Welcome 2021

A big hello from Leeds University Union


We’re your students’ union, and our mission is to help you love your time at Leeds. We do that by providing free, confidential advice and support, student-focused representation, events and social activities, and all the other fun stuff that makes University so great.

Any student at the University of Leeds can join us for free – it’s as easy as ticking a box during registration.

Head to our main Welcome 2021 page, or read on for our top five things to do this week as a new Leeds student.

Five things to do this week


We know there’s a lot to take in when you start at University, so we’re keeping things simple. Each week we’ll be listing five things you should do – ranging from fantastic Leeds Welcome events to reading helpful resources – to help make your transition to University life as easy (and exciting!) as can be. Here are this week’s recommendations:


  1. Choose to reuse.

Join us on our #2023PlasticFree journey by switching single-use plastic bottles for something more sustainable. Chilly’s have got you covered with design-led reusable bottles, cups and pots - plus a 10% discount code to boot. Get it here. There’s also an exciting giveaway happening over on our Instagram, so make sure to check it out at @leedsuniunion.


  1. Nominate your future Student Exec.

Nominations for LeadLUU are now open and we’re looking for six students to help shape the future of our student experience. Register your interest and find out more about LeadLUU here.


  1. Get in the festive spirit.

Our Night Market is back on 6 and 7 December outside the Union, complete with street food, drinks and music. There’s no need to book a ticket, just show up. Find out more here.


  1. Practice your mindfulness.

Join our Mindful Deep Relaxation group on 10 December to get to grips with meditation over Zoom, in the comfort of your own home. Sign-up for the session here.


  1. Stay sustainable this holiday season.

We’ve rounded up some of the fun ways you can stay sustainable both on and off campus to help you have a greener winter. Read the article here.


For more great information about what Leeds University Union is all about, head to our Welcome 2021 page.