Tag : Polly Hatcher

Campus Watch: Sussex University hosts staff workshops on ‘dealing with right-wing attitudes in the classroom’

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Officials at the university state that the event was aimed at helping staff act appropriately when faced with extreme views, such as racism or homophobia. The workshop was held for academic staff by one of the leading professors at the university and was well advertised around campus via posters, welcoming … 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

Why are Fruity blurring out VKs from photos?

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Photos from Fruity have been edited in an attempt to remove VKs from the image. It has not yet been established why the drinks are being blurred out, although it is possibly to ensure the photos don’t act as advertisements for the brand or to help promote more responsible drinking. VKs (abbreviation for Vodkakicks) … Read More

Brownlees get Bodington base

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£5 million Brownlee Centre will be the UK’s first purpose built triathlon training facility. This year a new £5 million triathlon training base named after Leeds’ very own Brownlee brothers will open. The University of Leeds’ Bodington playing fields will host the new one mile cycle circuit, which is one … Read More

Soaring halls prices halted by Exec victory

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Real term rent cuts agreed after cost of accommodation rises 19% in five years. LUU Community Officer Jamie Ali has secured an agreement between LUU and Leeds University to make ‘real term rent cuts’ in the 2017/18 academic year, which will ensure rent costs do not rise higher than inflation. … Read More

Women’s only gym hour to launch at The Edge

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The proposal to hold a women’s only weekly gym session at The Edge was passed at the Better University forum and will allow many to exercise comfortably. This Sunday a women’s only weekly gym session will begin a three month trial at The Edge. The sessions aim to provide a … Read More

Should we get a Greggs in the union?

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At the most recent Better Union Forum Sam Miller, a second year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student, suggested that a Greggs franchise should be introduced to the Union building. Greggs is hugely popular in Leeds. There are already 12 stores and last year, many took part in an Otley Run … Read More

Scissors – LUU hosts first women-centred LGBTQ+ club night

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Tonight marks the first Leeds University Union’s women-centred queer dance party, Scissors. Emma Healey, LUU’s Equality and Diversity Officer, came up with the concept for the event which launches the start of LGBTQ+ History Month. The event is open to all genders, but aims mainly to celebrate the women, non-binary … Read More

House for the Homeless comes to Studio 24

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On 20th January the debut House for the Homeless will bring a charity night of music and art to Studio 24. The lineup will feature an array of Hyde Park’s finest talent with a range of DJs including Flux resident Wallauer and the live neo-soul band Necktr, alongside many more. … Read More

Edward Boyle cafe to be renamed following battle with Hyde Park Book Club

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The Leeds University has announced that they will change the name of the newly opened cafe in Edward Boyle library, The Book Club, following a dispute with local venue Hyde Park Book Club over the name. A University of Leeds spokesperson said: “The University is committed to helping create a supportive … Read More