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.

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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

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As part of our Welcome to Leeds campaign, Community Ambassadors have been visiting households in the local area popular with...


A new Good to Give programme collected 480 bags of goods during the student tenancy changeover period for the benefit...


A team of 21 volunteers spent last Wednesday afternoon clearing 17 bags of litter from Woodhouse Moor and the surrounding...


In a collaborative effort between the University of Leeds Sustainability Service, Yorkshire Circular Lab, and Leeds University Union, the Leeds Repair...


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Perhaps you carry a refillable water bottle in your bag, pack your shopping into reusable bags at the supermarket, or...


Spooky season is here! A time to dress up, have fun and carve pumpkins. However, Halloween can be a frightful...


Our Student Sustainability Architects have been working hard on a wide range of projects in the past months – from...


In May 2022 the Big Plastic Count came to the University of Leeds, and we asked students and staff 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.