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Looking back on LUU's Climate Week


That’s a wrap on the LUU’s Fourth Annual Climate Week!  

The event, which ran between Monday 30 October – Friday 3 November, was coordinated by Leeds University Union (LUU) in partnership with the University. This year's themes centred on supporting students to feel confident, knowledgeable and empowered to take action on complex climate issues at a personal, community and global level. 

The inspiring programme of events included opportunities for students to talk with climate researchers from the Priestley Centre, an eco-anxiety support café, and a panel discussion on climate activism.

A stall with a poster in the background stating 'we're taking action on climate change'. Two smiling people are behind the stall.

How did we get involved?

On Monday we co-hosted a stand that outlined the University’s Climate Plan, and on Wednesday we took part in the Leeds in Action fair. Here, we talked to students about opportunities to present at the annual Student Sustainability Research Conference, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how students can integrate them into their learning. 

We also ventured into the great outdoors with LUU on a litter pick around the Hyde Park area, ending with well-deserved coffee and cakes at Hyde Park Book Club.

Two students in high-vis jackets picking up litter in woodhouse moor park.

Our biodiversity ambassadors hosted a wonderful Wildlife Wander around campus, which allowed participants to enjoy nature on campus while learning about tree identification. We were particularly taken by some rather nifty pens from the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest Centre (LEAF) which had a pull-out full of autumn tree pictures!  

A group of happy looking people of a range of ages taking part in leaf identification.

We were delighted to launch our new monthly Repair Café on Friday in Makerspace, located in the Edward Boyle Library. Our skilled volunteers helped students and staff fix their broken belongings for free, making use of the facilities in Makerspace which include sewing machines, soldering stations and more.  

Two smiling volunteers are sewing at the Repair Cafe.

What's next?

Don't worry if you missed any of these - our Repair Café, Litter Pick and Wildlife Wander all take place monthly, check out our events page for upcoming dates. And keep an eye out for opportunities to find out more about the University’s Climate Plan and other sustainability initiatives.

SDG logo made up of a wheel with 17 different colours.We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Climate Week was linked to all of the SDGs.

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.