Category : Society

Two Muggles Playing Quidditch

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Unless you’ve spent the past few weeks hiding under a rock, we all know that there are an endless amount of ‘Give it a Go’ (GIAG) society sessions going on around campus. But which one to choose? Rebekah Chapman and Hannah Cowton decided to check out the Quidditch Society. Rebekah:  … Read More

What I learnt at the Marxist Society GIAG

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Whether from distant or recent memories of classrooms and discussions, the term ‘Marxism’ is familiar to most of us. We’ve all heard about Marx: the philosopher, the economist, the sociologist, the journalist. We may even know the basics of Marxism: about the belief that capitalism generates a struggle between the … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 3 things you didn’t know about Diwali

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Diwali: The Festival of Lights – or Indian Christmas for the uninitiated. Every autumn, Indian families get together and celebrate with great grandeur. From decorating the entire house with grand lights to designing rangoli (mandala) art, to the buying and gifting of dry fruits…the whole family gets involved – and … Read More

The Uni’s Own Coffee Society: Revealed

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Bringing people together who share the same appreciation for a cup of coffee, learning about a variety of coffee from local producers based in Leeds and, the best part, a good brew made right on campus from a selection of the finest coffee beans grown across the globe. Welcome to … Read More

In The Spotlight: Leeds Freedom from Torture

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One of the great things about attending university is that it gives you the opportunity to volunteer with a number of great charities. One of these charities, Freedom from Torture, inspired Kaleem Luthra to start a society dedicated to raising awareness of the work done by the charity. The Gryphon … Read More

Five ways to get fit that will fit your budget

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Not everybody wants to pay £173 (at the least!) to exercise. The Edge can be expensive, and in the age of Instagram, where all you see on your screen is beautiful people drinking kale smoothies and working out twice a day, with abs you could grind cheese on and bums … Read More

GIAG Review: Cheerleading

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On Friday, the 30th September, the Leeds Celtics Cheerleaders hosted their Give it a Go for their Pom team in Cromer Terrace. The Pom team has participated in competitions countrywide, including in Sheffield and Birmingham last year. The Leeds Celtics even had the incredible opportunity to go to Germany earlier … Read More

Gryphon Give It A Go: Quidditch and Harry Potter Society

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Harry Potter is the best-selling book series of all time, having sold over 450 million copies as well as being translated into over 70 languages. It’s only fitting that such an accomplished and popular novel series be granted its own society at the University of Leeds. As a fan of … Read More

3 Reasons to get involved in Black History Month – Society Edition

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It’s October and the Student Union is celebrating, along with the rest of the UK, Black History Month (BHM) – amazing events and performances are happening throughout this month in our union, including events by societies like the Black Feminist Society, the Nigerian Society and the African Caribbean Society. Apart … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A new society for all costume lovers

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Freshers’ week is long gone, and the first week of lectures has slowly but surely come to an end. But the year is still only getting started, and with a new year come new… societies. We’ve picked out a few of them that you might not know about yet – … Read More