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The Edge wins 'Education Facility of The Year' at the National Fitness Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that Sport & Physical Activity, The Edge has won ‘Education Facility of The Year’ at the National Fitness Awards 2018. The National Fitness Awards is an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country. The Education Facility of the Year category is aimed at gyms which […]

The Edge features again at the National Fitness Awards

Sport & Physical Activity, The Edge has been shortlisted for the fourth year in a row at the National Fitness Awards, this time in the category of Education Facility of the Year. The National Fitness Awards is an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country. The Education Facility of the Year […]

A New Partnership for University

We have been working with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation (LRF) to develop some new volunteering opportunities for our students.  The LRF has recently won Foundation of the Year award from Rugby Football League (RFL) due to their amazing work in the local area. This new partnership has been created to expand the number of volunteer programmes available […]

A new induction into the Sporting Hall of Fame

Famous alumnus Johnny Mowlem, has been inducted into the University’s Sporting Hall of Fame. Johnny, who graduated from Geography and Spanish in 1988, is one of Great Britain’s most successful racing drivers; having been ranked amongst the top sports car and GT drivers in the world. His career began in 1989, and a mere six […]

Raising mental health awareness with UoLBC

2018/19 is set to be an exciting year for the University of Leeds Boat Club. They’re gearing up to celebrate 100 years of the boat club in 2019 and their senior crews are both aiming for Henley qualifications off the back of their most successful seasons in 25 years. They are also going big on […]

Students and staff volunteer in South Africa

South African student on a bike

This June ten University of Leeds students from a range of degree programmes and three staff members travelled to South Africa to volunteer in primary and secondary schools. Over two weeks the Gryphons Abroad team made an impact on nearly 200 South African students lives over two projects. Cycle to Success The first project took […]

Teaching South Africans to cycle

It has been an absolute honour to be a part of the Gryphons Abroad project this year! The cycle to success week of the trip has been amazing. To see students who had never been on a bike cycle by themselves and know how to fix them when something went wrong after only three days […]

Active staff and students have greater sense of wellbeing

In March the Sport and Physical Activity Service conducted the annual Balancing Life Survey to find out a bit more about the activity and wellbeing levels of staff and students on campus. One of the most stand out findings from the survey was that the more active our staff and students are, the greater their […]

The Brownlee Centre is a Finalist

Brownlee Centre

In great news, it can be announced that the University of Leeds, Brownlee Centre facility at Bodington Playing Fields has been shortlisted as a finalist in the West Yorkshire Building Excellence Award! The Brownlee Centre is the UK’s first custom-made built triathlon training centre; an iconic, architectural facility that is home to the renowned Leeds […]

Leeds Head of Sport Goes Down Under

With the Commonwealth Games been and gone Suzanne Glavin tells us about her volunteering experiences in Australia.   After recording an online interview, Suzanne was selected for a place on the Press Operations Team. Here she helped look after the photographers at the triathlon and various cycling events at the Commonwealth Games this year. She […]