Pedram Bani Asadi has been removed from the University of Leicester Students’ Union Presidential Elections due to “three separate, alleged breaches of the election regulations.”
The presidential Q&A for the Students’ Union election race was pulled yesterday, on 3 March, at the last minute and without an explanation.
The free-speech champion, announced early this month, is set to ‘protect’ the legal rights of students and staff on campus — but will it really? Or could it just be another power grab by the government?
From family reactions to unrequited love, Bethany Walsh honestly details her process of coming out as a lesbian woman.
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
A students shared thoughts as she navigates through the UK’s 3rd national lockdown.
Going outside and breathing fresh air is essential during these challenging times, so here are the top 10 cutest open areas in Leicester to take your partner or loved one on.
Written by Toby Cray, featuring interview from SU President Mia Nembhard
A ‘Students Against Redundancies’ petition opposing redundancies for lecturers and departmental staff has attracted more than 500 signatures.
‘Frustrated’, ‘fragile’ and ‘numb’. These are the words that now define what it feels like to be a university student during a once-in-a-generation crisis.
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.
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.
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.
The Brexit agreement has ended the UK’s participation in the Erasmus scheme.
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.
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.
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 Government student evacuation – a calculated strategy or a recipe for disaster?
Written by Alice Warburton It’s the most wonderful time of the year…again! That’s right, Christmas is coming, and if you’re travelling in the government window between the 3rd-9th December, then you need to explore Leicester in all its Christmas glory before it’s too late. Usually, there would be an amazing ice rink in the middle of Jubilee Square, and a huge Ferris wheel for you and all your friends to enjoy (if you’re not afraid of heights of course!). Things are slightly different this year (and we all know why), but that doesn’t mean things aren’t any less amazing. Take a walk along Every Street in the city to find the Town Hall covered in Christmas decs! A massive banner, reading ‘Christmas Greetings’ first meets your eye, before seeing decorations and tinsel galore. There’s also a cute Narnia scene to feast upon, as well as the classic nativity portrayal. A further walk by the clock tower will show you an enormous Christmas tree beautifully adorned, and although there was no Christmas lights turn on event …
Written by Alice Warburton It’s that time of the year again: students rush out in great panic, signing contracts here there and everywhere to secure their dream home for the next year. How do you know who the best estate agents are? Where they operate? If they’re trustworthy? I’m going to list three main agencies below to help get your search started, along with some top tips – contact details will be listed at the end. Please do remember though that every student experience will be different, and so you should go for the one that you feel most comfortable with. Westmanor Student Living Available on London Road and Grange Lane, this estate agent is one to remember due to the variety of properties they offer both in the city centre and near the university. Last year they received 99% positive feedback on all their properties and housed one thousand eight hundred students. Popular properties from them include the brand-new build Queen Elizabeth Apartments on Queens Road, and Lillie House, above Tesco Supermarket next to …
Meggie Eloy and Carla Field have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2020 Green Gown Awards for ‘Student Sustainability Champion of the Year’.
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’.
This week in our Let’s Explore Leicester series, Alice Warburton recommends her favourite local takeaways.
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 village accommodation has been taken over by an invasive species, that seems to do nothing but mate.