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Exec Priorities 2012/13 The Blueprint The Blueprint was originally created in the summer of 2011, by Executive Officers at LUU. The document outlined how the Exec and staff at the Union could work with the University to enhance the student experience. This document evidences the scope and impact of our partnership through the blueprint over the past year, and sets out activity for the year ahead that we believe are the next vital steps toward transforming the student experience in this new funding era. It will be the outcomes, as well as the nature of our partnership, that will become the evidence for all new students asking ‘Why Leeds?’

Leeds University Union.


Last Year’s Achievements

Recruiting and retaining Leeds Students •

With support from ACE, LUU’s money research has specifically included Reach for Excellence scholars and Lifelong Learning Centre students. Analysis will include focus on patterns within WP, part-time and mature students groups. A new student led wideningparticipation initiative launched in the faculty of ARTS.

Ensuring the best student experience for all

A Culture for Learning •

School Reps have made over 650 positive changes to improve the student experience within their School. 320 different people were nominated for the Partnership Awards, which attracted over 550 nominations.

LUU’s Postgraduate networking events attracted 800 attendees.

An integrated approach to induction, seeing 4,474 (32%) UG and PG students attend welcome talks in 2011/12.

There were 4,542 unique visits to the new Partnership website, and 15 schools have completed the ‘Democ’ packs. •

8,000 visitors to help@Leeds website between September and February 2012, with on average 800 new visitors each month from October to January.

Living in Leeds •

LUU undertook a joint research project with Residential Services on financial concerns of students in halls.

A new joint approach to public transport with Residential Services saw service improvements for students.

Advocacy from LUU & ACE has seen the council begin to provide more accessible information for students on living in Leeds.

An increase in departmental societies, membership, and integration with their departments.

Leeds University Union.


This Year’s Vision

Recruiting and retaining Leeds Students

Ensuring the best student experience for all

A Culture for Learning

Living in Leeds

Securing the commitment and partnership on activity to reduce differential attainment.

Ensuring module enrolment is fit for purpose and guarantees equity of opportunity for all students .

Increasing access and transparency of partnership spaces across campus.

Removing transport costs as a burden on students, especially those living outside of the Leeds area.

Making an institutional commitment to widening participation at Postgraduate level study.

Prioritising student participation at all levels of sport and co-curricular activity.

The value of taught Postgraduate study is better articulated by making fees more transparent.

Ensuring consistency of tutor and supervisor relationships; benefiting experience, retention and attainment.

Help@Leeds is firmly embedded as an information point for all staff, ensuring quality and consistency of student support.

A more pro-active approach to sharing knowledge and experience with the community to further enrich the exploration of ideas on campus.

Critically reflecting on the current taught-postgraduate experience to ensure quality of experience.

Leeds University Union.

Blueprint Priorities 2012-13  

Our priorities for partnership work with the University this academic year.

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