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Campus Watch: 26/2/2016

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University in Texas allows handguns on campus Students at the University of Texas will soon be allowed to carry handguns on campus. President Gregory Fenves has approved the 2015 Republican-led Texas Legislature to allow guns on public college campuses throughout the state. Although the University has endorsed this controversial ruling, … Read More

The Digest: 26/2/2016

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EU Referendum set for June as Cameron lands EU deal UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the date of the in-out referendum of the UK’s European Union membership for June of this year. The announcement comes after Mr Cameron struck a deal with the other leaders of the EU and … Read More

Campus Watch: 19/2/2016

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Salford Student Stabbed To Death William Lound, a Salford University student, has been found stabbed to death in his halls of residence. Lound, aged 30, from Birkdale, near Southport, was discovered last Monday in Bramall Court. An investigation into the incident has been launched and Lee Arnold, 36, has appeared … Read More

The Digest: 5/2/16

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Gene editing approved for first time in UK In a world first, UK scientists have been granted approval by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to genetically modify human embryos to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest stages of human life. Researchers will look to alter genes to … Read More

Leeds University to develop £4.5 million cycle track

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There are plans to develop a new 1.6 km asphalt closed road cycle circuit in Leeds. The University of Leeds is hoping to team up with UK Sport and British Cycling to develop the project, which will cost an estimated £4.5 million. Bodington playing fields near Adel have been assigned … Read More

Leeds University to make £11 million cuts despite £57 million surplus

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Leeds University are making £11 million “service savings”, despite the £57 million surplus that was recently revealed in the annual reports. In a ‘Review of service delivery’ taken from January 2014, Roger Gair, university secretary, stated: “We should seek to secure savings worth at least £11 million in the delivery … Read More

Man arrested over attempted sex attack

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A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape. This in connection with an incident that took place on the ring road at Beeston Park. According to a statement from West Yorkshire Police the arrested man “is currently in custody” The incident took place at around 6.30am on … Read More

Leeds University network affected by cyberattack

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A nationwide cyber attack left Leeds University without internet earlier this week, preventing students from submitting work. This happened due to Janet, the organisation which provides the university’s computer network, being hacked. Jisc, the network operator for Janet, has said that the network was subjected to Distributed denial of service … Read More

Seven out of Ten Students Against Brexit

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  A survey carried out by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has found that seven out of ten students would vote to stay in the EU if a referendum were held tomorrow. The findings, which are based on a survey of 1,005 students, show that a majority of students … Read More

Man arrested in connection with attempted kidnapping

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West Yorkshire Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with an attempted kidnapping of an 11 year old girl in the Beeston area of Leeds. The incident took place on Beeston Road. The 11 year old girl was stood at a set traffic lights, about to cross. A car … Read More