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 distances itself from a departmental email that says algorithms will be used on some students’ missing marks.
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.
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.
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.
Following the news of Prince Phillip’s death on Friday, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo swiftly mounted their one-trick-pony, and by the very same evening had posted a topical cartoon to their Twitter, depicting ‘l’hommage d’Harry & Meghan au Prince Phillip’
When people talk about their mental health, I never claim I have anxiety because I feel like I don’t suffer like some people do. But I do.
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.
With just two weeks to go, read our comprehensive list of City and Clarendon Park hospitality businesses opening on April 12th and beyond.
When people are healthy, life is taken for granted. But for some, the illness is with them forever.
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.
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.
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.
A look into a first year’s experience of semester one and what led them to the decision to leave halls.
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
Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre (AAC) is looking to deliver an online service to satisfy customer demand throughout lockdown.
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.