Tag : charity

RAG Week: Raising Awareness and Giving Something for Everyone

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

RAG Member and News Editor, Eleanor Smith, gives us a run-down on LUU’s biggest volunteering society’s largest event of the year. This week saw Leeds Raising and Giving (RAG) take over the University of Leeds as RAG Week launched into action. The week, aimed at raising money for grass-roots Leeds-based … Read More

Making No Bones About Leeds Marrow

2 months ago / 0 comments

Meet the society who are helping to save lives across the UK. From organising donation drives to training up new ambassadors, Leeds Marrow are making it easier than ever to get students aware of blood cancer treatment. Nolan Trust, helping people sign up to their stem cell donor register. It’s … Read More

The New Wave of Neo-Colonialism

9 months ago / 0 comments

The current Oxfam scandal, and the varying array of comments and criticism surrounding it demonstrates in black and white that colonial mentalities still exist towards the developing world. With this in mind, appropriate conduct in crisis zones needs some careful scrutiny. Quite clearly, something is wrong, and the rigour surrounding … Read More

‘Oxfam Sex Scandal’ Hits Close to Home

9 months ago / 0 comments

The ‘Oxfam scandal’ has dominated headlines since allegations were published about its staff hiring prostitutes whilst working overseas in crisis hit regions. As more and more accusations have been released, on Monday 12 February, the Charity Commission – the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, opened a new … Read More

Empower Conference 2018 – All You Need to Know About Leeds University’s First Student Led Leadership Conference

10 months ago / 0 comments

You will almost certainly have seen it being advertised and promoted both online and in the Leeds University Union building, but what exactly is the Empower Conference? Where did the idea for a student-led, company-sponsored and leadership-focused event arise from? In addition to this, why is the Empower Conference a … Read More

Take a look at these trendy tashes

1 year ago / 0 comments

We’re now well into that month where the Halloween pumpkins have been chucked away, everyone’s discussing the new John Lewis advert and we’re all finding it increasingly hard to get out of bed to brave the cold wintery mornings. But that’s not all November stands for. You may  have noticed … Read More

#GoYellow for Shine

1 year ago / 0 comments

October has become a popular month of fundraising for charities across the UK. Recognised campaigns currently running are Stoptober, Go Sober for October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it is certainly a time to loosen your purse strings in the name of a good cause. However, there are charities … Read More

Saving the World with Fashion

1 year ago / 0 comments

Often unfairly criticised as being a culture built on excess, fashion can instead be  a liberating force for social good. Darla Dryland investigates the glamour behind Oxfam’s festival reselling. As the fabulous festival season draws to a close, many of us will be suffering from the unavoidable post-festival blues. Getting … Read More

Free Community Shop for refugees to open in Hyde Park

1 year ago / 0 comments

LUU’s Leave Leeds Tidy campaigners are working alongside the Leeds Community Project to provide free essential items to those in need this summer. Students are being encouraged to donate unwanted items to the Free Community Shop which will open on the 3rd and 6th of July at All Hallows Church. The … Read More

VIDEO: Dozens of dogs take part in Leeds Pooch Parade

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sunday saw around a hundred dog owners and their pooches taking part in a sponsored 1.5km dog walk at Roundhay Park in aid of charity. The event was organised by Basik, a charity which works to provide education to children in Kenya living in poverty. Dog walkers bought raffle tickets, decorated cupcakes … Read More