Clubs and societies

Student society meeting in the Hidden Cafe

Leeds has one of the largest student unions in the country. Leeds University Union (LUU) exists to represent, support and entertain you throughout your student years. Leeds University Union has over 250 activities to choose from – you can get involved in anything from football to chess, wine tasting to skydiving, dance to ‘a cappella’. You can even try your hand at Quidditch! Also, through the Global Community you can connect with students from over 140 different countries and take part in a range of international activities.

Chemical Engineering (ChemEng Society)

If you have a passion for Chemical Engineering you can join the ChemEng Society during your time at Leeds. The Society is for all current undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering.
Here’s an overview of what the Society involves and the typical activities that take place throughout the year.

What is the ChemEng Society?

The ChemEng Society aims to integrate all students from all years and areas of Chemical and Process Engineering. We want to provide you with the best possible activities and events to enhance your time at Leeds. We host a variety of course- and non-course-related activities to increase involvement and integration among our students.

What activities and events take place?

We achieve our aim by running a variety of activities and events throughout the year, such as:

  • social events
  • Frank Morton sports day
  • cricket and football ChemEng Society teams
  • the SCAPE Ball
  • site visits
  • industrial networking events.

We believe sport is a great way to engage with all our members. Every year, we enter both cricket and football ChemEng Society teams to compete in the University Intramural league. The football team plays on Wednesdays and Sundays. The cricket team plays in term three in Intramural competitions and against local clubs. The Frank Morton sports day is where we engage in a range of sports with other Chemical Engineering societies from different universities.
Additionally, every March we invite all of our teaching staff and students from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering to celebrate the academic year at our Ball. We’re also planning more events such as industrial talks and site visits.

What are the future plans for our Society?

We plan to expand our Society and increase involvement with students from all years who share an interest in Chemical Engineering. To achieve this we’ll create more exciting events such as field trips to plants and power stations. We’re also aiming to start an annual trip abroad.

To find out more, then ‘like’ us on ‘Facebook (‘ChemEng Society’) and follow us on Twitter: @LUU_ChemEngSoc.

Melissa Huang - MEng Chemical Engineering

I was president of the Chemical Engineering Society last year and this taught me a lot of new things. It allowed me to work closely with students in all years, staff and IChemE committee members as well as helping me improve my team working and leadership skills.
Melissa Huang