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Leeds Met Students' Union
Leeds Ment Students' Union logo
Institution Leeds Metropolitan University
Location City Campus and Headingly Campus
President President: Millie Cooper
Other sabbatical officers VP Education: Ollie Richardson,
VP Activities: Chloe Coles,
VP Welfare: Megan Kearney
Members 32,020[1]
Affiliations National Union of Students of the United Kingdom, British Universities and Colleges Sport
Website www.leedsmetsu.co.uk

Leeds Metropolitan Students' Union is the university-wide representative body for students at Leeds Metropolitan University, England. It exists to represent Leeds Met students in University decision-making, to act as the voice of students in the national higher education policy debate, and to provide direct services to the student body. In 2012 it was voted the second best Students' Union in the city of Leeds after Leeds University Union.[2] In fact, the 2012 Students' Union survey ranked Leeds Metropolitan University Student Union as 39th best Student Union in the UK.[3]

Facilities

The union on the City Campus has an independent advice centre for students and a bar The Met Bar which contains two live music venues called The Stage which has played host to numerous bands including Coldplay, The Libertines, Theory of a Deadman and The Zutons, and Stage 2.

The Headingley campus also has its own bar called The Union.

Union Venues

The Met Bar

The Met Bar is the Student Union's flagship bar based in the City Campus. It has a 400+ capacity bar and canteen which serves a variety of food. Regular events are held in the venue such as Time Out Tuesdays, a societies night and Fank Thuck it's Friday! on Fridays. The Bar also hosts FUEL, the biggest alternative club night in Leeds which regularly sells out.

The Union

Previously known as Beckett's bar The Union is the Students' Union bar based on the Headingley campus. The bar is open throughout the week and available for hire at weekends. It plays host to Sports Team Socials on Wednesday nights.

Student Activities

The Students' Union has a range of activities to get involved with. There are numerous societies that any member of the Union can join and these range from Religious and Cultural groups to the My Little Pony Club and Poker Society. The Students' Union also offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities that students can take advantage of, which is organised through CALM (Community Action at Leeds Met).

The Students' Union also has an active leedslgbtstudents.co.uk

The Students' Union also has an active Islamic Society. Leeds Met Islamic Society hosts a number of events in the city campus and at headingley, including Charity Week, the aim of which is to raise as much money as possible to help needy children around the world. Leeds Met Islamic Society has its own website leedsmetisoc.com

Athletic Union

The Athletic Union is separate to the Leeds Met Students' Union but maintains historically close links. Leeds Met regularly features well in the fixtures of university sports in the UK. Varsity fixtures between Leeds Met and Leeds University prove to be highly popular and competitive each year, with Leeds Met winning currently unbeaten overall.

The Executive

The Executive Committee of Leeds Met Students' Union carries out the decisions of the Board of Trustees, General Meetings and Union Council. The Committee is composed of the sabbaticals each covering a specific area of the running of the Union and of the Student Experience.

Affiliations

Leeds Met Students' Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students.

References

External links

  • Official Leeds Met Students' Union Homepage
  • Official Leeds Met LGBT society Homepage
  • Website of Leeds Met Jewish Society
  • Website of Leeds Met Islamic Society
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