Free and sustainability-sourced tampons and pads were made accessible in three buildings across campus last week, following successful work over summer by the Leicester Students’ Union’s Wellbeing Officer, Karli Wagener, in securing a deal between the University and UK-based social enterprise, Hey Girls.
Like most of the nation, I binged-watched Line of Duty, a gripping drama about police corruption. Centred around the investigations of AC-12, an internal anti-corruption unit, Superintendent Hastings is on the lookout for ‘bent coppers.’ The show is a success because the public are intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes of a police force, but also due to the many dramatic scenes. I have not heard of a single person who did not enjoy the show and was not trying to figure out who ‘H’ was. You do have to wonder where Jed Mercurio, the creator of the show, got his inspiration from. While some storylines are inspired by real events, I would have thought a television drama would make things seem worse than reality. However, a report was recently released which branded the Metropolitan Police “institutionally corrupt,” something they deny, of course. So, what was this enquiry all about? Set up in 2013 by Theresa May, the independent enquiry reviewed the investigation of the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan in a South …
Biological Sciences students have been left waiting for their exam results as a result of the ongoing redundancy dispute.
The University of Leicester has come under fire for its rent rebate, with international students in particular being treated unfairly.
Vice-Chancellor Nishan Canagarajah responds to the letter of no-confidence written to him by the Students’ Union Yes campaign team regarding ongoing staff redundancies. Reed James gives his views.
Toby Cray takes a satirical lens to ongoing disputes between the university and student body.
The University distances itself from a departmental email that says algorithms will be used on some students’ missing marks.
Health secretary Matt Hancock says ‘F*ck them kids,’ but which ones is he talking about?
The University of Leicester has threatened students with the prospect of external debt collectors to recover unpaid accommodation fees.
The redundancy dispute at Leicester has threatened to delay graduations in the School of Sciences, with the University saying they ‘may withhold’ some staff’s pay over their marking boycott
Written by Georgia Hilton-Buckley On Friday June 4th, Jeanette Winterson tweeted a photo of burning books, made significantly more interesting because they were her own books. Winterson, famed author of Oranges are not the only fruit and Sexing the Cherry, burned the republished editions of several of her previous works because she detested the ‘cosy’ blurb which sectioned her into ‘wimmin’s fiction’. I have read a few of Winterson’s novels and greatly admired them, but the prospect of burning books greatly upset me. The history of book burning Burning books has always been a symbol of censorship under both the reign of Nazi Germany, the destruction of the Library of Baghdad and the Burning of Jaffna public library. Under ISIS, burning forbidden texts are common acts of taunting Western media and is probably the most recent act of cultural genocide. Although Winterson is burning her own books, it still sends a strong message that literature can be erased. When the author who shall not be named (Creator of Harry Potter) posted a transphobic essay, many …
A University of Leicester rent protest organised by the Rent Strike team took place on campus on June 1st.
From 9th to 11th June, staff intend to strike, having given notice to Vice-Chancellor, (Nishan Canagarajah) after failing to reach an agreement over the proposed 26 compulsory staff redundancies. The anticipated changes come as part of the University’s ‘shaping for excellence’ plan. Cara Dobbing, Leicester UCU Communications Officer-elect, stated “Leicester UCU’s committee agreed there was no other alternative but to escalate our action in defence of or members livelihoods. “The vice-chancellor may consider it an achievement of the consultation process that only 26 compulsory redundancy notices have been served, but we know the numbers of staff impacted and exiting the university is far higher.” The vice-chancellor has been at the receiving end of criticism for some time now, with a vote of no confidence against his leadership being passed at the end of March. Canagarajah has also been held directly responsible by students for their potential disrupted education, following the proposed staff strikes. The University responded to this issue with the following: “We are extremely disappointed that the University and College Union (UCU) is proceeding …
The Palestine-Israel conflict has led to anti-Semitic and Islamophobic messages of abuse, as the Jewish Society releases a statement accusing the Students’ Union (SU) of ignoring the “abuse Jewish students are facing right now”.
A University of Leicester student who received hospital treatment after suffering from mouldspore poisoning has received a £65 rent rebate and no compensation.
The #BoycottLeicester campaign set up by the UCU is encouraging academics to join the boycott of the University of Leicester in opposition to redundancies.
May 2021 is Local and Community History Month across the UK. Explore the University of Leicester’s rich and diverse history in relation to it’s wartime origins.
The English Literature and Language experts who worked on the study of Richard III are set to be axed, along with the study of all Old and (most of) Middle English.
The University of Leicester has spent much of this academic year embroiled in controversy over its ‘Shaping for Excellence’ plans, which include 26 staff redundancies. Students must take inspiration from other University student groups and protest.
Placing a bet can make any football game more exciting. Money always has and always will be something that we are all drawn to, so the opportunity to pocket some ‘easy cash’ is not usually turned down by regular gamblers.
Leicester students will overwhelmingly blame the Vice Chancellor and Executive Board if the staff’s industrial action disrupts their education a poll on social media has found.
The University and College Union monks nailed (blue-tacked) ten theses onto the Fielding Johnson building door on the morning of 21st April.
The University of Leicester and their staff’s Union bitter redundancy battle has escalated as each side releases communication attacking the other.
The University faces fierce criticism as they hand 26 staff members their compulsory redundancy notices
A student’s account of her healthcare experience, feeling neglected and living in daily pain while awaiting treatment.
The UCU has greylisted the University of Leicester as part of the dispute over the long running redundancy proposals.
Renting a house in second year is the next step in the university process for many students, and as many first years prepare to move into houses in September, I speak to University of Leicester students who have had experiences from hell.
Dr Harvie’s proposed redundancy at the School of Business has been widely condemned by fellow academics.
Georgia Hilton-Buckley dives into Lana Del Rey’s latest release, Chemtrails over the Country Club.
This week’s editon of the Let’s Explore Leicester series focuses on the best coffee choices in Leicester, recommended by Julia Goralska.