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Volunteer for Scouts – it's Good for You!

Scouts is where young people aged 4-18 make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills.

Fri 14 Jan 2022

Convenor Update - November

#BameOver, Mental health, and Wellness.

Wed 12 Jan 2022

Convenor Update - November

What I have been up to…

Wed 12 Jan 2022

Convenor Update - November

I have had a busy month but loved every minute of it. Read on to find out what I have been up to in November!

Wed 12 Jan 2022

44th Reclaim the Night March

The march was for women and other vulnerable groups to be heard in relation to street safety, the night time economy and the spiking epidemic.

Thu 23 Dec 2021
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Celebrate what makes you unique

Happy Disability History Month! I’m Meg Darroch your Academic Experience Officer, former Disabled Students' Rep, and the creator of #DoItMyWay. If you haven’t already heard, it is currently Disability History Month and I knew I had to write a little something to highlight it. I hope you have refilled your mug and got your snacks ready!

Fri 03 Dec 2021
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Consent is Sexy Campaign

Hello, it is your new Welfare and Community Officer here! I am so excited for the year ahead and to meet you. Remember you can always come up to me for a chat or feel free to drop me an email.

Fri 26 Nov 2021
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BHM - Celebrating Yoruba Culture and Black History in Leeds

Leeds prides itself as a welcoming city and is rapidly growing in diversity, home to thriving Caribbean and African communities hosting an annual West Indian Carnival.

Thu 25 Nov 2021

Convenor Update - October

Wed 24 Nov 2021

Convenor Update - October

Wed 24 Nov 2021

Convenor Update - October

Wed 24 Nov 2021

Big Student Survey 2021

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union is currently collecting feedback to ensure that we continue to support you to the best of our capabilities this academic year. We want to find out more about the support you need now and going forward in areas such as student finances, your success and development, your sense of belonging at Leeds Beckett University and how supported you feel.

Tue 23 Nov 2021
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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

Trans Awareness Week is here, and we are proud to celebrate and support our trans students and staff who identify both within the gender binary and outside of it! Transgender Awareness week is an annual one-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (held on 20 November), which memorialises victims of transphobic violence and those who died by suicide.

Sat 20 Nov 2021
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Meet your 2021/22 Reps & Convenors

Our Student Communities exist to empower different communities of students to self-organise and make decision on the topics that matter most to them. Each Student Community elects a Convenor, whose role it is to lead and coordinate the work of the Community, helping to facilitate discussion and to act as the key point of contact to work closely with the Students’ Union’s full-time Officers and staff.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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Q&As: Coping with exam stress

If you need some help and advice the Students’ Union Advisers have answered some questions on where you can go for additional support if you are feeling stressed about your exams.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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The meaning of Diwali

Diwali, or alternatively known as Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated across the states of India. The festival is symbolic for the victory of good over evil. The official day of celebration changes according to the Hindu calendar every year but usually falls between late October to mid November.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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LBSU stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement

Leeds Beckett Students' Union would like to express our undying solidarity with Black people across the world as well those protesting the horrific human rights abuses by the US state on its own citizens following the racist murder of George Floyd by the police.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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Top tips for studying at home

Times are strange, and the transition from face-to-face teaching to online classes and moving your studying sessions from the library to your home might be a bit difficult. To try and help, we’ve put together some tips to help you study from home. If you’re finding yourself struggling with this transition, have a browse and see what works best for you.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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Leaving your property over the Winter Break

The first term has been hard and now that the lockdown has been lifted, we're sure most of you are excited about some much needed down time this Winter Break! Before you leave Leeds to join your family's bubble or travel within the UK, take a moment to make sure you’re leaving your accommodation, house or flat in a safe and secure state. Please see the following top 10 tips for keeping your property problem free if you’re leaving your property over the Winter Break

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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Sports bars in Leeds

If you’re a student at Leeds Beckett, you’re probably well aware that the uni prides itself on being a fantastic institution for sports! Luckily, Headingley and City campus are surrounded by amazing sports bars showing football and rugby matches. Support local teams like Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos from the comfort of one of Leeds finest bars.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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How we’re keeping you safe at our events

The Government urged nightclubs and other venues with large crowds to now make use of the NHS COVID Pass, which shows proof of vaccination or a recent negative test as a means of entry. Following these new advice, we are putting additional covid-19 measures in place for your safety. In this article, we're highlighting how we will keep each other safe at our events this year.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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Ready and raring to go?

Hey Everyone, Meg here your Academic Experience Officer for 2021-22. I am so honoured to represent you this year and can’t believe we have commenced another academic year! Where does the time go? I do hope you are settling in and a massive welcome to all new Leeds Beckett students. I really hope you enjoy your time here.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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Statement from your Officer Team about student safety

The rise of drink spiking and spiking through injection in clubs across the UK is causing growing concerns about safety within our student community. Everyone should be able to feel safe when out in Leeds without the fear of something happening to them or their friends. This serious safety issue is tainting our students’ experience and we won’t let it be something that prevents us from having a great time!

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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LBSU Joins 'Ask For Angela' Safety Scheme

In light of recent events, it's never been clearer that more needs to be done to ensure that everyone feels safe in our city. Last week, Leeds City Council is re-launching the 'Ask For Angela' scheme across the city alongside Women Friendly Leeds and other participating partners & venues.

Wed 17 Nov 2021
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International Students Volunteering & Visas FAQ

Leeds is a fantastic City with so much to get involved in. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and gain valuable employability skills. Each year hundreds of students get involved in volunteering around the city to make a difference during their time here. International Students’ have so much to offer. Your unique experiences as well as potential secondary languages can be a huge benefit to charities in Leeds.

Thu 11 Nov 2021
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Volunteering: Find out what you can do!

Did you know that you can gain valuable work experience whilst meeting new people and having fun? Leeds Beckett Students’ Union supports students into volunteering and there are loads of things to choose from. Take a look at the following for an idea of what we have on offer.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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The Zero Tolerance Project

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union and Leeds Beckett University are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and students and are working together to embed a culture of Zero Tolerance to sexual harassment, sexual violence or sexual assault in any form across our university.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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Q&As: Appeals

Have you received your results on Results Online? If you feel that you have in some way been disadvantaged during your studies and this is reflected in your results then you may have grounds for an Academic Appeal. Read on for more information on appealing your results.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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Managing stress during exam season

With exams just around the corner, student stress levels are at an all-time high. To help you cope during this busy period we’ve put together a guide full of handy tips to help you manage and relieve your stress so that you can #StressLess.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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Our commitment to sustainability

LBSU are committed to sustainability and strive to make constant improvements for staff and students to reduce waste, increase recycling, and reduce our carbon footprint. Environmental sustainability is where the demands placed on our environment do not exceed its capacity for resources that last us into future. In other words, there needs to be a balance between what we take and what we give back.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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What students wish you knew about Autism

We sat down with some autistic students here at Leeds Beckett and found out exactly what they would like Lecturers (and everyone here really!) to be aware of to make their time studying here more accessible and welcoming.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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5 reasons why you should volunteer this year

You should volunteer, it's such a great way to meet new people! Try volunteering, it will add experience to your CV! I am sure you heard these arguments many times. In this article, we're saying pretty much the same thing BUT hopefully we can convince you to try it this year ??

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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Best vegan & veggie food in Leeds

Always wanted to try the whole veggie thing? In this article, we'll guide your hungry stomach around the best vegan and veggie joints in Leeds.

Wed 10 Nov 2021
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Villages To Visit In Yorkshire

Moving to a new city for uni is a huge milestone, especially to such an exciting and vibrant city like Leeds.

Wed 06 Oct 2021
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Shopping In Leeds

Leeds is really a shopaholic’s paradise! Here's a list of our favourite spots.

Mon 09 Aug 2021