Lizzy Cooney

Lizzy Cooney
Leeds University


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Leeds Beckett is introducing a degree in TikTok

The course includes viral video history, producing content, and internet ethics

Leeds drug dealer to hire female drivers so women customers feel safe while picking up

The dealer said ‘no one should feel on edge’

Two men sentenced after kidnapping, torturing, and robbing Leeds uni student

The gang tortured him for 22 hours after he left Mission

The Leeds Tab is recruiting for its editorial team!

Think you could be Editor, News Editor, Features Editor or Social Editor?

Ticket site crashes as Leeds students struggle to book tickets for Fruity

At this point, I’d pay £150 to throw a VK across the dance floor

Fruity just announced it’s hosting five events in one week after restrictions end

Find your Fruity t-shirts, we’re going out

We rated Tracy Beaker outfits based on how ‘edgy-Leeds’ they are

Justine Littlewood and Crash are the unsung heroes of Hyde Park fashion

Two men each fined £10,000 after Woodhouse Moor snowball fight

Police issued the fines after investigating the cause of the gathering

Leeds Student Group temporarily suspended due to surge in reports and engagement

The Facebook group received 80,000 engagements on Tuesday

Leeds Beckett security guard quits claiming partying students put his ‘life at risk’

His resignation was prompted by students allegedly disobeying Covid rules

Uni of Leeds extends late penalty waiver for some students to include all coursework originally due in January

Coursework due from the 23rd to 30th January is now included in the waiver

Uni of Leeds scraps late penalties for a week on coursework for all students

It applies to coursework due between 8th and 22nd January

Edward Boyle is currently the only library open to Uni of Leeds students

All other libraries are closed until further notice

I refuse to wait until mid February to return to my uni city, here’s why

Good luck stopping me on the M1, Boris

Uni of Leeds students launch petition to ‘save our grades’

“We simply cannot carry on as if this was a normal university year”

Leeds Beckett disciplined 403 students for Covid-19 rule breaches in the first weeks of term

That’s the second highest in the UK

All the best memes about the 12-year-old gang who are tearing up Hyde Park

They may have gone quiet, but the jokes are still popping off

Leeds is officially in Tier 3 after lockdown: Here’s how this affects students

No RPP for you

We asked Leeds students if Roger Stevens is ‘pretty’, and the response was alarming

Unpopular opinion but it’s quite fit

These Leeds grads ordered 33 Bakery164 sandwiches to London

That poor delivery driver

Leeds Trinity appoint first ever black UK university Vice-Chancellor

He was congratulated by the former vice-president of Nigeria for his appointment

Don’t freak out, but you can now buy recycled Champion Leeds uni sweatshirts

Edgy and repping uni? Yes please

Petition launched after ex-student assaulted near Headingley stadium

It already has over 2,600 signatures

Leeds made it into the top 10 dogging spots in the UK

And you thought shagging in Eddie B was a flex?

This quiz will tell you which Leeds club you are, really

You might put on a vintage sweatshirt and tiny glasses, but you’re still Fruity

Leeds woman issues warning to students after her dog ‘eats edible’ in Hyde Park

He became very lethargic and had ‘bloodshot eyes’

Leeds uni is offering ’emergency food boxes’, and they’re literally a joke

Yum, can’t wait for my banana and baked bean pasta

A Manc fresher unpacked everything in halls, then realised she was in the wrong room

‘I woke up after my first night and realised, I wanted to cry’

There are only 100 seats available across all Leeds uni libraries

And loads of days are already sold out

How accurate is ITV’s Des?: We asked a detective who was there

They actually did find a boiled head in the kitchen

Inside the Instagrams of this year’s Great British Bake Off contestants

Cake, cake, and more cake

Only a knitting nana could get full marks on this nostalgic British TV advert quiz

BANG and the dirt is gone

These are officially the most expensive uni halls in the country

One costs 17K PER YEAR

This is what actually happens if the police turn up to your uni house party

Don’t think my overdraft will cover the £10,000 fine

Can you tell which uni these students go to, just from one pic?

The stereotypes are too real

Your ultimate guide to ‘eat out to help out’ in Leeds

Who knew discounted pizza could make you such a hero

Uni of Leeds schools are axing modules on race, gender, and colonialism

POLIS and SSP schools amongst those cutting controversial modules

Uni of Leeds student wins a national lockdown art competition

The painting is of herself in the bath with a cuppa and it’s a vibe

All you need to know about your fave pubs reopening in Leeds

Get me a pint ASAP

Students ‘shocked’ as some University of Leeds MA courses pushed back to 2021

“I find their prioritisation of worldwide offer holders over their former students to be disheartening”, says one student

International “chaos fetishizer” group behind THAT racist ‘Leeds student’ Instagram post

They posed as a student and framed the University of Leeds to further their anti-establishment goal

BLM protest in Leeds organised by white students unaffiliated with BLM cancelled

They asked for PayPal donations and falsely claimed they contacted BLM Leeds for consent

This Leeds student wrote her dissertation on OnlyFans and we’re here for it

It’s called ‘LonelyMans, PhotoScams, and HornyGrans’

A comprehensive list of all the boys in Leeds wearing chains right now

Move over Connell from Normal People

Armed police spotted in Leeds amidst concerns for a man’s welfare

Emergency services swarmed the popular student area

Nominations are now open for Hyde Park’s Hottest student 2020

Get applying, you bunch of fitties

Here are all the Leeds venues streaming their club nights during lockdown

Virtual Beaver Works, anyone?

This is what Leeds Uni campus looks like right now with absolutely nobody on it

Take a moment to mourn the good old days

This is what campus looks like right now with absolutely nobody on it

Take a moment to mourn the good old days

Student creates Insta account sharing people’s questionable isolation outfits

Can you believe some people are actually wearing JEANS around their house?

We spoke to the creator of ‘I got dressed today’: The Insta account sharing our questionable isolation outfits

Can you believe some people are actually wearing JEANS around their house?

Rent to be cancelled or reduced for students in Leeds Beckett and Unipol accommodation

The cancellation is in response to COVID-19 concerns

We created a game of ‘Isolation Shot Bingo’ so you can drown your quarantine sorrows

Win or lose, we’re on the booze

All of the Leeds uni libraries have shut indefinitely due to coronavirus outbreak

Guess you can’t write that essay then

Hazmat suits and cleaners spotted at Liberty Park accommodation

Liberty Park accommodation says cleaning was a ‘precautionary measure’

LUU Equality and Diversity candidate accused of making ‘All Lives Matter’ poster

He has said it was a ‘mishap’

Leeds Beckett student abused by gang on bus for wearing coronavirus mask

‘People aren’t taking it seriously, they are making fun of it’

Second Leeds Uni student tested for coronavirus at Ellerslie Global residences

Medics in hazmat suits were spotted

‘It’s awful going on strike’: How Leeds lecturers actually feel about striking

It’s not fun taking those days off

Leeds MP Alex Sobel tested for coronavirus

MP of student areas is in isolation

Leeds student rushed to hospital over coronavirus fears

Medics visited Vita Student St Albans accommodation