Tag : University

Leeds University collects over £200,000 in library fines

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Over the past three years, The University of Leeds has collected over £211,000 in library fines from overdue books. In this time, universities across Yorkshire have received more than £600,000 in library fines. The total collected at Leeds University was the highest, followed by Leeds Beckett which received nearly £150,000, … Read More

Let’s talk anxiety and derealisation

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Late last year, seemingly out of nowhere, anxiety found me. It gripped me with its dull, malevolent claws, and, so far, hasn’t yet let go. It wasn’t Uni stress, it wasn’t a personal issue. To this day, I can’t pinpoint why it emerged or where it came from. There’s been … Read More

Tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world

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According to new analysis by the Student Loan Calculator website, domestic university tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world. The average annual cost of £9,188 now exceeds that of the average domestic student at a public university in the United States, who pays the equivalent of … Read More

Criminal records set for students who plagiarise work

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New government plan seeks to punish university students who pay for pre-written essays, which is detailed to include fines as well as a possible criminal record. For the first time in the UK, students who cheat on essays, whether it be plagiarism or external bodies write their essays for them, … Read More

Campus Watch: Cardiff Met accused of free speech censorship after publishing “Guide to Inclusive Language”

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Cardiff Metropolitan University has come under heavy criticism after their new “cultural diversity” policies have extended to prohibiting certain “out dated” or sexist phrases. The list, including terms like “sportsmanship”, “gentleman’s agreement” and “mankind”, provides more inclusive synonyms that are recommended to be used instead. CMU states that the guide … Read More

Student forum proposals put to panel

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LUU votes unanimously to reject the NSS boycott, as well as to introduce compulsory equality and diversity training for all committees. Leeds students put forward the leading forum proposals to a random panel of students at Thursday’s Better University Forum. The forum, attended by idea proposers, student exec and school … Read More

Freshers, metamorphosis, and goo…

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Whilst on my daily (who am I kidding, hourly) scroll through Instagram, I came across a post about caterpillars. The enlightening picture informed me that these little beasts turn into goo whilst in the cocoon. A caterpillar soup if you like. However, what was particularly interesting was studies have shown … Read More

Students lose 40% of friends every six months, according to research

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A study from Oxford University has found that many friendship groups deteriorate when students leave home and go to university. The researchers, who analysed both male and female original friendship groups, said the core reason was because many students could not get home every weekend to see their friends. Following … Read More

Campus Watch: Cambridge students warned not to wear college gowns over fears they may be face attack

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Dr Paul Hartle, an English fellow at St Catherine’s college, expressed his concerns following an assault of a Cambridge student cycling across the city centre wearing college attire. Students were urged to refrain from wearing academic gowns and dinner party dress when out and about in the city centre. “The … Read More

Burglars target final year students

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Seven final-year students had their laptops broken, losing dissertation and course work. On Friday 17th February, a burglary took place at the house of seven final year students on Headingley Mount. The offenders used a crowbar to force entry to the house, which they then used to break into the … Read More