Careers and employability

Enterprise and volunteering

Namrah Shahid

Student enterprise

The University’s innovative SPARK initiative can help you with business start-up support, advice and funding to develop an idea you may have into a viable business. You can take advantage of workshops to help you develop your knowledge and grow your ideas. 

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Clubs and societies

Leeds University Union (LUU) runs over 300 student-led clubs and societies, bringing like-minded students together. Whether you want to pursue an interest or try something new to add to your CV, there’s something for everyone. The chemistry society ChemSoc is our School society that offers you a number of opportunities throughout your degree.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way for you to enhance your CV further and develop valuable skills, as well as giving something back to the community. LUU has a number of student-led volunteering societies that you can choose to get involved with, such as Leeds RAG. There’s also the chance to develop your own ideas into a project with the Leeds for Life Foundation cash grants.