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Can’t wait to go home this Christmas?

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“A good day for me would be to have a couple of hundred bucks aha. Every day, I come here, and I read. I also sometimes do a bit of shopping. I like going to museums, they are free, the one next to the Library is nice. It’s probably my … Read More

Cosmic Slop & MAP: How one club night is helping the Leeds community

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At the Leeds Creatives event last week, we chatted to Tom Smith, founder of popular club night Cosmic Slop, which helps raise funds for Music and Arts Production (MAP), a charity that provides underprivileged young people with free vocational arts courses. Tom Smith arguably knows more than anyone about the … Read More

Tampons don’t Grow on Christmas Trees

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LUU are running a campaign to collection donations of sanitary products for those who can’t afford them this Christmas time. The ‘san-i-tree’, featuring vulva inspired Christmas baubles, is based outside Essentials  and tomorrow there will also be a stall for those who wish to donate sanitary products to St Aidan’s … Read More

Leave your presence behind this Christmas

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When students go home for Christmas, an enormous amount of leftover food from people’s kitchens is thrown away. LUU has teamed up with a number of local charities and Leeds City Council so that unwanted food goes to those who need it, not to landfill. Collections will be held on … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: Disabled is not a bad word

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When I started organising Disability History Month, I didn’t identify as disabled. Sure, I had some on-going, chronic health conditions, and a variety of mental illnesses – but I wasn’t disabled. That was reserved for more “serious” conditions. I didn’t look “disabled”. I didn’t have problems accessing buildings. In my … Read More

University working towards a ‘smoke-free’ campus

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The issue is discussed among students following a proposal to introduce designated outdoor smoking areas At the most recent Better University Forum a motion was proposed to implement specific outdoor smoking areas on campus. Nine voted in favour and six voted against, but any further decision has been postponed until … Read More

Vigil for lives lost to trans hate

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Students gather to commemorate those killed as a result of transphobic violence and hate. On Monday evening, a group of people (many drenched, some holding lanterns) filled the foyer of the University’s Union to take part in a minute’s silence to remember all of the trans people who have died … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: How to beat winter SADness

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Health and Wellbeing Intern Martha discusses the problems that the winter months can bring, and who you can turn to get advice. The winter months can present us with pressures that impact on how well you feel able to cope with personal, academic and financial pressures. This is especially true … Read More

Photo stunt for forgotten Yemen crisis

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On Tuesday the LUU Oxfam Society staged a brief “photo stunt” outside the Union building as part of a campaign which hopes to raise awareness of the ongoing Yemen crisis. Members of the society posed with a banner asking “Who Cares About Yemen” to show their solidarity with a country … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: advice about the Christmas break

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The Student Advice Centre is running a ‘Hygge’ themed space in Room 4 of the Union from 23rd to 25th November and in Room 2 of the Union on 12th December. The Christmas holidays in Leeds are typically associated with the lively Christmas market in Millennium Square, the festive lights … Read More