Leeds students stand to support homeless women this international women’s day

Tomorrow, on Tuesday 8th March, a Leeds based homeless charity called Simon On The Streets will be launching their Simone On The Streets campaign to support and represent homeless women this International Women’s day. The event offers chance for members of the public in Leeds to show their support for homeless women.The campaign, initiated by a team of eight students who were inspired by a talk from the charity, aims to raise awareness and bring to light the complex issues that homeless women face. The students, along with members and supporters of the charity, will take over Leeds City Square for…

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Festival volunteering- the Oxfam experience

With winter well and truly upon us, festival season could not feel further away, but nothing cures the January blues better than making summer plans, and for me, summer = festivals. Credit: Oxfam Despite their wonderful traits- of which there are many, going to big name festivals is becoming increasingly expensive. Although events such as T in the Park, Bestival and Reading & Leeds offer great value for money in terms of the amount of acts performing, a treasured ticket to one of summer’s highlights comes at a hefty price tag. With most of the main contenders…

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You could help save lives at uni… Here’s how

You may have already heard about the blood charity and bone marrow register Anthony Nolan, but what you probably didn’t know is that they have groups of students called Marrow at over 40 universities in the UK that help carry out their lifesaving work. I joined their Leeds Marrow branch last year and it’s probably the most rewarding thing I’ve done during my time at university. If you haven’t heard of the charity before, their aim is to recruit people – between the ages of 16 and 30 – to the stem cell/bone marrow register, giving people with blood cancers…

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Your Uni Their Lives – HOPE

Last Friday I had the opportunity to head down to London for the Your Uni Their Lives 2014 summit. This summit was an amazing opportunity to see the great work that Hope for Children are doing through the Your Uni, Their Lives idea. For those of you who don’t know, Hope for Children was founded in 1994 and it’s sole aim is to help children to reach their full potential. They created Your Uni, Their Lives in order to recognise the amazing work that student’s do for their organisation with all funds raised going solely to their projects in East…

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Beyoncé and Jay Z tour the States

The whistle stop tour of the most powerful couple in the music business is set to kick off on the 25th June in Miami and close on the 5th August in San Francisco with $1 from every ticket donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation. The fact that the On the Run tour is only in America is sure to disappoint a lot of UK fans, myself included! The Shawn Carter Foundation was set up by Jay Z and his Mother, Gloria Carter, providing scholarships to students in America who would otherwise struggle to put themselves through higher education. We are…

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