Tag : students

Investigation into racist and anti-semitic t-shirts

2 years ago / 0 comments

Exeter University has launched an investigation into racist and anti-Semitic T-shirts students at a recent social in Exeter are alleged to have worn during a freshers week event. Pictures taken by a fellow student reveal hateful phrases including: “Don’t speak to me if you’re not white,” and, “The Holocaust was … Read More

Phishing scams target students

2 years ago / 0 comments

More observant students may be aware that screens around campus have been encouraging vigilance when online and answering the phone. The messages are in response to known new phishing schemes that target students, particularly those from abroad. The Gryphon contacted the university for more information. A University of Leeds spokesperson … Read More

The kids are alright!

2 years ago / 0 comments

Students do not have the best of reputations these days. Take this from a mature student who spent a decade in the “real world” before coming to university. It is a widely held belief that students are, apparently in league with immigrants and welfare cheats, bringing this country down. Do … Read More

EU Referendum: should we stay or should we go?

3 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

The Uni Student’s Christmas List

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dear Santa, This Christmas I would like: 1) A fully heated house – It’s the time of year again when every uni student is looking forward to going home for Christmas; simply for the luxury of having the heating on instead of freezing your bum off. Gone are the days … Read More

How we're all about to lose our voice

3 years ago / 0 comments

If we don’t act by the 20th November, loads of students are about to go missing and the weird thing is that no one is talking about it. Loads of us are about to go missing off the electoral register as Individual Electoral Registration begins, and with that, we’ll lose … Read More

Hyde Park sex attacker jailed for life

3 years ago / 0 comments

A previously convicted sex attacker with a history of targeting students in Leeds has been jailed for life, after attacking a 20-year-old student in Hyde Park earlier this year. Paul Braithwaite forced himself on the student in a street in the Hyde Park area in the early hours of February … Read More

Outbreak of ‘Super-Gonorrhoea’ in Leeds

3 years ago / 0 comments

A highly drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea has broken out in Leeds, with ten confirmed cases so far. A further four cases have been reported in Macclesfield, Scunthorpe and Oldham, with all 14 patients being heterosexual. This new strain of the disease, which was first reported in March, is resistant to … Read More

Our statement on Sunday night’s email from your Union Affairs Officer

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dear all, Last night your Union Affairs officer sent every society on campus an email (the full text of which will be printed below this statement) trying to persuade you to vote in a particular fashion. We will be taking further action to address this issue. However, for now allow me to … Read More

Leadership Race results announced

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Leadership Race has drawn to a close with the announcement of the new Gryphon Editor and Student Exec. Results from the four-day election were announced to a packed Union foyer on Friday evening. A total 8,488 students voted in the Leadership Race this year to elect seven candidates who … Read More