilst second placed Catherine Woodward won herself a free … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: Black Mental Health

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The first in our series on welfare and advice at Leeds, this week your Activities Exec, Taiwo, takes a look back at LUU’s Black Mental Health event that was held in Pyramid on the 10th October. The 10th October was World Mental Health Day. It is a day for awareness … Read More

Black History Month: Inspiring Entrepreneurs

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As part of Black History Month this October, LUU talks to three inspiring BAME entrepreneurs who have successfully set up their own start-up businesses. All at different stages of their careers, we talk to them about the enterprises they have worked hard to set up, how they felt their ethnicity … Read More

Freshers’ Week ‘a waste of time and money’

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Private school head teachers from around the country have called for universities to start lectures sooner and have branded Freshers’ Week potentially “isolating and expensive”. William Richardson, general secretary of the annual Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, stated that informal conversations with undergraduate students had suggested that many would prefer to … Read More

Lethal Bizzle and Miss Dynamite hit the Freshers’ Finale

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The biggest night of the (post) Freshers calendar is fast approaching. This Saturday, thousands will be heading to the union for what is essentially Fruity on steroids – the Freshers Finale. The union always pull out all the stops for this event, with quite a few big names appearing on the … Read More

Fresher’s Guide: The societies you should join based on what kind of person you are

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There are over 300 clubs and societies at Leeds, so whatever your interests and abilities, there’s guaranteed to be a society to suit you. We have taken some of the societies in the General Interest category and divided them into four groups – so whether you like to move, shake, … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Old Bar revamp unveiled for first time

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Old Bar will open its doors this evening for the first time in six months following it’s revamp as part of the £20 million union upgrade. The plans for the Old Bar upgrade caused some controversy when they were released back in February, with LUU Music Society creating a petition … Read More

LUU pledge to continue fight against sexual harassment

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Leeds University Union have announced the next phase of the ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ campaign, in a vow to continue the fight against sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus and in the city. The campaign aims to focus specifically on the issue of consent, and will include workshops to … Read More

Waste not, want not – LUU breaches its policy on food waste

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In light of recent investigations into the Union’s food policy, The Gryphon examines what appears to be a haphazard approach to preventing waste and what goes on behind the scenes in some of its busiest catering outlets. The Easter holidays may be a break for some, but the Union has … Read More