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Partnerships for growth and resilience

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Positive Impact Partners (PIP) is the University of Leeds gateway to connect the third sector and civic partners with our staff and students, to network, share knowledge and experiences, and form new partnerships. PIP has been developed in collaboration with staff and our external partners to increase collaboration, build knowledge and capacity to deal with local societal challenges and positively contribute to...

How can we work together to support communities post-Covid?

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The Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted the health, wellbeing and prosperity of our local communities. In April 2021 the Positive Impact Partners (PIP) programme invited university and third sector colleagues to join a workshop to explore the main challenges communities face post-Covid, discuss the existing examples of effective partnerships, and identify the ways in which we...

Thank you for donating to local foodbanks!

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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) joined forces this winter to help support local food banks. Donations from staff, students, and local residents made this support possible. We want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it possible to donate food items to Rainbow Junk-tion, Positive Action for Refugees...

Help support local food banks

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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) have joined forces to support local food banks this winter. This year has proved challenging for food banks in Leeds. With demand skyrocketing, they have often struggled to support the people who rely on them. To combat this, we are asking staff and students to help,...

Universities team up on antisocial behaviour

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The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University have joined forces to help further tackle antisocial student behaviour, funding additional patrols as part of a trial initiative. The extra Leeds Antisocial Behaviour Team (LASBT) and police patrols aim to reduce noise and nuisance behaviour in areas where students live. Working in partnership with Leeds City...

Celebrating the spirit and diversity of Hyde Park

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Colour Hyde Park, the University’s collaborative community mural project, has brought together the people, businesses, universities and schools of Hyde Park to create a series of six inspiring murals. Murals and street art are a wonderful way to preserve our city’s cultural identity and inspire communities to feel ownership and pride for the place they...

Students donate to support local communities

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Student residents leaving their homes across Leeds this summer donated over 16 tonnes of their unwanted belongings to support local charities and communities across the city in the end of term Big Clear Out. The Big Clear Out was set up this summer by the Sustainability Service at the University of Leeds in collaboration with...