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  • Vocational courses are undersold: CBI
    Vocational courses are undersold: CBI

    Thursday, August 01, 2013

    Young people should be encouraged to take more vocational courses as university degrees are not the best career option for everyone, business leaders have said. The UK economy has a skills s...

  • Landlords avoiding benefit recipients
    Landlords avoiding benefit recipients

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    The number of landlords letting to renters benefiting from a local housing allowance (LHA) continues to fall, new research by the National Landlords Association (NLA) shows. The figure has d...

  • Leeds awaits influx of foreign students to UK
    Leeds awaits influx of foreign students to UK

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    Multicultural Leeds is ready to welcome its share of almost 100,000 more overseas students who could be studying atUKuniversities and colleges by 2018, according to Government estimates. Ab...

  • £1bn fund to boost Leeds transport
    £1bn fund to boost Leeds transport

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    A new £1 billion fund is set to boost transport in Leeds and across West Yorkshire. Local councils are currently preparing to submit plans to the new combined authority which will manage the...

  • Drop in non-European language students
    Drop in non-European language students

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    The number of applications for non-European language degrees has dropped by more than a third since 2010. During the same period, there was a fall of 22% among 18 year olds applying for arch...

  • Leeds honours James Bond soundman
    Leeds honours James Bond soundman

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    The sound producer behind the James Bond and Harry Potter films has been honoured for the knowledge and expertise he has passed on toLeedsstudents. LeedsMetropolitanUniversityhas awarded sou...

  • Rental prices hold steady in June
    Rental prices hold steady in June

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Average rents held steady across the UK last month to avoid a traditional summer increase, according to a new report. LSL Property Services said rent rises stalled in June for the first time...

  • Poll uncovers cost of student tech
    Poll uncovers cost of student tech

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    The averageLeedsstudent will take over £2,000 worth of tech with them to university, a survey has found. Tablets, smartphones and laptops all rank highly in a student's list of must-have ite...

  • 'Fewer white teens' apply to uni
    'Fewer white teens' apply to uni

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Black and Asian pupils are now more likely than white teenagers to apply to university, a new study suggests. Figures from Ucas show that fewer than three in 10 white, state-educated 18-year...

  • Crackdown on 'cowboy' letting firms
    Crackdown on 'cowboy' letting firms

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    MPs are urging tougher controls to eradicate "cowboy" letting agents who treat tenants badly and overcharge. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should have powers to clamp down on letting agen...