There can be a lot to take in when thinking about university as an adult and how you’re going to pay for it can understandably be a worry, particularly if you’ve got a family to care for and bills to pay. There are lots of myths out there about student finance including headlines declaring students leave university with unmanageable debt. The reality about student loans, however, is very different.
Akanksha Goyal is a second-year Journalism undergraduate studying from her home in Chennai, southern India. Here she describes what it’s been like working towards her University of Leeds degree from 6,000 miles away.
If you had told me in the summer of 2019 when I was accepting my offer from the University of Leeds to study Journalism that I’d be attending classes from my bedroom, I would’ve laughed and called you crazy.
Being an international student, the thought of not only spending my entire second year studying online from home, but also the possibility of being away from campus in…
Do you believe in fairies? Arthur Conan Doyle, the literary genius behind detective mastermind Sherlock Holmes, did!
Just over 100 years ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the world-famous Cottingley fairies photographs in The Strand magazine. Unbeknown to him, these fairies were just a figment of two girls’ imaginations.
Heading intentionally into a storm, on an aircraft with 15 other scientists, it’s strange to think that mathematics is the reason you’re there. But if you study meteorology — the science of weather forecasting — then the most common route into the subject is through maths or physics.
Meteorology is essentially based on fluid dynamics — the movement and flow of air. Fluid dynamics are basic laws of physics, studied theoretically in maths, which can be applied across numerous fields including meteorology.
Because of the commercial drivers behind meteorology, such as shipping, aviation or agriculture, there’s always been demand for…
On the outskirts of Ghana’s capital city, Accra, on the banks of the Korle Lagoon, is the Agbogbloshie electronic waste dump.
This huge 20-acre scrap yard — that’s about the size of eleven football pitches — is the country’s main centre for e-waste recycling. Surrounded by towering piles of computers, laptops, old phones, printers, cables and plastic components, many people live, eat and work on the site.
It is here, and at other similar sites, that some of world’s electronic waste ends up.
The UK alone generates 1.6 million tonnes of electronic waste a year, much of which is exported…
With assessments almost here, we’ve put together a guide on understanding the rules, where to get help from, and have translated some of the words that you may not have heard before — they can be a bit confusing.
The most important message? If you’re thinking about breaking the rules because you don’t know what else to do — STOP!
We’re here to help — not just in this guide, but your tutors, module leaders, course reps, academics, personal tutors and support staff in your school, as well as places like Leeds University Union. …
Obviously, with these changes comes risks. We’ve put together some of the messages we’d normally have been sharing throughout the year in one place, with helpful links and info you might not have been aware of.
Leeds is generally a safe city to live and study in. However, if you’re new to the city, or new to the UK, there may be some great resources and support you’re not aware of.
Let’s start on campus. It’s generally a safe place to be, and there’s a lot of measures to make it Covid — safe.
Campus is looked after by University…
Doing good while developing your skills and personal values…
Imagine there was one thing you could do to help reactivate student life, meet new people, gain a sense of purpose, super charge your CV, and boost your skills & values…..
The good news is that there is and it’s free! Volunteering has been a quiet force during the pandemic with good Samaritans everywhere contributing, connecting and supporting others. And as we tentatively look to move forward they will also have a huge role to play in the recovery process.
We’ve put together some ideas that may fit with your studies…
If your Instagram is a bit predictable, and you find those constant pics of other people’s tea or new haircut is getting a bit boring, then don’t worry. We’re here to help.
We’ve put together a list of Instagram accounts to check out of Leeds and the surrounding area. Whether you’re in Leeds, currently away from the city or considering Leeds as your next step, these accounts are sure to give you the inspiration to get out and explore the beautiful, quirky, historic and fascinating place that is Leeds.
There are lots of different accounts to follow at the University…
Fall armyworm can devastate a field of maize. The pest — a moth — arrived in Africa from its native USA in 2016 and is now found throughout the continent.
Its caterpillars feed voraciously on the foliage of over 350 plant species. These include the food crops on which 175 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa depend, such as rice, sorghum, wheat, vegetable crops and especially maize.
Estimates vary but fall armyworm is thought to cause the loss of between 8–20 billion tonnes of…
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