Don’t be surprised when you find Jack Whitehall in the Conference Auditorium instead of your normal lecturer; it’s all in aid of charity.
The cast of hit Channel 4 show Fresh Meat will be doing a series of comedy sketch lectures on Friday for Comic Relief.
The four cast members will be descending onto campus from 1-2pm as part of a nationwide challenge being filmed by the BBC.
Jack Whitehall said, “It’s going to be great travelling to all the different universities I didn’t get into when I applied through UCAS! Some of the best parts about being a student are the ridiculous things you end up doing – comeand join us on Friday 1st March at Leeds Uni and help an amazing cause at the same time.”
Last year over 10 million people tuned in to watch Comic Relief on BBC 1.
The cast will visit seven of the country’s top universities on the ‘banter bus’, doing a different challenge at each to raise money for charity.
RAG is offering a few lucky students the chance to get involved in the lecture by bidding either £2 to be a teaching assistant or £1 to ask a question. Winners will be selected randomly and announced on Thursday at the RAG stall outside Essentials.
RAG President, Laura Platt, told Leeds Student, “We were incredibly excited when Comic Relief approached Leeds RAG to get involved in this one-off event. With only 550 tickets available, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to see Fresh Meat and support Comic Relief.”
Tickets for the lecture cost £8, are available from leedstickets.com and all proceeds go to charity.
Words: Rehema Figueiredo