Tag : students

Minister Launches ‘Go Compare’ Style App to Aid Disadvantaged Students

4 days ago / 0 comments

The government has announced plans for a new app – not too dissimilar to ‘Go Compare’ – that compares the outcomes of university graduates. It is intended to help students from ‘poorer’ backgrounds to better understand which universities are best for them.  However, some have criticised the the app as … Read More

Is Essentials Really Essential?

1 week ago / 0 comments

As students, Essentials has come to our rescue countless times. The not-for-profit shop run by Leeds University Union claims to stock ‘all the essentials you need for Uni life’ as well as a range of Fairtrade goods and local produce. Although the convenience of Essentials is perfect, the price tag … Read More

Generation Sex: Are We Too Promiscuous?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Figures have shown that generations which grew up in ‘the age of the internet’ have staggeringly higher rates of STIs and STDs than older generations: between 2013 and 2017, there were 209,808 diagnoses among 15-24 year-olds, whilst there were 133,357 among 25-34 year-olds. With the birth of the Worldwide Web … Read More

LUU Societies Coming Up Trumps

2 months ago / 0 comments

With over 300 societies, Leeds University Union caters to every need. Whether you want to find a new hobby, get involved in your subject, connect with your cultural or religious group, or even raise money, Freshers’ Week is the perfect time to find a society with a place for you. … Read More

Universities Accused of Racially Profiling UCAS Applications

7 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

Vice-Chancellors Under Fire For Expenses

8 months ago / 0 comments

Following two years of research and hundreds of freedom of information requests (FOIs), Channel 4’s Dispatches programme uncovered the extraordinary sums of money paid as expenses to Britain’s university vice chancellors. Given the ongoing strikes by lecturers over drastic changes to their pensions, as well as the large fees paid … Read More

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

9 months ago / 0 comments

Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

9 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

It’s Time to Start Eating Fish Sustainably

9 months ago / 0 comments

With the recent success of both Blue Planet II and ‘Veganuary’, now seems like a more salient time than ever to discuss how to make our fish-buying habits sustainable. For those who turned their Januarys into ‘Veganuarys’ last month, this may have been a long and painful experience for some, … Read More

The Urban Collective: Easy London Living

9 months ago / 0 comments

Moving to London after uni? Searching for accommodation can be stressful and time consuming, as the founders of a new app discovered, when it took them 75 hours to search, find and organise viewings of rental properties. However, the founders of the Urban Collective took their difficult experience renting and … Read More