Your

Union

As a student at Leeds Arts University, you are automatically a member of Leeds Arts Union. So what does that mean?​ It means, that ... you've got the right, to party! Okay, no, but seriously. It actually means that your voice and your opinions are at the heart of what we do, and how we run. It also means you can join and take part in any Union event, activity or society. 

 

As a member, it's your right to hold your Union accountable! Come to our FORUM meetings, where you can find out what the Union has been up to, and ask any questions you have. 

 

With the election of Student Representatives and Student Executive Officers, we make sure students are sitting on committees throughout the University, feeding back your opinions and asking questions you have. This is the heart of Leeds Arts Union, representing the strong voice of our student community. 

 

We’re about being positive and enthusiastic, taking chances on new things and people, working flippin’ hard and giving back to the places and people that give to us.

Everyone has an option to opt-out as it's not compulsory to be part of Leeds Arts Union. If you want to read more about it, please click the button below.  This will direct you to the University's eStudio page where you can opt-out.

 

MEET YOUR OFFICERS

We're pleased to introduce your Student Executive Officers for 2020 - 2021. Illustrations by Daria Kowalczyk @d.kowalczyk.viii

Each person you see below ran as a candidate in the Student Elections and were successfully elected by you - the students! The student team are dedicating their time and effort to make your time here at Leeds Arts University, the best it can be. 

These successfully elected students from across the University become your Student Exec Officers, working together to improve the experience of student life.  As your Union, the Exec will listen to your ideas and opinions, organising campaigns, events, activities & societies that you want to get involved in. The Exec will also meet with the Vice-Chancellor regularly throughout the year to share feedback and discuss the student experience. 

 

If you’re interested in becoming an Exec Officer, keep your eyes peeled for more information!

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Ambitious, energised and determined to be representing your voice on the Leeds Arts University Board of Governors.

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This year's Campaigns Officers aim to reach out to all parts of our University to be inclusive to all students and create campaigns that encourage awareness and engage with important topics.

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This powerhouse pair are back for their second year of NEST fun, Louis is a designer extraordinaire and Ben is full of unique ideas to make this year’s issue stand out from the crowd.

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Your well-being is the thing they care about most. Mary & Georgie will be running our welfare week and focusing on helping you feel your best throughout your time at LAU.

Welfare Officer

Georgie Pardoe

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Kaya is passionate about Film and Sustainability. She is excited to help students make greener choices.

Sustainabilty Officer 

Kaya Mitchell

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This year's Campaigns Officers aim to reach out to all parts of our University to be inclusive to all students and create campaigns that encourage awareness and engage with important topics.

Campaigns Officer

Zoë Van Rhyn-Behm

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This powerhouse pair are back for their second year of NEST fun, Louis is a designer extraordinaire and Ben is full of unique ideas to make this year’s issue stand out from the crowd.

Editorial Officer

Louis Edwards

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Your well-being is the thing they care about most. Mary & Georgie will be running our welfare week and focusing on helping you feel your best throughout your time at LAU.

Welfare Officer

Mary Hart

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Bringing the smile and the style to events this year, Jacob has some very exciting new things planned so keep your eyes glued to the Union events calendar.

Events Officer 

Jacob Talbot

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The year’s RAG team are hugely passionate and want to be proactive in raising awareness of local charities, support networks and give back to those around us who really need it.

Raise and Give Officer

Caroline Orrell

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Best friends since they were 5, working together is something that comes naturally to this duo. They are looking forward to boosting University pride and strengthening our community.

Activities Officer

Izzie Koyander

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​Alice & Maria are dedicated to  their love of all things international and want to celebrate our multi-cultural community at LAU.

International Officer

Alice Eldridge

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Friendly, passionate and determined, she’s here to talk and listen to anyone that wants to forward their opinions, concerns and feedback to help create equal opportunities for all students and better our University.

Equality & Diversity Officer 

Jessica Butcher

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Conor wants to build our postgraduate community, working hard to help these students feel represented, supported and part of an awesome postgraduate community.

Postgraduate Officer

Connor Rush 

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Best friends since they were 5, working together is something that comes naturally to this duo. They are looking forward to boosting University pride and strengthening our community.

Activities Officer

Rosie Horsley-Frost

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​Alice & Maria are dedicated to  their love of all things international and want to celebrate our multi-cultural community at LAU.

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Fiercely supportive and a whole load of fun, Poppy is here to guide the Leeds Arts Union team this year.

Student President

Poppy Belcham 

Student Governor

Joshua Hart

Campaigns Officer

Katya Sheath

Editorial Officer

Ben Cobb

International Officer

Maria Felix

CONTACT US

We're here for you, so please feel free to get in touch with us!

 

We're Open

You can find the Union at the Blenheim Walk building

Monday to Thursday from 9am - 5pm

Friday from 9am - 4.30pm

0113 202 8297​

student.union@leeds-art.ac.uk

Other ways to get in touch

Facebook: /leedsartsunion 

Twitter: @leedsartsunion

Instagram: @leedsartsunion 

Got an event or creative opportunity you'd like us to share? Get in touch on student.union@leeds-art.ac.uk or drop us a line on social. 

 

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

We have created Virtual Office Hours so that it’s still as easy as ever for you to ‘pop down to the Union’ whenever you need advice or info, the only difference is you’ll pop on to our Google Meet instead!

 

You can use this as a drop-in or if you have something specific and personal you’d like to discuss privately you can email the student.union@leeds-art.ac.uk with the subject ‘Virtual Office Appointment’ and we can book you in. Equally, if you need to talk right away but there is another student on the call please join and message in the chat to let us know you need to talk privately, and we’ll set up a separate call for you there and then. 

For further information on how to chat to us virtually, please see either the Union eStudio page or your student email inbox.

Chat to LAU - Starting from Monday 5th October

Monday to Thursday between 11am - 2pm 

Our hours may change depending on when you need us most so always keep an eye on your student email for our weekly updates!