Tag : Lydia McMath

Campus Watch: 29/04/2016

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Students arrested in South Africa over anti-rape protests Five students were arrested and have since been released following protests at Rhodes University. Students were protesting over rape allegations supposedly not taken seriously by the university. Angry scenes spilled over on campus on Wednesday’s protest following 11 names of alleged campus … Read More

University leaders call for new rules on sexual violence allegations

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In November 2015, a taskforce was set up to crack down on sexual violence on university campuses after Sajid Javid, the business secretary, ordered university vice-chancellors to investigate the “sexual and verbal assault” against women and sexist “lad culture” on campuses. The taskforce has recommended the overhaul of the much-criticised … Read More

University student receives two-year sentence for dealing drugs

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Leeds Crown Court heard that University Student Luke Fairless, 21, had ordered 100 ecstasy tablets from the Silk Road website to be delivered from Holland to his address at the time in Hyde Park, Leeds. However, the package was delivered to the wrong address and the recipient notified the police … Read More

The Digest: 19/2/2016

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Ankara bomb Blast Kills 28 A large blast in the middle of Ankara, the Turkish capital, left 28 people dead and 61 injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated close to parliament and military headquarters, just as army buses were passing by. Most of the victims were military personnel, … Read More

Leeds named as The Times’ Entrepreneurial University of the Year

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The University of Leeds has won the Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award in this year’s Times Higher Education Awards. The achievement was announced this week and comes as a result of the university’s decision to adopt ‘enterprise’ as one of the four pillars of its strategy, and as one … Read More

The Digest: 20/11/15

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Historic Northern Ireland Deal announced After 10 weeks of negotiations parties in Northern Ireland have reached a deal to sustain the devolved government. The agreement includes a new deal on welfare reform, with Westminster paying £585 million over four years. A new international body for monitoring paramilitary organisations, a cross-border … Read More

University Under Fire for Applicant Day Favouritism

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Leeds University has come under fire for suggesting in an email that attendance at “applicant days” could be taken into consideration should a potential student fail to achieve the grades they need to get onto their course. An excerpt from an email sent by the University of Leeds to a Year 13 pupil … Read More

Campus Watch: 30/10/15

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Shooting at Tennessee University Leaves One Dead and Three Injured A 19 year old man and three women have been injured after violence erupted following a row over a dice game on October 22nd at Tennessee State University. A spokeswoman from the university has reported that the two men involved in the … Read More