Uni spend over two grand on Christmas trees

To be fair, they do look lovely


Leeds Uni spent £2,102.88 on Christmas trees last year, it has been revealed.

The cost covered one large and 24 small trees across campus, in a bid to give students some festive cheer before they returned home for Christmas in 2013.

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This year, large trees have been installed in the Parkinson Building and outside the Social Sciences Building, the latter being a prime target for selfies.

Last year’s big expenditure has been met by and large with apathy from students, but some thought the campus Christmas decorations didn’t go far enough.

Fourth-year medic Michael Grant says: “I’m all up for a bit of Christmas spirit but if you’re going to spend a couple grand on decorations, could they at least be not shit?

“Either spend nothing at all and call it some kind of ‘environmental policy’ or; spend the full 9K of some poor fresher’s fees and lay out a decent Lapland spread with a Tupac-esque Santa hologram.”

Many didn’t share Michael’s views though.

English student Bobby Palmer said: “I love my uni, and I love trees.

“I bloody love Christmas too so all you Grinches can go back to Grinch mountain.”

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Third-year Dentist Abhinay Settipalli was also not one for criticism.

He says: “It’s a fucking tree get over it”