‘Have you tried turning it off and on again?’: Engineering student solves Leeds Uni power cut

The Whip can this evening reveal that the University’s electrical faults have been unequivocally solved by one second year Engineering student.

The power outage seemed destined to continue indefinitely, as the institution entered its second day of electrical failures. Lectures were cancelled and seminars rescheduled as maintenance staff were left baffled by the technological collapse. 

One electrical engineering prodigy, however, had different ideas, and took matters into her own hands. The Whip caught up with second year Katie Stewart, as she sauntered out of the now brightly lit University Union. 

“It just seemed really simple to me,” Katie smirked, “there’s literally one massive switch. We’ve had whole modules about turning things off and on again, it’s Engineering 101. It feels really great to be able to put the theory into practice. I suppose this is what my BEng is really for.

“Someone had to take the risk and I decided it would be me. I just hope I can inspire others to do the same. You really can do anything you put your mind to. Two flicks and now we’re brighter than Blackpool… And just in time for Christmas!”

Katie will receive an honorary doctorate from the University for her services.