Whether you’re living in University accommodation, your house or flat in Leeds, temporary accommodation or your family home, there are lots of ways to stay connected to our University community of students, postgraduate researchers and staff.
Stay up to date
There are a variety of ways to stay in contact with our University community online.
- Join the University of Leeds Facebook group for current students, follow @UoLStudents on Twitter or the University of Leeds Weibo and join Leeds University Union’s community Facebook group
- Read blog posts about other students' experiences and useful advice from Leeds University Union, the University of Leeds and the Link to Leeds programme
- Stay up to date with student-led University newspaper The Gryphon and connect to campus life by tuning in to Leeds Student Radio
- Sign up to receive updates from the Unity project or catch up on past issues of the Leeds University Union Dose of Happy newsletter
Take part in virtual meet-ups online to connect with other students and postgraduate researchers.
- Learn a language and meet new people by joining the Leeds for Life Language Exchange
- Take part in daily conversation groups with the Language Zone to chat about anything from books and films to arts and crafts, join the Microsoft Team using the code 7c1sqvr
- If you’re feeling creative, Leeds University Union Art Society offer daily drawing challenges, while Leeds University Library and Galleries have moved their gallery and events online for you to access at your leisure
- Get involved in the Leeds University Union Stage Musical Society’s weekly challenges
- Leeds University Union’s LGBT+ society have a range of online activities to keep you entertained, including movies, games and a virtual coffee hour
- If you're a postgraduate, connect with other postgrads at Dissertation Coffee Hour every Monday from 11am - 12pm or join the Postgraduate Hub facebook group to try out the Postgraduate Book Club
- Postgraduate researchers can follow the Leeds Doctoral College for updates on their new online event ‘Research Nights In’ and online poster competition
- Prospective students can join Link to Leeds ambassador live events to ask current students about life as a student in Leeds
- Stay up to date with your virtual Leeds University Union for more activities, opportunities and information
Keep active and well
Staying active and eating healthily is key to maintaining your wellbeing.
- The University’s Sports and Physical Activity team offer a range of videos and blogs to help you to keep active and healthy at home
- Try out weekly dance challenges, tutorials and fitness classes with Leeds University Union Modern Dance Society
- For ideas about how to eat healthily on a budget, see these recipes from the University’s Health and Wellbeing team
- The Great Food at Leeds team have created videos demonstrating how to cook tofu and mushroom or chicken and sweetcorn soup
- Take part in a weekly online meditation class and access lots of online resources from the University's Student Counselling and Wellbeing team
- Check out the Leeds University Union's Health and Wellbeing team's podcast and webinar series for lots of ideas on how to manage your wellbeing during times of change
- Leeds University Union Psychiatry Society are running a virtual lecture series on ‘COVID-19 and the Mind’ open to all students and researchers
- Take part in the Universities Chaplaincy’s online events and drop-in sessions that are open to students of all faiths and none
Develop your skills and employability
There are lots of opportunities to learn new skills and develop your employability.
- Skills@Library workshops are open to everyone through Minerva and you can request a one-to-one appointment for academic skills or maths and statistics
- The Careers Service offer appointments with advisors through video chat, as well as events and webinars available online
- Catch up on a wide range of seminar recordings, resources and webinars from 2020 Global Careers Month
- Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills whilst helping others, find out more in this blog from the University's Volunteer Team
- Access a range of free courses via FutureLearn or LinkedIn Learning
- Find out more about the events and courses offered by Business Confucius Institute