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.



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!


Student President

Poppy Belcham 


Student Governor

Joshua Hart

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Campaigns Officer

Katya Sheath

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Editorial Officer

Ben Cobb

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Welfare Officer

Georgie Pardoe


Sustainabilty Officer 

Kaya Mitchell

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Campaigns Officer

Zoë Van Rhyn-Behm

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Editorial Officer

Louis Edwards

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Welfare Officer

Mary Hart


Events Officer 

Jacob Talbot

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Raise and Give Officer

Caroline Orrell

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Activities Officer

Izzie Koyander

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International Officer

Alice Eldridge


Equality & Diversity Officer 

Jessica Butcher


Postgraduate Officer

Connor Rush 

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Activities Officer

Rosie Horsley-Frost

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International Officer

Maria Felix


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​

Other ways to get in touch

Facebook: /leedsartsunion 

Twitter: @leedsartsunion

Instagram: @leedsartsunion 

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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 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!

0113 202 8296

Leeds Arts University

Blenheim Walk


United Kingdom


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