Life in Leeds

Students' Union

Throughout the year our Students’ Union organise activities, campaigns, events and fundraising, run our student magazine as well as supporting societies and sports teams.

There are many ways in which you can get involved; allowing you to have your say, have fun and meet new people.

As a specialist arts union, Leeds Arts Union will always strive to offer students as many creative activities and opportunities as possible. We always make sure there’s plenty on offer for the creative student including supporting opportunities to collaborate with students on other courses.

Student Representation

Each spring, the Students’ Union hosts the annual Student Elections that give all students the opportunity to decide who will lead their Students’ Union for the coming year. Students from across the University campaign for roles in the Students’ Union team that play an important part in improving the student experience.

Course Representation

Each course also elects its own Student Representatives who provide a valuable link to University staff; enabling feedback and ensuring that the student voice is heard throughout the University. They continue to put forward the views of students and have played an important part in creating positive change and making Leeds Arts University a great place to study.

Sports and Fitness

We offer a range of fitness and sporting activities to help our students take a break. Throughout the year we organise a calendar of activities suitable for all abilities which are a great way to stay fit and meet like-minded people from courses across the University.

Events and Entertainment

Our calendar of events and activities will help you to settle into University life and allow you to get to know your fellow students and this brilliant city. We host various events throughout the year making sure you have every opportunity to relax and have fun. Our links with some of the city’s best retailers, bars and attractions mean you can access great deals, up-to-date news on events and the chance to explore the creative scene in Leeds.

Societies and Activities

Joining one of our societies or communities is a great way to meet other students. These groups are set up and run by students and staff, and are open to all. If you’ve got an interest and want to get other students involved, we can help you get a society up and running with support provided. Throughout the year we offer a range of activities and you can find out about our current societies, events and more online on the union website

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 provide our staff and students with training and support. The TOTUM Card, powered by NUS, is a great way for students to take advantage of hundreds of exclusive deals and discounts online, in shops, bars and entertainment venues.

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