Our Students’ Union is here for our students!

We want you to have an amazing time here at College! We want to help you settle in quickly within our friendly and welcoming community, taking advantage of everything we have to offer! 

Our Students' Union is constantly developing and growing ever bigger, and we work hard to represent everyone’s views effectively and support you during your time here with us.

Student representation

The Students' Union is the voice of our students across the College, the city and the nation. We are run by students, for students, to look after students’ interests. 

Each year, Students’ Union Elections are held to appoint students who will run the Students' Union. This team is made up of students from across the entire College, working together to ensure all students’ voices are heard and acted upon. 

At the start of the year, every course will elect its own Student Representatives who will attend important meetings and speak on issues on behalf of their fellow students. 

All students are encouraged to get involved and helps us create positive changes here at College! 

However much you choose to interact, your voice will be heard!


Whether you feel excited or nervous about Freshers’ Week, our calendar of activities and events will help you jump straight into College life and allow you to get to know your fellow students and this brilliant city. 

These events are as diverse as our students, so there’s something for everyone! 

Every year we try to get more out of Leeds for our students. Our links with some of the city’s finest shops, bars and businesses mean you get great deals, up-to-­date news on attractions and every opportunity to relax and have fun. 

Events continue throughout the year with parties held at Christmas along with end of the year celebrations. 

You’ll also be able to get involved with many more events such as our Sports & Activities programme or just sit down and play our piano in the Café at Blenheim Walk! 


If you’ve got an interest and want to get other students involved, we’re the people to talk to! 

We can help you get a society or club up and running in no time. 

We currently cater for all sorts, from the Film Society to Life Drawing, Sustainability to Gaming, there is something for everyone. The team is an enthusiastic group, open to any idea - so make sure you tell us yours!


Our Students' Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). 

The NUS campaigns nationally on student issues ranging from tuition fees to safer accommodation and fair access to education. 

They also provide our staff and Students’ Union team and Student Representatives with excellent training and support. 

The NUS Extra card is also a great way for students to take advantage of hundreds of exclusive deals and discounts online, in shops, in bars and other places.

Sports and activities

Get involved, get fit, and most importantly, have fun! 

A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, and getting involved in our sports activities will help enrich your student experience by helping you get fit, making friends and having fun. 

Our general sports activities and classes are open to all students, whether you are an experienced athlete or someone just wanting to improve their fitness. Throughout the year our Students’ Union arranges a programme of varied activities and events - for example, students can get involved in zumba, kettle bells, football, netball, table tennis or yoga. Students can also find details of local sports clubs and teams if they want to pursue any sport at a higher level. 

Activities are held on-site at the College.  Students can find out what’s happening through our website and noticeboards in College. A booklet featuring our sports activities information is sent out before enrolment and can be found at both of our sites, regular updates are also sent to students’ College email addresses. 

Students can purchase a Sports & Student Activities Card which enables the owner to free participation in any sports activity for the whole academic year, and students are encouraged to attend as many classes as they like.

Sports Teams

We run two teams that participate in the national BUCS (British Universities & College Sports) Leagues. We currently run a male [18+] football team and a female [18+] netball team. 

Our football team is now in its sixth year of competition and our netball team was recently crowned champions of their division in their very first season. 

Students are also encouraged to enter into individual BUCS championships in a number of disciplines available throughout the year.


Emma Cook, Student Liaison Officer 

Kaitlyn Badger, Student Liaison Assistant 

Email: student.union@leeds-art.ac.uk 

Call our Blenheim Walk [main] office: 0113 202 8296 

Call our Vernon Street office: 0113 202 8250 

Check out our website: www.lcasu.org.uk 

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