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FAO LUBS First Years - The Amazing Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships Scheme - Information Session

Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 14:00

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Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships Scheme
Information Session for LUBS students will run on

Weds 21st Feb 2018 | 14:00 to 15:00 | Meadows Teaching Room 05

Come along to this information session if you want to find out more and meet the criteria below:
  • LUBS-parented first-year student with good grades (60+) to date?
  • Want to develop your academic potential by completing a cutting-edge business research internship for 6-weeks this summer and next?
  • Want to receive mentoring from a leading academic(s)
  • Want to gain valuable research, leadership, team-working skills too
  • Up to £6000 funding (£4000 personal allowance, but up to £2000 for other scholarly activities too)
Come and hear from existing scholars about how they have benefitted greatly from this amazing scholarships scheme.

Find out more about the scheme in general via the web link below



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Developing your Resilience with PwC

Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 14:30

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The ability to recover from set-backs and overcome obstacles can play a big part in success in education and employment. Attending this workshop at PwC will give you some tools and techniques to develop your resilience and also provide you with the opportunity to discuss this with current PwC employees.

You need to sign up using the following link: https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/plus-programme-developing-your-resilience-with-pwc-2



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Confident to Network Workshop – having conversations and using social media to locate hidden opportunities (History Students)

Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 15:00

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This practical workshop for History students offers hints and tips on how to;

  • Gain confidence in using networking skills (conversations with a purpose)
  • Use digital marketing and develop your personal brand (benefits of using social media)
  • Develop commercial awareness and be enterprising (research & innovation)

You’ll be surprised how many people you are already connected to and the potential for being connected to many more (people who will open doors to the opportunities you are seeking).

In addition the Leeds Network provides access to Leeds University alumni working in different sectors. Start with this link: Networking 

‘LinkedIn Lab’ workshops and similar events are also available at different times, see ‘Events’ on this website:




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Routes into careers outside academia - Employer presentation

Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 10:00

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This workshop will be led by by Dr Richard Crowder.  Richard will be talking about how he has developed his career outside academia, from PhD to his current role in Senior Management with Jacobs.  Richard will be speaking personally about the career decisions he made, how his academic background contributed to these and share his experience of moving into strategic management roles and what these require in terms of applications, self presentation and skill sets.  The talk will be for approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.  

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is for PGR (Post Graduate Researchers) students only.




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Spring Volunteering Fair 2018

Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 11:00

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Have you started 2018 full of good intentions? Why not take up a volunteering role and make a difference this year?

On Thursday 22nd February we'll be holding a Spring Volunteering Fair during Student Volunteering Week. Jointly run by the University and LUU, you'll have the chance to speak to around 30 external charities or volunteering societies about the volunteering roles on offer.

The event will be held in the Riley Smith Theatre in Leeds University Union from 11am - 3pm.

Organisations attending:

  • Volunteering Team/Students into Schools
  • Sustainability Service
  • Leeds Sport
  • Run For All Ltd
  • Jane Tomlinson Appeal
  • Mini Mermaid and Young Tritons UK
  • Bradford Literature Festival
  • The Children's Society
  • DISC/Forward Leeds
  • Leeds City Council
  • Leeds Young Film Festival
  • Candlelighters
  • Making Space
  • Leeds Cancer Awareness
  • Independent Visitor Scheme
  • Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service
  • Get Out More CIC
  • Oxfam GB
  • HENRY
  • Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London
  • RETAS Leeds (Refugee Education Training Advice Service)
  • TCV Skelton Grange Environment Centre
  • The Diana Award
  • RSPB
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • CATCH Leeds
  • West Yorkshire Police - Leeds District
  • Paperworks
  • The Princes Trust
  • Luv2MeetU
  • People Matters
  • Lighthouse Futures Trust
  • Advonet
  • Pyramid of Arts
LUU Societies attending:

  • Action
  • Guide Dogs
  • HOMED
  • LUUMIC – Music Impact in the Community
  • Leeds Marrow
  • RAG

Give Back, Gain Skills!



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