Leeds and You Events
Whatever you have planned over December and January, here’s your go-to programme of activity to stay connected during Winter Break.
Click on the banner to find out more about:
- Holiday closure and support available during the winter break
- Activities on offer on campus and in the city
Discover our city and campus
New to Leeds and unsure how to find your way around campus? Follow the self-guided campus tour route.
If your journey to Leeds has been delayed, you don’t need to be in Leeds to learn about our landmarks and start to navigate our campus. Try the University of Leeds virtual campus tour.
Meet people and get involved
University Buddy Scheme
Whether you’re new to Leeds or returning to campus, apply for the Buddy scheme! The scheme is open to all students and you can apply at any point during your student journey. You'll be matched with a new or returning student from anywhere in the University at the same study level as you who has similar interest, giving you the opportunity to get to know someone new who you might not otherwise meet.
What’s on in LUU
Looking for an event to meet new people or just looking to settle back onto campus? Check LUU Engage regularly to see what student societies are up to!
What’s on in the Winter Tent
Winter Festival is here – check what’s happening between 8 November and 18 December.
You’ll find festive crafting sessions, open mic nights, World Unite Festival and more in the Winter Tent. Check Winter Festival event listings.
Weekly Wellbeing Movement Classes
Four different wellbeing classes are available weekly during term time. Led by a team of supportive instructors, in LUU studios. Join a group of students and take part in a movement session together to maintain and improve your wellbeing. Advance bookings are required to secure a place, so follow the individual booking link for each class to check availability.
- Tuesdays 13:30-14:30 Wellbeing Pilates
- Wednesdays 13:30-14:30 Wellbeing Glutes and Core
- Thursdays 13:30-14:30 Wellbeing Circuits
- Fridays 12:00-13:00 Wellbeing Yoga
What’s on in the University Chaplaincy
Residence Life events
If you’re living in University accommodation then you’ve got access to events and activities throughout the year organised by the Residence Life team. These events give you the chance to try new activities, learn new skills and meet other people with similar interests. There’s also a Residence Life Social Committee at every halls. These committees are run by residents of each accommodation and organise events for everyone in their halls!
Tell us what you think!
Win one of five £100 vouchers! Complete the International Student Barometer Survey.
Every year, we invite our international students to participate in a global survey called the International Student Barometer.
The International Student Barometer asks about your experience of learning, living and support at the University of Leeds. This is your opportunity to tell the University what’s working, what’s frustrating and what you think of your experience so far.
Take part in the Library survey for the chance to win £300.
Taking place every two years, the Library survey is your chance to give feedback on the Library’s services and facilities. The survey closes on 4 December, with participants entered into a draw for the chance to win a top prize of £300, or five smaller prizes of a £25 Amazon or shopping voucher. Survey link
Things to do online
Virtual tours of our campus
You don’t need to be in Leeds to learn about our landmarks and start to navigate our campus. Launch the University of Leeds virtual campus tour.
Virtual tours of our sports facilities
If you’re looking to find out more about our sports and physical exercise facilities, try the virtual tour of The Edge. Launch the virtual tour of The Edge.
Clubs and societies
If you didn’t get to the clubs and societies fairs, you can explore LUU clubs and societies wherever, whenever online - Find Your Fit.
Keep in touch with the Language Zone
There are several thriving online communities within the Language Zone
- The Language Zone SharePoint site: Watch this short introduction, and make sure you follow us to receive email updates.
- Two online spaces on Microsoft Teams:
- Language Zone (English) (Join code: hpvcx48) Activities and resources to practise your English
- Language Zone (non-English) (Join code: pa7cq1e) A space for learners of languages other than English
- Language Exchange, a database you can access to meet others learning your language and meet those who speak the language(s) you are learning
Free LinkedIn Learning access for students at Leeds
As a student at Leeds, you have free access to over 21,000 LinkedIn Learning courses so that you can learn new skills, improve career prospects and support your learning. Watch high-quality and professional courses led by experts at a time that suits you. You can even watch on the go with the LinkedIn Learning mobile app. Read our LinkedIn Learning guide for students to find out how to activate your free account and explore recommended courses in a guide for students.
Student Counselling and Wellbeing Webinars
Wellbeing Webinars take place on Class Collaborate every Wednesday during term time (12:00-13:00) and cover a range of topics relevant to student life. The sessions have been designed for you to share your ideas anonymously via the keyboard, if you wish. Sign-up for Wellbeing Webinars opens a week in advance of each session and you can book a place via the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub. The webinars will not be recorded and participants do not connect with their own video or audio during the sessions. Event information
Our programme of events and activities doesn’t stop after Welcome Week!
Come along to our Leeds & You events and activities which we will be running throughout the year, to meet new people in a relaxed and informal setting.
- Our student-led events and activities will help you meet other students and postgraduate researchers, while taking part in activities on and off campus.
- Join our events on your own or bring your friends along. Our student hosts will be there to support you and make sure that you feel welcome.
- The majority of our Leeds&You events are free.
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