Entries by Nick Holden

Celebrating the Residence Life Halls Awards 2023

On 11 May, the Residence Life team hosted the Halls Awards in partnership with LUU to celebrate all the achievements of our outstanding Social Committees, Residence Life Assistants and residents of our halls!  Residence Life Assistants (RLAs) are students that live in halls and provide support to the other students living at the residence, while […]

Residence Life Assistant Manager wins prestigious industry award

In May the Residence Life Team attended the annual CUBO (College and University Business Officers) Residence Life Conference in Nottingham. The team had the chance to meet other industry professionals, get involved with workshops and come up with new ideas about how to constantly improve students’ experiences in halls. During the conference, the CUBO Residence […]

Amazing effort from Residential Services to help stranded students

At the end of January an inspection by the fire service resulted in the private, non-University affiliated residence Eldon Court being closed at short notice. This left students from several universities including 170 University of Leeds students suddenly displayed from their accommodation. Thanks to the hard work and tireless efforts from staff across Residential Services, […]

Success for Residential Services in student experience survey

Residential Services are this year taking part in the Investor in Students survey. This student experience survey is run by student accommodation experts the WAU agency over two rounds of insight. It aims to give a 360 view of the experience of living in student accommodation. This is done by measuring the sentiment of students […]

Residential Services Annual Sustainability Report (2020-21)

Residential Services manages the residential accommodation portfolio for the University of Leeds, with circa 9,100 bed-spaces in both University and private partner sites. Residential Services also operates according to the University’s Sustainability Strategy, which comprises the following four key themes: Embedding sustainability through collaboration Building knowledge and capacity Being a positive partner in society Making […]

Residential Services Update, April 2021

Residential Services have been focused on supporting the large majority of students who have now returned to accommodation, as well as preparing for what the relaxation of lockdown measures may bring. With nearly 200 students currently living by themselves in accommodation due to flat mates having not yet returned, the Residence Life team have been […]

Great Food at Leeds Update, April 2021

Carbon Footprint Project GFaL is currently working alongside Student Sustainability Architect, Amelia Cookson, developing a project that aims to calculate the carbon footprint of our menus. This exciting but meticulous project uses a carbon footprint calculator developed by TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation) to give each food item a score. Amelia has been holding online […]

Conferencing Update, April 2021

Conferencing In a recent survey, 92% of our international students were satisfied with their overall arrival experience at the University and felt a real sense of belonging and a feeling of being made welcome! This fantastic outcome is a result of the hard work of the Conference team who have been running the international welcome […]

Sport and Physical Activity Update, April 2021

Reopening of facilities The team have been busy planning their reopening and were excited to open the doors to customers once again on Monday 12 April. Reopening began with outdoor campus, including Sports Park Weetwood and Bodington Cycle Circuit on Monday 29 March, followed by The Edge on Monday 12 April. For now, The Edge […]

Sustainability Services Update, April 2021

E-cargo bikes for trial The Sustainability Service has loaned three electric cargo bikes from Leeds City Council for anyone at the University to use. The bikes allow transportation of deliveries via bike for a quick, cheap, easy and green alternative to vehicles. The bikes are great for heavy, bulky local deliveries with each bike allowing […]