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Residence Life Roundup: accommodation survey still live

By LucyMcDonald 31 Oct 2023

Accommodation satisfaction survey

We really care about your experience of accommodation. It’s our job to make sure you have a fantastic time whilst you live with us, so we want you to tell us how you’ve found it so far.

That's why we’re running our accommodation satisfaction survey until Sunday 19 November and would really appreciate you filling it in here! We've made lots of changes in the past in response to survey feedback, you can read more about some of the changes we've made after previous surveys here

It'll only take a few minutes and it’s your chance to tell us what we’re doing well and what we need to improve. We’re also giving away one £100 Amazon voucher each week to someone who has completed the survey, so if you complete the survey this week then you’ll have four chances to win! 

House Hunting Webinars

Househunting webinars with Unipol

Worried about finding flatmates, signing a contract or finding your next student home? Don’t be! 

Unipol and Leeds University Union have joined forces to offer you a quick introduction to House Hunting in Leeds for the next academic year. The short webinar will guide you through everything you need to know from cost to the legal bits. The webinar will also cover events running during 2023 to help you find flatmates. 

To pick a date and register, click here!

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Leeds Virtual Industry Programme 

Would you like to boost your employability and professional network in 2 weeks? Would you like to help a real business solve a business challenge?

The University of Leeds in partnership with Practera, is offering 200 students the chance to participate in a two-week virtual work-based learning programme. There will be two cohorts of students, one in November 2023 and one in February 2024, and the deadline to apply is 5 November.

To learn more and apply, head to MyCareer here.

Hope week - 6-10 November

"Hope Week" and volunteering

The Wildlife Trusts are hosting “Hope Week” this year from Monday 6 November until Friday 10 November. This will be a FREE online event with workshops, talks and activities for young people to join in with. All sessions will start at 6:30pm and last until 8:00pm.

The sessions include Health and Wellbeing in Nature, Anxiety to Agency, Craftivism Workshop, Have your Say Day and Celebrating Youth Activism. You can find out about each session and sign up for any that you would like to attend here.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the outdoors and helping the local environment, visit our outdoor volunteering blog to find out how to get involved!

Walksafe Leeds

WalkSafe Leeds app

Launched by Leeds City Council in partnership with WalkSafe, it is a Leeds-specific version of the nationally available app WalkSafe. Users can share their journeys and location with ‘trusted friends’ when out and about, give and remove this permission at any time, and alert them through the SOS button if they need urgent assistance. 

You can use it to search for different venues like on Google Maps, but further see whether a venue is Ask for Angela, as well as further safety info about it such as LGBTQ+ inclusive, if they have charging points etc. It’s a useful tool for students to help them feel more confident during the darker nights. Download the app here.

To find out more about how to get around now that darker nights are upon us, visit our blog here.

Sustainability skills survey

All students at the University of Leeds can be in with a chance of winning £500 by completing the Sustainability Service's online confidential survey about your time at University and the skills you develop for getting a job. 

The short survey, which is being run in conjunction with SOS-UK, will take about 15 minutes to complete. The closing date is Sunday 12 November 2023 and participants will be entered into a draw to win £500 or one of ten £50 runner-up prizes.

Take part in the survey. 

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LucyMcDonald Marketing Executive for Residence Life. Fun fact: I'm a Leeds native and I specialised in VFX and CGI before having a career change and getting into the wonderful world of Marketing!
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