ResLife Roundup - Take a trip to Bakewell

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

Get Out, Get Active trip 

There is still time to sign up for our next outing in collaboration with Get Out, Get Active on Saturday 6 May and this time we’re heading to Bakewell and Chatsworth! Located in the Derbyshire Dales, these cosy market towns are surrounded by beautiful walking routes to enjoy, followed by the chance to explore the villages and even pick up a famous Bakewell tart! To sign up, visit our page on Engage. 

Residence Life Internship Opportunity

If you are a second-year student looking to take a work placement year before you enter your third year of studies, Residence Life wants you! We’re currently hiring for a Residence Life Intern for the 2023-24 academic year, so if you’re interested in gaining experience in planning and facilitating events, supporting students in our halls, and working in an office environment, this could be the role for you. 
To find out more about what its like to be an Intern on the Residence Life team, you can check out Ken’s Day in the Life blog here. 
To find more information on the role and how to apply, visit the job posting on the University Job site. 

Experience of race in halls

We want to know about your experience of race in halls of residence. If you are of Black, Asian, Arab, or Latino heritage, are mixed-race, or don’t identify as White, we have online focus groups that last less than an hour in the week commencing 8 May 2023. Participants will be given £15 of Refectory vouchers to voice their views. To find out more about the focus groups or express your interest please fill out the form here.

Happiness Survey

Our Student Happiness Survey is still open, and you can win a £100 Love2Shop voucher by just completing a short 5-minute survey. We work hard to provide the best possible halls experience for you during your time at uni. To help us do this we need to know what you think, so please take the time to complete the survey here.

Well Wood Project

Our final volunteer day at North Hill Court Well Wood, our a communal green space for students and staff, will be on Wednesday 10 May 2023. At the site, which aims to provide a calming natural oasis for visitors and a safe haven for local wildlife by promoting biodiversity, we will be removing an old wooden fence; creating wildflower areas; and removing ivy from trees. The session will run from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Packed meals and hot drinks will be provided, so we will need confirmation of interest by Thursday 4 May. Please contact Mike Leonard at if you wish to volunteer. 

Do you feel safe on campus?

The annual Security Survey is back, and this is your chance to feedback on campus safety and security to let them know how they’re doing. By letting the team know about your thoughts and experiences of safety on campus, the Security team can continue working hard to constantly improve their service and make sure campus remains a safe place for students. By filling in the survey, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Morrisons gift voucher, so make sure you complete the survey by 18 June to be in with a chance. Have your say here!

Balancing Life Survey

Take part in the Balancing Life Survey for your chance to win a Love2shop voucher. Run annually by the Sport and Physical Activity Service, the short survey provides vital insight into the health and wellbeing levels among our University community. Have your say about what else the University could do to support you to become more physically active, helping shape future initiatives. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Complete the survey by Sunday 21 May to enter our free prize draw, with £300 worth of Love2shop vouchers up for grabs. 

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 students to share their personal experience with renting to help give other students advice to help them choose where to live.
We encourage you to post a review about your experience living in University accommodation. Anyone who posts a review in May 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 available on the Rate Your Landlord website.

The Residence Life team