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 2021 - 2022. Illustrations by Charlotte 'Ducky' Hughes.

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!


Passionately improving student life with a sprinkle of 'super president' magic, Claire is excited to guide the Executive Officer team this year.

Student President

Claire Tuton 


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


Passionate about design and storytelling, Guy is hoping to give students more green space and opportunities to be involved with communities around Leeds.


An accessible source to help present and carry out effective campaigns that you're passionate about. Imogen is looking forward to a proactive year with exciting things planned.


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.

Student Governor

Kit Malone


Passionate about showcasing the incredible work that the students of LAU produce, we are excited and determined to take NEST to the next level. Make sure you keep a look out for ways to contribute to NEST.

Sustainability Officer 

Guy Parsons


Fabrizio is dedicated to his love of all things international and wants to celebrate our multicultural community at LAU.

Campaigns Officer 

Imogen-Jade Argyle-Ross


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.

Equality & Diversity Officer 

Zainab Nadeem


This year's Postgraduate Officer aims to help connect the diverse postgraduate community through networking with the wider university, city of Leeds and Yorksire.

Editorial Officers

Katie White & Jason Murphy

International Officer

Fabrizio Corbino

Raise and Give Officers

Erin Jones Tarling & Caroline Orrell

Postgraduate Officer

Rae Bedford


Plannng to help students find their own unique ways of managing stress and anxiety through providing useful tools to help them develop a greater relationshop with themselves.

Welfare Officer

Alicia Cookson


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 4th 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!