Tag : vice chancellor

UCU Strikes Set To End As Agreement Reached

7 months ago / 0 comments

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are expected to return to work on Wednesday after the union and the Universities UK (UUK) group reached an agreement over pensions. Despite over 35 meetings of the Joint Negotiating Committee since the start of 2017, no agreement had been reached before … Read More

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

7 months ago / 0 comments

Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

Professor Dame Jane Francis announced as new Chancellor

10 months ago / 0 comments

Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Professor Dame Jane Francis, has been announced as the new Chancellor of the University of Leeds. She succeeds Melvyn Bragg  who stepped down this year, after 17 years in office. She was appointed by the University’s Court on Friday 8 December, having been nominated by … Read More

Leeds to remain “international institution” after Brexit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Article 50 was triggered on the 29th March, launching the start of Brexit. This marks not only the beginning of two years of negotiations, but confusion for everyone it will affect, particularly EU students and staff currently residing in Britain. The University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, has said that … Read More

Uni pledges £100m to attract top profs

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University has pledged to invest £100 million in its biggest ever recruitment drive. The scheme will fund 250 fellowships for researchers to start a career in academics at Leeds. Successful applicants will pursue a five-year training programme leading to a position as associate professor, pursuing research and contributing to … Read More

Halo may ‘intimidate students’ warns Uni

4 years ago / 0 comments

Popular nightclub Halo has been criticised for plans to expand the venue, with officials warning that students using the 24-hour library next door would be ‘intimidated’ by clubbers. A planning application to extend opening hours from 3.30am to 6am, as well as adding two outdoor bars to the club, has … Read More

Bellogate prank spams UCL emails

4 years ago / 0 comments

An apparent email gaffe by UCL provost and former University of Leeds Vice Chancellor Michael Arthur has resulted in an online storm being dubbed ‘Bellogate’. A mysterious email containing only the word ‘bello’ was sent out to all 26,000 UCL students. This in turn resulted in a string of ‘reply … Read More

News | Vice Chancellor faces students' questions

4 years ago / 0 comments

Vice Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands came under fire from students over a range of issues this evening at Vice Chancellor’s Question Time. Sir Langlands was questioned on a range of hot topics from his pay package to the future of Healthcare courses. One student, Emma, asked over social media why … Read More

News | VC wages increase as Uni surplus drops

5 years ago / 0 comments

The wage of the Vice Chancellor has increased from £318,000 to £325,000 while the University’s overall surplus has decreased by more than half. A report on University finances has revealed a surplus of £20 million for the last financial year – £27m lower than last year – despite a 2 … Read More

News | New Vice Chancellor talks to LS

5 years ago / 0 comments

LS speaks to the new Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands What will you do differently to the last VC? I think Vice Chancellors are sort of temporary stewards of Universities and each one makes some sort of different contribution. He [Michael Arthur] made a strong contribution, in the way that … Read More