Tag : society

LUU Mantality Society: Rethinking Male Mental Health

5 months ago / 0 comments

As one of the key founders of the newly formed LUU Mantality Society, our Editor-in-Chief, Reece Parker, discusses the concept behind positive male mentality and the benefits of refusing to suffer in silence. Male mental health is in crisis. It is one of the most pressing issues which our society … Read More

#Empower: A movement sure to be carried on

7 months ago / 0 comments

LUU Women in Leadership Society have cemented their status as one of the most active groups around campus, with a host of recent sell-out events aimed at empowering women as they leave university and navigate through the job market. Bella Davis went to their much-publicised Empower Conference to discover new … Read More

Society Spotlight: Muay Thai

7 months ago / 0 comments

As well as editing the Society section of The Gryphon, Mary Lumley acts as the President of the Leeds University Union Muay Thai Society. Here she discusses exactly what makes the society and the sport “better than boxing”, and what it can do for you. For those less well-versed in … Read More

Empower Conference 2018 – All You Need to Know About Leeds University’s First Student Led Leadership Conference

8 months ago / 0 comments

You will almost certainly have seen it being advertised and promoted both online and in the Leeds University Union building, but what exactly is the Empower Conference? Where did the idea for a student-led, company-sponsored and leadership-focused event arise from? In addition to this, why is the Empower Conference a … Read More

University of Liverpool Labour Students “Tongue-in-Cheek” Call for Execution of Monarch Criticised

8 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Liverpool Labour Students have been condemned for a tweet which appeared to insinuate a desire to execute Queen Elizabeth II. Referring to the 369th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I, UoLLS tweeted ‘Happy #RegicideDay comrades! We did it once, we can do it once again.’ … Read More

New year, new you – new society?

8 months ago / 0 comments

It’s the new year (just about..) and with the new year comes all the talk around pushing the boat out and trying something new. Taking the plunge can be daunting, but since these societies are all newbies too maybe it’ll be a case of problem shared and problem halved? In … Read More

Society Spotlight: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

8 months ago / 0 comments

Quickly gaining traction as one of the most effective styles of fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stands apart from its counterparts due to its emphasis on technique that allows participants of all shapes and sizes to compete as equals. Society editor Mary Lumley sat down with Sean Maguinness, president of the … Read More

Society Gave It A Go: Sign Language

11 months ago / 0 comments

While an estimated 77,000 people in the UK are native speakers of British Sign Language, ability to sign amongst those who are not deaf or hard of hearing remains low. While Sign Language interpretators are experiencing increased visibility at events such as music festivals, with artists Chance The Rapper and … Read More

Society Gave It A Go: Yoga Soc

11 months ago / 0 comments

First term of the academic year marks a brilliant opportunity to get stuck in with all the Give It A Go events taking place in and around the union, and hopefully find something – be it sport, art or activity – that you really love. This week, Eleanor Smith tries … Read More

Athleisure: Beneficial or damaging to society?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Ellie Tattam gives us  an  insight  into the growing Athleisure trend and its  increasing impact on society.  Who could doubt the latest fashion fads positive impact on society? Athleisure strikes most as one of the best trends to infiltrate the fashion industry, encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle in aspiration to the trends. Eat clean, … Read More