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  • University 'expected' of most students
    University 'expected' of most students

    Monday, August 12, 2013

    Almost three-quarters of the nation's school and college students face the expectation that they should go on to study for a degree at university, a new survey suggests. Of the 4,000 current...

  • 'Fewer tenants' fall into arrears
    'Fewer tenants' fall into arrears

    Monday, August 12, 2013

    Fewer tenants are falling behind on their rent, according to new figures. Research from the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that incidences of arrears have dropped to their lowest...

  • Protest over Leeds Met name change
    Protest over Leeds Met name change

    Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Students have expressed concerns about the proposed new name forLeedsMetropolitanUniversity. Following a consultation with staff and students, the institution has applied to change its name ...

  • House price rise fastest since 2010
    House price rise fastest since 2010

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    House prices rose by more than 4% in the 12 months to July, new figures show. A survey byHalifaxfound that prices rose at their fastest pace in almost three years to leave the average proper...

  • Leeds University steps up recruitment bid
    Leeds University steps up recruitment bid

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    LeedsUniversityis pulling out all the stops to get more students to make the institution their first choice to avoid a repeat of last year's shortfall. The university, a member of the presti...

  • Maths graduates offered £20k to teach
    Maths graduates offered £20k to teach

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Maths students will be offered a grant of £20,000 to teach the subject in colleges after they graduate. The Government has announced new plans to recruit "the brightest and best teachers", w...

  • Renting in retirement makes 'financial sense'
    Renting in retirement makes 'financial sense'

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    More than two in five (42%) renting retirees are former homeowners, according to a new study. A pensions expert says renting in retirement makes financial sense. Anyone who has rentedLeed...

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

    Thursday, August 1, 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...