The University of Leicester tested on over 16,000 animals in 2017 alone, recent statistics show. A range of animals were used as part of these tests, which the University says it does for ‘biomedical research’. Moreover, the University stated it currently has no plans to halt animal testing on their premises. In this article, we take a look at the full breakdown of the statistics. … Continue reading The University of Leicester Tested on Over 16,000 Animals in 2017
The University of Leicester is ‘hostile’ towards free speech on campus, according to a recent report by Spiked Online. The report has cast doubt over the notion that a University campus is a location which allows students and staff to engage in free speech. The report suggests very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech on campus. Some, they suggest, … Continue reading The University of Leicester is Branded ‘Hostile to Free Speech, Study Says
A group of students participated in a sit-in at the University of Leicester – protesting against the appointment of the new chancellor David Willets. Meanwhile, similar protests have been taking place in support of the UCU strike. Former Conservative MP David Willets has attracted controversy ahead of his appointment as the new Chancellor. We try and sum things up as protest-mania hits the campus at … Continue reading University of Leicester Student ‘Sit-in Protest’ Latest
Many members of staff at Universities across the United Kingdom will be striking throughout February and March, following an ongoing row regarding pensions. The strike will be affecting several Universities based in the Midlands. Aston University, Keele University, Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham will all be striking. The news has caused concern for students – who would be impacted … Continue reading Information on Staff Strikes at Midlands Universities
Having had planning permission secured, the University of Leicester is set to embark on a transformation of some buildings at the institution. The changes are designed to try and improve the student experience, and add to the already-impressive infrastructure at the University. The main changes revolve around a redesign of the Student’s Union building, as well as the Leicester Business School. These changes come as … Continue reading University of Leicester Campus Changes Revealed
Both De Montfort University and the University of Leicester have teamed up to provide a unique course based around football, which has a particular focus on Leicester City’s shock Premier League title victory from the 2015-16 season. The course will study the history of football in depth, providing a unique educational experience, and for Leicester fans and residents, it offers them the opportunity to get … Continue reading You Can Now Do A Course Studying Leicester FC’s Title-Winning Season!
Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. Part of our ongoing study focused on the University of Leicester, where it was revealed students spent £7,861.86 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is well below the average figure seen at UK institutions. Putting this figure into perspective – with around 18,000 … Continue reading How Much Did University of Leicester Students Spend on Library Fines?
In news which will be rejoiced by students city-wide in Leicester, the city’s first ice rink is on its way for the Christmas season. The ice rink offers the perfect opportunity for students from both De Montfort University and the University of Leicester to unwind at the end of term. The ice rink will be located on Jubilee Square, and is set for a December … Continue reading Prepare Yourself: An Ice Rink Is On Its Way To Leicester!
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