In simple terms, a students’ union is an independent organisation that exists to represent students and their interests to the university, as well as on a local and national scale, giving them a voice on the things that matter to them.
LUU is run by seven student Exec Officers who are elected each year by the members of the Union, and supported by a team of dedicated staff.
Let’s take a look at what we do.
We help you love your time at Leeds
Students’ unions also take the lead with extracurricular activities, meaning it’s us who provide the fun stuff that goes alongside your studies. From clubs and societies to events and nightlife, LUU provides a wide range of activities to help you love your time at Leeds.
We support your academic achievement
One of the ways in which LUU works for you is by representing your academic interests.
Our Help and Support team are always on hand to provide advice and support regarding your studies. Whether you want to appeal a mark, need help applying for mitigating circumstances or are looking at making a complaint against the University, we’re here to make sure you’re well supported to achieve to the best of your ability.
LUU is also home to School Reps. These reps are appointed to represent the voice of all students within a school. They help create student-led change by attending meetings and lobbying stakeholders to ensure you’re receiving the best possible academic experience within your school.
We provide somewhere to relax and socialise on campus
All of LUU’s services are housed in one big building, conveniently located at the heart of campus. (Find us on Google Maps)
Here, you’ll find all things food, drink, friends and fun, as well as our Help Desk, and spaces to book out for your club and society needs. Your Exec team and LUU’s permanent staff are based here too.
So whether you’re after a relaxing coffee or lunch on the go, a night out with friends or even your weekly shop, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Union building. Take a look at all our outlets and see what’s on offer here.