Tag : society

Comment | 'Sex X' – the third option

5 years ago / 0 comments

Once more, progression and modernisation hit Europe for the better. This week Germany passed a law that allows babies with characteristics of both the male and female sex to be registered as neither on their birth certificate. This allows parents to make this important choice at a later date, reducing … Read More

RAG reaches new heights

6 years ago / 0 comments

Students will be putting on their walking boots and attempting to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro this summer. This year, RAG is hoping to send over 80 students to Tanzania to climb the world’s highest free-standing mountain in order to raise funds for children living in the developing … Read More

Get a slice of RAG’s cash

6 years ago / 0 comments

Societies are being given a chance to get a slice of RAG’s Community fund this week. Profits from efforts like naked calendars and collection tins in Essentials are put into the fund, which can be bid for by societies that have a community charity project. This year the libraries have … Read More

Sour grapes for Wine Soc

6 years ago / 0 comments

Relations have fermented between the Union’s Wine Society and the retailer Majestic Wines, after the club was allegedly “banned” from the company’s wine tasting sessions. According to President Alex Fitzpatrick, he received a telephone call “completely out of the blue” informing him that the society was no longer welcome at … Read More

Society hiker dies in mountain tragedy

6 years ago / 0 comments

A member of the Union’s Hiking Club has tragically died during a hill walk in Scotland. The alert was raised at around 3pm on Sunday, after one of the party suffered a fall. A large search operation was then launched in the Cairngorm Mountains. Five students were airlifted to safety … Read More

Soc of the Week 25.01.12: Sign Language

6 years ago / 0 comments

President: Christina Economides Membership: £9/year; £6 for returning members Contact: info@luusls.co.uk; www.facebook.com/groups/luusls Regular meetings: Wednesday 7-8pm, Maurice Keyworth Seminar Room G.31, Business School If you’ve ever wanted to learn to sign, Leeds University Union Sign Language Society welcomes students of all abilities. The society has been enabling members to learn … Read More

Bhanging night out

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Union’s most energetic society will be representing Leeds at this Saturday’s Capital Bhangra competition in London. ‘Ministry of Bhangra Leeds’ is one of seven teams competing to win £500 prize money in what has been described as the UK’s most welcoming University team bhangra competition. Capital Bhangra was launched … Read More

Let the sausage see the roll

6 years ago / 0 comments

30.11.12 As the winter nights draw in, hundreds of Leeds Uni students have been left longing for that special someone to snuggle up to in a cosy corner of Old Bar. Leeds RAG’s latest charity event could be about to save some lovelorn learners from those winter blues. Following the … Read More

The Ideal Student

6 years ago / 0 comments

Since starting University just over a year ago, I’ve spent quite some time considering what exactly it means to be a ‘student’.  In the eyes of the employed we’re the scruffily-clad, inherently lazy but vaguely intelligent hordes shuffling across the city every day.  To our lecturers we’re a herd of … Read More