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Hi! The FREE magazine for all students at Leeds University Union.
A NEW TERM AND A NEW VISION
Issue 1 | Volume 6
o c t o b e r 2010 Welcome Back // News // Varsity // Black History Month // The best deals in Essentials // The List
It probably gets said every year, but with the new building work complete, a new democratic system promising to deliver real change and even more to get involved with, it really feels that this year is going to be great. We’re really excited about the events and campaigns planned for October. Varsity turns six and Black History Month returns with its best line-up yet, but we’ll also be working really hard to protect your education as
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we build momentum in the run up to the national higher education cuts demo in November. Whether you’re back for another year or you’ve just started here in Leeds, have a great year and get involved!
Your Exec Leeds University Union P.S Follow us online at www. leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/ haveyoursay/
This summer, your Union has undergone a lot of physical changes. As well as a new building, we have a new vision, website and our charity status... A NEW VISION
The new vision and a plan for the next four years were voted in last year at referendum with a 96% majority. You told us the Union building was fundamental to your sense of belonging at Leeds - a place to get support, meet friends and learn new things.
We’ve responded to your requests for better access to help, more seating, and better areas for clubs and societies to use for meeting, rehearsing and performing. There are now better areas in the foyer for use throughout the day, and more versatile spaces in the refurbished Lounge.
A NEW BUILDING
We also have revamped our website. Everything you need to know about the Union, you can find at: www.leedsuniversityunion. org.uk.
It’s one of the busiest buildings on campus, with over 15,000 people passing through the doors each day during term time, so we want to make the most of what’s available. The foyer area, the Terrace and the Lounge have all been refurbished over the summer and we have plans to do even more in the next few years.
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK
We’re now a registered charity, with a clear vision written for you: Together, we’ll make sure you love your time at Leeds. 4 The Gist
We need your feedback on the work we have done so far and your ideas on how we can implement the new services you’ve told us will benefit you. Fill out the your comments form on www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk. www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk
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News W h a t ’ s g o i ng o n i n y o u r U n i o n ?
Get Representing Over 1,000 students are representatives across the University; will you join them in speaking up for your peers? Student reps are active at every level, from tutor groups to the University Senate. They work to make sure students have their say, voicing concerns and raising issues that are important to those they represent. We’re recruiting for school reps now in many schools. You’ll not only be carrying out an essential role, you’ll also gain great experience attending meetings and forums that will deliver real changes.
Hidden CafÉ With a 1960’s look that evokes nostalgia while also being uniquely exciting, the Hidden cafe offers a great retreat within the Union building. It’s the perfect place to grab afternoon tea and unwind. Tucked away next to Union Books, you’ll find freshly baked cupcakes, scones, brownies, flapjacks and cakes all on offer. The vintage interior has a genuinely homely feel, while a gallery wall of work from Leeds University art students completes the personal look. It’s all new for this year, so head to the Hidden Café today.
or a salad, burger or platter to fill you up at lunch, the new menu offers a great range, even including breakfast and the classic Sunday roast!
Top advice from your Community Officer: Paul Gold Living in a private house means taking responsibility for your own bin. Collection dates have changed, so it’s important that you know when to put your bin out, as well as the consequences of not bringing it back in. You’ve probably noticed how bad a road looks when its pavements are scattered with bins. But imagine how hard that makes it for wheelchairs users, people with impaired vision or mobility, or parents with push chairs to pass through. It only takes a second to bring your bin in and once you’re in the habit you’ll be doing it automatically, so start now. To help you, Leave Leeds Tidy wardens will be out this month in all the big student areas around Leeds, putting stickers on your bins and delivering collection info through your letter box.. When it comes to bins, I’ve got four key tips:
The deadline for applying is Friday 15th October, head to www. leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/haveyoursay/ courseandschoolreps/ to find out how to apply.
Send us your ideas
1. Find out your new bin day. If there’s something you want changing, whether it’s something about your Union, the University or your local community, send us your idea to make it happen. You can submit ideas at any time of year to be discussed and voted on at the next student forum meeting. If an idea is accepted, it’ll become part of Union policy and your Exec will work to make it happen. Submit your ideas here: www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/ideas
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2. Put your bin out the night before.
the terrace refurb Get great food throughout the day at the Terrace, with a new menu delivering great meals at prices lower than you’d expect. Whether you’re after a full three course meal, a sharer to socialise over with friends, www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk
Don’t forget the Terrace plays host to a number of nights during the week including Dance Like Your Dad (Montly Tuesdays), Why Not Wednesdays (Every Wednesday), LSR Cocktail Night (Every Thursday), Pent:House (Every Saturday) and the official Fruity Warm Up Party (Every Friday). Entry to these nights are all free!
3. Bring it in the night after it’s been emptied to avoid being fined for leaving it on the street. 4. Make sure you’re putting the right things in each bin, keeping food waste and glass out of your recycling bin.
union books 10% sale Union Books are offering 10% off all their stock until further notice. The bookshop is located on level -1 of the Union Building and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. Union Books will be closing on Friday 10th December 2010, but will remain open and will continue to offer the existing service through semester one. All reading list texts will be available as normal. To find out more about the difficult decision to close Union Books visit: www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/shops/ unionbooks.
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60,000 students, 100 teams, 2 universities, 1 unmissable event get behind the university of leeds! W e ’ r e e x c i te d a b o ut th i s ye a r ’ s V a r s i ty , a n d w a nt y o u t o be a p a r t o f the p r i d e a n d p a s s i o n o f the d a y .
“The day highlights the friendship between both Leeds Met Carnegie and Leeds University, the passion our institutes have for sport and the pride our athletes have in representing their university.” Leeds Carnegie AU President
It’s the sixth year that over 8,000 athletes and spectators have been brought together to pit the Leeds Universities’ finest against one another.
Last year’s captain described it as “the genuine highlight of many players’ careers”, and when you’re cheering along in the stands you’ll see why.
This is an event driven by the healthy rivalry we’ve always enjoyed, but it’s also a celebration of everything positive about being a student in the City of Leeds.
Continued success and ever-growing crowds mean the pride of each team and their supporters gets greater every year.
Over 50 fixtures cater for all major track and field sports, with new events this year including mountaineering (bouldering) and fencing. As always, competition culminates at the floodlit Headingley Carnegie Stadium as over 10,000 fill the stands to cheer on the Men’s Rugby Union match.
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Coupled with the great new facilities at the University of Leeds, this year has triumph well within its grasp. Come along to offer your support, and make sure we bring the Varsity trophy home!
Tim Mortimer Activities Officer As Activities Officer at LUU I know the amount of dedication and passion from all sides that goes into putting on an event like this. It’s this dedication and passion that ensures Varsity gets bigger and better every year. I know from speaking to people in my role at other universities that Leeds Varsity is the one that they all look to for inspiration. Win or lose, Varsity has always been about taking pride in your university. Whether you’re lining up to play in the Men’s Rugby Union finale, competing for your club during the day or simply coming along to cheer, it’s a chance to get behind your institution, fight for the right result and, together, be a part of the Varsity experience.
Black History Month throughout october 2010 October provides an opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse culture and achievements of the Black community, throughout history to the present day. This year we’re combining society-led events with live music by excellent artists, so there’s a powerful combination of thought- provoking performance and stimulating discussion going on.
Society Events LoveBlackMusic, LoveBlackDance Monday 18th October This show will bring together dance and performance groups from many different cultural societies within the Union.
Islam and Slavery Monday 18th October Ahlul Bayt are hosting ‘Islam and Slavery’, offering intriguing historical analysis of social reform in Arabia,
and the ISOC poetry slam will be featuring guest poets.
Yes We Can Wednesday 27th October ‘Yes We Can’ is hosted by Afro-Caribbean Society and promises a cultural festival with performances from choir and dance groups along with special guests.
More Society Events include: Blue Plaques and Circus Skills: A tribute to Pablo Fanque (Friday 8th October) Poetry Slam (Friday 15th October)
Live Events Krs-One Tuesday 5th October He was recently named the de-facto spokesperson for hip-hop, and when he hits Leeds KRS-ONE is going
to be speaking loud and clear. With a lecture in the afternoon followed by a live performance in Stylus in the evening.
Lee Scratch Perry Thursday 14th October Later in the month the godfather of dub and the high-priest of reggae, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, will be performing, supported by local legends East Park Reggae Collective.
Easy Star All Stars Wednesday 27th October Easy Star All Stars have produced some of the biggest selling reggae albums of the decade. They made their name reinventing classic albums like Dub Side of the Moon and Radiodread.
Other Events Global Cafe: Tuesday 5th October Black History Month presents Global Cafe. Come join us in The Lounge for LUU’s monthly Global Café… with a twist. With a dance performance and teaching session, this Global Café looks set to be one of the best ever!
Shoop Thursday 7th October Black History Month Presents Shoop The Union’s regular club night Shoop will be celebrating Black History Month with the rest of the Union tonight with its regular Motown classics!
More Information: Visit: www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk, see the Gist List (Page 16) or contact Marcus Crawley, your Equality and Diversity Officer on M.A.V.Crawley@leeds.ac.uk
the Best Deals in Essentials: Your Union Shop!
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The BEST Value Meal Deal in Town! We’ve always offered the best value sandwiches around, with a great selection that’ll only set you back £1. We’ve now gone one step further with our new meal deal, delivering a lunch that will leave you with change from £2.
“You’ll find great value in every aisle, and we’re always adding new ranges...” The Value Range Make your loan go further with our new value range. We’ve got all your kitchen essentials covered.
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Vegetarian & Vegan We’ve added loads of new vegetarian and vegan products to our range, just look out for the ‘v’ shelf markers around the shop. Over 50 new lines have been added, and they’re guaranteed to get your mouth watering.
Fruit and Vegetables We’re now stocking more fresh fruit and vegetables than ever before. Whether you’re after a fresh fruit salad to go with your lunch or enough vegetables to cater for a dinner party, check out the new range. 12 The Gist
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H20NYA Water Bottles Take advantage of the free water fountains around the building with a water bottle. These steel bottles look great and are built to last.
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Art Materials and Printer Ink
Make Essentials the first stop for all your art supplies. We’re now stocking printer ink at great prices, and we’ve added a photocopying service at just 3p per page.
Daily Basics All the essentials you need to get you through the day, from milk and bread to bagels and eggs. Everything’s fresh and at great prices too.
Make-Up Our new make-up range is yet another addition to what Essentials offers. Keep your handbag stocked up or get what you need for a night out.
Grown in the Bag Flowers and Herbs They’re an excellent gift idea and make a great addition to any room. Choose from a range of herbs or flowers, and bring the outdoors inside.
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Black History Month presents: National Blood Service Drive 10.00am to 4.00pm, Foyer, Union Building
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W H A T ’ S O N I N Y O U R U N IO N
James Buckley from The Inbetweeners Saturday 2nd October
Keep updated, visit www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk, join our Facebook group for follow ‘leedsuniunion’ on Twitter. t h r o ug h o u t o c t o b e r The Spooky Shack Enter if you dare into the Spooky Shack for all your Halloween tricks and treats, fake blood, vampire fangs, face paints, masks and everything you need for your Halloween party or nights out. Open Monday to Friday, Spooky Shack (next door to Cats), Union Building Black History Month Events throughout the month, Visit: www. leedsuniversityunion. org.uk for more info F R I D A Y 1 ST t o S u n day 3 r d International Lager Festival 11.00am to 1.00am, Terrace Bar, Union Building
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Poster Sale 10.00am to 5.00pm
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University Square, Union Building The Vintage Kilo Sale 10.00am to 5.00pm, Riley Smith Hall, Union Building Give It A Go Back and Head Massage Training 5.00pm to 6.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 2, Union Building, £2 Fruity Warm Up 9.00pm to 1.00am, Terrace, Union Building Fruity 9th Birthday! 10.30pm to 3.30am, Union Building, £4.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
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Give It A Go Grown Your Own With The Bardon Grange Project 11.00am to 4.00pm, Meet at Union building steps
Give It A Go Jiu Jitsu for Beginners 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Sports Hall 2, The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus Freshers’ Ball With Diana Vickers, Professor Green, James Buckley (from the Inbetweeners), Scott Mills, Eliza Doolittle and more. Attractions include fairground rides, chocolate fountain and body art! 9.00pm to 3.00am, All Venues, Union Building, £26 adv. from leedstickets.com and Cats, Union Building
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Give It A Go Mug Painting 2.00pm to 5.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 5, Union Building, £2 per mug Sunday Set 8.00pm to 12.00 midnight, Old Bar, Union Building
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Clubs and Societies Celebrate Photo Shoot An all-day photo shoot to capture the breadth of what clubs and societies at Leeds University Union do. If your society isn’t involved yet, contact Tim Mortimer at t.j.mortimer@leeds. ac.uk for more info on how to book a slot.12.00 noon to 8.00pm, Riley Smith Hall, Union Building LGBT Freshers’ Meal Chow down, chatter, natter, and generally have a fabulous evening in one of Leeds’ top restaurants. 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Meet on Parkinson building steps, University Campus
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Vintage Kilo Sale Friday 1st October
KRS-One Tuesday 5th October
Give It A Go Folk Music Session 7.30pm to 12.00 midnight, Old Bar, Union Building The Spooky Shack Halloween Shop Throughout October
Love Music Hate Homophobia If you are interested in going to an alternative, fresh and non-commercial LGBT evening then this is the place for you. With guest DJs, live performances and a relaxed atmosphere. 9.00pm until late, Donations Welcome
Give It A Go What’s the point in Feminism? 5.00pm to 7.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 2, Union Building All Age Music and Dance of the Punjab Class Music and Dance of Punjab explores the energetic modern forms of Bhangra and Gidha together with Boliyan (Punjabi Folk singing). If you are looking for a focused, fun-filled activity that offers new experiences then this is the class for you! 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road, Leeds, £40 per term (2 hours) / £25 per term (1 hour) All Age Sitar and Santoor Class Have you always wanted to learn to play an Indian classical instrument but didn’t
know where to start? Just bring along your instrument and get ready for a great time making beautiful music. 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road, Leeds, £75 per term plus a registration fee of £15 per year KRS-One plus support 7.00pm to 11.00pm, Union Building, £17.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building Introduction to the Tarot 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Union Building Loose Joints Avoid the cheese and the sleaze – Loose Joints is not your run-ofthe-mill student night. We throw a party every Tuesday to the freshest sounds on the block! 11.00pm to 3.00am, Union Building, £4.75 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
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Dance Expose Auditions 5.00pm to 10.00pm, Riley Smith Hall, Union Building Varsity 2010 This annual event marks the sixth year of a hotly contested inter-university sports varsity between the University of Leeds and our neighbours Leeds Met Carnegie.
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7.00pm to 10.00pm, Headingley Stadium Jagermeister - Why Not Wednesdays?! A brand new event with DJs spinning an electic mix of indie, electro, dance and classics. 9.00pm to 1.30am, Terrace, Union Building
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Ideas Deadline The deadline for your ideas! Make sure you get your idea submitted in time for the next Union Forum. Submit your ideas at www. leedsuniversityunion. org.uk/haveyoursay/ submityouridea/. Deadline is 12.00noon Black History Month presents Shoop! DJ Chico spins motown and funky soul. Mine, Union Building,10.30pm to 3.00am Alcoholics Anoymous Meeting 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Meeting Room 8, Union Building Find out about Clubs and Societies Drop In Session 1.00pm to 3.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 5, Union Building Dance Exposé Auditions 5.00pm to 10.00pm, Riley Smith Hall, Union Building
Fruity Warm Up 9.00pm to 1.00am, Terrace, Union Building
Mudhoney, Unnatural Helpers plus Barton Carrott 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Union Building, £16.50. adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building Belly Dancing Society hosts Disko Partizani Let Belly Dancing Society charm you with Balkan beats and Gypsy treats. 8.30pm to 2.00am, Pulse, Union Building LSR Cocktail Night LSR, Leeds University Union’s own official student radio station, returns to the Terrace with top DJ’s spinning indie / electro and cheesy tunes! 9.00pm to 12.30am, Terrace, Union Building
Fruity 10.30pm to 3.30am Union Building, £4.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building Varsity Rugby Finale Wednesday 6th October
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Give It A Go Trip to Stratford-UponAvon £16 Adults / Children’s tickets available on request, 8.30am to 7.00pm
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Dance Exposé Auditions Wednesday 6th October
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Give It A Go Tai Chi beginners 3.00pm to 4.30pm, The ARC, Union Building, £2 Dance Exposé Auditions 5.00pm to 10.00pm Riley Smith Hall, Union Building
Give It A Go Picture Frame Decorating 2.00pm to 4.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 3, Union Building, £2
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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Thursday 14th October
Blue Plaques and Circus Skills – Pablo Fanque We will be unveiling a blue plaque for Pablo Fanque, Britain’s first black circus proprietor as well as a circus skills session by LUU’s Circus Skills Society. 7.00pm to 10.00pm, St Georges Field, Free
Give It A Go Music Theatre (Session 1 of 2) 5.00pm to 7.00pm, Riley Smith Hall, Union Building, £5 for both sessions Give It A Go Wing Chun Kung Fu 5.00pm to 6.00pm, ARC Conference Hall, Union Building
National Insurance Roadshow National Insurance numbers can be applied for on this day. 10.00am to 3.00pm, ARC Conference Hall, Union Building
Trip to IKEA Book on a free coach up to IKEA. Please book your place in advance from the LUU Helpdesk. 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Meet at the Parkinson building Steps
All Age Music and Dance of the Punjab Class 6.00pm to 8.00pm Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road £40 per term (2 hours) / £25 per term (1 hour)
Give It A Go Taekwondo 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Sports Hall 2, The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus
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All Age Sitar and Santoor Class 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road, £75 per term plus a registration fee of £15 per year Give It A Go Street Dance Session1 of 2: Beginners Session. 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Sports Hall 2, The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus £2 Give It A Go Kickboxing 8.30pm to 10.30pm Sports Hall 2, The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus Loose Joints 11.00pm to 3.00am, Union Building, £4.75 adv, from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
Free coach trip to IKEA Wednesday 13th October
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Jagermeister - Why Not Wednesdays?! 9.00pm to 1.30am Terrace, Union Building
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry plus support 7.00pm to 11.00pm, Union Building, £15.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building LSR Cocktail Night 9.00pm to 12.30am Terrace, Union Building
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School Rep Applications Deadline! Submit your application for this great role to the Campaign and Democracy Team. 5.00pm, Campaign and Democracy Support Office, Union Building
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Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 12.30pm to 1.30pm Meeting Room 8, Union Building Give It A Go Taught (Clay) Life Class 6.30pm to 8.30pm ARC Meeting Room 2, Union Building, £3 Black History Month presents: When Rights Go Wrong An informative discussion panel with a chance for questions on the issue of racial discrimination. With speakers from Stop Hate UK and experts from the Leeds University Law School. 4.00pm, The Treehouse, The Lounge, Union Building
The Mystical Saraswati Veena The evening provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the unique art of playing the Veena. 7.30am to 10.00pm The Recital Room, Leeds College of Music, £8 / £6 / £20 groups of four Give It A Go Trip to Bradford Museum 10.00am to 4.00pm, Meet at W.H.Smiths, Leeds Train Station Give It A Go Indian Head Massage 5.00pm to 6.00pm, ARC Conference Hall, Union Building, £3 Black History Month presents: Poetry Slam From 7.00pm, Riley
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Building, £5 for both workshops
Fruity Warm Up 9.00pm to 1.00am Terrace, Union Building
Better Union Forum The forum that discusses your ideas for making the Union better for students. Find out more at www. leedsuniversityunion. org.uk/haveyoursay/ createchange. 5.30pm to 8.00pm LUU Conference Room, Union Building
Fruity 10.30pm to 3.30am Union Building, £4.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
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Give It A Go Paintballing 9.00am to 5.00pm, Meet at the Union building steps, £25 Pent:House 9.00pm to 12.30am Terrace Bar, Union Building
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Give It A Go Trip to Manchester 8.30am to 6.30pm Meet at the Parkinson building steps, University Campus, £14
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Give It A Go Brazilian Carnaval Dance Session 5.00pm to 6.00pm, ARC Conference Hall, Union Building, £3.50 Give It A Go Music Theatre (Session 2 of 2, only if you attend session 1). 5.00pm to 7.00pm Riley Smith Hall, Union
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Give It A Go Chess for Beginners 6.00pm to 7.00pm Room B.08, Parkinson Building
Give It A Go Beginner’s Salsa 5.00pm to 6.00pm, The Treehouse, Union Building Better Leeds Forum The forum that discusses your ideas for making Leeds better for students! Find out more at www. leedsuniversityunion. org.uk/haveyoursay/ createchange, 5.30pm to 8.00pm, Meet at Helpdesk, Union Building
Give It A Go African Drumming Circle 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Meeting Room 8, Union Building, £1
All Age Music and Dance of the Punjab Class 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road, Leeds, LS7 4HE, £40 per term (2 hours) / £25 per term (1 hour)
Black History Month presents Islam & Slavery Dr Ahmed Jaffari gives a lecture on interesting relationships between Islam and the institution of slavery. 7.00pm, The Lounge, Union Building
All Age Sitar and Santoor Class 6.00pm to 7.00pm Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road, Leeds, LS7 4HE, £75 per term plus a registration fee of £15 per year
LoveBlackMusic, LoveBlackDance 8.00pm performance, 11.00pm Club night, Mine, Union Building, Donations for the ‘Jacaranda Foundation’ welcome
Give It A Go Iaido for Beginners 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Cromer Terrace Gym, University Campus, £2
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Give It A Go Make a Show Happen 3.30pm to 10.30pm Riley Smith Hall, Union Building, £2
Give It A Go Kung Fu for Beginners 6.00pm to 8.00pm, The Arc, Union Building, £2 Magic on a Budget 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Room TBC, Union Building Fruity I Love The ‘90s presents SClub 3 live! 10.30pm to 3.30am,
Union Building, £5 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building Loose Joints 11.00pm to 3.00am, Union Building, £4.75 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
Jagermeister - Why Not Wednesdays?! 9.00pm to 1.30am Terrace Bar, Union Building
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Bardon Grange Hosts National Apple Day 11.00am to 4.00pm, Union Building
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Give It A Go Balls of Fury 2.30pm to 5.00pm, AMF Bowling, Merrion Centre, Leeds Town Centre, £3 United Nations for Beginners 5.00pm to 7.00pm ARC Conference Hall, Union Building, £1 Give It A Go Afro-Brazilian Samba Drumming with One Collective 6.30pm to 9.00pm, Meeting Room 8, Union Building, £1 Give It A Go Opera 6.30pm to 8.30pm ARC Meeting Room 3, Union Building, £1 Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip Plus Kid A and Misty’s Big Adventure. 7.00pm to 11.00pm, Union Building, £16 adv. from leedstickets.com and Cats, Union Building Give It A Go Folkoric Brazilian Dance Class 7.30pm to 9.00pm ARC Conference Hall, Union Building, £1
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings 12.30pm to 1.30pm Meeting Room 8, Union Building Better University Forum The forum that discusses your ideas for making the University better for students! Everyone welcome. Find out more at www. leedsuniversityunion. org.uk/haveyoursay/ createchange. 5.30pm to 8.00pm Council Chambers, Parkinson Building Give It A Go Women’s Basketball 6.00pm to 7.00pm Sports Hall 1, The Edge Sports Centre, £3 Give It A Go Volunteer at Woodhouse Kids Club with Leeds ACTION 6.15pm to 7.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 2, Union Building LSR Cocktail Night 9.00pm to 12.30pm Terrace Bar, Union Building
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Psyc Soc trip to Alton Towers 7.00am to 8.00pm Meet at the Parkinson building steps, University Campus, £34 Give It A Go Men’s Football 2.00pm to 3.00pm Sports Pitch 3G, Weetwood Playing Fields, £2
Better Union Forum Monday 18th October
Give It A Go Intro to Outdoor Mix: Rock Climbing 3.00pm to 6.00pm Meet at The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus £6.50 Howard Marks: An Audience With Mr. Nice 7.00pm to 10.30pm, Union Building, £11.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
Loose Joints Every Tuesday
Fruity Warm Up 9.00pm to 1.00am Terrace, Union Building Fruity 10.30pm to 3.30am Union Building, £4.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
Better Leeds Forum Tuesday 19th October
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Trip to the Lake District 8.30am to 7.30pm, Meet at the Parkinson building steps, £15 Black History Month Events throughout October
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Howard Marks: An Audience with Mr Nice Friday 22nd October
Trip to the Lake District Saturday 23rd October
The Bardon Grange Project’s Apple Day 2 12.00 noon to 4.00pm, Bardon Grange Garden, Weetwood Lane
Give It A Go Bell Handling with Change Ringers 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Meet at the Union building steps, £2
sounds on the block! 11.00pm to 3.00am, Union Building, £4.75 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
Give It A Go Wild Food Walk 12.00 noon to 4.00pm, Meet at the Parkinson building steps, University Campus, £2
Black History Month presents: Global Café 5.30pm to 7.30pm, The Lounge, Union Building
Give It A Go STAR: Volunteer Teaching Conversational English 12.10pm to 3.00pm Meet at the Parkinson building steps, University Campus
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Give It A Go LGBT presents X Marks the Spot 1.00pm to 3.00pm Meet at the Union building steps
Give It A Go Introduction to HOMED 12.00 noon to 2.00pm, ARC Meeting Room 2, Union Building, 50p per slice of pizza! School Rep Induction 4.00pm to 8.00pm Union Building Give It A Go Try Stock Trading 4.45pm to 6.30pm, Meet at the Union building steps, £2
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Give It A Go Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Taster Day 9.00am to 7.00pm Meet at WHSmiths, Leeds Train Station, £5
Global Café Tuesday 19th October
Give It A Go Gymnastics 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Leeds Met Gymnastics, Beckett’s Park Campus, £1
Give It A Go Athletics Club Track Session 5.30pm to 8.00pm, Meet outside Wilkinson’s, Headingley, £3 All Age Music and Dance of the Punjab Class 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Bracken Edge Primary School, Newton Road, Leeds, LS7 4HE, £40 per term (2 hours) / £25 per term (1 hour)
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Give It A Go Time to try Ballet! 5.00pm to 6.00pm Stage@Leeds, University Campus, £3 Annie Mac Presents... Saturday 30th October
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Loose Joints Avoid the cheese and the sleaze – Loose Joints is not your run-ofthe-mill student night. We throw a party every Tuesday to the freshest
Jagermeister - Why Not Wednesdays?! 9.00pm to 1.30am Terrace, Union Building
Easy Star All-Stars Plus guest Cas Haley 7.00pm to 11.00pm Union Building, £13.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building Give It A Go Beginners Folk Music Workshop 7.30pm to 9.30pm ARC Conference Hall, Union Building, £1 Black History Month presents: Yes We Can LUU’s Afro-Caribbean Society present their annual cultural show. From 6.30pm, Riley Smith Hall, Union Building, £8 members, £10 non-members Black History Month presents: Comedy Evening Join ISOC for a fantastic Comedy evening in celebration of Black History Month. With an array of up and coming comedians this event is set to be a great nonalcoholic evening. From 7.00pm, Location TBC, Free
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Critical Mass 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Millennium Square, Leeds City Centre
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A Cappella Workshop 6.00pm to 8.00pm, ARC Resource Lounge, Union Building
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Meeting Room 8, Union Building Give It A Go Learn Spanish with the Mexican Society 2.00pm to 3.30pm, ARC Meeting Room 5, Union Building, £5 Give It A Go Bollywood Dance Class 7.00pm to 9.00pm, The Lounge, Union Building £3 Give It A Go Climbing 8.00pm to 10.00pm, The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus, £2 Black History Month presents: Black Families in Britain as the Site of Struggle Seminar From 4.00pm, Clothworkers South, University of Leeds, Free LSR Cocktail Night 9.00pm to 12.30am Terrace, Union Building House Party: Dead Famous 9.00pm to 12.30am Mine, Union Building
Give It A Go Boxercise Session 1 - 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Session 2: 7.00pm to 8.00pm, Cromer Terrace Gym, University Campus, £1 Give It A Go Women’s Cricket 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Sports Hall 1, The Edge Sports Centre, University Campus Swans Plus support from James Blackshaw 7.00pm to 11.00pm Union Building, £21.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building Fruity Warm Up 9.00pm to 1.00am Terrace, Union Building Fruity BITE Night! 10.30pm to 3.30am Union Building £4.50 adv. from leedstickets.com and Cats, Union Building
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Give It A Go Trip to Liverpool 8.30am to 7.30pm Meet at the Parkinson building steps, University Campus, £16.00 adv.
Give It A Go Women’s Rugby Taster Session 11.00am to 12.30pm 3G Pitch, Weetwood Playing Fields, Bus fare required Give It A Go STAR: Volunteer Teaching Conversational English 12.10pm to 3.00pm, Meet at the Parkinson building steps, University Campus Annie Mac Presents... Chase & Status (DJ set), Scratch Perverts plus many more 10.00pm to 5.30am, Union Building, £16.50 adv. from leedstickets. com and Cats, Union Building
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Give It A Go Children’s Mask Making 4.00pm to 6.00pm ARC Meeting Room 3, Union Building, £2
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The Gist 23
Published on Sep 30, 2010
Leeds University Union's monthly publication. Featuring: Welcome Back, News, Varsity, Black History Month, The best deals in Essentials, and...