All posts by Renuka Odedra

Writer for The Demon, on mainly sports and news.

De Montfort University student claims coursemates used racial slurs against her

De Montfort University (DMU) student, Elizabeth Sawyerr was allegedly verbally abused by fellow coursemates, who used the n-word against her on a night out last Monday evening. By Renuka Odedra Elizabeth, a performing arts student has alleged that after being invited on a night...

/ 13th February 2018

Statue of Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins unveiled

A 7-foot, bronze statue has been unveiled in Leicester’s New Market Square of Suffragette Alice Hawkins, making her the first ever named woman to be recognised with a statue in the county. By Renuka Odedra A celebratory event took place...

/ 5th February 2018

Meet Amika George: the teenager campaigning to eradicate period poverty in the UK

A campaign is gaining support of celebrities, thousands of people online, and MP’s, challenging the Prime Minister to put an end to period poverty. The eighteen-year-old from North London who started it all speaks to Renuka Odedra. Discussions on the...

/ 15th December 2017

Varsity: Griffins 2nd team unable to continue basketball winning streak

A full house was packed into a court inside the Queen Elizabeth Leisure centre to watch the DMU 2nds team against UoL 2nds on Winning Wednesday. In the first quarter, an early basket by UoL was booed by the home...

/ 23rd March 2017

‘This Girl Can’ week long campaign launched at DSU

For the second time, the national campaign, This Girl Can, was launched by the De Montfort Students Union (DSU), a week of events set to empower women between Monday 30 January till Sunday 5 February. The DSU’s This Girl Can...

/ 30th January 2017

Global Sports Roundup: Red cards in cricket, French GP returns, Joshua v Klitschko and more

Red cards in cricket set to be introduced for ‘most extreme’ behaviour Embed from Getty Images Cricket is set to implement laws to introduce a red card for ‘most extreme’ on-field behaviour into the laws of the game for the...

/ 20th December 2016

Global Sports Roundup: Rosberg retires, Chapecoense tributes, BBC SPOTY and more

2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces his retirement from racing Embed from Getty Images The German who clinched his maiden Formula 1 world championship this season in Abu Dhabi has announced his retirement from the sport. The 31-year-old has...

/ 6th December 2016

Netball: Dominant DMU brush aside Leicester to stay undefeated

An emphatic display against the University of Leicester (UoL) saw DMU women’s 1st team comfortably secure a win and continue their unbeaten streak. A sporting derby always has an air of tension to it and this game was no different....

/ 20th November 2016

Continental Market’s visit to Leicester offers up treats from around the globe

Gallowtree and Humberstone gate played hosts to the Continental market for the last time this year, as they made their final stop to Leicester. Stalls offering delicate pastries, succulent jerk chicken to handmade jewellery and plants all the way from...

/ 16th November 2016