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.

Check Winter Break events and activities and get involved (SWAY) 

Winter Break Holiday activities

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

Campus Tours 

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! 

Check events happening in LUU this week! 

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. 

What’s on in the University Chaplaincy

Find out more about inclusive faith-based events happening regularly at our University Chaplaincy and events hosted by our faith societies.

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. 

Complete the International Student Barometer survey  

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 

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. 

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact leedsandyou@leeds.ac.uk.