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‘Unprecedented Demand’ Left University Counselling Service ‘Booked Up’ From 7th November

9 months ago / 0 comments

Freedom of Information [FoI] requests from the Leeds Student Medical Practice, reveal that University Counselling informed the practice that the service was booked up until the end of the term (8th December). Students were not told to stop accessing the service but advised of the waiting times. Previous FoI requests … Read More

Bomb Squad Called to Kirkstall Halls of Residence

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence were evacuated yesterday, as West Yorkshire Police responded to information about the possibility of firearms being on the site. The Leeds Beckett student accommodation houses about 800 students, who were evacuated at 2pm on Thursday 8th February, as bomb disposal experts were called in. A … Read More

Empower Conference 2018 – All You Need to Know About Leeds University’s First Student Led Leadership Conference

10 months ago / 0 comments

You will almost certainly have seen it being advertised and promoted both online and in the Leeds University Union building, but what exactly is the Empower Conference? Where did the idea for a student-led, company-sponsored and leadership-focused event arise from? In addition to this, why is the Empower Conference a … Read More

The Office for Students: What Is It?

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Office for Students (OfS) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for all the wrong reasons, but what is the intended purpose of this new body? The government intends the OfS to be a body which regulates the higher education marketplace which combines the old HEFCE and … Read More

University Adverts ‘Banned’ For Misleading Claims

1 year ago / 0 comments

Advertising guidelines for UK universities have been updated following a number of misleading claims made in university adverts concerning rankings, student satisfaction and graduate prospects. The University of Leicester, Falmouth University, University of East Anglia, University of West London, Teesside University and Strathclyde University have all been scrutinised and a … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

1 year ago / 0 comments

The chief of the Student Loans Company, Steve Lamey, has been sacked after a long investigation into his conduct and behaviour. Lamey was suspended in July and it was announced this week that his contract had been terminated. He has held the post for just over a year, with a … Read More

Culture Shock: Life as an International Student

1 year ago / 0 comments

Having lived in Vietnam for the majority of my life with frequent visits back to Taiwan, it’s safe to say that moving to England has given me a few culture shocks. Below, I’ll list the most amusing and staggering shocks I’ve suffered so far.   1. Calling for the Bill … Read More

Maintenance Loans Leave Students Short

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Brexit, Visas and International Students

1 year 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

Free Community Shop for refugees to open in Hyde Park

1 year ago / 0 comments

LUU’s Leave Leeds Tidy campaigners are working alongside the Leeds Community Project to provide free essential items to those in need this summer. Students are being encouraged to donate unwanted items to the Free Community Shop which will open on the 3rd and 6th of July at All Hallows Church. The … Read More