Tag : metropolitan

Photojournal | Staff on strike – "It's the last resort today"

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“What’s twenty times six?” asks Ann Blair, law lecturer and President of University of Leeds University and College Union (UCU). “One hundred and twenty”. “Well. That’s how many mince pies I’ve been distributing on the picket lines this morning.” It’s a good effort: hundreds of lecturers, administrators and various support … Read More

News | Leeds Met name change approved

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Leeds Metropolitan University will officially be renamed Leeds Beckett from September 2014. The Privy Council approved the name change despite a strong backlash from students. Arguments against the change stated the £250,000 estimated cost could be better spent on improving facilities. The university said it had “outgrown” the old name. This … Read More

News | In pictures – Leeds education workers on strike

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Staff at the University of Leeds went on strike on Thursday in protest over pay and cuts to higher education. They proceeded to join striking staff from Leeds Met and other members of the public on a march towards Victoria Square. LS Head of Photography Leo Garbutt was there and … Read More

Sport | Varsity – Uni women shine despite Badminton loss

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Leeds University ultimately lost out in the badminton despite a valiant effort. The men’s 3rd team, despite winning a thrilling three-set match 21-15, 18-21, 21-19, lost their other three singles matches, although the margins were very fine. It was a similar story in the doubles, winning 18-21, 21-10, 21-8, but … Read More

Sport | Uni Hockey domination continues in Varsity

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In true Varsity style, the crowds gathered on a very rainy Wednesday afternoon to watch Leeds Uni 1st XI Hockey take on Leeds Met. And after a just a few minutes, they were rewarded for their support, Uni opening the scoring with an unstoppable deflection from Rachael Ellis, guiding home … Read More

Sport | Varsity – In pictures

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LS Head of Photography Leo Garbutt brings together the best images of the day from the LS Photo Editor team. Above: women’s Lacrosse @ 3G Pitch (Sam Broadley); below: women’s Rugby Union @ HC Pitch, Headingley Campus (Alice Greenfield). Below: men’s Rugby League @ HC Pitch (Matilda Cracknell).   Above: … Read More

Students 'fess up online

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A new Facebook group asking users to message them “your most disgusting, hilarious, embarrassing confessions from Leeds University” has taken Leeds by storm. Created only on Monday, the group had garnered over 4500 ‘likes’ at time of print. Dozens of students from across the university have already submitted embarrassing stories … Read More