Written by Toby Cray, featuring interview from SU President Mia Nembhard
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.
Lockdown (again) in only in a few days’ time. Everything will close: bookshops, coffee shops, clothing stores, so you definitely need to get out in your last few days of freedom. Why go far when you have it all on your doorstep, so close to your university and accommodation?
“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 …
Stressed out with uni work? Struggling to sleep at night? Tired all the time? If this sounds like you, read ahead.
#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.
A generation of young people with poor mental health has been produced, and the statistics speak for themselves.
You might not be stumbling home across Victoria park or catching a taxi back to Oadby with strangers this weekend but, on Saturday night, the Athena will be transformed for the biggest Halloween event in the city.
As schools enter October half term, 1.4 million disadvantaged children in the UK who would usually receive Free School Meals will not be receiving food vouchers as a result of the House of Commons vote this week.
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.
Students have been breaking coronavirus guidelines at Leicester University by having small parties and gathering in groups
An insight into how Team Leicester sport has adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, concerning limitations and hopeful prospects.
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.