UML In 2018/19

Hiya, hope you’re well. A warm welcome to all the new faces we met at the two freshers fairs, it was lovely to meet you all and made us very excited about the year ahead. We’ve been spending the summer getting everything ready for you so fingers crossed everything will run smoothly from here on out. This email will break down all the things you need to know about what we do and all the stuff we have coming up. Enjoy!

The basics
First things first, we are primarily a physical library which is based on Level 2 of LUU. We relocated at the start of 2018 to this new space (which you can see in the pic above) that now grants disabled access and close proximity to gender neutral toilets. It’s also just way easier to find, and it’s been great seeing people become interested in us simply by wandering past and doing a double take – something that was never possible in our old stomping grounds. 

Buying a membership allows you to have a browse of our collection of over 6000 vinyl, CDs and cassettes and then rent them out for a period of a week. Of course, we strongly encourage you to also just come into the room whenever to hang out, chat and listen to music. The memberships fees go towards us buying more stuff (you can vote which new releases you’d like us to get in our facebook poll) as well as giving us a budget for when we put on gigs and other events. Membership is currently £6 + a £10 refundable deposit that you’ll get back at the end of the year (as long as nothing you borrow gets damaged or stolen), you can buy one here.

We are planning on opening the library on the 8th October. It will be open Mon-Fri, 12-4pm. However, in order to do this we need volunteers to help run it. Volunteering is really easy to do, and a great way to make loads of friends. You get assigned a 1 hour shift per week, along with at least one partner, and you simply have to sit in and help any potential members that want to come in and take out/return items. If you’re interested in this, please send us an email (leedsuml@gmail.com) with all the times during the week that you would be able to a shift. We’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible with where you’ve been slotted in.

Upcoming events
You might have seen from our posters at the Freshers Fair, or recently on Facebook, but our GIAG is this coming Monday (1st October). We’re showing a screening of Stop Making Sense, the amazing Talking Heads concert film. Everyone is welcome and entry is free, we also managed to get the SOLE student cinema on the whole campus of campus so you should come down if you’ve never had the honor to grace it’s comfy seats. If that wasn’t reason enough for you to come, we’re planning to make some dinner too! Here’s the facebook event for more information (and so that you can RSVP).

If you don’t have any plans tomorrow night (28th), we’re beginning our weekly Friday residency at Old Bar. We’ll be there from 11pm-1am playing some tunes so pop by if you fancy hanging out, we always love having some extra company. 

Other things we have coming up are Strange Parade (our long running night showcasing local talent), a mixtape swap and a live coding workshop. We won’t go into too much detail now but be on the lookout when we do announce more. You can keep up with us on all the regular ways: Facebook (both page and group), Twitter and Instagram. If you’re on a social media detox (we don’t blame you) then feel free to send us an email with any questions you might have.

If you’ve stuck with us, thanks for reading all the way through. We look forward to seeing you some more very soon.

Love from,
The UML (Christian, Safi, Amelia, Jim & Caela) xxx