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Union Forum Proposals: Female-only gym hours?

2 years ago / 405 comments

The upcoming Union Forums are discussing some hot topics in the coming weeks. The Gryphon has cherry-picked some of the very best and interesting ideas to inspire you to get debating, get pro-active and get involved. Female-only gym hours? Namrah Shahid has proposed that the Edge provide female-only gym sessions … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Gryphon takes you back to 1950…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Locked away in the vaults of the Brotherton Library lie treasures unimaginable… or at least unexpected. From cookery books to original Shakespeare folios, Special Collections has a little, or a lot, of everything. With freshers now over, but many of you no doubt still feeling rather ‘fresh’, The Gryphon delves … Read More

Meet your new student exec

2 years ago / 0 comments

Jack Palmer Union Affairs Which of your initiatives are you most excited about? Student engagement – that’s what I ran on and it’s still what I’m most excited about. I think when I ran, only 46% of students knew what the forums were and that’s not good enough. I want … Read More

Police seeking witnesses after man seriously assaulted in Union

3 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted at a heavy metal band gig in Leeds University Union last month. The victim, a 25-year old man, was attacked in Stylus at around 9:40pm on 26th February while watching a performance by the band Baroness, and … Read More

University of Leeds offers sixth best student experience in the country

3 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds offers students the sixth best student experience in the country according to  a survey released today. In the latest Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, an annual survey of 15,000 undergraduates, Leeds has managed to climb three places from last year to finish sixth in the … Read More

‘If Hidden Café is a comfortable old sweater, Balcony is a fresh pair of kicks’

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon chats to recent Leeds graduate Reuben Balkitis about his new role as manager of Balcony Could you start of by telling us what Balcony is all about. It’s a café run for students by students – how is this evident in the café itself and why is it … Read More

What’s on in Society this weekend?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Society: What’s on this weekend? October 2nd This Girl Can – Women in Sport: A fun interactive sports session that will look at how the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign is impacting the student lifestyle. Participants will reflect on their personal motivation to get involved with sport, while also considering barriers … Read More

Union: ‘Take control back’ over sexual assault

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Union has encouraged students to think about their safety in light of recent sexual assaults in Leeds. In a blog post, Welfare Officer Freya Govus told students to ‘take control back’ by taking personal safety measures when going out in the city. She explained, ‘If you’re out and about … Read More

Annie Mac to headline Leeds Ball

4 years ago / 0 comments

BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, Sub Focus and Ella Eyre have been announced as the headline acts at this year’s Leeds Ball. Other artists set to perform include The Voice star Becky Hill and Kitten and the Hip. There will be DJ sets from Propaganda and Andy H. The … Read More

Students sleep rough for charity

4 years ago / 0 comments

Students may spare a few quid for charity every so often, but campaigners have taken their action to a new level by sleeping rough outside the Union. Around twenty students braved the cold on Thursday night as part of an annual sleep-out event to raise awareness of homelessness. The night … Read More