Staff Festival update

Information regarding access support, workshops advance booking, and competitions is now available for the Staff Festival, which will be taking place on Friday 5 July.

Staff Festival save the date July 2018


We are committed to making the Staff Festival on Friday 5 July as accessible as possible to ensure that everyone can enjoy the day. In order to plan this, we need to know about your requirements as soon as possible. Ways we can help include:

  • Accessible information - festival information e.g. maps / event details in alternative formats such as Braille or Large Print. The deadline for arranging this is Thursday 20 June.
  • Personal assistants - a personal assistant to accompany you at the festival to make you feel more comfortable or to provide you with practical assistance or information. The deadline for arranging this is Friday 21 June.
  • British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters - a BSL Interpreter to accompany you at the festival. The deadline for this is Monday 17 June.

To book any of the above assistance or for any other support you require, please contact Karen Seed (ext 33783) by the deadlines indicated.  Full details are available online.

Advance booking for workshops

The first details of the advance booking Staff Festival workshops are now available online. Many activities are available to drop in on the day, but for some we recommend you book in advance to secure your place. For more details see the workshops page.

Creative competitions

There's still time to for staff and children to enter the two creative competitions.

The theme for this year's Staff Photography Competition is 'natural world' and the first prize is a night for two at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel. The runner up will enjoy a dinner for two at Dish Leeds.  The deadline for entries is Friday 14 June. More details and entry forms are available online.

The Kid's Art Competition is themed ‘nature’ and  is open to all children aged 18 and under who are family members of staff employed by the University of Leeds or Leeds University Union. Prizes will include creative art workshops from Artbugs and gift certificates from Dinsdales.  Entries can be sent in, in advance or brought along to the Staff Festival before 7pm. More details and entry forms are available online.

Vintage corner

Do you have any preloved clothes that would like to meet a new owner? Clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, books – we are looking for donations of good quality, washed clothing and books for our new vintage corner and bookswap/stall. So whether you have a dress, belt, bag or book ... if they would like to find a new owner and a new lease of life, please bring them along to the Staff Centre. For more details, please send an email or call ext 34161.

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