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. Discover Postgraduate Cafe

This week we’re kicking off a weekly Postgraduate Cafe, taking place on Wednesday evenings in Common Ground. Come along to meet other PGs and chat over free hot drinks and biscuits.

  1. Have a spooky night out.

Celebrate Halloween at the Living Dead Festival on Saturday 30 October in your finest fancy dress - tickets here.

  1. Apply for a job.

We’re currently recruiting for a number of student roles here at LUU, including a Marketing Assistant and venues technicians. Take a look here.

  1. Get ready for the house hunt.

Join Unipol for a webinar on house hunting, complete with helpful tips and a chance to win a week’s rent. Register now.

  1. Have your say on safety.

Fill in this survey on personal safety concerns and help us to make improvements in LUU, the University and off campus.


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