Tag : Rabeeah Moeen

Leeds Academics Announce Strike Action

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Staff at the University of Leeds have announced a three-day strike next week, from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th October. Many Leeds academics are taking part, in a dispute over employment procedures. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) argue that management is adding new dismissal policy that would … Read More

Students Should Live Modestly, Claims Minister

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Following headlines about maintenance loans leaving students short on cash every month, Jo Johnson, the Universities minister, has said students need “a frugal existence” in order to get by.  After being informed about the fact that many students struggle to cover their rent, Johnson said students can work or save, … Read More

Maintenance Loans Leave Students Short

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The National Student Money Survey has revealed maintenance loans are leaving students short of £221 per month.  66% of students surveyed said that the maintenance loan was not enough money to live on, with 84% in total reporting that they suffered from financial hardship last year. The survey has estimated … Read More

Leeds’ First Cat Café to Open This December

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The Kitty Cafe, a Nottingham-based cat cafe, now has a confirmed opening date in Leeds. The location was announced last month as Kirkgate, and will open in Leeds on December 11. This is the first cat cafe in West Yorkshire. The project was announced in April, however following several delays … Read More

LUU At Renovation Station

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Leeds University Union has undergone large-scale renovations as part of campus-wide development to buildings and facilities.  The aim of the Union upgrade has been to refurbish cafés, bars and shops within the building, in addition to improving accessibility to all facilities and venues. Lifts and ramps have been added, all … Read More

New £5 million development for cycling, The Brownlee Centre, opens in Leeds

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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Olympic winners and Leeds alumni, will be launching the new University of Leeds centre on Friday 28th April. It is named after them in honour of their sporting successes, most recently in the Rio Olympics where they won gold and silver medals. The centre will comprise … Read More

Leeds to remain “international institution” after Brexit

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Article 50 was triggered on the 29th March, launching the start of Brexit. This marks not only the beginning of two years of negotiations, but confusion for everyone it will affect, particularly EU students and staff currently residing in Britain. The University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, has said that … Read More

Leeds girls ‘too poor’ for tampons

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Teenage girls in Leeds are missing school because they can’t afford sanitary products. Freedom4girls, a campaign group that provides women and girls with sanitary products in Kenya, were contacted by a local school who were concerned about a number of truancy cases by girls. The absenteeism presented a pattern for school … Read More

Headingley Literature Festival celebrates local and international literature

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Headingley Literature Festival is a programme of events occurring around the production of literature in Yorkshire. This focuses specifically on Headingley here in Leeds, however organisers are also keen to celebrate a diverse range of literature from around the world. Sally Bavage works as a fundraiser on the organising committee, … Read More

1 in 3 students can’t afford food

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Study claims students are struggling to afford necessities and are having their health put at risk by high debt. New research has revealed that debt is adversely affecting students in ever greater numbers. The scrapping of the maintenance grant and a further rise in tuition fees has spiralled the cost … Read More