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Keeping the Cost of Sport Down for Students

Gryphon Club Fund

This year’s Gryphons Club Fund will significantly reduce the cost of participating in sport at the University of Leeds which involves 7,500 students. The fund is worth £290k and helps to cover costs for all 70 of the University’s sports clubs. For 2019/20 onwards there will be a more consistent allocation of funds across all […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Philosophy, Anatomy and Touch Rugby!

Gryphons Abroad Group Picture

Today was our second day at Grattan school working with four local primary schools. In today’s classroom lessons we taught the children Philosophy, marketing and anatomy. These subjects are not normally taught at school in the children’s age groups so it was something new for them to be introduced to. They really enjoyed the lessons […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Leadership & Lessons

Children doing netball drills in South Africa

Today was the first day of our week at Gratton School. Joining us at Gratton were children from Holy Child School, Little Flower School and John Wesley School. The children were all taught a leadership session, a classroom lesson and a sport lesson.  The day started off with the leadership lesson which was centered around […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Cycling to Success!

kids learning to ride bikes in South Africa

Today was our last day at Mnyakanya High School. A total of 29 people can now ride a bike to varying degrees, with the majority getting practice out on the road before the end of the day which was fantastic! We started off the day with our usual games and then split off into our […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Obstacle Courses, Changing Tyres & "Waka Waka"!

Group Pic of students and staff in south africa

My name is Emily and I’m 18 (excited to be turning 19 here in South Africa). I study International Relations and have found seeing the rural and traditional lifestyles incredibly interesting. It’s amazing to hear stories of the students’ lives and their perceptions on life.  We started the day with a dance to ‘waka waka’ […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Meet, Greet and Let's Get Going!

Group Photo of south African students

My name is Jessica McCarrick. I’m 20 years old and study Fashion Marketing. This is the story of our first day in South Africa and the beginning of the cycling training. With the rise of our first South African sun, the group felt the daunting task creeping slowly upon us. The group’s energy was high […]

University of Leeds Hosts World Cup Cricket Teams

Sri Lankan Cricket Team Playing at Weetwood

The University of Leeds Sports Park Weetwood was used as a training ground for many of the international teams during this year’s Cricket World Cup. It played host to world-class teams including England, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, where teams trained in between matches. It was a huge privilege for Sports Park Weetwood to […]

Changes to Pay-As-You-Go Prices

The Edge

After careful consideration, due to increases in our operational costs such as energy and staffing, and additional facility investment we will be making some small changes to our pay-as-you-go prices. We have worked hard to develop a simplified pay-as-you-go offer and this is the first time we have increased certain prices since opening The Edge […]

Gryphons Abroad Football Shirt Collection

Gryphons Abroad is our international volunteering programme. Each year, students and staff from the University of Leeds travel to South Africa to deliver a life changing project. We aim to raise aspirations through activity and leadership, working with hundreds of children. Additionally, this project is delivered at part of the Bambisanani Partnership Charity. This year, […]