The Reporter
Issue 489, 24 March 2003
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Student and tutor in the cockpit before the student's first flying lesson

Forget lecture theatres and tutorial rooms – the cockpit is the latest place to study for a degree, in one of the first UK degrees to teach you how to fly. See here for more information


Flying degree takes off at Leeds
Leeds is running one of the first undergraduate course in the UK where students can learn to fly.
Read the latest books before they're in print
The textbook is written but can't be printed in time for the start of the course - so get it on CD.
Web is the way to keep up with the news
Campusweb is now a primary means of communication across the University.
Interfaith forum affirms opposition to war
Campus religious leaders and faith societies have issued a statement opposing violence.
Teaching funds cut in HEFCE allocations
The University's core teaching allocation has been cut by nearly 6%.
Treating waste with sound and bubbles
Sound waves and bubbles could provide a cheap and safe way to treat industrial waste.
Raindrops keep falling, but that's not what causes the flooding
Widespread flood warnings are a feature of winter weather forecasts – but what's really to blame.
Young people in the region to have their say on Europe
Young people from across the region can have their say at a major conference on Europe in Leeds.
Transatlantic teaching for geographers
The University is part of a £1.5m collaboration to develop online international teaching resources for geography.
Feeling their way to a better package
What makes things feel good to touch? Researchers are trying to define the science behind out senses.
Housing strategy out for consultation
The University is conducting a public consultation on its draft housing strategy.


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