The Vice Chancellor has said that he will not consider taking a pay cut to his salary of £250K, despite putting 145 jobs at risk.
The University of Leicester have been accused of monitoring social media accounts of staff members by three academics.
A ‘Students Against Redundancies’ petition opposing redundancies for lecturers and departmental staff has attracted more than 500 signatures.
A recent influx of people posting stories of sexual assault and rape, on Facebook page LeicFess, was sparked after a survivor of sexual assault spoke out on 30 January.
The University of Leicester is yet to produce its annual financial statement for the last academic year, sparking concerns about a lack of transparency over their financial troubles.
The university faced widespread criticism at the student council meeting, with no one speaking against the motion.
An FOI has revealed that only one student out of 13 accused, has been suspended for sexual assault.
The University and College Union (UCU) Leicester branch held a meeting on 25 January where they laid out plans to oppose the prospect of compulsory redundancies,
University of Leicester students left frustrated at being forced to pay rent for vacated student houses.
Four petitions opposing the proposed compulsory redundancies at the University of Leicester have received over four thousand signatures from across the globe
The University of Leicester has faced widespread criticism over the cuts to the English department, that were announced to staff in an email, three hours into the first day of term.
University of Leicester to make up to 145 staff redundant in bid to maintain “academic excellence”
Students residing in University of Leicester accommodation can claim a discount on their rent payments, that will be calculated in March.
A petition started by Leicester Student Magazine calling for the University of Leicester to implement a safety net currently has 1,216 signatures and counting.
At 8pm on Monday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation and announced another national lockdown. The message to “stay at home” ends the prospect of face-to-face teaching for many university students, who had been told it might return this term.
Since October, students at the University of Leicester have been trying to come to terms with the demands of speaking online as they adapt to digital learning.
Government report reveals vast gender pay gap at the University of Leicester, published on the 15th of December.
Leicester students are fearful that the Government’s plans for a ‘Christmas bubble’ could prevent their return to university accommodation
From December 3-9, students can go home for Christmas in the ‘student travel window’, but are advised to take a test to reduce the risk of passing Coronavirus on to their loved ones, the Government has announced.
University of Leicester’s students say it is the responsibility of the university to counter previous learning by providing ‘genuine backing’ for student-led programmes like Represent on campus.
Leicester Student Magazine spoke to eight isolating households (comprising over 25 students) during October, and discovered that only half of them had received the free food package.
On the morning of Halloween, the student accommodation block ‘Kilby’ at Oadby student village was raided by police officers.
Leicester’s Students’ Union voted by 35-5 to oppose the university’s ‘disinvestment strategy’ during an impassioned exchange at their annual meeting on the 1st of December.
The Students’ Union has launched a new campaign around sport and safety, after a Leicester student was followed whilst on a run.
Leicester University stands by its professor in culture war accusations
University Vice Chancellor announces that now is the ‘perfect moment’ to ‘disinvest in certain areas’, putting thousands of staff jobs on the line.
“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 …
The University of Leicester has reported an average of 12 new cases a day over the last week, which is relatively small compared to other universities.