Tag : University of Leeds

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

9 months ago / 0 comments

On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

9 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

9 months ago / 0 comments

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced 14 days of strikes to commence on Thursday 22nd February. The strikes will take place over a month, beginning and ending with a five-day walkout. The University of Leeds is amongst 61 universities who will be taking part in the strikes, with … Read More

Leeds Named the 16th Most Sustainable University In The Country

12 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has ranked 16th on Peoples and Planet’s University League tables. This is an independent league table based on sustainability, which ranks universities based on their environmental and ethical performance. This league table is compiled annually.  Leeds was the second highest scoring Russell Group University. LSE came … Read More

Tony Harrison at 80: A Celebration of One of Leeds’ Most Accomplished Poets

12 months ago / 0 comments

Earlier this month, local poet Tony Harrison visited the university as part of the celebration of his life and works to mark his eightieth birthday. Harrison is considered one of the greatest poets writing in the UK today and is widely celebrated in Leeds having grown up and studied in … Read More

Leeds on Film: “proof that student life truly has not changed much in 30 years”

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Yorkshire Film Archive are a charity who are in possession of over 50,000 professional and amateur films. They have a huge variety of films which together document over 120 years of life in the North and are a rare and valuable record of British life and history. Charlotte Perry … Read More

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

1 year ago / 0 comments

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’

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year 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