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NUS brings flagship summer programme to Leeds

National Union of Students brought its training programme Lead and Change to Leeds Beckett University this month

Pictured: Leeds Beckett University's Rose Bowl venue

The National Union of Students (NUS) brought its flagship summer training programme, Lead and Change, to Leeds Beckett University for the first time this month. 

Around 200 NUS Exec Officers from students’ unions across the UK attended the three day conference, which discussed topics including student opportunities and union presidents. 

Clare Vidler, conference manager at Well Met Conferencing, said: “We were delighted to hold the NUS’ Lead and Change conference here at Leeds Beckett University for the first time. To be recognised by the NUS at their flagship training programme is a great accolade. 

“As an academic venue, we are able to balance student needs with conferencing requirements without issue, it’s therefore of significant note that we can happily accommodate key events which require expertise in both areas.”

A combination of interactive workshops, networking groups and practical training sessions ensured that exec officers left well-equipped for the new influx of students, due to arrive in September. 

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union president Joe Murray said: “We were very proud to hold the conference here at Leeds Beckett, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet other exec officers and get involved with some high intensity debates.

“We also had the opportunity to be hosts for the social side of the conference, with drinks and food at the Students’ Union’s City Bar, as well as other local Leeds favourites and even enjoyed a cheesy quiz night which was a brilliant opportunity to network with fellow exec officers.”

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