Students in the community
Students in the community
Students at the University of Leeds are a great asset to the city. Their knowledge, skills and ideas contribute to making Leeds the vibrant, culturally rich and innovative city it is today.
Do you want to stay up to date with the community work that we do? Are you a local resident that wants to hear the latest updates on the projects taking place in your area?Sign up to our community newsletter
During their time in Leeds, we encourage students to think beyond their studies and become responsible citizens who positively contribute to the communities where they live and work.
The Sustainability service engages with our neighbouring communities, helping our students to integrate and foster positive behaviour, and provides community volunteering opportunities that bring residents together to improve community cohesion for all residents. Where necessary we also address the potential negative effects on the wider community through our community complaint process.
We work with a number of strategic partners, including students unions, Leeds City Council, the city’s other universities and colleges, Police, community organisations and residents.
Through ongoing dialogue and engagement with the local community and our partners, we work proactively to listen to the concerns and the needs of the community. We aim to support, enhance and develop our programme of activities, ensuring the university and our students play a positive role in society.
To stay up to date on our latest community news and initiatives or to find out more information, sign up to our Community Newsletter or contact Amanda Jackson.
Latest news and blogs
The Halls to Homes 2023 Campaign
As part of the University’s Student Citizenship programme, the Sustainability Service, in conjunction with Residences, have launched the 2023 Halls...
Enter our community mural competition
As part of the celebrations for Leeds 2023 arts and culture festival, the Sustainability Service is running a community mural...
Community Ambassadors visit local areas
As part of our Welcome to Leeds campaign, Community Ambassadors have been visiting households in the local area popular with...
Student ‘Good to Give’ donations benefit local community
A new Good to Give programme collected 480 bags of goods during the student tenancy changeover period for the benefit...
A year as a Sustainability intern
Hi, my name’s Lucy and I am the current 2022/23 Sustainability Communications and Engagement intern in the Sustainability Service at...
Calculating Scope 3 emissions as a Sustainability intern
Hi, my name’s David and I’m the Sustainability Projects Assistant in the Sustainability Service at the University of Leeds. I...
Ashley talks sustainable labs and single use plastics
Last year I began my role as a Student Sustainability Architect, where I was tasked with exploring the use of...
Meaningful climate communication with interactive art
My name is Gabi Kiryluk, a Digital Media final year student, and I am bringing a digital interactive installation to...
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our students in the community work is linked to the following SDGs:
- Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
- Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.