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
Written by Toby Cray, featuring interview from SU President Mia Nembhard
Louise Manley, leader of UoL rent strike, speaks about their ongoing campaign calling on the university to treat students fairly, and put well-being before profit.
Despite the bleak media portrayals of HIV and AIDS, it is no longer fatal. Advancements in treatment mean that more HIV-positive people live longer.
LSM spoke to Sandra Pollock OBE about her recent award, diversity in education and how to get through lockdown.
Trapped and alone in Oadby student village, Lyla was helpless as her friend bore down on her. “At that moment it became apparent I didn’t know this person, and it made me fear for my life.”
Up and coming musician Ryan McMey discusses how lockdown has affected his solo career and what the future holds for him.
Students feel lack of government support has left them with no choice but to return to campus, against guidelines.
In Leicester, where higher COVID-19 restrictions have not been lifted for more than 150 days, I discuss my experiences of living and studying in the city.
Rhiannon Jenkins talks to Professor Corinne Fowler about her ‘Colonial Countryside’ project, and the culture war it’s become embroiled in.
Carla Field and Meggie Eloy have been nationally recognised by the Green Gown awards, where they have been nominated for the ‘Student Sustainability Champion of the Year’.
Rhiannon Jenkins talks to Sam Oldman about his charity winter gardens, which are uniting the local community for a good cause this festive season.
Hannah Westwood talks to founder Harriet Noy for the inside scoop on Hazaar, the zero-waste market place for students, by students.
“The system isn’t built for families like mine to succeed” – Marcus Rashford, MBE In 2019 alone, 1.9 million school children claimed free school meals in England, accounting for 15% of state school pupils in the country. The scheme is accessible for students in nursery through to sixth form/college and is allocated depending on the Household’s yearly income. It is available for those in England, Scotland and Wales with a household income of less than £7,400, and in Northern Ireland, is accessible for those with a household income of less than £14,000. Since national lockdown began in March, free school meals have cost the Government £129 million, as they funded the scheme in half term and over the Easter holidays. The issue of funding arose in the lead up to the summer holidays this year. The Government rejected the possibility of continuing the scheme throughout the holiday, which caused a national outcry. The possibility of being able to provide food for children in the midst of a global pandemic for some was a task they …
#ENDSARS, #SARSMUSTEND, #ENDSARSNOW. No matter where you are, as a Nigerian on social media, you’ve seen one of these hashtags trending recently. Sparked by the brutal killing of several people by the notorious SARS unit, Nigerians decided that enough was enough and it was time to take a stand.
This article explores the need for World Mental Health Day and challenges governmental and societal attitudes to mental health in the UK.
An insight into a first-year student’s experience of Freshers Week and the potentially harmful impact on students’ mental health during this time.