Tag : University of Leeds

Plastic Free By 2023

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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have pledged to stop using single-use plastics on campus by 2023, it was announced on Wednesday 7th November. Students have responded positively to the news that their university is aiming to become single-use plastic free. Between now and 2023, LUU and Leeds … Read More

Editor’s Letter, Issue 4 – ‘£2,352,563 of Investments’ and Why That’s £2,352,563 Too Much

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Dear readers, This week, I’m going to divert from my usual tactic of chatting absolute nonsense to address a rather more serious issue. Apologies to any fans awaiting a sly dig at my predecessor, Reece Parker, but I feel like stooping to the level of hyperbolic name-calling would undermine the … Read More

University of Leeds Accused of Investing in Companies with Alleged Links to Human Rights Abuses

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The University reportedly invested over £2,000,000 in companies that are accused of being linked to the implementation of human rights abuses against Palestinians. An Open Letter from LUU Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG) to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds has criticised the University, accusing it of investing a … Read More

University of Leeds’ Ethnicity Pay Gap Revealed

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The Universities of Leeds, Manchester, York, and Durham all showed similar results when reviewing the disparities between salaries according to ethnicity. In the request made to the University of Leeds, the statistics showed dramatic differences in salaries between ethnic groups. In the academic year 2017-2018, Black employees had a median salary … Read More

Leeds Students are ‘Playing with Fire’ When it Comes to Electrical Safety, Study Shows

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Most first year students have never lived on their own prior to university. As a result, they are often ill-informed about kitchen safety, or don’t take it as seriously as they should. UK Charity Electrical Safety First is attempting to change this. They recently conducted a survey, revealing the extent … Read More

Leading Cancer Research Team Wins the 2018 European Health Award

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Researchers from the University of Leeds and Queen’s University Belfast, in a partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC), have won the prestigious European Health Award, with their research project entitled ‘The European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights: A Catalyst for Change and an empowerment tool for cancer patients across … Read More

UK Falls Short in THE World University Rankings

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2019’s World University Rankings, published by Times Higher Education earlier today, revealed that both the University of Leeds and the UK in general had slipped in the ratings. The THE World University Rankings judges the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries. The United Kingdom claimed both top spots, with … Read More

Lang Lang Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Leeds

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Lang Lang, the world-famous Chinese pianist, educator and philanthropist, received an honorary degree from the University of Leeds on Saturday. During the final of the Leeds International Piano Competition, for which he was there to present prizes to the competition winners, Lang Lang was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor … Read More

Leeds City Council Promises to Tackle Period Poverty Head On

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Leeds became the first city council in England to announce plans to investigate the costs of sanitary wear and combat period poverty in its schools yesterday. Speaking about the plans, Councillor Jonathan Pryor (executive member for learning, skills and employment) wanted to ensure that measures are in place so that no … Read More

Appeal Over Potential Gunshots Near Leodis Residences

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West Yorkshire Police are investigating a potential firearm discharge near Leodis Residences yesterday. Shortly after 5pm on Wednesday 9 May, police were called to reports of a confrontation between two groups of males around the Servia Hill area of Woodhouse. Witnesses were reported to have seen what is believed to … Read More