When people talk about privilege, it’s not a competition about who is worse off as some people frame it. It’s about acknowledging the struggles of people’s individual experiences whether you’re a person-of-colour, LGBTQ+, disabled, working class or female.
As someone studying a Joint Honours English Literature and Spanish degree, I thought I’d provide my advice which I feel applies to many other second year students when considering going abroad for a year. I […]
A new ‘rich list’ has revealed that more than 4,000 University staff are paid more than £100,000 a year. The institution with the highest number of high earners last year, with 359 staff receiving over […]
“If you don’t do something, who is going to?” asked Toke Dahler, the 2015/16 Union Affairs Officer, in an interview back in December. The context: encouraging international students like himself to run in this year’s Lead LUU. […]
Despite their visible drives towards inclusivity and diversity, university campuses are no stranger to excluding working-class students. Buildings named after members of elite families, expensive shops and disparate accommodations are just a few of the features of university life which can make students from low-income backgrounds feel like they don’t belong at their chosen institute of learning. But is Leeds any different in this trend? I met with Catheryne Sturgess-Fairbairn, a 2ndyear politics student at the University of Leeds, to find out her thoughts.
A recent survey has uncovered that over half of the university student population in the UK have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour – ranging from undesired sexual messages to rape. The survey, carried out by charity […]
Every year, at least £11,700,000 is shared between just 117 members of staff at the University of Leeds. The Office for Students (OfS) have published their first annual analysis of what senior staff are paid […]
The number of state school students progressing to university has dropped for the first time in eight years, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. In the academic year 2017/2018, only 89.5 per cent of […]
A study conducted by the National Student Money Survey showed that 78% of students have monetary problems. It also showed that more than 1 in 10 of students use sugar dating, webcamming, and sex work […]
The British Government looks set to pave the way for more intensive courses that would make it overall cheaper and faster for students to gain a degree. This will be in the form of accelerated […]