The University of Leicester has come under fire for its rent rebate, with international students in particular being treated unfairly.
The University distances itself from a departmental email that says algorithms will be used on some students’ missing marks.
The University of Leicester has threatened students with the prospect of external debt collectors to recover unpaid accommodation fees.
The redundancy dispute at Leicester has threatened to delay graduations in the School of Sciences, with the University saying they ‘may withhold’ some staff’s pay over their marking boycott
A University of Leicester rent protest organised by the Rent Strike team took place on campus on June 1st.
From 9th to 11th June, staff intend to strike, having given notice to Vice-Chancellor, (Nishan Canagarajah) after failing to reach an agreement over the proposed 26 compulsory staff redundancies. The anticipated changes come as part of the University’s ‘shaping for excellence’ plan. Cara Dobbing, Leicester UCU Communications Officer-elect, stated “Leicester UCU’s committee agreed there was no other alternative but to escalate our action in defence of or members livelihoods. “The vice-chancellor may consider it an achievement of the consultation process that only 26 compulsory redundancy notices have been served, but we know the numbers of staff impacted and exiting the university is far higher.” The vice-chancellor has been at the receiving end of criticism for some time now, with a vote of no confidence against his leadership being passed at the end of March. Canagarajah has also been held directly responsible by students for their potential disrupted education, following the proposed staff strikes. The University responded to this issue with the following: “We are extremely disappointed that the University and College Union (UCU) is proceeding …
The Palestine-Israel conflict has led to anti-Semitic and Islamophobic messages of abuse, as the Jewish Society releases a statement accusing the Students’ Union (SU) of ignoring the “abuse Jewish students are facing right now”.
A University of Leicester student who received hospital treatment after suffering from mouldspore poisoning has received a £65 rent rebate and no compensation.
The #BoycottLeicester campaign set up by the UCU is encouraging academics to join the boycott of the University of Leicester in opposition to redundancies.
The English Literature and Language experts who worked on the study of Richard III are set to be axed, along with the study of all Old and (most of) Middle English.
A 63rd minute screamer courtesy of Youri Tielemans secured a 1-0 victory over Chelsea and FA Cup triumph for the Foxes on Saturday evening – for the first time in club history.
Leicester students will overwhelmingly blame the Vice Chancellor and Executive Board if the staff’s industrial action disrupts their education a poll on social media has found.
The University and College Union monks nailed (blue-tacked) ten theses onto the Fielding Johnson building door on the morning of 21st April.
The University of Leicester and their staff’s Union bitter redundancy battle has escalated as each side releases communication attacking the other.
The University faces fierce criticism as they hand 26 staff members their compulsory redundancy notices
The UCU has greylisted the University of Leicester as part of the dispute over the long running redundancy proposals.
Renting a house in second year is the next step in the university process for many students, and as many first years prepare to move into houses in September, I speak to University of Leicester students who have had experiences from hell.
Dr Harvie’s proposed redundancy at the School of Business has been widely condemned by fellow academics.
Staff at Leicester University vote in favour of strike action in response to proposed redundancies.
Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have announced they have agreed to establish a new competition, the European Super League (ESL). The league notably excludes PL title winners and current top 4 team, Leicester City.
The University’s Council has said that it “fully supports the Executive Board” and Vice-Chancellor despite students passing an overwhelming vote of no confidence.
Three people have had suicidal thoughts after bullying by managers at the University of Leicester says retired Professor
Leicester MP Claudia Webbe has written to the Education Secretary to express her concerns regarding the ongoing disinvestment proposals.
Dr Oz Gore has resigned from the University of Leicester citing a ‘toxic’ atmosphere, as staff ballot over strike action.
Leicester MP Claudia Webbe has shared a petition on Twitter requesting that the University of Leicester offer a fair rent rebate, which has 611 signatures, as of April 12th.
A student has put forward the proposal to ban endorsements of candidates by societies in Students’ Union’s elections.
The University of Leicester have threatened to remove the title of Professor Emeritus from the retired academic Peter Armstrong over his social media activity, following recent disagreement over disinvestment proposals.
The University of Leicester (UoL) have announced a 50% rebate on empty accommodation rooms from the 4 January to 3 May.
A student led petition for the re-naming of the De Montfort Hall has started after the man the building is named after was responsible for exiling Jews from Leicester.
Leicester students have passed a vote of no confidence in the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Board at the University of Leicester.