The World Unite Festival at the union this week is celebrating our different cultures and identities with a packed programme of events. Here's how you can get involved!

7 Cultures You Can Explore This WU Fest

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We are accepting applications for the #LeedsUGScholarships for 2017.

Check to see if you are eligible and learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
University of Leeds
02/26/2017 at 13:20. Facebook
It’s been a great National Student Volunteering Week and we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our 3,500 student volunteers… #SVW2017
University of Leeds
02/25/2017 at 12:04. Facebook
Student volunteer week showcase:
Niamh Quinlivan (Music) volunteers with Kissing it Better, caring and singing for patients at St James’s University Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust #SVW2017
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02/24/2017 at 19:22. Facebook
Historical accuracy, the absence of India, and why this historian’s husband won’t watch period dramas with her anymore.

Dr Andrea Major, writing for The Conversation UK considers some of the fascinating facts behind the imperial villainy of #BBCTaboo, which concludes tomorrow.

Taboo: the East India Company and the true horrors of empire

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02/24/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
Student volunteer week showcase:
Sarah Ward (Chemistry postgrad) takes the student Kickboxing Society into local schools to run lessons for the children, as part of the Leeds University Union's ‘Societies in Schools’ initiative #SVW2017
University of Leeds
02/23/2017 at 19:04. Facebook
Student volunteer week showcase:
Jazibah Ziarab (Theology & Religious Studies) volunteers with Mosaic Network, and has recently been made a Young Ambassador at The Prince's Trust in recognition of her journey from mentee to mentor on this prestigious programme
#SVW2017
University of Leeds
02/23/2017 at 16:49. Facebook
We’re a step closer to cracking the ‘hidden code’ of the common cold virus after a new breakthrough in scientific understanding by a team of researchers including Professor Peter Stockley from the university’s Astbury Centre. This work was funded by The Wellcome Trust.

Scientists crack 'enigma code' of common cold

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University of Leeds
02/22/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
Student volunteer week showcase:
Leeds student Brendan McCarthy (Leeds Law School) provides legal knowledge to those needing it with StreetLeeds - he now works as their coordinator #SVW2017
University of Leeds
02/22/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Spring Volunteering Fair is underway at Leeds University Union until 3pm - find out how you could do good things.

Who would you volunteer with?

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University of Leeds
02/21/2017 at 17:48. Facebook
It's student Volunteering Week, go along to Leeds University Union​ Spring Volunteering Fair tomorrow 11am-3pm to find your good cause: there's nearly 30 organisations attending that need your help. #SVW2017
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Spring Volunteering Fair - Leeds University Union

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University of Leeds
02/21/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
Our fantastic students Anna Thompson and fellow volunteers prepare for a sandwich run on the Parkinson steps, to provide food, blankets and support to people living on the streets with HOMED Leeds - a Leeds University Union charity. #SVW21017
Two of the most powerful electron microscopes in the world have been installed at Leeds, allowing researchers to view biological structures in unprecedented detail. Read more [ Leeds.ac.uk Link ]
It’s National Student Volunteering Week and each day we’ll be showcasing just some of our 3,500 fantastic students who give up their time to help causes they care about. Ellie Phillips (International Development) volunteers with Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Leeds ([ Facebook.com Link ], welcoming and supporting refugees in Leeds. #onedaywithoutus #SVW2017

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It's Random Acts Of Kindness Day today - that spontaneous kind gesture might just make someone's day! For more posts of campus and the local area, head over to our Instagram feed. [ Instagram.com Link ]
Would you rather buy British food? Around two-thirds of people would, but the UK still imports way more food from around the world (from 168 countries to be precise!) than we export. Now Leeds professor and food security expert Tim Benton is calling for the country to become more self-sufficient in food production.
Read more: [ Theguardian.com Link ]

Morrisons to 'hedge bets' and recruit more UK-based suppliers

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Rock legends The Who recorded their famous Live at Leeds album in the refectory this week in 1970.
What was your favourite gig on our campus? Happy #throwbackthursday! Thanks to Nigel Abbott for the photos.
Students, cast your votes in the annual Leeds University Union leadership race by 4pm today to have your say in the next student exec #LeadLUU
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We're proud to announce the name of our new world-class sports facility.

It's a great partnership between Leeds Sport, Sport England, UK Sport, British Cycling and British Triathlon, and it will provide a permanent home for Leeds Triathlon Centre.

The new Brownlee Centre

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Is coming out a key milestone of being LGBTQ+? Leeds University Union hosts a panel discussion tomorrow as part of its LGBTQ+ History Month programme. See the events listings at [ Luu.org.uk Link ]