Tag : Rabeeah Moeen

Universities Accused of Racially Profiling UCAS Applications

5 months ago / 0 comments

Data from UCAS has revealed that black students applying to university are more likely to have their applications investigated than white students. The information shows that last September, 419 black students had their applications highlighted as requiring further investigation, compared to 181 from white students. This means it is 21 … Read More

Report Reveals Sexual Assault ‘Epidemic’ At British Universities

6 months ago / 0 comments

New figures have revealed that almost two-thirds of university students have experienced sexual violence. Revolt Sexual Assault, in cooperation with The Student Room, discovered that 62% of students had suffered from sexual harassment or assault, or both, while studying. This is the first time research has exposed this problem on … Read More

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

7 months ago / 0 comments

On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

7 months ago / 0 comments

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced 14 days of strikes to commence on Thursday 22nd February. The strikes will take place over a month, beginning and ending with a five-day walkout. The University of Leeds is amongst 61 universities who will be taking part in the strikes, with … Read More

Bomb Squad Called to Kirkstall Halls of Residence

8 months ago / 0 comments

Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence were evacuated yesterday, as West Yorkshire Police responded to information about the possibility of firearms being on the site. The Leeds Beckett student accommodation houses about 800 students, who were evacuated at 2pm on Thursday 8th February, as bomb disposal experts were called in. A … Read More

The Office for Students: What Is It?

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Office for Students (OfS) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for all the wrong reasons, but what is the intended purpose of this new body? The government intends the OfS to be a body which regulates the higher education marketplace which combines the old HEFCE and … Read More

Budget Breakdown: What’s in it For Us?

10 months ago / 0 comments

This week saw Chancellor Philip Hammond’s hotly-anticipated budget announcements, in a speech including uncomfortable jokes about cough sweets and Top Gear. The main focus of the budget revolved around housing, duties and transport. For example, white cider fans will be unhappy to note that duty on such drinks will be increased … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

10 months ago / 0 comments

The chief of the Student Loans Company, Steve Lamey, has been sacked after a long investigation into his conduct and behaviour. Lamey was suspended in July and it was announced this week that his contract had been terminated. He has held the post for just over a year, with a … Read More

Black History Month Events Come to a Close

11 months ago / 0 comments

Black History Month has been an ongoing presence on our campus throughout October, with a diverse array of events. Many writers and activists and various creatives have been invited to speak on a number of panels, with topics ranging from mental health to spirituality. The Union organised many events and … Read More

Leeds Professors Strike Over ‘Sacker’s Charter’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Staff at Leeds undertook industrial action this week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Members of the University and Colleges Union are protesting against a proposed change to University Statutes. The new policy, dubbed the ‘Sacker’s Charter,’ would allow employees to be dismissed under the reasoning: ‘Some Other Substantial Reason.’ Picket … Read More