Our Students’ Union is here for our students!

We want you to have an amazing time here at University! 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 University, the city and the nation. We are run by students, for students, to look after students’ interests. 

The Students’ Union mission to help make sure every single student is represented throughout the University. Students in each course and programme elect their own Student Reps who provide a valuable link to University staff and management; enabling suggestions, opinions and the voice of students to be heard.

Each spring, we hold the Students’ Union Elections. Elected students from across the University make up the Students’ Union team, working together to improve the experience of student life here at University. As your SU, the team will listen to your ideas and opinions; organising campaigns, events, activities & societies that you want to get involved in.

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

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 University 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.


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 up and running in no time.

We currently cater for all sorts, from the Film Society to Life Drawing, Hula Hooping to Raise and Give, there is something for everyone. The team is an enthusiastic group, open to any idea - so make sure you tell us yours! Check out some of the societies on offer on the Students’ Union website.


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 over 200 exclusive deals and discounts online, and now comes with 1 year FREE ISIC un-locking over 42,000 international discounts.

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 MOVE Fitness classes are open to all students, and offer a twice weekly calendar of classes to get involved in like yoga, Zumba, Pilates, boxercise or kettlebells. Students can purchase MOVE Membership online on the Students’ Union website, at any time during the year.

All fitness classes are held on-site at the University. Students can find out what’s happening through our website and noticeboards in University.

The Students’ Union also runs a calendar of activities for all students get involved in, whether this is in the University’s Twilight Café, volunteering in the Green Spaces or exhibiting in our bi-annual Art Fest exhibitions. For more information about the activities on offer please visit the Students’ Union website.

Sports Teams

We currently have two sports teams, our Men's Football Team and Ladies' Netball Team. Our Football team participates in the national BUCS (British Universities & University Sports) Leagues.

Anyone over 18 can join either team, no matter what experience you have! Both teams are a great way to have fun and make new friends here at Leeds Arts University. 

Membership on either team for the year only requires a £15 MOVE Membership.

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 8297

Call our Vernon Street office: 0113 202 8250

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

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