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Parklife Launch Petition to Make the Festival a Bank Holiday Weekend

10 months ago / 0 comments

The boss of Parklife Festival in Manchester is calling for the festival weekend to be a bank holiday. He argues that it would be better for the economy to spread out the May bank holidays, so that the late-May holiday could be moved to June. Changing the date would mean … Read More

Staff call for bonus following University of the Year award

2 years ago / 0 comments

Staff at Leeds ask for £500 bonus following University of the Year award Over 500 members of staff at the University of Leeds have signed a petition requesting a £500 bonus as a ‘thank you’ for their hard work. This year Leeds received The Times and The Sunday Times ‘University … Read More

Petition helps end charges for Leodis stools

4 years ago / 0 comments

A petition against Leodis residents being charged for the replacement of poor quality stools has been successful. The Change.org petition, established two weeks ago, gathered 274 signatures and prompted Residential Accommodation to issue a statement revoking all charges and discontinuing the current fining system. Ian Robertson, Head of Residential Accommodation … Read More

Hundreds sign petition to ‘Make the University of Leeds Fossil Free’

4 years ago / 0 comments

Over 300 people have signed a petition calling on the University of Leeds to adopt a fossil free strategy. The petition launched by a student led group promoting the worldwide ‘Fossil Free’ campaign, urges the University to commit to sustainable alternatives in investments and sponsorship. It says the University should divest … Read More

Victoria’s dark secret: #iamperfect petition gains worldwide support

4 years ago / 0 comments

Three University of Leeds Students have caused what has been described as a ‘social media firestorm’, after their petition against Victoria Secrets’ ‘Perfect Body’ advertising campaign gains international momentum. Students Frances Black, Gabriella Kountourides, and Laura Ferris started the petition, which calls for the American lingerie company to “Apologise for, and amend the … Read More

News | UPDATE: Funding crisis stops LS printing

5 years ago / 0 comments

LS is in a funding crisis and we value our readers and thank all those who have come out in support of the paper. Our front page story was read and edited by two Union trustees prior to print. The initial statement put out by LUU was done without consultation … Read More

News | Union vows to save School of Healthcare

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Union has promised it will lobby the University to save the School of Healthcare. The motion passed after a unanimous vote was cast at the Better University forum to try and save the School and its courses. The Union’s Welfare Officer Charlotte Warner put the idea forward. The decision … Read More

News | Petition saves Syrian students

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds student Christine Gilmore has successfully prevented Syrian students across the UK from expulsion from universities. Gilmore’s petition has received over 52,000 signatures. The third year, PhD Arabic literature student told LS: “we only expected a few thousand!” The recent threat of expulsion for government-funded Syrian students became serious when … Read More