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LUU Accessibility Spotlight: Disabled students fight back over “unacceptable” disruption

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“How can we fight for equality and inclusion in a place where we can’t even enter the front door?” One student suffered an asthma attack as a result of paint fumes and a wheelchair user was trapped in a lift for over half an hour, as building work continues to … Read More

New lift and ramp open as part of Union Upgrade

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Further developments in the union upgrade project have been completed, with the opening of a new ramp and lift aimed at improving accessibility in the building.   Although significantly behind schedule, a new lift has now been completed, which will allow students to travel easily between three floors, from the … Read More

The Gryphon to host National Student Media Conference in May

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The Gryphon is set to host the Student Publication Association National Conference and Awards, the biggest student media conference in the country. On May 6th and 7th, over a hundred students from university publications up and down the country will be heading to Leeds University Union for a weekend of … Read More

Referendum fails to attract enough voters for idea to pass

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A campus-wide referendum organised by LUU failed to attract enough voters for the result to pass. The question of whether Leeds University should limit the participation of companies who breach international humanitarian law, and support those who don’t, was put to the student body in a referendum last week but … Read More

Have Your Say In This Week’s Referendum

2 years ago / 0 comments

Should the University of Leeds promote ethical companies whose values align with international humanitarian law, and limit participation of those who don’t at careers fairs? You have until Friday at 5pm to vote in the referendum on whether the University should restrict careers fair access to companies whose values don’t … Read More

Leave Leeds tidy this Easter

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When students go home for Easter, often they leave lots of food behind. In order to combat the problem of waste, the community group at Leeds University Union are running a collection point in order to encourage students to leave Leeds tidy. They are collecting any unwanted glass, clothes and … Read More

Preparing for a more relaxed Easter holiday

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Take a breath…and we have made it to the last Welfare at Leeds blog of the second term, and what a term it has been. LUU has been home to the World Unite Festival, the Leadership Race and LGBTQ+ History Month. From the Student Advice Centre has come the Light … Read More

Toting a medal haul for LUU Jiu Jitsu

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The members of the Jiu Jitsu Society arriving in Northampton on Friday 24th February were a bit on the tired side, after a long drive down on the M1. For several members it was their first time going away with the club for the bi-annual Nationals weekend, which was jam-packed … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: Accessible LUU

2 years ago / 0 comments

Your Union Affairs Officer Jack Palmer writes about all the vents going on across Leeds as part of Disabled Access Day, as well as discussing how the Union Upgrade is affecting students right here at LUU. This weekend, 10th-12th March, there is a range of events, activities and talks taking … Read More

Students to protest against TEF

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The march against the Teaching Excellence Framework will take place outside the union at 2pm on the 22nd March. On the 22nd March at 2pm, there will be a student protest against the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a series of reforms to Higher Education which are … Read More