Entries by Maria Horrocks

Gold for University in Yorkshire in Bloom Awards

 The University of Leeds has been awarded Gold status and is a category winner in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom Awards.   Judges from the regional body representing the Britain in Bloom campaign gave special mention to the University’s partnership working, particularly with students and staff. This includes work by the student biodiversity ambassadors, who map […]

Accessible makeover for the Sustainable Garden

Ayesha Fitzwilliam Hall, an apprentice in the Grounds and Gardens team, spotted an opportunity to develop her skills by redesigning and refreshing the Sustainable Garden, a much loved area of campus which had become overgrown following COVID-19 lockdowns. She has worked with her colleagues and the Sustainability service to redesign the space to improve accessibility […]

Roads and Pavements Closed for Road Resurfacing Work

There will be disruption to road and pavement access during road resurfacing work on these dates; Please read dates in conjunction with the annotated google maps image below; 5 September – Leeds City Council Highways will be resurfacing part of the roadway on Clarendon Road 5 – 9 September – Eric Wright Construction will be resurfacing the […]

New exhibition shows cleaning staff in pandemic

An exhibition of photographs by one of the University cleaning team shows her colleagues working on campus during the pandemic. Rosa Quintana’s striking images depict staff – often appearing alone – from 2020 to 2021, when many people were working from home. Like many others, particularly in the Facilities Directorate – including those working in […]