Campus Live

Campus Live is an exciting programme of activity taking place throughout the autumn term, designed to delight, surprise and celebrate our University community. 

There’ll be a broad range of events popping up in unexpected places, brought to you by students, staff, alumni and external partners.

Most events take place outside in wheelchair accessible locations on campus. In cases of bad weather, events may be moved indoors but care will be taken to maintain wheelchair accessible routes. Please see information for disabled visitors for details of accessible routes and facilities. If you would like help with specific accessibility needs, please contact the Campus Live team in advance on

The Campus Live finale will take place on 14 December – keep checking this webpage for the latest line up, get involved using #LeedsCampusLive and subscribe for updates so you don’t miss a thing. 

You can also enjoy concerts at Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, theatre at stage@leeds, and events and exhibitions in our libraries


This week

Monday 5 December

  • 11am–4pm, Garm4Garm clothes swap in the gazebo outside Leeds University Union
    • Bring your tokens from the clothes drop off on Friday 2 December and choose from lots of great clothes. There will be DJs playing and on-site repairs and alterations to fix up any wear and tear and get your clothes fitted to you.

Tuesday 6 December

  • All day, yarn bombing the precinct gates outside Leeds University Union
    • Visit the gates between Leeds University Union and Beech Grove Plaza to see the Campus Live yarn bombing installation. Yarn bombing is applying highly colorful, knitted or crocheted garments to physical objects in society - come and see what's been styled by Uzma Bateman using items collected from the University community, as well as some of her own. 
  • 12pm, Plants for Peace outside Edward Boyle Library
    • Leeds Islamic Society is giving out free succulents with their favourite verses and some loving reminders attached, to spread positivity and greenery around campus. Tag @leedsisoc on social media to show how your plants are enjoying their new homes. 
  • 2pm, Leeds Student Radio DJ set at Leeds University Union balcony 
    • Leeds Student Radio are the sound of students in Leeds. DJs will perform a set live across campus. Follow on Instagram @thisislsr
  • 5.15pm, Christmas Carol Service in the Great Hall
    • Come along to this year’s University Carol Service with traditional readings and Christmas music. For further information email

Wednesday 7 December

  • 12pm and 1pm, No Wukkas at Beech Grove Plaza
    • A live peformance from Leeds band No Wukkas, with covers and original songs in a stripped back set.
  • 2pm, The Songsmiths at Beech Grove Plaza
    • An interactive A Cappella singing performance.

Friday 9 December

  • 11am–5pm, Campus Live Escape: Ten Letters at School of Music
    • Investigate, solve puzzles and unravel a Victorian mystery to escape the room! A 30-minute escape room experience, blending traditional and brand new challenges. Book your slot.
  • 2pm, The Polcats at Beech Grove Plaza
    • A band formed at the University in 2019. Come and see them perform in a homecoming gig. Follow on Instagram @thepolcats

12 to 14 December

Monday 12 December

  • 3–5.30pm, A Conversation on the Move (COME): What Can Public Art Do (More) on Campus? at the Garstang building, floor 7
    • COME for a tour of artwork on campus (3–4pm) starting at the entrance of the Garstang building, floor 7. Then there will be a roundtable (4–5.30pm) in the foyer asking participants: What does public art do effectively and what could it do (more) in engaging community spaces and reimagining campus design – especially around pressing issues of sustainability, diversity and representation? Refreshments included. Register for the event.

Wednesday 14 December – Campus Live finale

  • 12.15pm, The Songsmiths at Beech Grove Plaza
    • An interactive A Cappella singing performance.
  • 12—2pm, Glitter Bomb Dancers Christmas show at Chancellor’s Court (between School of Earth and Environment and the Roger Stevens building)
    • Yorkshire’s own Glitter Bomb Dancers perform parts of their Christmas show ‘Cracked Nuts: Camper than Christmas, a cabaret remake of family classic The Nutcracker. 

More events will be added throughout the autumn term, so please keep checking this webpage for updates.