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Arts | Robin Williams: A Look Back

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American actor Robin Williams has died aged 63 at his home in California. His death is been treated by police as an apparent suicide.

Two arrests in Lupton drugs bust

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Police have carried out a drugs bust at Lupton halls of residence. The incident took place at approximately 9:40pm on Sunday February 24, after University security informed Police that they suspected students were taking drugs on site. Two 19-year-old females were subsequently arrested for possessing Ecstasy and Cannabis. One first … Read More

German staff quit

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German students are unhappy with their course after several tutors and lecturers unexpectedly left the department. Four members of staff have left since July 2012, all citing contractual instability as the reason. The co-ordinator of a core module left in reading week, just seven weeks into the academic year. Student … Read More

LS taking care of quizness

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Leeds Student’s quiz team are to face their toughest challenge ever this week, as they head to Birmingham for the national finals of the i Paper’s iQuiz competition. At the regional stage – held last term in Old Bar – the team scored a record 39 points, higher than any … Read More

Union launches loyalty card scheme

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A new loyalty card, which will offer students one pence for every pound they spend, is going on trial in the Union.Two versions of the card are being piloted to test which reward system shoppers prefer. One scheme will be a points- based system in which for every pound spent … Read More

Student gambling: “I’ve considered taking my life”

6 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds Student investigation has shown that gambling is a serious problem amongst students in Leeds. Our reporter visited several Leeds casinos, and spoke to a number of students. One second year History student, who had just lost hundreds of pounds and wished to remain anonymous, said: “Gambling is ruining … Read More

Transgender student shoved out of Union toilets

6 years ago / 0 comments

  A transgender student has been verbally abused and pushed out of the Union’s female toilets. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, during Fruity. Alexis, a Microbiology student who is currently transitioning to become a woman, was shouted at and shoved in the chest by two … Read More

RAG feels the biking burn

6 years ago / 0 comments

Cyclists from across campus felt the burn on Wednesday, as they took part in an all-day charity ‘Bikeathon’. Perched on cycling machines in the Terrace bar, pairs of cyclists took shifts at pedaling from 10am to 6pm. The event was part of RAG Week, the seven-day-long extravaganza of fundraising organised … Read More

Union sales plummet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Union’s financial surplus has fallen by more than 98 per cent. Despite being a not for profit organisation, it aims to make a surplus each year. In 2011 this sum was £28,159, but in 2012 it fell to under £500. Speaking at the Union’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on … Read More

End to module enrolment misery

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The Union has managed to change the way students can enroll on modules for the next academic year. For years, students have complained about computer systems not loading, not being able to choose modules before the summer break and international students having to enroll at awkward times of day. Christina … Read More