Student Societies

Student Faith Societies

Descriptions of each faith society within the universities’ Students Unions can be found below together with their contact details. Click on the society in the table to jump to their details below.

For complete society listings, go to the Leeds University Union webpage or to Leeds Beckett Students Union.

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Catholic Society

Catholic Society exists to serve the needs of Catholic students at the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University and those interested in Catholicism. The Catholic Society provides mass on Sundays at 5pm followed by a social event (at the Catholic Chaplaincy on St Marks Avenue), a way to meet other Catholic students and prayer events throughout the week. You can find out more information on their Facebook and send them an email at .

https://www.facebook.com/leedscathsoc/

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Orthodox Christian Society

The Leeds Orthodox Christian Society aims to dedicate their time and thought to Christianity and welcomes everyone, regardless of their faith or background, to join us. The Orthodox Church has remained strong and established since the very earliest days of Christianity, staying true to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles.

They meet every Tuesday, 7-9pm, in Leeds University Business School room 1.03. For more information, email them at dn12pa@leeds.ac.uk.

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Leeds University Christian Union

As a Christian Union, they meet to pray, worship, study God’s word together and encourage one another in their faith. They welcome anyone, so please feel free to send them an email or come to their regular meetings and events. They look forward to meeting you! Every week they hold events including Equip on Mondays at 8:00pm in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Prayer Meetings on Tuesday, and a Lunch Bar every fortnight on a Thursday.

You can keep up with LUUCU on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The best way to get in contact with LUUCU is communications@LUUCU.com. You can also find out more information at LUUCU.com

3 things the CU is:

  • All about Jesus
  • Missional
  • Opportunity

3 things the CU is not:

  • Church
  • 100% Comfortable
  • A Social Club
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Leeds Beckett Christian Union

The Christian Union aim to share their faith with as many people as possible across both campuses. We do this through a variety of events such as our meal with a message, acoustic nights, dial-a-donut, providing a donut for people in halls with an answer about Christianity, bible studies, quiz nights and our Christmas carol concert. All events are open to everyone and we welcome all new members.

You can contact the Christian Union via emailleedsbeckettcu@gmail.com or facebook ‘Leeds Beckett Christian Union

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Student Christian Movement

Welcome to the Leeds University Union branch of the Student Christian Movement. We welcome students of all denominations and none to not only learn about our shared faith but to put it into practice through campaigning for justice (both social and economic).

We find that the best way of doing this is meeting together in a non-judgemental environment. We aim to be an LGBTQI affirming and gender inclusive group.

  • Deepening Faith – We think through our faith, drawing on scripture, our lived experience, theology and church traditions to learn and grow as Christians.
  • Seeking Justice – We believe faith and justice are inseparable. We are a movement for change, creating God’s kingdom of peace, justice and hope.
  • Celebrating Diversity – We seek to create inclusive communities where all are welcome and valued equally regardless of age, disability, denomination, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or belief.
  • Christian Unity – We are founded in the spirit of ecumenism, bringing students together from different denominations and traditions to deepen faith, learn from one another and work together for justice.

We meet every week on Monday at 6pm during term time at the Emmanuel Centre (Universities Chaplaincy) which is on campus.

Every other week (more often in exam times) we hold a service in the Taizé style. These services are relaxed and informal, yet still very powerful and moving in their own way.

On other weeks are meetings can be anything from workshops, talks, discussions, quizzes, campaigning… Well almost anything really.

Be sure to like us on Facebook ‘Leeds Student Christian Movement’ and follow us on Twitter for updates on our upcoming meetings, and message us on facebook for more information.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCMLeeds/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SCMLeeds

Email: SCMLeeds@gmail.com

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Asian Students Christian Fellowship

The Asian Students Christian Fellowship creates opportunities for international students to interact within the community, building relationships with other like-minded individuals.

They aim to reach out to Asian students who want to find out more about the Christian faith. They host weekly fellowship sessions to discuss topics in the Bible in a fun and comfortable environment as well as having regular socials.

You can contact the Asian Students Christian Fellowship via email studentslgleeds@gmail.com or Facebook ‘Leeds Beckett Asian Christian Society’ http://www.facebook.com/LeedsBeckettASChristianFellowship/?fref=ts

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Seventh Day Adventist Society

A Christian faith society, who are striving to achieve all round education and personal development. They aim to encourage others, also to develop mentally and spiritually. They appreciate what other cultures and faiths have to bring to our society and their contribution to enriching the lives we all share.

The Seventh Day Adventist Society offers everything from socials, Bible studies, cooking demonstrations, retreats, and volunteering. They meet every Thursday evening from 6-7pm in Parkinson Building SR (4.20). For more information, email them at sdasociety@gmail.com.

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Leeds University Islamic Society

The Leeds University Islamic Society is a platform for students to gather, organise and participate in social, cultural and educational activities as well as providing a united voice in expressing views and aspirations of the Muslim student community of the University. The primary aim of the Islamic Society is to create an atmosphere at the university where Muslim students can feel comfortable.

The Islamic Society like any other organisation, is a reflection of its Membership – it is run by students for students. The Islamic Society is not there just for the select few students who want to get involved, but all Muslim students regardless of whether they are members. We make an effort to make sure our events and activities cater to all Muslims.

We welcome everyone from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs – you don’t have to be Muslim to join OR come to any of our events which include but are not limited to the following:

Brothers Tajweed (Art of recitation)

Tuesdays 5-6pm

Worsley SR 8.2

 

Sisters Tajweed

Tuesdays 5-6pm

Baines Wing LG17

Jummah (Friday) Prayers

Check FB/Insta for exact times. We have 3 Jummas. 2 take place in the Green Room and 1 in Riley Smith. Riley Smith Jummah is more geared towards students.

You can contact Leeds ISOC at:

Headbro@leedsisoc.com – Omar Vukusic

Headsis@leedsisoc.com – Amina Afzal

info@leedsisoc.com

@leedsisoc on Snapchat, FB, twitter, Instagram.

Sign up to newsletter here: http://leedsisoc.com/newsletters/

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Leeds Beckett Islamic Society

Leeds Beckett ISOC meet every week for prayers and socials in the faith spaces on campus. They do regular community outreach events, and work together to feed the homeless every Friday. There are regular speaker events, with well-known Muslim speakers coming from all over the UK to give talks. On top of all of that, there are trips to places in Yorkshire such as taking on the 3 peaks challenge.

For more information, email them at leedsbeckett.isoc@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedsbeckett.isoc/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leedsbeckettisoc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/leedsbeckisoc

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Ahlul Bayt

Leeds Uni Ahlul Bayt is a group of students that seek to promote the message of Islam through a handful of unique individuals in history known as the ‘Ahlul Bayt’ – an Arabic term which refers to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), and his family. They aim to provide their members and the wider community with a framework for understanding Islam and its philosophy, which encompasses every aspect of our lives from sociology, politics and economics to ecology, psychology and spirituality.

Their events range from talks by expert speakers, to informal discussion circles and social gatherings. They usually meet every Tuesday from 17:30 to 19:30 in Baines Wing SR (2.13). Whether it’s intellectual stimulation or student welfare you’re looking for, they’re happy to help. You can follow Facebook and Twitter for more information or shoot them an email at luuabsoc@googlemail.com.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/LUUABSOC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leeds.absoc?fref=ts

 

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Jewish Society

Leeds Jewish Society is for all university students and is a lively, vibrant, friendly community that unites Jewish Students around Leeds. Leeds Jewish Society is one of the largest and most active Jewish Societies in the UK and has developed a reputation for being extremely welcoming to all students.

They provide Friday night meals, lunch and learns, and pre-drink events. You can learn more about the Jewish Society on their Facebook. Email them for more information at anouksarfati@hotmail.fr.

https://www.facebook.com/leedsjewishsociety/

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Leeds University Hindu Society

Leeds University Hindu Society also covers Leeds Beckett University. It aims to encourage and celebrate Hindu dharma whilst providing students a home away from home. Their events allow students to make new friends. The society warmly welcomes any student (not necessarily a Hindu!) who wishes to learn more about Hinduism and get involved with their events.

You can keep up with the Hindu Society on their website http://nhsfleeds.wixsite.com/nhsf-leeds. Send them an email at nhsf.leeds.committee@gmail.com for more information.

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Buddhist Meditation Society

The society gives people of any belief a place in which to practice meditation and mindfulness in a relaxed community of welcoming people. They run guided sessions every week where people can partake in group meditation, whether you are an experienced meditator or you would like to try meditating for the first time. They also run several socials throughout the term. They are open to anyone studying or working at a Further or Higher Education institution in Leeds and are open to people of any culture or faith.

Their weekly sessions run on Wednesdays 5-7 pmSessions this term will normally be in Room 6 upstairs in the Leeds University Union. For more information, you can join their Facebook group or send them an email at luubuddhistmeditation@gmail.com.

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Sikh Soc for Leeds University and Leeds Beckett

The Sikh Society exists to allow people from the Sikh faith and other backgrounds to meet and grow in their faith. They meet every week on Thursdays in the Parkinson Building in room SR [B.11] starting from 6pm with Rehraas (prayer) and continuing until about 8pm with either talks, discussions or socials. The topics range from Sikhs & Science, Young British Sikhism, and particular Gurus. Each meeting offers a chance to meet new people and enjoy free samosas.

They also take trips to the gurdwara and have kirtan darbar (praise & singing). All are welcome to their meetings and on trips. Their membership is only £5.

You can get in touch with them on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/leedssikhsociety/ or send them an email leedssikhsoc@gmail.com.

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Baha’i Society

The purpose of the Baha’i society is to hold activities that are totally inclusive and which deal with social, moral and religious themes. We will be running devotional sessions and having tranquility zones, which can be a chance for you to relax and meditate and get away from the stress of essays and assignments. We will also be having study circles which are a series of books (eight in total) with quotations from the Holy Writings of the Baha’i Faith and other Faiths.

For more information on Baha’i Society, you can shoot them an email at um13sc@leeds.ac.uk

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Leeds Atheist Society

Leeds Atheist Society believe this is the one life we have and we should make the most of it! We’re a social group united by a desire to question the world around us!

The society has three main aims:

  • Provide a forum for discussion and debate on secular issues
  • Providehigh quality lectures on secularism, science and humanism
  • Provide a top quality social life for the irreligious in Leeds!

LAS hosts everything from talks, debates, socials, and charity fundraising. If this interests you, you can get in touch with someone at leeds@atheistsoc.org or visit their website. http://leeds.atheistsoc.org/