Tag : referendum

“To vote or not to vote?”

7 months ago / 0 comments

It was, ironically, the now Brexit secretary David Davis who said that ‘ a democracy which cannot change its mind ceases to be a democracy, a line now frequently quoted by advocates of having a second referendum on membership of the European Union. Nevertheless, such people are quickly forgetting any … Read More

Union Referendums Fail to Reach Required Turnout to Pass

8 months ago / 0 comments

Three referendums held by LUU last Autumn failed to pass because turnout fell far below the required 1,500 votes. Three questions were asked – Should we allow snacks in the library, Should LUU campaign for a transition to zero emission buses in Leeds and Should LUU lobby student accommodation providers … Read More

Libraries Are For Studying, Not For Snacking

10 months ago / 0 comments

At first thought, the introduction of snacks into the library may sound like a good thing. Many universities around the UK are more lax than Leeds about the consumption of food and drink. York, for instance, allows drinks and cold food, whereas our libraries limit us to bottled water only. … Read More

Why Do the Catalans Want Independence?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Following increasing unrest and tension, recent events in Spain have seen the northern region of Catalonia declare independence from Spain. This is on the back of a controversial referendum (outlawed by the Spanish government) in which 90% of the 43% of the population who voted were in favour of independence. … Read More

The Crisis of Catalan

11 months ago / 0 comments

With interviews from those Spaniards affected by the recent referendum on independence, The Gryphon delves deep into the chaos in Catalan. Laura Clemente Garcia was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), she holds a senior position (Sales Area Manager for Machinery) and she doesn’t support independence for Catalonia.  Jordi Borràs i … Read More

Brexit, Visas and International Students

12 months ago / 0 comments

In the wake of the controversial EU referendum, headlines about Brexit seem to be ubiquitous. Brexit has the potential to affect almost everything to do with our economy, and anything international. That includes Universities, and us, the student population. In particular, leaving the EU is going to change studying abroad … Read More

Referendum fails to attract enough voters for idea to pass

1 year ago / 0 comments

A campus-wide referendum organised by LUU failed to attract enough voters for the result to pass. The question of whether Leeds University should limit the participation of companies who breach international humanitarian law, and support those who don’t, was put to the student body in a referendum last week but … Read More

Have Your Say In This Week’s Referendum

1 year ago / 0 comments

Should the University of Leeds promote ethical companies whose values align with international humanitarian law, and limit participation of those who don’t at careers fairs? You have until Friday at 5pm to vote in the referendum on whether the University should restrict careers fair access to companies whose values don’t … Read More

University of Leeds rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds announced on Thursday that it would reject students’ calls for it to bring an end to its investments in companies responsible for the extraction of fossil fuels such as BP and Shell. Last November, students voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal for Leeds University Union … Read More

EU Referendum: should we stay or should we go?

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the student bubble, it is easy to hear the Euro arguments without engaging with them. But we all know that these are real issues that will impact our lives both as students and UK citizens. There are actually several ways that the Referendum decision on 23rd June could bring … Read More