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Lifelong Learning Centre

Social spaces and events

Social spaces

Located on Level 11 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, the LLC has its own resource area which is also open to mature and part-time undergraduates from across the campus as well as students on LLC programmes. It is a space in which students can eat lunch, meet friends or work between lectures and offers the following facilities:

  • Several student-access computers which can be used for checking emails, renewing library books and other quick tasks
  • Reference books including atlases, dictionaries and directories
  • Books on study skills, available for loan
  • ‘Takeaway’ material (leaflets and booklets) on services offered by the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union
  • Space for individual or small group working

There is also a spacious shared common room on Level 12 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building for use by all students of the University.

In addition, the Ziff Building has its own café which is open daily between 8.30am and 4.00pm. This contemporary café is perfect to take a break or even to do some work in the computer area. Freshly ground coffee, a wide selection of tea and freshly squeezed orange juice are available. There is a wide selection of pastries, sandwiches, paninis and indulgent cakes available throughout the day.

Social events

Each month during teaching weeks the LLC hosts a mature student drop-in, giving students a chance to meet LLC staff and other mature undergraduates. Usually held on the first Tuesday of the month between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the LLC resource area on Level 11 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, the drop-in is open to all mature undergraduates. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are provided and no pre-booking is required. Details of upcoming drop-ins are added to our Events page once they are confirmed.

The LLC hosts a number of social events each year – usually in December, March and June. These are open to all mature and part-time undergraduates across the University as well as students on LLC programmes and provide an opportunity for students to meet and socialise with each other. Days and times are varied to maximise the chance of part-time students being able to attend. Students are informed via announcements on the Portal, the LLC Facebook page and Twitter feed and in the student newsletter.

Social events are also organised independently of the LLC by student societies which mature and part-time undergraduates may be interested in joining, such as the mature and part-time students’ society and the student parents group. Student parents wishing to connect with one another may also find the information here useful.