ResLife Roundup - Wildlife World!

The Residence Life Team have gathered some useful updates from across the University for you!

Trip to Lotherton Hall and Wildlife World

We’re heading on a day trip to Lotherton Hall on Wednesday 22 March. You’ll get the chance to explore the history of the great Gascoigne house, and also see lots of animals in their Wildlife World, including penguins, flamingos and maybe even a capybara! Keep an eye out for more details about how to book your place on our Instagram account and Facebook groups

Teach First Opportunities

The Teach First Taster Programme is open for applications for all students yet to enter their final year of studies. This is a chance to boost your CV and develop leadership skills to help you stand out from the crowd.

On the Taster Programme, you will:

  • Develop transferable skills that all employers are looking for
  • Add Times Top 100 employer to your CV
  • Discover what it's like to teach
  • Network with our corporate partners and like-minded students
  • Increase your chances of getting an offer to our Training Programme, with an application fast track
  • Receive tailored feedback from experts

This year, Teach First are hosting a specialised Taster Programme – the Black Talent in STEM Taster Programme, organised in partnership with Sir Lewis Hamilton’s Mission 44. We need more Black STEM leaders in education. Too many pupils go through their entire school life with no Black teachers at all. This is even starker in STEM subjects, with a huge lack of Black teachers in Science. Without representation and role models, young Black pupils are less likely to engage with these subjects – and further, still, pursue careers related to them. Check out the underrepresented talent section of the application below to find out more. 

Teach First Taster Programme applications are open here

If you are in your final year, then the Teach First Training Programme 22/23 will close for applications on Thursday 23 March. Apply now to be in the classroom this September – you’ll be earning a salary, gaining a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE) and making a real difference to the lives of young people. 

Mixed 5-a-side Football

Our social committees have set up regular mixed 5-a-side football games for all residents to sign up for. Have you got involved yet? It’s the perfect opportunity to have a kickabout and meet new people! The sessions will take place on Mondays from 8-9pm on the Outdoor Court at The Edge. You can sign up with this form

Wild Work Day

Wild Work Days are an amazing opportunity for students to get involved, help out and have fun! Our next Wild Work Day with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be visiting Primrose Valley, which is part of the Wyke Beck project in East Leeds on Wednesday, 15 March 2023. The group will be meeting at Parkinson Steps at 8:45am and returning to campus for 4:30pm. 
The work will take place outdoors, in the open air, so the following clothing is recommended: 

  • Strong boots or wellies
  • Several layers of clothing
  • A warm hat
  • Waterproof clothing
  • A small rucksack
  • A water bottle or spare drink
  • A camera/mobile phone for photographs

To confirm your place on the next Wild Work Day, email Mike Leonard: 

Rate Your Landlord

Rate Your Landlord is a website run in partnership between LUU and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by the University of Leeds as well as other universities in the city. It allows you to talk about your personal renting experience to help give future renters all the information they need to make an informed choice about where to live.

We encourage you to post a review about your experience living in University accommodation. Anyone who posts a review in March will be automatically entered into Rate Your Landlord’s cash prize draw for the chance to win £150. 

Terms and conditions for the prize draw are avaliable on the Rate Your Landlord website.

The Residence Life team