Tag : University of Leeds

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

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Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation. The Nigerian High Commission confirmed that 152 students had been affected by the scandal, and stated that the bursary scheme had folded as a … Read More

Leeds Professors Strike Over ‘Sacker’s Charter’

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Staff at Leeds undertook industrial action this week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Members of the University and Colleges Union are protesting against a proposed change to University Statutes. The new policy, dubbed the ‘Sacker’s Charter,’ would allow employees to be dismissed under the reasoning: ‘Some Other Substantial Reason.’ Picket … Read More

Leeds Academics Announce Strike Action

12 months ago / 0 comments

Staff at the University of Leeds have announced a three-day strike next week, from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th October. Many Leeds academics are taking part, in a dispute over employment procedures. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) argue that management is adding new dismissal policy that would … Read More

Culture Shock: Life as an International Student

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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

Leeds Gets Top Ten Spot for First Time

12 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has secured a place in the top 10 universities in the UK, in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The overall 2018 rankings are based on a range of metrics and, after being named University of the Year by the guide last … Read More

Simon Armitage Joins School of English

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Simon Armitage, one of the UK’s leading contemporary poets, has just joined the staffing team at the University of Leeds, School of English. Some of his multi-award winning poetry collections include Out of the Blue and Paper Aeroplanes. Armitage has also been a big contributer to contemporary translation, some notable … Read More

News Round Up

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon Wins Best Media Society at NSA 2017 The Gryphon was voted the ‘Best Media Society’ at this year’s National Societies Awards.  The ceremony, which took place in the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, saw The Gryphon receive the accolade as a society that has ‘consistently across the year delivered the best media … Read More

LUU At Renovation Station

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Leeds University Union has undergone large-scale renovations as part of campus-wide development to buildings and facilities.  The aim of the Union upgrade has been to refurbish cafés, bars and shops within the building, in addition to improving accessibility to all facilities and venues. Lifts and ramps have been added, all … Read More

Top 5 Places to Eat on Campus

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Bakery 164 – Heaven wrapped in ciabatta bread that offers a taste of sunshine for every tastebud alike with an incredible array of delicious sandwiches. Terrace – Conveniently placed in the centre of campus in our very own union. Offering a roof terrace to enjoy your meal. A tasty sit … Read More

Automatic voter registration to be introduced

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union is working towards introducing automatic voter registration for students. Leeds University Union is working in partnership with Leeds City Council to try and implement automatic voter registration for all new students by September. The NUS Society & Citizenship team has made automatic voter registration a priority, and … Read More