What’s the worst thing about Leeds Uni?
Vote for what makes your time at Leeds a living hell
There’s a lot to love about Leeds Uni. From the Essentials meal deal to level flirteen, our institution of choice is good to us – but sometimes, it’s not.
We thought we’d get to the bottom of that burning question by finally giving you the chance to answer: what’s the worst thing about being at Leeds Uni?
Have you ever seen a more confusing floor plan? The Roger Stevens building is the bane of many a Leeds student’s life, especially because it feels like the only lectures which ever take place there are 9ams. You’re still hungover from HiFi, you’re running slightly late into uni and then BAM, you have to try and navigate this mess of a building.
Why are there so many fucking doors? Why is the ground floor number eight? It just doesn’t make sense. You’ve probably missed your lecture now you’ve spent so long looking for your room.
Students who live in town
We’re meant to live in Hyde Park. Yeah, we get it’s practical for you – but what happens when we want to come round for a cuppa, or even worse, get partnered with you in a group project? When we have to schlep to your snazzy-looking accommodation it only to reminds us what a shithole we live in when we get home. You’re a student – act like one.
The Union not selling bottled water
We just don’t really understand why. People keep explaining there was a vote or something, but it’s just too boring to take in. What kind of person votes against water? You think to yourself “You know what would go nicely with my Salad Box, a nice cool bottle of water” – well the Union doesn’t care if you’re thirsty. They’ll shit all over your dreams of perfect lunch and won’t even bat an eyelid.
We get it, you’re trying to claim the term Beckett to make it seem like your uni isn’t as pants as it really is. But do you have to wear them so close to our campus? It’s not like we’re slightly jealous that you get your hoodies for free and we have to pay around 23 quid for ours.
The location of the Hidden Café
The Hidden Café is known by many. That is the main issue.
The temperature of the libraries
The wavey statue
This sculpture looks like Leeds University has just reached puberty. Maybe in a different colour it would be a bit more aesthetically pleasing, but right now it just doesn’t make sense. And we dread to think how much it cost.
The Terrace burger
It’s not a burger. It’s a wrap.
The Edward Boyle
Hear us out. We all shed multiple tears when we found out dear Eddy B was closing. But guess what? It’s still open, and manned by people telling you to shush. This makes us feel like absolute twats for getting so upset about it apparently closing, and also a bit guilty that we’ve all moved over to the Laidlaw.
The chewing gum recycling pots
These are agitating simply because of their ineffectiveness. How many people have you ever seen recycling gum? Exactly. Also the idea of it all mingling into one big gum ball is really unappealing.
The Laidlaw beehives
For starters there are only there of them, so it can’t really be helping the matter of bee extinction that much). Then there’s the matter of not being able to get onto said terrace to see the bees in action. THEN you have smug people Snapchatting the hives/terrace gloating over their great view and the fact they sacrificed sleep to get to the library in time.
However, the most aggravating part is that there are never enough seats in Laidlaw, and yet there’s an entire fucking terrace for some fucking bees.
Royal Park Road
It’s akin to climbing Everest – not something you want to do in the morning. Or any time of day, really.
That everyone looks/is the same
Everyone put their hand up. Now put your hand down if you’ve ever had a top knot. If you’re from North London. If you skateboard. If you own a bucket hat. If you’ve ever worn glitter on a night out. If you own a piece of clothing by Nike, Ellesse or Addidas that you wear on non gym days. Congratulations Leeds, no one has their hand up anymore.