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  • 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...

  • A Quick Guide to our Really Simple Professional Lettings Process
    A Quick Guide to our Really Simple Professional Lettings Process

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    Over the last 45 years we've established Pickard as the leading student landlord in the region, but in recent years our professional lettings in Leeds and the surrounding area have become very...

  • 'Panties' Franco's secret weapon
    'Panties' Franco's secret weapon

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Historic leader General Franco would not have got as far in life without the support of "right-wing panties", a student has explained in their exam paper. Another student claimed the dark fi...

  • Five Unmissable Events Taking Place in Leeds this Summer
    Five Unmissable Events Taking Place in Leeds this Summer

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    The eyes of the world are set to be on Leeds next summer when the Tour de France makes its debut in the city. But even before one of the world's greatest sporting events arrives in Yorkshire...

  • One in three 'paying home loans until 60s'
    One in three 'paying home loans until 60s'

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    A new study has found more than a third of home owners expect to be still paying off their mortgage in their 60s, which has coincided with separate research showing more over-50s are renting r...