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Will TEF take effect?

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House of Lords votes to cut ties between TEF and fees. The House of Lords has passed an amendment to the government’s imminent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) that disallows any link between teaching standards and set tuition fees. The ruling is a major defeat for the government, blocking an element … Read More

Burglars target final year students

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Seven final-year students had their laptops broken, losing dissertation and course work. On Friday 17th February, a burglary took place at the house of seven final year students on Headingley Mount. The offenders used a crowbar to force entry to the house, which they then used to break into the … Read More

Leeds student avocado artwork finds royal buyer

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A Leeds University student was left stunned when her painting was purchased by none other than the Duchess of Cornwall. The surprise purchase came after both the Duchess and the Prince of Wales visited the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull amid the City of Culture 2017 celebrations. Helen Brayshaw’s painting, … Read More

Campus Watch: University of Gary Neville

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The ‘class of ‘92’ plan a sports-focused university. Gary Neville, the ex-Manchester United footballer turned TV commentator, is in talks to open a new university with brother Phil as well as Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, also ex United players. The Manchester Evening News revealed that Neville has linked up … Read More

Campus Watch: A.I. don’t cry

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A Japanese robot with artificial intelligence has recently failed the entrance exam to the prestigious University of Tokyo for the fourth year in a row. The robot, Torobo-Kun, scored almost the same as it did last year which, according to Noriko Arai, professor at the National Institute of Informatics, has … Read More

Campus Watch: Students show their grief for the King of Thailand

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The death of the King of Thailand on Thursday 13th October sent the country into a state of mourning. Thai citizens are showing their grief by wearing black and general solemnity, including closing bars and clubs. Students at Silpakorn University, which is the country’s leading university in the arts, have … Read More

Campus Watch: ‘Gandhi Will Fall’: statue to be removed from University of Ghana

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Just four months after its unveiling, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi is to be removed from the University of Ghana campus in Accra, following a campaign led by professors and students who denounced Gandhi as ‘racist’. These claims are not unjustified. Whilst working as an attorney in South Africa, Gandhi … Read More

Duke University aims to ‘deconstruct toxic masculinity’

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While most universities are preparing for a perfect welcome for freshers, the Women’s Centre at The Duke University of Durham, North Carolina has come up with a rather interesting campaign. The Men’s Project is a nine week seminar which mainly focuses at ‘Unlearning Violence.’ The program strives to achieve two … Read More

Phishing scams target students

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More observant students may be aware that screens around campus have been encouraging vigilance when online and answering the phone. The messages are in response to known new phishing schemes that target students, particularly those from abroad. The Gryphon contacted the university for more information. A University of Leeds spokesperson … Read More