One of the most incredible opportunities offered to students is the chance to Study Abroad.
What is Parkour and why should it be on your bucket list of sports to try?
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre has seen the Coronavirus pandemic impact its culture and finances.
Studying in the middle of a global pandemic is challenging for any student, but for those living in Nixon Court, there are more challenges than they signed up for.
When people are healthy, life is taken for granted. But for some, the illness is with them forever.
The half-second of weightless floating before you plummet. – A poem on Sunday.
The Case of the Texas Power Crisis demonstrates the potential of Climate Change to expose and exploit the weaknesses of the broken Western economic system.
The Tacit Colonising of Critical Cuts at the University of Leicester
Stressed, exasperated, and unmotivated. Three words which describe the emotions of final year students at present.
Meditation is not an end goal; it is about being present.
Written by Max Ashforth Petitions arise over defunding to the pure mathematics department at the University of Leicester. Freddie Mansfield, a third-year student, and Hannah Amliwala, a second-year student, recently started a student-led petition, that has gained 87 signatures, as of 4 March. This petition was set up in response to one set up by staff, which has been signed by over 1,000 people. The recent announcement has not been supported by all students, as Freddie stated: “I can’t see any positives about how the changes would benefit maths students.” The changes set out by University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nishan Canagarajah, include the redundancies of 12 pure mathematics lecturers. These redundancies would be followed by the appointment of three teaching roles. Currently, staff split their time between teaching and researching the subject, however the plan is for this to be reduced to just teaching roles. It is feared that reducing the number of staff in the department would deter prospective students from applying to the university. The long-term impact and knock-on effects, which would …
AnneMarie Deeb is campaigning for the position of Education Officer to come up with policies that actually represent students
It comes as no surprise that COVID has had a huge impact upon the job market.
The free-speech champion, announced early this month, is set to ‘protect’ the legal rights of students and staff on campus — but will it really? Or could it just be another power grab by the government?
2020 may be over, but the fight against racism isn’t. Awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement should not die with 2020, and now, more than ever, it is vital that we continue to talk about it.
From family reactions to unrequited love, Bethany Walsh honestly details her process of coming out as a lesbian woman.
Leicester Comedy Festival on Zoom is an underrated virtual activity and a fabulous place to be. What was week two of the three week event like?
Leicester students and staff give their response to the implementation of the Vaccine in the UK
Leicester students give their views on covid-19, lockdown, and those that are breaking government guidelines
Going outside and breathing fresh air is essential during these challenging times, so here are the top 10 cutest open areas in Leicester to take your partner or loved one on.
Muzammil Khomusi writes about the cuts to the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour from a student’s perspective
In honour of pride month, we look back at the history of Pride, from it’s origins in New York to what it means to Leicester today.
A lockdown Valentine’s can still be one to remember.
With February being LGBT+ history month, I’ve been wondering what I could write to celebrate it. The obvious answer, which escaped me for long enough I’d be embarrassed to admit how long, is a review of (arguably) my favourite film – Pride.
Written by Harry Featherston Shame – Drunk Tank Pink Written and recorded shortly after their mammoth 2018 tour (which included a gig at the University’s very own O2 Academy), the hotly-anticipated sophomore album from London post-punk outfit Shame is a worthy successor to their acclaimed debut, Songs of Praise. The aftermath of that tour saw frontman Charlie Steen locking himself away (even before it became a legal requirement), and experimenting with his music in isolation as a reaction to the non-stop action of his life at the time. As a result, the lyrics here reach deep into the recesses of his mind, raising questions of identity and loneliness amidst an atmosphere of panicked claustrophobia, created by the frenetic guitar work of Eddie Green and Sean Coyle-Smith. Given the current state of the world, these themes will resonate with listeners more than the band probably intended, and the album sounds all the better for it. Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs While blending elements of electronic, hip-hop, and punk, Sleaford Mods have gained a reputation for being …
Georgia Hilton-Buckley shares her negative relationships with New Year’s resolutions and questions why our annual goals (nearly) always fail.
Love them or hate them, it’s undeniable that Romantic Comedies are a staple in the film industry. Here is a list of ten romcoms to watch when feeling especially romantic
‘Bridgerton’ the new Shondaland drama is a cross between ‘Gossip Girl, ‘To all the boys I loved before’ and Jane Austen all set to string versions of modern pop.
Sexual assault is normalised, and women are told that it is our fault.
An anonymous author recounts their experience going on a date.