Tag : students

1 in 7 Hyde Park houses “unsecured”

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As many as one in seven homes in Hyde Park and Woodhouse are left unlocked. Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team inspected over 300 properties in the student area, in an effort to highlight the dangers of break-ins and burglaries. Police said there is a “major concern” about unlocked … Read More

Pay victory for postgrad students

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Postgraduate Research students are celebrating having won ‘worker’ status from the University. Students taking on teaching roles will now be entitled to paid holidays, and be paid for the time they spend preparing teaching. This news comes after years of campaigning by students and the Union on fair pay for … Read More

Student gambling: “I’ve considered taking my life”

6 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds Student investigation has shown that gambling is a serious problem amongst students in Leeds. Our reporter visited several Leeds casinos, and spoke to a number of students. One second year History student, who had just lost hundreds of pounds and wished to remain anonymous, said: “Gambling is ruining … Read More

Students lobby local MP on gay marriage

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Whilst the majority of MPs voted in favour of equal marriage, nearly half of the Conservative Party and a handful of Labour and LibDem MPs failed to support the Bill, including local MP Greg Mulholland. Angered by his position, students from both Leeds and Leeds Met Universities braved blizzard conditions … Read More

Student workers paid ‘poverty wage’

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Despite the Union lobbying the University to pay its staff the living wage, it is failing to do so for its own employees. Last year a Better Union idea was passed which stated that the LUU should try to make the University pay “all its staff, teachers, admin, cleaners, catering … Read More

On Campus Street Style: Winter Hues

6 years ago / 0 comments

This week’s students caught on campus by LS Fashion Photographers sure did show that you can look hot even when temperatures are below freezing.

£30m loss for Headingley

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16.11.12 Businesses in student areas are losing over £30m a year in revenue. This comes after a slump in student numbers, a report has warned. There are 2,500 fewer students in the city as a whole, amounting to at least a £31.5m economic loss this coming year alone, according to … Read More

What’s the crack mate?

6 years ago / 0 comments

Most of us reckon our mates do more drugs than they actually do. 90 per cent of us think that other students have tried illegal drugs at university but almost half have never tried any form of narcotic. The results come as part of a  ‘Student Beans’ survey. Editor Oliver … Read More

Comment: Carnage theme is "blatant and insensitive"

6 years ago / 0 comments

There are two obvious problems with the ‘Pimps n Hoes’ carnage theme. Firstly, the dichotomy of ‘Pimps n Hoes’ is an obviously gendered power imbalance – it represents the idea that men are directly in control of a woman’s sexuality.

Carnage: fancy dress and nothing more?

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The notorious student event Carnage UK is facing fresh criticism over its most recent fancy dress theme ‘Pimps and Hoes’. The night, which took place in Leeds on Sunday, 7 October, has caused several MPs and student union officers from around the country to speak out in protest against the … Read More