Tag : Victoria Hesketh

A Divided Germany: 25 Years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Although Remembrance Sunday will this year be focusing on the centenary of the First World War, the day also marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For those who lived during the Cold War there was a constant sense of anxiety, with the threat of nuclear … Read More

Does the Russell Group Reputation Still Have Prestige?

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As final year students across the country begin to prepare for life as a graduate, those who have studied at the University of Leeds may expect to find themselves in a more advantageous position than those at their neighbours Beckett and Trinity. The Gryphon investigates the extent that an institution’s … Read More

Features | Lest we forget – Remembering World War One

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To mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, Leeds Museum and Galleries is teaming up with a group of volunteers to run a series of exhibitions and activities. We take a look at the significance of The Great War for students today and the ongoing … Read More

Features | Students show support for struggling refugees

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The UK government, this year, refused to raise asylum support rates, meaning they have not been changed since 2011 and leaving many refugees unable to provide for themselves and their families. To tackle this, University of Leeds students have joined together in order to offer support to local refugees, providing … Read More

Features | End the silence. End HIV.

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In the UK alone there are over 98,000 people living with HIV and around 3,900 of those diagnosed are under 24 years old. LS talks to HIV sufferers who are now heading campaigns to stamp out HIV for good. Jay is a haemophiliac and has Hepatitis C as well as … Read More

Features | Unfair unpaid internships

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LS investigates the exploitation of students taking unpaid internships and what the Careers Centre at Leeds is doing to prevent it.   With all the press attention given this year to companies offering unpaid internships, they are now under heavy scrutiny. Yet in a competitive job market graduates are faced with a heavy decision of potentially working … Read More

Features | 10 Housemates from Hell

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Sharing a house with your fellow students can be beautiful. However, some housemates have habits that can’t be forgiven.   You’re finally out of halls and have been released into the wilderness of Hyde Park, Headingley or Woodhouse. After signing for a house after only knowing your prospective housemates for … Read More

Features | Remembrance Day: the forgotten victims of conflicts

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As Remembrance Day approaches, Victoria Hesketh talks to a victim of the World War Two Blitz and remembers those victims who did not fight in the war.    This Remembrance Day many will be thinking of the soldiers both past and present but what about the other victims of conflict? … Read More