Tag : University of Leeds

University of Leeds jumps seven places in the Guardian’s 2017 league table

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has moved up in the rankings by seven positions in this year’s Guardian’s University League Tables 2017, overtaking universities including York and Edinburgh. It now ranks joint 16th with Southampton with a score of 74.9. The score was based on factors such as course, teaching and … Read More

Halo sex attacker jailed for two and a half years

3 years ago / 0 comments

A 32-year-old man who subjected a student to a sex attack outside a Leeds nightclub has been jailed for two and a half years. Mark Varley, who has previous convictions for sex attacks on lone women, attacked a woman as she was talking on her mobile phone outside Halo nightclub … Read More

Man arrested for indecent exposure on campus

3 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police have arrested a man on a count of indecent exposure near Leeds University campus. A number of university staff reported the man’s behaviour, which took place on St Mark’s Road, in between 3pm and 4pm on Thursday. Speaking to The Gryphon, university-liaison officer PC Matt Guy said: … Read More

Tales from a girl who’s slept with her flatmate

4 years ago / 0 comments

Becci, or Bicci, as she is known as amongst close friends, is a first year English Literature and French student. She spends most of her time procrastinating with her friend Elly and hopes that one day they will open a bakery together. She dreams of growing taller, but has sadly … Read More

Leeds excel in Dancesport competitions

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Leeds Dancesport team shone throughout the first semester against other teams from around the country. Standout performances came from two couples in particular at the British Sequence Championships back in October. Leeds are proud to have four British champions – last year’s Dancesport president, David Adams, and his partner … Read More

‘The Future of Climate Science and Policy’ – Leeds takes the Lead

4 years ago / 0 comments

In just over 12 months’ time the world’s leaders shall descend upon Paris to, hopefully, create history and produce a legally binding set of emission reduction commitments for all nations. Riding the wave of optimism created by Septembers UN Climate summit, the following weeks and months will see a continued … Read More

Why don’t you just grow up?

4 years ago / 0 comments

University changes people. Some discover a passion they never thought they had, like jazz, swing dancing or quidditch. Others have their minds transformed by the majesty of knowledge, walking the earth with eyes wide open to the beauty of life. Other people become massive bell-ends because they’ve managed to have … Read More

UPDATED: Men accused of killing former Leeds Uni Student withdraw confessions

4 years ago / 0 comments

Two Burmese men accused of the murder of University of Leeds graduate David Miller and fellow backpacker Hannah Witheridge, have retracted their confessions. The bodies of the two Brits were found on the 15 September, on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao. Both Miller, 24, and Witheridge, 23, had … Read More

Why We Call Holland The Netherlands

4 years ago / 0 comments

Loren Snel is a Dutch exchange student in Linguistics, Literature and Journalism. She has come to Leeds to explore the UK’s promising (media) landscape but its rolling hills and absence of tulips left her culture shocked. She enjoys Pinot Gris, fancy restaurants, jogging and dancing to indie pop bands as … Read More

Ambivalent Annies and Fickle Fannies

4 years ago / 0 comments

Scientists have now proved that women are the less decisive sex – I know it’s true ‘cos I read it in the Daily Mail. Any chance to reinforce an unqualified social stereotype and the Daily Mail Online whips out a megaphone. Just another bit of harmless chauvinism based on pseudo-science … Read More