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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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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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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Should the NHS re-think cervical cancer screening?

Public Health Wales (PHW) announced that they will be increasing the gap between smear tests for cervical cancer from three to five years; the increase was introduced in Scotland in 2020. The change was met with outrage in Wales and there is fear of the change being introduced in England. 

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Can we feel safe again? A student’s response to modern-day spiking

In recent months, there has been a vast rise in reports of women and men being spiked at clubs and venues across the country via hypodermic needles. What felt like freedom to attend clubs again after relaxed COVID restrictions has turned cold and frightening. The daunting reality that we are not safe has hit home once again. 

Trigger and content warnings: This article discusses drugging, needles, spiking and victim blaming in detail. There are minor mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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DHM Spotlight: “I have a fear of being ‘too much’”

Sophie is a first-year student at the university, who bravely opens up about her experience with her mental health.

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DHM Spotlight: “All of my conditions are interlinked with one another”

Iona, a postgraduate student in her fourth year at Leicester, opens up about her experiences with multiple conditions, including learning difficulties and mental health issues.

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DHM Spotlight: “Hidden conditions aren’t really hidden, they just present differently”

LSM President and SU Accessibility Officer, Ella, shares her experience with ulcerative colitis (UC) and its impact on mental health.

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Travelling on a budget? Research is key! 

Whilst researching potential travel locations can be tedious at times, it is worth every minute. This article outlines some top tips for travelling on a student budget.

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