The Friday Countdown

A look at the announcements and our favourite events from the past week. Let us know what we missed!

4. Staff Benefits Fair 2017

We have already expounded the benefits of working at the University of the Year and unfortunately this event is applicable to university staff only. If you are jealous you can always have a look at the latest vacancies here to come and work with us!

Come to the Refectory on Tuesday 4th April from 10:30 for a chance to find out more about the wide range of benefits and discounts available to University staff. There will be an opportunity to meet benefit providers and get information on your pension scheme, get yourself an NUS extra card and to find out how you can travel between Leeds and York on the bus for just £6 return.

Save money on travel with the MCard, a first Bus monthly season ticket or a Railcard loan. You’ll also have the chance to join My Club Nissan where you can make savings of up to 24% off a brand new Nissan vehicle, including their electric range.

Staff Benefits

Complimentary tea and coffee courtesy of the excellent Great Food at Leeds will be available too!

3. Architectural Awards and Sneak Peak of New Building

Our friends at the Campus Developments team are busy creating a world class campus by transforming existing sites and creating new places for the education, innovation and research that happens at the University of Leeds.

One of the latest projects is the Nexus Innovation and Enterprise Centre, which “will be a high profile gateway to research and innovation at the University and UK-leading environment for collaboration and partnership.” Work is well underway and you can see what the process will look like in the video.

Even with all of the projects on the go they have still found time to pull in the awards for 3 of the newest additions to the campus at the 26th Leeds Architecture Awards:

  • The installation of the untitled Bas-Relief sculpture on the side of the Stage@Leeds was highly commended in the public realm and landscape design category. Bodington Hall’s architects, Jones and Stocks, subcontracted Hubert Dalwood to create the frieze for the hall’s refectory block in 1961. The sculpture was saved and moved to Stage@Leeds and refurbished in spring 2016.
  • The Laidlaw Library received a commendation in the New Building Category.
  • The Multi–Storey Car Park was highly commended in the Young People’s Review category.

The £520 million investment in the development of the campus is especially exciting for the MEETinLEEDS team as it means we have more and even better equipped spaces for conferences and events to add to our already impressive array of venues!

Campus Developments also bring you the latest disruption notices from around the university, so give them a follow on Twitter and stay in the know!

2. MEETinLEEDS on Tour

We are going exhibition crazy over the next few months, as we hit two of the biggest and best shows for event professionals and host the Suppliers Easter Fair.

We will be giving you the opportunity to #DiscoverCampus (a Twitter-y clue for you there) and we hope to see you at one of them, so if you are interested in conferences and events in Leeds (which we will assume you are, because you are reading this!) come and have a chat with us.

Conference & Hospitality Show 2017

First we are skipping down the road to the First Direct Arena to join over 200 other venues at the Conference & Hospitality Show 2017 on 4th April to show off our conference and event wares to meetings industry professionals from around the UK. We will be giving away a hamper full of fantastic prizes, so if you are attending come and visit us on stand J35!

Suppliers Easter Fair 2017

On 11th April we switch roles from guests to hosts, as we invite the people who provide the support, services and supplies to the university. Have a look at number one in this blog for more details: everyone is welcome so come on down!

MIL Discovering Campus

The Meetings Show

On 13th – 15th June we will be heading down to the Big Smoke of London with our friends at Visit Leeds to represent the fine city of Leeds at the premier international event for the UK meetings and events industry. We have something special in store to entice people to hold their next conference to our great city!

1. Suppliers Easter Fair 2017

Everyone is welcome to join us for the annual Suppliers Easter Fair in Sports Hall 1 at The Edge – University of Leeds on Tuesday 11th April 2017, from 10:00 – 15:00.

Our team will be there alongside the Great Food at Leeds team to have a natter about everything conference and catering related for a chance to win an egg-citing prize…

Have a chat with over 45 of the University’s approved suppliers who can provide everything you need: from office chairs to pipettes, conference services to gym passes.

We also have stalls available selling Fairtrade goods including fashion accessories, delicious food and plants, so bring your purses and wallets along to pick up a few Easter treats.

Suppliers Easter Fair 2017

Great Food at Leeds are providing a delicious FREE lunch for the occasion, and the first 200 people through the door get a FREE chocolate Easter lolly, so get there early!

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