The University of Leicester has come under fire for its rent rebate, with international students in particular being treated unfairly.
Toby Cray takes a satirical lens to ongoing disputes between the university and student body.
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
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 …
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.
A student’s account of her healthcare experience, feeling neglected and living in daily pain while awaiting treatment.
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.
This week’s editon of the Let’s Explore Leicester series focuses on the best coffee choices in Leicester, recommended by Julia Goralska.
A raw inside look into the realities of a real break-up from the perspective of the one ending the relationship.
The University of Leicester have threatened to remove the title of Professor Emeritus from the retired academic Peter Armstrong over his social media activity, following recent disagreement over disinvestment proposals.
What is Parkour and why should it be on your bucket list of sports to try?
When people are healthy, life is taken for granted. But for some, the illness is with them forever.
As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, SU Executive Officer elections are very much underway. As part of LSM’s election coverage, I spoke to the two running candidates for Wellbeing – Karli Wargner and Millie Loader – about their manifestos and aspirations for the next year if elected.
Pedram Bani Asadi believes he’s the right man to stand up to the University’s senior management if he’s elected as the President of the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union this week.
Rhiannon Jenkins is no stranger to standing up for University of Leicester students. Now she’s running to be elected as the next President of the Students’ Union.
It comes as no surprise that COVID has had a huge impact upon the job market.
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.
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.
Written by Ed Morrison Last week, in response to a question about tuition fee refunds from a red-faced Piers Morgan, the universities minister, Michelle Donelan, exclaimed: “We set the maximum level of tuition fees and it is up to universities to then decide what they are going to charge.” Donelan’s OIA level advice rejects any proposal for the government to pay students compensation for their undervalued tuition and is a bitter pill to swallow for those, like myself, who felt reinvigorated and hopeful that change was on the horizon, especially after a government petition for reduced tuition fees received over 550,000 signatures. In light of this, it is perhaps unsurprising that this latest government advice has fallen on deaf ears among students, who feel sick and tired at the treatment they have received this academic year. These views are expressed in a new poll by the University of Leicester Students’ Union as part of a new ‘Tuition Fees Campaign.’ Organised by the SU President, Mia Nembhard, she hopes it will “help get as many students …
Trapped and alone in Oadby student village, Lyla was helpless as her friend bore down on her. “At that moment it became apparent I didn’t know this person, and it made me fear for my life.”
Konstantinos Kolokotronis is an EU student studying at Leicester, and details his experiences and problems raised from studying remotely from home.
University of Leicester students left frustrated at being forced to pay rent for vacated student houses.
Students feel lack of government support has left them with no choice but to return to campus, against guidelines.
“So… what’s next?” The inescapable question for final year university students everywhere, as preparations for the ‘real world’ get underway.
At 8pm on Monday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation and announced another national lockdown. The message to “stay at home” ends the prospect of face-to-face teaching for many university students, who had been told it might return this term.
Withdrawing from the Erasmus scheme as part of the Brexit deal highlights, yet again, the failings of the UK government when it comes to young people