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Why Martial Arts societies kick-ass

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Many new members of the University have expressed the interest to start training in a martial art, but it is difficult to decide which is right for you and what makes them all different. Aren’t they all just about fighting? No martial art is better than another, but rather the … Read More

Society | Afro-Caribbean Society on Black History Month

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Black History Month has always been a very big one for our society and celebrating it is always important, as there is so much to be learnt from the experiences of the past. This year our society has put on 6 movie nights, 4 of which have a historical angle … Read More

Society Profile: Stage Musical

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Stage Musical Society (SMS) strongly believes in work hard, play hard.  The society is completely student-ran, so whether you’re interested in the production or performing, this society does it all.   Interesting Fact: SMS are the largest music theatre society on campus. Membership: If you find you can’t stop shimmying … Read More

Society Profile: Netball

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Name: University Netball About: Netball has around 120 members overall. Every Wednesday, the teams travel to different cities to play matches against other Universities, as part of the Nothern BUCs league. Netball has six teams as well as a development squad who play in the Intra-Mural league run by the … Read More

Sport | An ancient physical practice finds its way from China to Leeds Uni

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Have you ever thought about doing Lishi Tai-Chi? Here is a little bit about the history and more information about the traditional Chinese art. Wei Hai is a small, Chinese city lying at the coastal tip of Shandong Province. Nestled under mountains and lapping up the waves, this beautiful place enjoys … Read More

News | Students seek to form new drugs society

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Students are seeking to start a society supporting the legalisation of party drugs. The Re-Thinkers launch event ‘Are you high?’ will include a talk from a drug user and a live debate. Students who have formed the group told LS they want to “encourage individuals to become more open minded” and … Read More

News | Eng Soc hosts Weakest Link

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EngSoc discovered whether it was students or lecturers who “would get more splinters from scratching their head” in their Weakest Link competition. The event was in aid of Reading Matters, a Yorkshire based charity. Lecturer Simon Swift was slower than his name suggested and was the first contestant voted off. … Read More

News | HistSoc bag £5k in competition

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History Society has won £5,000 in RateMyPlacement’s ‘National Society Showcase’ competition. The competition had four rounds, including a YouTube video round for students to display their marketing talents. Leeds HistSoc’s committee got the most people to sign up to RateMyPlacement, also winning a £100 bar tab bonus. The committee were … Read More

Comment | Smoke and mirrors

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Without a doubt, we live in a society that frowns upon smoking, meaning that recent proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children under the age of 18 have been widely applauded. While it is irrefutable that any movement involving the protection of children is a positive one, the potential … Read More

Comment | Coming out is still important

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For many young people coming out is the scariest thing they’ll ever have to do. Coming out to their parents, their friends, distant relatives, even course mates and colleagues, can be a genuine nightmare. One day it’ll be enough to mention that you’re dating someone and for nobody to bat … Read More