Tag : Sarah Berry

Campus Watch: Dundee introduces alpacas to combat student stress

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In a new manifestation of the animal-led stress buster programmes in unions across the UK, Dundee University Students’ Association will be using alpacas to get their students through the stress of exam season. The Vice President of Student Welfare, Tharani Packiahrajah, said: “exams are looming and this can be a … Read More

Uni staff threaten strike

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Changes to the University’s employment legislation have led to accusations of impinged academic freedom. The University and College Union (UCU) is threatening strike action over changes to the University’s employment laws after negotiations with the University regarding a proposed new clause, castigated as a “threat to academic freedom”,  broke down. … Read More

Campus Watch: Censorship irony as Lincoln Union bans society for highlighting poor free speech ranking

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Lincoln’s student union has imposed a social media ban upon the University’s Conservative Society after the latter posted an image to Twitter highlighting the institution’s free speech ranking. The Union claimed that the image, which showed that the University had been rated as “very intolerant” in a free speech survey, … Read More

Campus Watch: Kim Jong Un’s nephew refuses Oxford place fearing assassination by his own uncle

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The nephew of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has refused a place at an Oxford college fearing assassination by his uncle’s hitmen, it has been claimed. It seems that the allure of the prestigious institution and the prospect of a reunion with his girlfriend (reportedly already studying in Oxford) … Read More

Leeds: Capital of Culture 2023?

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Undaunted by Brexit, an independent group has launched Leeds’ momentous bid for the European title. The Independent Steering Group has launched Leeds’ bid to become a European Capital of Culture by calling upon organisations and individuals to come together to submit their ideas to showcase the best of Leeds. “In … Read More

Something More? LUU Christian Society hosts week of evangelical talks outside the Union

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This week, the Leeds University Christian Union hosted an event to encourage students to contemplate Christianity with daily talks, entertainment and free lunches. Their marquee, which stood opposite the Student Union, attracted hungry and curious students for the daily gatherings and pay as you feel cafe. The students were invited … Read More

Leeds pioneers faith-based therapy

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Leeds University researchers pioneer treatment which incorporates religion as central to its practice. Research by the University of Leeds has produced a new form of therapy which actively embraces Muslim patients’ religious belief as part of their treatment, contrary to traditional practice and despite resistance from some practitioners. The new … Read More

Campus Watch: Ridiculed tabloid ban overturned in near unanimous student vote

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City University’s controversial tabloid newspaper ban looks set to be overturned less than three months after it was implemented. As reported by The Gryphon, the University voted to ban selling The Sun, Daily Mail and Express in campus outlets, accusing them of “stirring up racial hatred” and “attacking the weakest … Read More

Leadership Race turnout decreases

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This year’s elections saw fewer students voting than last year. A total of 6561 voted in this year’s Leadership Race, a decrease from last year’s turnout of 7744. Students have been voting since Monday to elect their new Student Exec and Gryphon editor, with LUU bringing in incentivisation on the … Read More

Question Time tests Exec candidates

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Leadership race begins in earnest with mammoth six hour live Question Time. The LUU leadership race is well under way and, on Wednesday, the candidates running for Student Exec positions got a chance to outline their manifestos and ideas in a debate in the Union’s Riley Smith Hall. The debate … Read More