Submitted your dissertation? Reaching the end of final year? Download this HD Virtual Background of the Quad and Recreate the Famous YSJU Selfie!

Every year our students pose in our gorgeous quad for to take the famous ‘YSJU Dissertation Selfie’! Unfortunately, this year, the quad (like everything else) is closed due to Covid-19… But fear not! Download this HD Virtual Background and recreate your end of year selfie from the safety of your own home! 

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Literature in Lockdown: Does studying Literature at YSJU confirm or complicate the canon?

Literature in Lockdown is a special blog series in which our students share what they’re reading whilst face-to-face teaching is suspended at YSJU. In today’s slightly different instalment, first year student Laura Ruston reflects on the texts she’s read so far this semester, and the various ways in which they’ve confirmed or complicated her understanding of the Literary Canon.  

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Literature in Lockdown: Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life

Literature in Lockdown is a special blog series in which our students share what they’re reading whilst face-to-face teaching is suspended at YSJU. In our third post, recent YSJLit Graduate (of both our undergraduate and postgraduate Literature programmes!) Nicoletta Peddis shares her experience of reading Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life.

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Student Volunteering Opportunity: Leeds Young Film Festival

The Leeds Young Film Festival are now accepting applications for Volunteers for the festival, from 30th March – 14th April. This is a great opportunity for students to gain some experience in events management, festival production, and for working with children and young people in the arts and cultural sector

Below is a link to our opportunities page where you can find everything you need to know regarding our volunteer programme.

Leeds Young Film Festival Volunteering