Leeds University Union

Leeds University Union

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  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Young people

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Leeds University Union (LUU) is the Union that represents the 34,000 students at the University of Leeds. Our aims as a charity are to support, enable and represent our students to ensure they get the most out of their time at Leeds and have fun while they are here. We turnover £10 million per year, and invest our money back into services such as Student Advice, Student Activities, Academic Representation and Student Led Change.


Leeds University Union exists to serve the 34,000 students at the University of Leeds.  Our newly refurbished building situated at the heart of campus hosts a vibrant community of students making the most of their time at University.  Our range of services and opportunities for students are second to none and no two days are ever the same.

LUU is a registered charity with a 14 strong Board of Trustees of which 10 members are students.  The board is supported by a range of sub committees covering areas such as Finance, Marketing and HR.  You can find out more about our governance here.

LUU is a student led organisation and our 6 elected officers represent the interests of students in all aspects of their life.  Their portfolios include Equality and Diversity, Welfare and Education.  Meet this years’ officers here.

We offer a huge range of student activity with everything from Korfball to Music Theatre. With over 300 clubs and societies the majority of our members find something to suit their needs and interests.  You can find out more about our activities here.

Student wellbeing is of growing importance and we want LUU to be a place where our members can easily find the help and support they need.  We have recently invested in both infrastructure and staffing to make sure we are putting student wellbeing at the heart of what we do.  We also work closely with University services to ensure our approach to this important issue is complimentary.

Academic achievement is the primary goal of most of our students and our work to enable this continues to develop.  Recent work in this area has included the Why is My Curriculum White campaign and specific projects supporting the needs of postgraduate students.

We are immensely proud of our newly upgraded building offering a range of new spaces for students to use.  This includes new theatre and rehearsal spaces for our performing groups, new cafes and food outlets and a brand new foyer area which puts help and support for students’ front and centre of our activity.  You can find out more about our services here.

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