Tag : LUU

Out of This World Performance: One Giant Leap

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Student-produced shows can be a mixed bag of low production value, amateur performances, and poor storytelling, but every once in a while, there is a hidden gem. A show that completely exceeds expectations and reminds you of the extreme talent possessed by young creatives. One Giant Leap definitely falls into … Read More

Yo Yo LUU, What’s Happened To Our Rewards?

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Leeds University Union has come under questioning following the disappearance of YoYo Wallet payment facilities in union outlets. Yoyo Wallet, the primary rewards application used by those shopping in the union, allows users to collect points and stamps for their purchases and redeem them for food and drink. In the … Read More

University of Leeds Reports 22.5% Gender Pay Gap

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The University has released its Gender Pay Gap 2017 report, which sets out and explains the institution’s ‘gender pay gap’ data from the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and how they are working to eliminate the gap.  ‘Gender pay gap’ refers to the average salary of all women employed … Read More

Ex-Exec Embroiled in Transgender Rights Row

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Online forum Mumsnet has reported itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK data regulator, following an intern publishing the IP addresses of website users in a dispute over transgender rights. The intern in question, Emma Healey, served as LUU Equality and Diversity Officer and a trustee of the … Read More

Vertical Fitness Cabaret Showcase

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After the phenomenal success of our first ever showcase in 2017, Vertical Fitness are moving out of the Riley and holding a bigger, better event for 2018! We’re ending the year with a glorious showcase of talent, in a cabaret showcase raising money for Basis Yorkshire. Vertical Fitness have only … Read More

Vance Joy radiates warmth at Leeds Union Stylus

6 months ago / 0 comments

Whilst Leeds recovered from last week’s snowmageddon, a slice of Australian sunshine was a most welcome respite. That sunshine came in the form of Vance Joy, who kicked off his world tour in our very own students’ union on Tuesday. Showcasing the recently released Nation of Two, the catchy and … Read More

A new way to get wonky in Leeds

7 months ago / 0 comments

Revive: to restore to life or consciousness; to give new strength or energy to. Did you know that the UK throws away 7 million tonnes of food each year, much of which is perfectly fine to eat? Recently launched through Enactus, Re-Vive Leeds is a student-created social enterprise looking to … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Punished For ‘Chav Party’

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Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club (LUUWHC) has been banned from taking part in certain competitions following an “ill-judged” chav-themed night in January. LUUWHC faced national criticism following the social, where members were invited to dress “lower class” and set aside their “champagne flutes” for “cans of K cider”. Pictures … Read More

Union Leadership Race 2018

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So, here we are again. Take a trip to uni and you will have seen the banners hung as far as the eye can see. Even living all the way in Spain, I can’t scroll your timeline without seeing a million and one new campaign videos. It can only mean … Read More

‘The stigma is probably more damaging than the disease’: Leeds Youth Stop Aids HIV+ Speaker Tour

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LUU’s Youth Stop AIDs society presented their long-awaited HIV+ speaker tour on Wednesday 14 February as part of their #itaintover campaign, which seeks to keep the HIV epidemic on the government’s agenda. The UK youth-led movement are lobbying for a world without AIDs by 2030. Working towards this, three incredible … Read More