Tag : syria

Review: A Syrian Love Story

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In the year that Europe has been bombarded with news of the Syrian crisis, Sean McAllister’s personal and harrowing BBC documentary ‘A Syrian Love Story’ films it’s escalation with a fresh perspective. Through the eyes of a close-knit family, he exposes the beauty and passion of their nation and the … Read More

Social Media Activism: Doing Virtually Any Good?

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Last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Association, ‘#blacklivesmatter’ for solidarity with those suffering in America, and ‘No Make-Up Selfies’ for Cancer Research UK. These are all examples of social media trending phenomenon which we have all either heard of or taken part in, aiming to rally for the greater … Read More

News | Students turn out for Syria

5 years ago / 0 comments

On Friday Leeds students marked the third year anniversary of what has become one of the most devastating and bloody internal conflicts of recent history. A host of Leeds Union societies including LUU Save the Children, Friends of Syria from the Leeds University Union and LUU Oxfam joined together to … Read More

Comment | Syria? So last week…

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Last week Syria, this week Nigella’s marriage breakdown … Where and who will be in the headlines tomorrow? News stories come and go faster than we can process them. In fact, we are so inundated with news that we don’t know what to do with it. From the comfort of … Read More

News | Petition saves Syrian students

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Leeds student Christine Gilmore has successfully prevented Syrian students across the UK from expulsion from universities. Gilmore’s petition has received over 52,000 signatures. The third year, PhD Arabic literature student told LS: “we only expected a few thousand!” The recent threat of expulsion for government-funded Syrian students became serious when … Read More

News | Syrian students seek extra support

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Syrian students have voiced their dismay at the support being offered to them by the University and the Union. Despite Leeds waiving or deferring some tuition fees, they also need financial aid for accommodation. Privately funded students, also affected by the ongoing conflict in their country, have complained that they … Read More

EdBookFest | William Dalrymple and David Robison

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EdBookFest | William Dalrymple and David Robison ‘Place yourselves on the step between Persia and Afghanistan in the year 1837, as you watch the newly coronated Shah of Iran march to Herat.’ So began William Dalrymple’s immensely gripping book festival talk. As with many things in life, the first Anglo-Afghan … Read More

Syrians fear for Uni future

6 years ago / 0 comments

25.01.13   A student has submitted an idea to the Better University Forum after a Syrian student was left fearing for his place at Leeds, after his government failed to pay his tuition fees. The motion urges the University to “develop policies to help international students facing crisis”. It comes … Read More

The Syrian crisis… on our doorstep

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Syrian students in the UK are facing hardship after their funding has been cut, leaving some with fears of expulsion or the possibility of returning to dangerous conditions in their home country. Charlotte Prince spoke to one student who is unable to return home, and explored the support provided for … Read More

Human Rights Week: Syria

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Labelled ‘Give a f*ck’, next week is LUU’s first annual Human Rights Week. It is being coordinated by LUU Amnesty International, but there will be daily events organised by different societies. Each day will be assigned a different cause, from economic and social to environmental rights. Josh Vuglar of Amnesty International talks about … Read More