Is the New Union Co-Op Too “Bougie”?

The ‘champagne socialist’ archetype has always had a long time association with students. The idea that we’re a bunch of middle class, Starbucks-craving, hummus-sucking, avocado-worshipping slacktivists waiting in the queue for a £5 bowl of quinoa has a long history.

Free Water Bottles Anyone?

Over 10 years ago, in 2008, students at Leeds participated in a referendum that saw a historic banning of the sale of single-use plastic bottles in the student union. Being the first Union in the country to do so, Leeds students held their heads high in being the forerunners of placing sustainability before profit.