What's coming up for February in Residence Life?

We’re diving straight into semester two with our new calendar of social events. From local daytrips and volunteering opportunities to hiking trips and pet therapy, we have something for everyone!

Check out all of the events available on our Facebook page and on the accommodation portal. We will also be promoting our events on our Insta @uol_res_life so make sure to follow us.

Llamas and Alpacas at Central Village – Thursday 10 February, 11am – 2pm  

We’ve organised for some llamas and alpacas to be based outside Central Village as part of our #PetTherapyThursdays! They will be fully supervised so drop by and speak to the instructors about these great animals and even get a picture. Please wash your hands and bring hand sanitiser. 

Register your interest on the accommodation portal for more information. 

Trip to Thackray Medical Museum – Saturday 12 February, 10.45am – 1.15pm 

Join us for a short daytrip to the Thackray Museum of Medicine, located in Leeds. Meet at the Parkinson Steps at 10.45am to take a coach to the museum, and spend a couple of hours exploring the history of medicine in Leeds! We will return to campus by coach at 1pm. Wander through the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds, visit a 70s-style sexual health clinic, chart how well the world responds to crisis, and discover the medical innovations that changed the world. Sign up on the portal to secure your place. 

Valentine’s Day Embroidery Session – Monday 14 February, 2.30pm – 4.30pm 

Join us for a beginner’s embroidery session on Valentine’s Day and learn to make adorable designs! We'll have a specialist embroidery teacher and all materials will be provided. We’ll be in Room 4 of the Union (on the second floor) from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Bring your friends, learn a new skill and create cute designs! Sign up on the accommodation portal. 

Well Wood Volunteering – Every Wednesday from 12.30pm – 4pm 

Sign up to volunteer for the Well Wood Project, located behind James Baillie and North Hill Court. The volunteering work will involve clearing the land and creating areas such as growing spaces, seating areas and pathways. The work will be supervised and aided by a fully-trained groundworks crew and all necessary safety equipment such as tools and work gloves will be provided, but you should come wearing your own strong boots and waterproof clothing. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of our events soon! Come along to get involved, meet new people and to get the most out of your time at Leeds.