Leicester students and staff give their response to the implementation of the Vaccine in the UK
The University of Leicester have been accused of monitoring social media accounts of staff members by three academics.
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.
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.
An FOI has revealed that only one student out of 13 accused, has been suspended for sexual assault.
University of Leicester students condemned Millwall fans after they booed their players before the match against Derby County on December 5, as they took the knee in a gesture against racism.
The Brexit agreement has ended the UK’s participation in the Erasmus scheme.
Government report reveals vast gender pay gap at the University of Leicester, published on the 15th of December.
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.
Leicester University stands by its professor in culture war accusations
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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.