Tag : Welfare

News | Union vows to save School of Healthcare

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Union has promised it will lobby the University to save the School of Healthcare. The motion passed after a unanimous vote was cast at the Better University forum to try and save the School and its courses. The Union’s Welfare Officer Charlotte Warner put the idea forward. The decision … Read More

Blogs | Why Student Unions Need A Women's Officer

5 years ago / 0 comments

For most universities around the UK, their student unions will be shortly holding bi-elections for officers that cover all important aspects that affect students regardless of their background. I myself will be running for Women’s Officer at Leeds Trinity University, and I wanted to offer a little information as to … Read More

News | 80 houses left vulnerable to burglars

5 years ago / 0 comments

80 student houses were found to be insecure in the Hyde Park area during a two-hour period. On September 25, Police officers carried out random checks and found it worryingly apparent that a large number of students had houses that lacked security, despite endless campaigns to raise awareness. The figure … Read More

Nudity ban rejected in Union Forum battle

6 years ago / 0 comments

An attempt to ban nudity on campus has failed. Meenakshi Sarkar proposed banning “advertisement in [the] Union or campus with nude/explicit photos of students”.  Three Better Union forum members voted in favour, and nine against. In her proposal, Ms Sarkar singled out ‘nude’ posters used in the Union leadership elections … Read More

Gallery: Axe the Bedroom Tax

6 years ago / 0 comments

Around 800 students and members of the public gathered in Leeds city centre yesterday to march against the so-called ‘Bedroom Tax’. Under new government rules, those receiving housing benefit will see these payments limited if they are deemed to have ‘spare’ rooms which aren’t being sufficiently occupied. The Department for … Read More

COMMENT: Can the NHS survive the cuts?

6 years ago / 0 comments

As the biggest changes in NHS history officially come into effect, what can we expect? In 1948, the NHS was founded on the fundamental principles that care should be free and available to all on the basis of need.  It was the first health service of its kind in the … Read More

LUU Leadership Race 2013

6 years ago / 0 comments

Update @ 17:40 – The live blog is now over, full concise coverage of the debate is now available online here. Or re-live the live blog below. Thanks to LSTV for their video stream. With the 2013 campaign week fast approaching, it’s that time of year when you get to question … Read More

Making Freshers' Week More Inclusive

6 years ago / 0 comments

Looking back on this year’s Freshers’ week, most of us will remember a crazy, fun and enjoyable experience. Yet there are some people who will have had difficulty finding their place in all the excitement. Some students don’t instantly bond with their new flatmates. Some students feel too old for … Read More