Maintenance loans aren’t big enough anymore. For many, the full maintenance loan will be spent on accommodation, leaving little left for other living costs. But even if you have budgeted for your food and going […]
The University of Leeds campus is loved by many for its green spaces and picturesque nature spots, but a recent report published by the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) Centre, has shown that these […]
#LeaveLeedsTidy, the donation scheme run by Leeds University Union (LUU) along with groups like Rainbow Junktion and Zero Waste Leeds, has resulted in 17.5 tonnes of items to be recycled and upcycled. The scheme is […]
University students alongside members of the local community have successfully protested the closure of the popular West African street-food stall Délice D’Ivoire on Friday 7thJune at the Blackwell’s café just off the University of Leeds […]
Reports have emerged that a number of students in attendance at the annual Leeds Snowriders Easter trip to Val Thorens have been arrested on drug related charges. Numerous sources have reported to The Gryphon that […]
The ‘champagne socialist’ archetype has always had a long time association with students. The idea that we’re a bunch of middle class, Starbucks-craving, hummus-sucking, avocado-worshipping slacktivists waiting in the queue for a £5 bowl of quinoa has a long history.
Over 10 years ago, in 2008, students at Leeds participated in a referendum that saw a historic banning of the sale of single-use plastic bottles in the student union. Being the first Union in the country to do so, Leeds students held their heads high in being the forerunners of placing sustainability before profit.
It’s no secret that many Leeds students love drugs. They consistently score highly when data is collected on drug usage by university, most recently coming fifth, and the fashion choices that most of them make […]
Of the 504 staff members who work at Leeds University Union, at least 369 of them are paid at an hourly rate that is below the ‘Real Living Wage’. Almost three quarters of staff working […]
If you’ve been on campus these past few weeks, you’re bound to have noticed the widespread posters, banners, and general campaigning for Lead LUU. Each Spring, LUU’s Student Exec are elected in a campus-wide vote. […]