Entries by Jonathan Whitehead


Exam Period – Good luck!

Good luck to all our students taking their exams this month! We know how stressful this time of year can be so to wish you good luck we have been handing out some free chocolate – sometimes you just have to treat yourself! We had a brilliant day chatting to everyone on campus as well […]


Gryphon Colours Awards – Shortlists

The Gryphon Colours Awards shortlists are now in! We hope you are looking forward to the Gryphon Colours Awards as much as we are! The event is taking place on the 11 May 2022 in The Refectory at Leeds University Union. Tickets are now available so get booked in for an amazing evening. The tickets […]


The Edge: Therapy Dogs

We can’t wait to have everyone back for the start of a new term! Why not come down to The Edge and say hi to one of our special guests from Pets As Therapy on your way in to your workout. We will have Therapy Dogs in The Edge reception foyer on the 27 April 2022 from 11am-1pm so […]


can you escape from Alcatraz? – SWIMTAG

What is Escape from Alcatraz? Escape from Alcatraz is 0ur first ever SWIMTAG featured challenge here at The Edge and we can’t wait for you to try it! We’re inviting our customers to take part in the challenge. When Alcatraz was a working prison, several inmates tried to escape by swimming off the island but […]


Sports scholar Abbie Sisman named Karate European Champion!

On 30 January sports scholar Abbie Sisman competed in the 2022 Karate WTKA Euros, her first competition since the COVID-19 lockdown. It proved to be a successful day for Abbie as she won three gold medals, making her the European champion! She took the gold in the following categories: Musical/extreme weapons, Gold, 17-34yrs. Traditional forms, […]


February Fitness Showcase

February Exercise-Class Showcase at The Edge! Come join us for our FREE February Fitness Showcase event at The Edge on 19 February. Open to all, just book a space in your chosen class & turn up! About this event Come join us for a FREE day (19/02/2022) of fitness classes at The Edge, University of […]

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Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year! We loved seeing so many of you at our Lunar New Year event yesterday at The Edge! We enjoyed drinking iced tea with you and handing out our lucky envelopes with some amazing prizes inside. Some of you also joined for our Tai Chi class that took place in one of […]


Valentine’s Day: Love yourself!

Love yourself this Valentine’s Day! We will be sharing the love on Valentine’s day. Find us in the Refectory foyer 12–3pm and at The Edge reception 4-8pm on 14 February to try a delicious heart-shaped shortbread biscuit and take part in our game with prizes to be won! Can you guess how many hearts we […]

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Royal recognition for Brownlee Centre triathletes

A number of British triathletes and Brownlee Centre regulars have received royal recognition for their sporting services. The Brownlee Centre is the UK’s first purpose-built triathlon training centre.  The facility was created in partnership with British Cycling, British Triathlon, Sport England and UK Sport and, named after two of the University’s most successful alumni, Alistair […]