Students Considering Shoplifting to Support Them Through Cost of Living Crisis

StudentBeans conducted a survey in September 2022 with 1,321 students to find out how the Cost of Living crisis is affecting the student body and found that the impact is much worse than expected.

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New to University of Leicester: An International Perspective

As an international student from Canada, pursuing a Criminology MSc in England was a pretty easy decision. I wanted to learn in a new environment and be immersed in a different culture as well. At first, I was confident and excited about studying in a new country. However, that feeling began to dwindle during my first few weeks in Leicester.

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Is Queerbaiting a Relevant Criticism or Is It Turning into Gatekeeping?

In recent years, ‘queerbaiting’ has become more relevant in our media. It is when a show will hint at the potential for a queer relationship between characters, however they never allow it to play out on screens. They use it as an attempt to garner publicity or attract an LGBTQ+ audience; it is a cruel deception from the media, exploiting the desire for representation to boost viewership. 

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Enough is Enough: Leicester’s Demonstration Against the Cost of Living Crisis

“A real pay rise, slash energy bills, end food poverty, decent homes for all and tax the rich.” 

You’d be forgiven for thinking that isn’t too much to ask, especially considering the UK has one of the richest economies in the world. 

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Freshers 2022: Tips for moving into halls

Moving into halls can be both exciting and stressful. On the one hand, you’ll be excited to make new friends, start your course, and enjoy independence for the first time. On the other, being left alone in an unfamiliar city will understandably seem like a daunting prospect. In this guide, I’ll be sharing a few tips I learned from my own experience in halls that can help make your first few days go as smoothly as possible. 

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Democracy is worth more than a lollipop 

Students take for granted that they are given a real influence within the university through SU Executive Elections. The standard practice of offering sweets instead of actual reasons to vote confirms student elections as the exercise in futility people my age believe democracy to be.

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Varsity 2022: American Football – Longhorns extend winning streak to a decade

In a tight contest at Beaumont Park on Sunday, the Leicester Longhorns defence put on an inspiring display, claiming 5 turnovers and restricting the DMU Lions to 6 points on their way to a tenth successive Varsity win.

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Celebrating Female Leaders in Sport: Conversations with Team Leicester Club Captains

Ahead of Varsity, Cheer and Stunt captain Cleo Moseley spoke to Club Captains Ysabel Wagland from Lacrosse (ULLAX), Alice Bennett from Swimming and Water polo (SWOLO), and Isabelle Scott from Boat Club (UOLBC) to learn about their experiences in sport.

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BREAKING NEWS: Plagiarised passages found in four Mature Students’ Officer manifestos

Four out of five Mature Students’ Officer election manifestos are plagiarised; passages are taken from manifestos on four different Students’ Unions (SU) websites.

This comes in light of the news that Syed Ali, candidate for President in the SU Executive Election, plagiarised his manifesto last week.

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