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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

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What's on this week at LBSU

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Meet your 2024 Leadership Elections Candidates

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Top spots to celebrate Pancake Day in Leeds

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Your Student Officers' Term 1 achievements

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Join us to organise for change! Student Community Organisers in Conversation

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Makers Market - Book a stall with us

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What's coming up this week at LBSU

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The legacy of Student Officers at LBSU

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The Importance of Student Voice with Hannah Moffatt

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Academic Student Support with Jessica Linton

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What it means to be a Student Community Organiser at Leeds Beckett SU

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How to protect yourself from phishing

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Enriching Students' Academic Journeys

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Sustainable shopping in Leeds

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Academic Experience Officer Silas OZOYA's top achievements from Term 1

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Leeds Winter Break on a Budget

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Our Student Community Organising Journey by Chinwoke

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Student Impact: Crafting a Legacy through Community Organising by Ashley

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Listen up! Student Community Organising update by Paul

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Statement on the Proposed Visa Rule Changes

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What's on this week at LBSU

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How to manage exam season stress

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To heat or not to heat? 5 energy-saving tips for this winter!

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What's on this Christmas in Leeds

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Be you, embrace your differences

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Student Discounts in Leeds

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Why you should join a Student Community

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How to manage your money at university

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Why should you care about the Leadership Elections?

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What's on this week at LBSU

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What's on this week at LBSU

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What's on this week at LBSU

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What's on this week at LBSU

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Get ready for house-hunting season

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Managing stress at uni

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Revisiting Universities' Responses to Black Lives Matters

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Healthcare Student Experience Survey

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Top tips for finding a part-time job at uni

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Get home safe with Amber Car's Safe Rides Scheme

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Celebrating Navratri: A Festival of Nine Nights

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Israel and Gaza: Support for our students

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Celebrate Bonfire Night in Leeds

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Pitch your business idea for our Eureka competition

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Need support at uni?

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Promote your research with LBSU

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Things to do this Black History Month

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Book a stall at the LBSU Festive Fair

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Double check that your tenancy agreement is all inclusive

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Campaign Grant Guidance

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A General Election is coming up - are you registered to vote?

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Claim your FREE VOTER ID - Use code 'NUS'

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Beckett grads' top tips for Freshers

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Could you have lost funds sitting in a Child Trust Fund?

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Our Impact Report 2022/23

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Our top easy and budget-friendly recipes

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The Freshers’ guide to uni essentials

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Best places to shop in Leeds

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How to spruce up your uni accommodation

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Why we love Leeds

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Get your tenancy deposit returned

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2022/23 Officer Team end of year updates

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Five reasons why you should join a society

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Best walks around Leeds

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Activities and Events Officer Harsh's end of the year updates

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Interim President and Welfare Officer Ashleigh's goodbye

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Top tips for moving out of your student accommodation

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Unlocking Summer Potential: Volunteer in Leeds and Make a Difference While Gaining Valuable Skills

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Statement on the marking boycott

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The best rooftop bars in Leeds for an unforgettable night out

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Celebrate the end of the year safely

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Campaigning for Accessibility and Trans Rights at NUS Liberation Conference

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Best vegetarian and vegan options in Leeds

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Bidding Beckett Bye: Your Academic Experience Officer Meg’s Final Updates

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Protecting your housing deposit

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Freshers Go Fresh

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Time ticks by: managing your time through deadline season

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Popular food during Ramadan

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History of Ramadan

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What is Ramadan?

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Stephen Lawrence Day and SU Workshop

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Track your impact: earn certificates for volunteering with Leeds Beckett Students' Union

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Women's History Month

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10 top tips for autistic students at Leeds Beckett

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Ramadan Mubarak to all our staff and students!

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Let your light shine

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Meet your 2023/24 Student Leadership Team

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Meet your 2023 Leadership Elections candidates

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What are the Leadership Elections?

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University Hardship Fund now open to students

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Five reasons why you should vote in the Leadership Elections

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Suspended strike action

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Student Volunteering Week 2023

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The legacy of previous Student Officers

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Statement on proposed changes to the Graduate Route Visa

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Strike Action at Leeds Beckett University

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Everyone has the potential to become a leader at LBSU

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Statement on the inadequate student loans and grants increase by the Government

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There's something for everyone to enjoy this winter in Leeds

Things to do this Winter in Leeds

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What’s on during Winter Freshers

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Why you should stand in the LBSU Leadership Elections!

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Book Your Accommodation Now!

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Reflections on Semester One

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Christmas in England: what is it and how is it celebrated?

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House Hunting for International Students

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Child friendly things to do In Leeds

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What a term it has been!

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Promoting wellbeing and access for all LBU disabled students

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Leaving your property during the Winter Break

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Festive Fun at LBSU

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LBSU statement on industrial action

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Managing Exam Season Stress

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Statement on FIFA World Cup 2022

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House Hunting Season 2022

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Trans Awareness Week & Transgender Day of Remembrance

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An update from Lucy MacDonald

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Bonfire Night 2022

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Leeds Beckett Black Liberation Campaign

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Solidarity with the people of Iran

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Socialise safely in Leeds

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Welcome aboard to a new academic year!

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Feeling lonely at uni? You're not alone

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Statement on the Unison strike action

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Statement on the cost of living announcement

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Bus it, with LeedsCity!

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Quiet Spaces at LBSU Freshers Fairs

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LBSU at Leeds Pride 2022

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#DoItMyWay Resource Bank

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Every Penny Counts - getting your tenancy deposit back

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Being An LGBTQ+ Student At Leeds Beckett

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Academic Experience Officer Round Up 2021-22

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Bars to check out in Leeds

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Log your volunteering hours

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Students complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity

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Union Awards 2022 Winners

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Students are raising money for the Crohn's and Colitis Charity

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Are you eligible for a £150 council tax rebate?

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Album Launch Shows at LBSU

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Union Awards 2022 Nominees

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Is your tenancy agreement all inclusive?

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2022 Gig Line Up

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Support for students who are engaged in sex work

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Amber Cars Partnership

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Me, My Autistic Self and I

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Why you should join a society

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Student Skydives for Charity

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Consent & Student Safety Survey Report

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Meet your 2022/23 leadership team

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Update on university IT systems

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LGBT History Month

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Our heart is with the people of Ukraine

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Leadership Elections #VoteTrees

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2022 Leadership Elections Candidates

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Meet volunteer Nina Healey

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Volunteer with SNAPS

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5 ways volunteering boosts your employability

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Become a leader at LBSU

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Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment

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Creating more student jobs

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Better Faith Spaces

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Microwaves on Campus

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Discover Leeds Mencap

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Be a Leader

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Celebrate what makes you unique

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Consent is Sexy Campaign

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

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Meet your 2021/22 Reps & Convenors

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Q&As: Coping with exam stress

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The meaning of Diwali

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LBSU stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Top tips for studying at home

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Leaving your property over the Winter Break

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Sports bars in Leeds

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How we’re keeping you safe at our events

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Ready and raring to go?

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Statement from your Officer Team about student safety

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LBSU Joins 'Ask For Angela' Safety Scheme

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International Students Volunteering & Visas FAQ

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Volunteering: Find out what you can do!

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The Zero Tolerance Project

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Q&As: Appeals

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Managing stress during exam season

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Our commitment to sustainability

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What students wish you knew about Autism

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5 reasons why you should volunteer this year

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Best vegan & veggie food in Leeds

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Villages To Visit In Yorkshire

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Shopping In Leeds

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

February is LGBTQ+ History month here in the UK and there's loads to celebrate!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

It's an exciting week at your Students' Union with the Leadership Elections underway!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

There are loads of exciting events happening on campus this week! From crafternoons to gigs and so much more, check out what's on!

 
Top spots to celebrate Pancake Day in Leeds

Whether you’re giving up decadent sweets for Lent or want an excuse to treat yourself to some delicious post-lecture pancakes, we’ve got you covered! Check out our top picks for the best pancakes in Leeds this Pancake Day!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

University is back in full swing and so are our events! Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, we have a week packed full of opportunities for you to get involved.

 
Your Student Officers' Term 1 achievements

It's been a busy year for your Student Officer team! Read our article to find out some of their achievements so far.

 
What's on this week at LBSU

We're getting back into the swing of things on campus and there are loads of fun events to get involved with!

 
What's coming up this week at LBSU

Winter Freshers week is finally here and there are loads of exciting events on campus! Check out what's on this week.

 
The legacy of Student Officers at LBSU

Considering running in the Leadership Elections? Check out the incredible impact past Officers have had!

 
The Importance of Student Voice with Hannah Moffatt

Find our what Hannah has been up to in semester one, and her plans for the rest of this academic year.

 
Sustainable shopping in Leeds

Thinking of going more sustainable for your New Year’s resolution? Check out our top tips for environmentally friendly shopping in Leeds!

 
Leeds Winter Break on a Budget

Staying in Leeds over the Winter Break? Check out these fun activities to get you outside and exploring without breaking the bank!

 
Statement on the Proposed Visa Rule Changes

Read LBSU's statement on the Government's proposed changes to immigration policy.

 
How to manage exam season stress

To help you beat the stress and get in the holiday spirit, here are some of our top tips for coping with exam and deadlines this exam season!

 
Academic Student Support with Jessica Linton

Find out what Jessica has been up to in Semester One and how you can get involved with her work during semester two.

 
How to protect yourself from phishing

Over the last few years, students have seen more and more phishing attempts in their inboxes. To help you stay safe and protect your cyber security, check out our article!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

Christmas is right around the corner and there are loads of fun and festive activities right here at LBSU!

 
Enriching Students' Academic Journeys
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Learn about what Rebecca has been up to in Semester One to improve academic community, student belonging, and connections to graduate careers.

 
What's on this week at LBSU

From origami crafternoons to drop-in support sessions and more, check out what’s on this week at LBSU!

 
To heat or not to heat? 5 energy-saving tips for this winter!

To help you manage your energy bills in the cold weather, check out out tips to help you save!

 
What's on this Christmas in Leeds

The Christmas season is almost here and there are loads of fun festivities around Leeds. Get in the holiday spirit and check out our list of all the events coming up!

 
Disabled Students’ Community Leader End-of-year Report 2022/2023

Hear from your Disabled Students’ Community Leader, Susan Hirst, as she recounts her activity over the academic year.

 
Student Discounts in Leeds

Whether you’re looking for food and drink deals, cheap travel or you’re just having a browse for a bargain, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most useful student deals in Leeds!

 
University Mental Health Day - Prevention is better than a cure
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University Mental Health Day – March 9th, 2023

Susan Hirst, Disabled Students' Community Leader, writes about mental health at universities and lets you know where you can go for support.

 
Why you should join a Student Community

If you self-identify into any of the Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Student Communities, we’d love for you to join! But why join a Community in the first place?

 
Disabled Students' Community Leader Update: October

Read on to receive updates from your Disabled Students' Community Leader!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

Here's everything happening at your Students' Union this week!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

Here's everything that's going on this week at your Students' Union!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

Here's everything happening at your Students' Union this week!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

Here's everything that's going on this week in your Students' Union!

 
Get ready for house-hunting season

The Leeds ‘House Hunting’ season begins formally on 18 November when the Unipol list of properties is released. To help you navigate house hunting season, we’ve compiled some of our top tips!

 
What's on this week at LBSU

Here's everything that's going on this week in your Students' Union!

 
Managing stress at uni

University can be some of the best times in peoples’ lives, but it can be overwhelming too. Here are some of our top tips for keeping on top of uni stress!

 
International Students' Community Leader Update: October

Read on to hear about what your International Community Leader has been working on this month!

 
Parents and Carers' Community Leader Update: October

Read more to hear an update provided by your Parents' and Carers' Community Leader!

 
Running a Successful Freshers Stall

Freshers is one of the best times to recruit new members and get people buzzing about your society. Have a look through this guide to ensure you have everything covered.

 
Handover Guidance

This handbook is to help provided a support to committee leaders in handing over the society to new leaders.

 
The Positive Effects Of Allotmenting
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Back in November, the LBSU allotment volunteers delivered a TEDx talk highlighting the positive effects of growing your own. They have all worked so hard to develop the space over the past three years. We are looking for a new committee to take over at the end of this year so please get in touch if you would like to get involved.

 
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.

 
Committee Roles
Committee Roles

This handbook is to help provided a short overview to the three main committee roles.

 
Events Planning
Events Handbook

This handbook is to help provide assistances and ideas surrounding events which your society can host and run.

 
Get home safe with Amber Car's Safe Rides Scheme

The Safe Rides Scheme makes sure that all our students can get a ride back home when it’s dark even if you haven’t got the fare on you, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

 
Event Ideas
Event Ideas

Here is a list of events you as societies could look at running in person and online.

 
Celebrating Navratri: A Festival of Nine Nights

Navratri, one of the most important Hindu festivals, is observed across India and by Hindu communities all over the world. But what is it and how is it celebrated?

 
Top tips for finding a part-time job at uni

Looking for a part-time job? Here are some of our top tips for to help you find the right role!

 
Celebrate Bonfire Night in Leeds

One of the main things you need on bonfire night is fireworks, of course, so we've compiled some of the best events happening in Leeds this 5th of November!

 
Claim your FREE VOTER ID - Use code 'NUS'
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The National Union of Students (NUS) has teamed up with CitizenCard to offer every single student and young person who needs it FREE VOTER ID*

 
How to manage your money at university

Student life can be super exciting and so much fun, but it’s also the first time many students need to manage their money. For Talk Money Week we’ve compiled some of our top money saving tips to help you stretch your budget!

 
Why should you care about the Leadership Elections?

Nominations are now open for LBSU's Leadership Elections, Check out why they're so important and how you can get involved!

 
Need support at uni?

University can be a super exciting experience, but it also brings lot of challenges, and things can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here at Leeds Beckett there are loads of support services that are here to help!

 
Book a stall at the LBSU Festive Fair

Do you have a hobby or side hustle and you would like the opportunity to make some extra funds for the Holiday Season? If so, sign up to attend our unique Leeds Beckett Students' Union Festive Fair where unlike some seller events; your pitch is FREE.

 
Pitch your business idea for our Eureka competition

Do you have the next great business idea? We want to hear from you! We’re launching Eureka, a new competition hosted by Leeds Beckett Students’ Union and E-Cell Society.

 
Promote your research with LBSU
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Recruit student participants to your research.

 
Things to do this Black History Month

Check out these great events to celebrate Black History Month here in Leeds!

 
Could you have lost funds sitting in a Child Trust Fund?
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Thousands of UK children born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011 received an endowment of £250 (or £50 from August 2010) from the government into an 18-year account, but many are unclaimed. Check whether you have unclaimed money sitting in a Child Trust Fund.

 
Double check that your tenancy agreement is all inclusive

Given the recent price hike in utility bills, it’s important that you check your tenancy agreement for clauses that state that your agreement is “all inclusive”, and more importantly if it means what you think it means.

 
A General Election is coming up - are you registered to vote?
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Did you know there could be a General Election this academic year?

 
Our top easy and budget-friendly recipes

Getting ready to move to Leeds this September? Having a few easy and low-cost recipes ready to go is a must!

 
The Freshers’ guide to uni essentials

We’ve compiled a list of must-have items to spruce up your space and make your move into student accommodation smooth and comfortable!

 
Best places to shop in Leeds

Looking to spend a fun day out shopping? Check out our top spots to shop around Leeds!

 
How to spruce up your uni accommodation

September is just around the corner, and planning to move into your new housing can be such an exciting time with loads of possibilities. To help you make your new space as cosy as possible, we’ve compiled our top tips for sprucing up your uni house!

 
Get your tenancy deposit returned

Find out what to expect at the end of a tenancy and how to raise a dispute to get your tenancy deposit back.

 
2022/23 Officer Team end of year updates

As the current Officer Team wraps up their term and we get ready to welcome in a new team, we wanted to reflect on and share some of the many achievements of the 2022/23 Officer Team!

 
Five reasons why you should join a society

From trying something new to meeting new people, check out our top five reasons why joining a society is a great idea!

 
Activities and Events Officer Harsh's end of the year updates

As his first year in office is coming to a close, Harsh, your Activities and Events Officer, wanted to share some of his top achievements from the past year!

 
Why we love Leeds

With its vibrant nightlife, rich cultural heritage, and friendly atmosphere, Leeds is a fantastic student city with loads to offer. Here are some of our top reasons why we love Leeds!

 
Interim President and Welfare Officer Ashleigh's goodbye

As we approach the end of her term as Welfare Officer and Interim President, Ashleigh reflects on some of the challenges and achievements over the past year that she's most proud of.

 
Top tips for moving out of your student accommodation

Moving into new student accommodation can be super exciting, but it can also be a busy time of the year. Check out our tips to make the move as smooth as possible!

 
Unlocking Summer Potential: Volunteer in Leeds and Make a Difference While Gaining Valuable Skills

Are you staying in Leeds this summer and looking for a way to spend your time whilst making a difference and gaining new skills?

 
Statement on the marking boycott

Find out more about the Students' Union's position on the current marking boycott at Leeds Beckett.

 
Celebrate the end of the year safely

For most students, exams and assessments are behind you and it’s time to celebrate! Check out our top tips for looking after yourself and celebrating the summer safely.

 
Freshers Go Fresh

Explore the market and discover local, sustainable food for a discounted price with Freshers Go Fresh.

 
Time ticks by: managing your time through deadline season

Your Academic Experience Officer, Meg, is here to share her top tips for managing your time this exam season!

 
Popular food during Ramadan

While Ramadan is a time for fasting, it is also a time for feasting. At sunset, Muslims break their fast with a meal called Iftar. This meal is a time for celebrating with family, friends and community members. It is a time to share food and to give thanks for the blessings of life.

 
History of Ramadan

Islam is a monotheistic religion that developed in the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century. Its followers are called Muslims, and they believe in the oneness of God, the prophethood of Muhammad, and the holy book, the Quran. Islam comes from the Arabic word 'salaam,' meaning peace, and a Muslim is someone who submits themselves to the will of God, striving to live in peace and harmony with themselves and the world around them.

 
What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a month-long period of fasting observed by Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drinks, smoking, and other physical needs during daylight hours. The fast is broken each evening after sunset with an iftar meal, and the period of fasting ends after thirty days with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

 
Track your impact: earn certificates for volunteering with Leeds Beckett Students' Union

Make a difference, track your progress, and earn recognition for your hard work with the volunteering hour tracking feature from Leeds Beckett Students' Union!

 
10 top tips for autistic students at Leeds Beckett

Your Disabled Students' Community Leader Susan Hirst gives her top 10 tips for autistic students at university.

 
Ramadan Mubarak to all our staff and students!

From this evening, many of our students and staff will be observing the holy month of Ramadan. But what is Ramadan and how is it celebrated?

 
Meet your 2023/24 Student Leadership Team

It’s time to meet your 2023/24 Student Officer Team and NUS Delegates! After a busy campaigning week for candidates and their campaign teams, the students have spoken and your new leaders have been chosen!

 
Meet your 2023 Leadership Elections candidates

It's time to choose your Students' Union leaders! Every year, we run the Leadership Elections for students to vote for who will represent their voice throughout the next academic year.

 
What are the Leadership Elections?

Your Students’ Union is run by and for you, and the Leadership Elections are a huge step in that process. But what are the Leadership Elections actually and why are they a big deal?

 
University Hardship Fund now open to students

To help students combat the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, applications to the University's Hardship Fund are now open.

 
Five reasons why you should vote in the Leadership Elections

It’s nearly time to pick your 2023/2024 Student Officers! To get you thinking about elections, check out our top five reasons you should use your vote this year.

 
Student Volunteering Week 2023

Student Volunteering Week is part of a long history of volunteering, fundraising, and campaigning by Further and Higher Education students in the UK. Now entering its 23rd year and Leeds Beckett Students’ Union are highlighting and raising awareness of the importance of student volunteering and the opportunities that you can get involved in during your studies at Leeds Beckett University.

 
The legacy of previous Student Officers

From supporting students to campaign on issues that matter to them to representing student voices in important boards and committees at the University, Student Officers make a big impact right here at Leeds Beckett.

 
Statement on proposed changes to the Graduate Route Visa

There have been reports that the Government is considering changes to the Graduate Immigration Route which currently allows students to remain in the UK and work after they complete their course. Of the proposed changes to the visa, it has been suggested that the length of stay on the Graduate Immigration Route be shortened from 2 years to six months.

 
Things to do this Winter in Leeds
There's something for everyone to enjoy this winter in Leeds

From getting outdoors and exploring some of the city’s many green spaces to making a day out of wandering through beautiful arcades, there’s something for everyone to discover this winter in Leeds.

 
Why you should stand in the LBSU Leadership Elections!

From Student Representative to Person-Centred Leader, here's why I think you should stand to be an LBSU Student Officer!

 
Book Your Accommodation Now!

Are you an International student coming to Leeds Beckett in January? Looking for accommodation in Leeds? Book now with Kirkstall Brewery!

 
Reflections on Semester One

Hey everyone! Here is a summary of what I've been up to since I commenced the role of Welfare Officer in July 2022!

 
Christmas in England: what is it and how is it celebrated?
A Christmas tree with twinkling lights

You can spot the signs of the holiday as Christmas markets are popping up in Leeds city-centre and the holiday adverts are in constant rotation on TV, but what’s the story behind the holiday?

 
Suspended strike action

Unions have agreed to suspend strike action planned for the next two weeks. Classes will therefore proceed as planned for the weeks beginning Monday 20 and Monday 27 February.

 
House Hunting for International Students
A stretch of houses in Leeds

Your bags are packed, and you’re all ready to move to Leeds, but what about housing? Sorting out your accommodation before you arrive in Leeds is essential to make sure you can start off your academic year stress-free, so we've compiled some tips to help you navigate finding a student house in Leeds.

 
Best walks around Leeds

Leeds is home to a wide variety of wonderful countryside and city walks, so we're collecting the best walks, trails and paths for you to explore!

 
The best rooftop bars in Leeds for an unforgettable night out

Check out our list of Leeds' best rooftop bars for your summer nights out!

 
Best vegetarian and vegan options in Leeds

It’s National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we’re rounding up some of the top veggie and vegan eats in Leeds!

 
Bidding Beckett Bye: Your Academic Experience Officer Meg’s Final Updates

As her term as Academic Experience Officer comes to an end, Meg shares her top achievements throughout her time at Leeds Beckett Students' Union.

 
Protecting your housing deposit

It's nearly time to move out of your student accommodation, but what about your deposit? Find out all about housing deposits and how to protect yours!

 
Stephen Lawrence Day and SU Workshop

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, a racially motivated attack that shook the country to its core and brought race relations in Britain to the forefront of mainstream media.

 
Women's History Month

Women's History Month is celebrated in the month of March every year to recognise, appreciate and honour the achievements and contributions of women to society.

 
Let your light shine

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week we're celebrating what makes you unique with Meg, your Academic Experience Officer!

 
What’s on during Winter Freshers

There are lots of exciting events running throughout the week! From club nights to Give It a Go’s to free pool, we’ve compiled a roundup of all the events, so you don’t miss a thing!

 
Child friendly things to do In Leeds

Are you a parent or carer and looking for child-friendly activities to do out and about in Leeds?

 
What a term it has been!

Howdy Everyone! It’s Meg your Academic Experience Officer and I’m here to give you a whistle stop tour of everything that I have been getting up to in my role since commencing my second term in office.

 
Promoting wellbeing and access for all LBU disabled students

We are currently in the middle of Disability History Month, which at Leeds Becket University, means that we are celebrating our unique university culture towards disability.

 
Leaving your property during the Winter Break

Here are our top 10 tips for keeping your property problem-free if you’re leaving you're heading elsewhere over the Winter Break!

 
Festive Fun at LBSU

Ti's the season to get festive, here's what you can get up to this term with LBSU!

 
LBSU statement on industrial action

Industrial action, also known as strike action, will be carried out by members of Unison at Leeds Beckett this week. Unison is the trade Union that represents some of the staff who work in service areas in the university, such as the library, security, and administration.

 
Statement on FIFA World Cup 2022

We could have boycotted the event like other venues in Leeds, but we wanted to use this time as an opportunity for education, learning, and to have important conversations on issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community in the UK and worldwide.

 
House Hunting Season 2022

In this article you will find out all you need to know about looking for accommodation this year, including house hunting frequently asked questions, and common terms you might find in a tenancy agreement.

 
Trans Awareness Week & Transgender Day of Remembrance

Here at Leeds Beckett, both ourselves at the Students' Union and the university are committed to creating a safe and welcoming university experience for gender-diverse students and staff.

 
An update from Lucy MacDonald

I am writing to give you an update on myself and my role.

 
Leeds Beckett Black Liberation Campaign

Here in the UK, the month of October is marked by Black History Month. Black History Month first began across the pond in the USA in 1976 to honour the achievements and accomplishments of Black Americans throughout American history, and has been celebrated every February in America since.

 
Socialise safely in Leeds

The nights are now getting longer and we're getting ready to celebrate Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire Night! We know it's likely that a lot of you will be preparing for some fun nights with friends so here's our tips on how to socialise safely in Leeds.

 
Welcome aboard to a new academic year!

Welcome to Leeds Beckett and welcome back!

 
Feeling lonely at uni? You're not alone

Whether you’re a new or returning student, feeling lonely is a common experience amongst many students, and it can be hard on your mental health. This World Mental Health Day we want you to know that LBSU is here for you, and we have lots of opportunities for you to meet new people, make friends and find your community.

 
Bus it, with LeedsCity!

Make your student loan go further with great value bus travel.If you're a university student in Leeds, there isn't a better way to get around than with LeedsCity buses!

 
Quiet Spaces at LBSU Freshers Fairs

We know that crowds and noise aren't for everyone, so this year each of our Freshers Fairs will have a designated quiet space.

 
LBSU at Leeds Pride 2022

with Kitty Lambert & Gigi Meyer, your LGB+ & Trans Community Leaders.

 
Managing Exam Season Stress

To help you stay on top of the busiest time of year, we’ve put together our top tips for managing exam season stress.

 
Bonfire Night 2022

Bonfire Night is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off November than taking in the glowing site of firework displays and warm crackling bonfires. Leeds City Council have cancelled their public displays for the second year running, but that doesn't mean there aren’t lots of opportunities to celebrate and remember, remember the Fifth of November.

 
Solidarity with the people of Iran

Leeds Beckett Students' Union wish to extend our solidarity to the people of Iran. Our hearts are also with all the Iranian students and staff studying and working here in Leeds and across the UK.

 
Statement on the Unison strike action

Industrial action, also known as strike action, will be carried out by members of Unison at Leeds Beckett next week. Unison is the trade Union that represents some of the staff who work in service areas in the University, such as the library, security, and administration.

 
Statement on the cost of living announcement

The Officer Team are really pleased to see the announcements from the university this week to support students with the cost of living crisis this academic year.

 
LBSU Staff Benefits Scheme

Here you'll find a full list of benefits available to LBSU employees

 
Every Penny Counts - getting your tenancy deposit back

When your current tenancy ends, you’ll be hoping to receive the money back that you paid in deposit at the start of the contract. To give you the best chance of receiving your full deposit back, we’ve put together a list of practical things to do before you move out

 
#DoItMyWay Resource Bank

Your Academic Experience Officer Meg Darroch has put together a resource bank to compliment the #DoItMyWay Toolkit!

 
Being An LGBTQ+ Student At Leeds Beckett

Law student Jess Jones explores her own and others experiences of being an LGBTQ+ student at Leeds Beckett University

 
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.

 
Academic Experience Officer Round Up 2021-22

Meg Darroch rounds up her first year in office as your Academic Experience Officer

 
Bars to check out in Leeds

Looking for a certain drinking experience in Leeds, but not sure where to start? Not to worry, we've got you covered!

 
Are you eligible for a £150 council tax rebate?

We have been in touch with Leeds City Council about the £150 council tax rebate and they have provided us with some Q&A’s that you might find helpful. Take a look at below! Please note that all purpose built student accommodation is ineligible for the rebate (not just halls). Please read our article on energy costs for those who have “all-inclusive” rent.

 
Album Launch Shows at LBSU

Here at Leeds Beckett SU, we have a history of putting on some MEGA launch shows for the most exciting album releases of the year. Artists such as Blossoms, Steps, and London Grammar have chosen us as the place to have an intimate night-in with their fans.

 
Union Awards 2022 Nominees

Congratulations to all the movers and shakers, the go-getters and do-more’ers of Leeds Beckett Students’ Union. You brought amazing events and ideas to LBSU this year and together we achieved so many great things!

 
Is your tenancy agreement all inclusive?

Given the recent price hike in utility bills it’s important that you check your tenancy agreements for clauses that state if your “all inclusive” means what you think it does.

 
Support for students who are engaged in sex work

Research by the University of Swansea estimates that around 5% of students are involved in sex work, with 20% having considered it (Sager et al, 2015, p. 7). These figures may have increased since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in relation to online sex work. It is recognised that experiences of involvement in sex work vary; some individuals may be happy in the work, whereas others may prefer not to be involved in sex work.

 
Amber Cars Partnership

Our partnership with Amber Cars gives all students the access to the Safe Taxi Scheme which ensures that all students can get a lift home in the hours of darkness, even if they don’t have any money for the fare. Amber Cars offers the service to students in emergency situations, including lone students with no other means of getting home and individuals who think they or their friends have been spiked.

 
Student Skydives for Charity

Here at LBSU we like to highlight some of the great fundraising that students undertake. Emily, a second year Criminology with Psychology student will be skydiving on the 23rd April to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity very near to her heart:

 
Consent & Student Safety Survey Report

Lucy MacDonald, your Welfare & Community Officer, collected feedback in Semester 1 as part of her objective of improving student safety in Leeds and changing the culture of consent. The Students’ Union undertook some research in the form of a survey on student’s perceptions of safety and consent on and off campus. The survey was open for 2 weeks and had 249 respondents.

 
Meet your 2022/23 leadership team

The Leadership Elections are one of the biggest events in the SU calendar, requiring huge effort from the whole staff team to make them happen. A huge thanks goes to all staff and Officers who took time out of their usual jobs to encourage students to nominate themselves, to vote for their next leaders or to provide support to candidates.

 
LGBT History Month

In February, we're observing LGBT History Month in the UK. A whole month of learning and celebrating queer history! It's an opportunity aimed to educate people and make members of the LGBT+ community visible in all their rich diversity. Education is such an important part of the fight against injustice and stereotypes. The conversations we have had in the last few weeks should be ongoing and not confined to certain months of the year! Let's continue to learn and strive for a better future

 
2022 Leadership Elections Candidates

LBSU exists to support, represent and connect each and every one of the c.24,000 students that study here at Leeds Beckett. To do this effectively, we pride ourselves on having strong student leadership in place to influence and direct the work we do to improve the lives of students on campus, in the local community, and on a national level.

 
Meet volunteer Nina Healey

During my time at Leeds Beckett, I was involved with a whole range of volunteering opportunities. I originally decided to explore volunteering opportunities in my first year as a way to add to my CV as I had some spare time alongside my studies. As I wanted to work in the heritage sector, I knew I needed to have as much experience as possible on my CV, as it could be very competitive even to get your foot in the door.

 
Become a leader at LBSU

Do you have the passion to make a difference for students? Could you bring your skills to a full-time paid role, starting in July 2022, dedicated to improving the lives of students at Leeds Beckett? Nominations are now open for the 4 full-time Officers at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union. We also have part-time Community Leader roles. Nominations close on 13 February. Start your journey with the Students’ Union

 
5 ways volunteering boosts your employability

This Volunteering Week, Leeds Beckett Careers would like to tell you more about how volunteering is a valuable way to gain new skills that will benefit you in your future career. You can contact Leeds Beckett Careers to support you in writing CVs, developing a good online presence, helping with interviews, and searching for jobs! Here are five reasons whyLeeds Beckett Careers would recommend that you volunteer during your time at Leeds Beckett University

 
Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment

When a student asked for ''Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment'' on campus, and campaigned for a few weeks, the idea acheived enough votes. Because of this we’ve worked with Leeds Beckett University to ensure that appropriate reporting processes and support is available for victims of any form of bullying and harassment including sexual harassment and violence and the development of a new respectful culture amongst the Leeds Beckett community.

 
Better Faith Spaces

When a student asked for ''Better Faith Spaces'' on campus, and campaigned for a few weeks, the idea acheived enough votes. This resulted in the SU encouraging the University to improve the faith spaces on both campuses and plans for improvements are now being discussed at the University EDI Committee.  This showed us the power of having a platform where students could advocate for their needs. Have Your Say was designed just for this!

 
Microwaves on Campus

You asked, we answered! A few years ago, students submitted the idea of installing new microwaves on campus. This idea became extremely popular and resulted in microwaves being made available in the SU Hive venues, Rose Bowl and Headingley canteens. This showed us the power of having a platform where students could advocate for their needs. Have Your Say was designed just for this!

 
Discover Leeds Mencap

More than 65 years ago, Leeds Mencap was created with the aim of improving the lives of those with learning disabilities in Leeds.Though affiliated with the national Royal Mencap Society, Leeds Mencap is a completely independent charity offering important services and support to children & young people with learning disabilities and their families throughout Leeds and the surrounding area.

 
Be a Leader

LBSU exists to support, represent and connect each and every one of the c.24,000 students that study here at Leeds Beckett and we pride ourselves on having strong student leadership in place. If you think you have what it takes to lead LBSU in 2022/2023, nominate yourself now!

 
Celebrate what makes you unique
Megan, your Academic Experience Officer, is standing in the library holding 2 books.

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!

 
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021
This is a photo of the transgender pride flag. It is a light blue, pink and white pentacolour flag

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.

 
Q&As: Coping with exam stress
White sheet of paper with exam questions written in black. Someone's hand is holding a white pen wit

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.

 
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.

 
LBSU stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement
Black square

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.

 
Top tips for studying at home
Wood desk in home office with a yellow chair and a Macbook pro on the desk

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.

 
Leaving your property over the Winter Break

As semester one draws to a close, we're sure most of you are excited about some much-needed downtime this Winter Break! Before you leave your term-time address, 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

 
Sports bars in Leeds
Photo of the bar in a pub with spirit bottles on the back wall and beer on tap at the front

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.

 
Ready and raring to go?
Photo of Meg Darroch, your Academic Experience Officer, in the City Hive.

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.

 
Statement from your Officer Team about student safety
Photo of the Portland Building on City Campus on a sunny summer day

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!

 
LBSU Joins 'Ask For Angela' Safety Scheme
Poster of the new Ask For Angela campaign in the mirror of the bathroom at the City Hive

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.

 
International Students Volunteering & Visas FAQ
Person in blue shirt holding a cardboard sign that say's "Volunteers Needed"

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.

 
Volunteering: Find out what you can do!
Student volunteers and guide dogs gathered outside of the Hyde Park Picture House Cinema

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.

 
Managing stress during exam season
Student studying with a laptop on a wood table

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.

 
What students wish you knew about Autism
Photo of the James Graham Building on Headingley Campus on an autumnal day

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.

 
5 reasons why you should volunteer this year
Volunteers wearing yellow safety vest and chatting while looking at an instruction sheet

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 ??

 
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.

 
How we’re keeping you safe at our events
Photo taken during one of our gigs. The crowd is jumping. Lights are pink, purple and blue.

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.

 
The Zero Tolerance Project
Photo of the Portland Building on City Campus on a sunny summer day

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.

 
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.

 
Our commitment to sustainability
Recycling bin on a cotton rug with dry oranges leaves fallen from trees

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.

 
Best vegan & veggie food in Leeds
Plate with a burger and curly fries from The Hive

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.

 
Update on university IT systems

An update on the issues currently affecting university IT systems

 
Our heart is with the people of Ukraine

As we're watching these terrible events unfold, we hold the people of Ukraine in our hearts and minds. We're also thinking about all the Ukrainian students here in Leeds and across the UK for whom this must be heart-wrenching to witness from afar. Millions of people's lives are about to be unjustly made unbearable, and many will be lost. Culture, history, and art will be erased.

 
Leadership Elections #VoteTrees

In 2020, students at Leeds Beckett voted for the Students’ Union to work with our University to explore and implement rewilding opportunities across the University estate and work with the City Council in the wider Beckett Park area. So, this year, Leeds Beckett SU wish to promote participation in our democracy as a public good; an act of responsible participation in your student experience and the impact of students in society that everyone should feel duty bound to contribute to. By voting in

 
Volunteer with SNAPS

Help make the “impossible” possible for children with additional needs with SNAPS. SNAPS (Special Needs and Parent Support) Yorkshire is a Leeds charity that delivers crucial physiotherapy, swimming lessons, specialised activities, a football club and holistic family support for children with additional needs and their families. Our aim is to make the ‘impossible’, possible for children with additional needs.

 
Creating more student jobs

When a student asked for ''Creating more student jobs'' on campus, and campaigned for a few weeks, the idea acheived enough votes. Because of this idea, we transitioned our 10 voluntary School Representative roles into paid part-time Academic Rep Assistant jobs for students and made our voluntary Student Community Leader roles paid positions, alongside offering paid student jobs on our Welcome Desk, our Hive venues and to support our Marketing and Events teams.

 
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.

 
Shopping In Leeds
Leeds Kirkgate Market

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

 
Log your volunteering hours

The deadline is nearly here to log your volunteering hours on the Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Website before the hour logging resets on 1st July 2022. You will be eligible for certificates when you log your hours, these certificates can then be downloaded and shared with your lecturers, future employer, or shared on your LinkedIn.

 
Students complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity

On 25 May, students and staff at Leeds Beckett University took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a trek taking on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). This circular route is approximately 24.5 miles in length with an elevation gain of over 1585m!

 
Union Awards 2022 Winners

This academic year, you've all showed up for the Leeds Beckett community and achieved so many great things. You hosted amazing events, raised a lot of money for charity and impacted the uni experience of many. You should all be proud!

 
Students are raising money for the Crohn's and Colitis Charity

Bite of Leeds is a food and arts market with a bar and live music held at Left Bank on Sunday 1st May during the bank holiday weekend, .

 
2022 Gig Line Up

2022 promises to be an exciting year here at Leeds Beckett SU, with our venue finally back in full action and hosting a variety of great events. We have more to look forward to than ever – with some big names gracing our stage and bringing with them a night of fantastic music that you wouldn’t want to miss.

 
Me, My Autistic Self and I

This week is such a special week for me as it is World Autism Acceptance Week. It is so important to me that I celebrate what makes me unique, after all, this wasn’t always the case for me having gone undiagnosed for many years and flying under the radar. So I am here, reminding you to celebrate yourselves and anyone who you know is autistic!

 
Why you should join a society

It can be difficult to get to know new people at university but don’t worry, everyone is in the same boat! Here at Leeds Beckett Students' Union, we believe joining a student-led society is the best way to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Whether it is your first year at Leeds Beckett or your last year, it is never too late to join a society.