Tag : LUU

Pints against policy?

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Union offers free pint in return for votes, contradicting assertion it “will never serve an alcoholic drink for less than £1.50”. Leeds University Union’s stance on alcohol has been called into question after they introduced free pints as part of a set of incentives to encourage people to vote in … Read More

Why are Fruity blurring out VKs from photos?

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Photos from Fruity have been edited in an attempt to remove VKs from the image. It has not yet been established why the drinks are being blurred out, although it is possibly to ensure the photos don’t act as advertisements for the brand or to help promote more responsible drinking. VKs (abbreviation for Vodkakicks) … Read More

A Boycott of the NSS Will Not Stop Fees Rising

2 years ago / 0 comments

As some of you may know, the National Student Survey (NSS) is open now, it gathers responses from final year students to attempt to ascertain the quality of their experience at University. This feedback is used in many ways; i.e. to rank the University on league tables, as data for … Read More

Something More? LUU Christian Society hosts week of evangelical talks outside the Union

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This week, the Leeds University Christian Union hosted an event to encourage students to contemplate Christianity with daily talks, entertainment and free lunches. Their marquee, which stood opposite the Student Union, attracted hungry and curious students for the daily gatherings and pay as you feel cafe. The students were invited … Read More

In Leeds music we trust: society fundraiser helps bring music to the disadvantaged

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The University of Leeds’ Music Impact in the Community society (LUUMIC) is running a charity fundraiser event in collaboration with a local Leeds charity ‘Leeds Music Trust,’ which aims to bring music to underprivileged communities. The driving power of the charity is that music is a powerful, connecting force which … Read More

Hidden Cafe to be renamed Common Ground

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It has been announced today that the original Hidden Cafe space will be renamed, Common Ground when it reopens later this year. The area has been closed since September while it undergoes a makeover as part of the union’s multi-million pound renovation. Common Ground will be part of the new … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Community, community, community!

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Mark is running to be Gryphon Editor, here are his views on (you guessed it) community! There’s a lot going on in Leeds and we’re incredibly lucky as students to be able to have so much to engage with with. However, this can sometimes be overlooked in the bubbles of … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Communication is key!

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Reece is running to be Gryphon Editor in the LUU Leadership Race, here are his views on the issue of communication between the exec and student body. From first arriving on campus as a fresh faced, spirited 18 year old, to lurching through my final year as the withered shadow … Read More

Meet this Year’s Leadership Race Candidates

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LUU raises minimum wage for staff under 21

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As of 1st April 2017, the union will pay all staff as a minimum a wage of £7.05 an hour, a big increase for staff under 21 who were previously receiving the lower minimum wage of £5.60 an hour. This has been a highly anticipated move in the union, with … Read More