Tag : societies

Agony Aunt: making the most of second semester

8 months ago / 0 comments

“I‘ve always wanted to make the most out of uni, but I‘m quite shy and never joined many societies. Now it’s second semester and I regret not being more involved, but it feels a bit late to make a change. Should I join a society halfway or wait until next … Read More

Tories Cut Ties With University Groups

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Conservative Party are cutting their ties with all university groups after a number of incidents caused negative backlash towards their party.   It follows a recommendation from an internal report and suggests the party is trying to distance itself from embarrassing past actions from student members. These incidents are not … Read More

Why MatSoc needs to stay: an interview with the society for mature students

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sue is a little older than the average University student. Sitting across from me in the crowded Refectory, she giggles: “I am not going to tell you how old I am, but I am old enough to be your grandma”. She’s Secretary for MatSoc, the mature students’ society. MatSoc meet … Read More

The reality of being a committee member

2 years ago / 0 comments

It is no secret that being a committee member for a university society is a great achievement and, most of the time, a lot of fun. I say most of the time because there are a number of people, both at the forefront and behind the scenes, that allow for … Read More

Treehouse closure causes society confusion

2 years ago / 0 comments

Treehouse unexpectedly closed ahead of schedule on Monday, leaving societies who had booked the space forced to hold events in alternative venues. The initial plan was to close Treehouse at Christmas to begin renovation work. However, the Union upgrade website featured an update on the day of closure saying that … Read More

Five ways to get fit that will fit your budget

2 years ago / 0 comments

Not everybody wants to pay £173 (at the least!) to exercise. The Edge can be expensive, and in the age of Instagram, where all you see on your screen is beautiful people drinking kale smoothies and working out twice a day, with abs you could grind cheese on and bums … Read More

GIAG Review: Cheerleading

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Friday, the 30th September, the Leeds Celtics Cheerleaders hosted their Give it a Go for their Pom team in Cromer Terrace. The Pom team has participated in competitions countrywide, including in Sheffield and Birmingham last year. The Leeds Celtics even had the incredible opportunity to go to Germany earlier … Read More

Fresher’s Guide: The societies you should join based on what kind of person you are

2 years ago / 0 comments

There are over 300 clubs and societies at Leeds, so whatever your interests and abilities, there’s guaranteed to be a society to suit you. We have taken some of the societies in the General Interest category and divided them into four groups – so whether you like to move, shake, … Read More

Get Involved: Societies

3 years ago / 0 comments

No matter what you listen to you‘ll find a society for you.   The Jazz and Blues society couldn’t be more perfect for anyone who is a fan of those genres! Ranging from the musically gifted, to those who just like to groove to a good tune, everyone is welcome! … Read More

Hazed and Confused

3 years ago / 0 comments

Following shocking allegations involving Prime Minister David Cameron and a pig, The Gryphon explores society initiations and the long-lasting implications they can have. Initiation rituals are usually a rite of passage and have been around for centuries occurring all over the world. These ceremonies, starting in tribes, have formed the very … Read More