Category: News

No Referendum for De Montfort SU as the accused resign from their positions

By Abi Gibson    The emergency council which called for a referendum at De Montfort Students Union took a dramatic turn as three of the elect Full Time Officers resigned from their positions.  The council, on April 12th, began with...

/ 13th April 2018

De Montfort student is suspended

UPDATE: Monday 19th March (17:36) De Montfort University released a second statement on Twitter regarding both cases involving Elizabeth Sawyerr. It can be read in full below. Monday 19 March: A statement from De Montfort University pic.twitter.com/rKOoRRIVvv — De Montfort...

/ 15th March 2018

The bigger picture behind the dancer on the ‘Dare to be Fearless’ advert

By Panhchaka KH  Most of you may have seen the dancer who appeared on DMU’s TV advert in 2016-17: ‘Dare to be fearless’. His name is Wes Bingwa, a third-year dance student performing his dance routine on the Campus Centre roof at dawn in the advert.  Of course, this was...

/ 13th March 2018

VARSITY: Heartbreak for women and men’s futsal 1sts

A thunderous crowd sang and cheered for their sides, in an amazing turnout for the futsal varsity fixtures, on Friday 8th March as Renuka Odedra watched on at the Queen Elizabeth leisure centre. After the men’s 2nd team secured the...

/ 12th March 2018

De Montfort 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. Elizabeth, a performing arts student has alleged that after being invited on a night out on Monday...

/ 13th February 2018

Valentine’s Day: love it or loathe it?

Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s day is approaching! It’s the ‘one day of the year’ where you can show your loved one just how much they mean to you, some may argue. Here are some of the...

/ 7th 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

Leicester Hosts its First Christmas Market

If you wanted something different to do today, I highly suggest taking a walk into town to New Market Square and give Leicester’s Christmas Market a visit. With 40 stalls set up in those oh-so adorable chalets, the market is sure to be the...

/ 8th December 2017

Britain to face hung parliament after snap general election

With the voting over for the snap general election of 2017 the results are finally in, there can be party forming a majority government resulting in a hung parliament. Altogether there are 10 seats up for grabs in the Leicestershire...

/ 8th June 2017