Life at Leeds | 19 November
It may seem far off, but assessments take place from January 10 for two weeks. For some of you, it’ll be the first time you’ll be doing these at university. Though most of you will be taking online assessments, there will be a few of you who are doing exams on campus.
We want to make sure we’re giving you the information you need, at the right time. Whether that’s finding out what to expect, revision tips, places to study, where to go if you need help or more.
Fill in this anonymous 30 second survey to tell us how you’re feeling and what’s important to you about the January assessments. Your answers will help us get the right information to you.
In the meantime, we’ve included some links below that you can start looking at now, to help you plan so that you’re able to take control and concentrate on doing your best.
Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy your weekend.
~ The student communications team ~
If you have a question, remember our student information service is available online and in-person, on campus, to help you get the answers and support you need.
USEFUL ASSESSMENT LINKS: helping you prepare and knowing who to speak to
Remember, now is the best time to speak to someone if you’re concerned about the upcoming assessments. Whether you’ve missed things, haven’t understood something or are feeling worried about how you’re doing, there are lots of people who can help.
NEED TO KNOW: Industrial action dates confirmed
The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that strike action and action short of strike (ASOS) will take place at a number of universities, including Leeds. Three days of strike action are planned for Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 December. ASOS will take place from Wednesday 1 December until no later than Tuesday 3 May 2022 and will mean UCU members only work their contracted hours and duties, and won’t volunteer to do more. During this time, we will be guided by three principles – protecting the interests of students, retaining the cohesion of our community and protecting the standard of Leeds awards.
We’ll keep you informed of what this means to you, so look for updates in your inbox.
THINGS TO DO: Join our Winter Festival on campus
This week we’ve been celebrating the results of some of our students – congrats again on your achievements in what has been another tough year. To celebrate this and a term of hard work and effort, we’ve arranged for a Winter Festival on campus from Monday 22 November to 17 December.
Join us next week on campus for a range of events and activities, some festive fun and an opportunity to kick-back, relax and socialise with friends. Find out more at students.leeds.ac.uk/winterfestival
Calling all international students!
Book festive day and overnight visits with a British family with Host UK. Find out more and book visits.
Don’t forget - if you haven't attended International Orientation yet, you can still sign up for the next online session on Tuesday 23 November, 12.30 - 14.00.
OPPORTUNITY ALERT: The Global Leadership Forum
Looking to develop your leadership skills? The Global Leadership Forum is a fully funded online programme, where you can:
Join visionary leaders representing massive international brands to develop skills and insights that can help you thrive in your career
Help shape a world fit for the future ahead of us
Receive a credential in Global Leadership for your CV and/or LinkedIn profile
Nightline Awareness Week
We’re lighting up the Parkinson building blue on Friday 19 November, as part of Nightline Awareness Week. Leeds Nightline is a confidential listening and information service offering you a safe space to talk about your feelings, or whatever’s troubling you, without fear of being judged.
THINKING AHEAD: What will you do after your degree?
Speak with Postgraduate Researchers on 25 November to expand your network whilst learning more about what a PHD is all about.
Interested in running your own business? For further enterprise events and workshops, go to https://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/info/15/starting_a_business_spark
5 CHANCES WIN MONEY, GIFTS AND VOUCHERS: Tell us what you think
Complete this short online survey about university reputation to be entered in to a prize draw to win one of two £100 gift vouchers or 16 £50 gift vouchers. The project is managed by The World 100 Reputation Network, a group of leading global universities, to which we belong.
Tell us your thoughts on sustainability to inform what we do next at LUU. Have your say, and you could win some great prizes, like a Chilly's Reusable Set and Fruity tickets.
Tell us about your experience of the Library and the services it provides for a chance to win one of five £50 Love2Shop vouchers. Past feedback has led to changes to opening hours, allowing hot drinks, improvements to study spaces and better access to plug sockets.
Sprinkle your order with some Christmas magic and voucher by checking out the new food and drinks range on campus magic
Tell us what you think of the new LeedsforLife tools for the chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher. We want to hear how you are getting on; how you are interacting with these new systems, how they support your academic personal tutor meetings and how we can continue to improve your student experience, so make sure you have your say.
GET INVOLVED: UK Disability History Month
The Disability Services are putting on four online events looking at different areas of disability support and inclusivity at university, these are:
18 November: Supporting Disabled Students
25 November: Autism Explained
29 November: All About Assistive Technology
1 December: Neurodiversity & Inclusivity.
Join us on MS Teams throughout the month to take part. Find out more about attending the events
ICMYI: There’s still time to check out these free courses
Are you an artist? Join a free online course on caring for your Artwork on Tuesday 23 November 2021, 12:15 – 13:15 Get practical advice on the conservation and care of your artwork.
Sign up to the free Union Black 6-hour online learning course until 3 December on Britain’s black cultures and steps to anti-racism. Sign up via the Santander Scholarships Platform to take part in the course and be in with a chance of winning one of 50 scholarships of £500. Don’t forget to look at Union Black on the alumni website too.
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