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Leeds University accused of racism

A recent student has publicly accused the University of racially discriminating against her while she was studying.

Sanaz Raji was forced to leave the University after her scholarship was withdrawn.

Raji, who was studying for a PhD at the Institute of Communications (ICS), has launched a petition demanding that the University stops treating international students “like 2nd class citizens.”

Ms Raji claims she was racially discriminated against at a supervision meeting, and that she has been “bullied” by her Postgraduate Research Tutor.

The former student also accuses Leeds of withdrawing her research scholarship without following the correct processes.

Raji appealed the decision but describes the system that rejected her appeal as a “kangaroo court”.

In the petition, Sanaz states: “the message the […] University sends to international students is that their education, their wellbeing, even their health is of lesser importance than that of home students.”

via University accused of racism | Leeds Student Newspaper.

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