Writing Back is a volunteer pen pal scheme where older Yorkshire residents exchange letters with our students, many of whom are away from home for the first time. This pioneering and award-winning scheme encourages the formation of long-lasting friendships, whilst tackling loneliness in both demographics. 

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National acclaim for Writing Back

Award-winning project Writing Back, which pairs University of Leeds students with older local residents as pen pals, has been celebrated in national media throughout the festive season.

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