Category Archives: workshop/ skillshare

Seeds For Change Consensus Workshop

Free Days Workshop!

Consensus decision making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group. Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, a group using consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with.


This will empower you to work more effectively with any group you ar involved with!


10.30 – 17.30 (bring lunch) 







Re Vitalise your old cloths (sowing machine skill share)

The good life is all about…style! Holley jeans? Ok this might be cool, too cool for some, I want a patch over that drafty flap and I want some colour in my life. Molly and Cam are going to teach us not just how to use a sewing machine but how to look fly! There will be several sowing machines so please join us, no experience or skills to pay the bills, we want your company, your equipment and you to go away looking damnd fine!  

Mollies adress, to be confirmend, keep an eye on the emails and on here!

Fuel Poverty Workshop

Leeds University Fuel Poverty Action presents The Fuel Poverty Workshop – this is a change to find out more about fuel poverty from key campaigners and to discuss how the issue affects students and what we can do about it.


According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change a household is said to be living in fuel poverty, “if it needs to spend more than 10 per cent of its income on fuel to maintain an adequate level of warmth”. Fuel Poverty is a massive issue for Leeds – the NHS has estimated that around 1 in 5 private tenants in Leeds are affected by fuel poverty. 


The profiteering of the so-called ‘Big Six’ energy companies has pushed energy bills ever higher – producing a killer £8.55bn in profits for them in 2010. This contrasts sharply with the estimation from some advocacy groups that around 200 elderly and vulnerable people will die a day in the UK as a direct result of living in fuel poverty. Moreover, when roughly 27% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from heating buildings, the decision to drastically reduce successful sustainable energy schemes like the ‘feed-in tariff’ and the cuts to grants for home insulation due next year raise serious questions about the government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, and Leeds City Council’s pledge to reduce city-wide emissions by 40% by 2020. Fuel poverty is a complicated issue that requires equally complicated answers, and to that extent Leeds University Fuel Poverty Action has invited three NGOs campaigning on different aspects of the puzzle to take part in an information session and workshop focussing on Fuel Poverty and the student population in Leeds.

Confirmed Speakers: 

Simon Bowens, Leeds Friends of the Earth – the Big Six and the ‘Final Demand’ campaign
Sue Mann & Sally Whittingham, Age Concern – Fuel Poverty in Leeds
Tom Hughes, Christian Aid – Fuel Poverty and Climate Change

Presentations will be followed by a discussion on the relationship between fuel poverty and the student population in key areas of the city, as well as how students can campaign and take action on the issues in a wider context.



Mincemeat Making Workshop (for mince pies)

 On Tuesday 22nd November there will be a mincemeat making workshop in the Union. So if you fancy preparing the innards for some lovely vegan mincepies then come along! 

You’ll need to bring jars/containers for the mincemeat, and a spoon. We’ve ordered lots of ingredients so the amount we make is up to the amount of people who turn up and how much you would like. We’ll be requesting donations be made to Green Action, depending on what you think an appropriate amount

It’s going to be in the Union, in room three. That’s up the stairs and along the corridor, follow signs to the ARC. Alternatively, meet us outside the co-op at 6:50 so we can take the ingredients up there.