Leeds University Union - Together we'll make sure you love your time at Leeds

The Leadership Race is your chance to lead your union. Its your opportunity to represent 30,000 students in the Union, the University and in the city.

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We've got four sets of statements for you to respond to. When you're done you'll get to see how your views compare with the candidates in the Leadership Race and get to meet your dream team!

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We've crunched some numbers and found your dream team. Below we've shown your top match for each position, although you'll see more than one if any scores are tied. Click the show more links to see all the candidates for a particular position. To Vote Click Here

How the Union works for you

1. The Union's primary function should be to help students have fun Agree Open-minded Disagree
2. The Union's Trustees must have the final say on policy Agree Open-minded Disagree
3. Sports club initiations should be banned Agree Open-minded Disagree
4. The Union should be able to discipline students Agree Open-minded Disagree
5. Students should be fined for contaminating recycling bins Agree Open-minded Disagree
6. The Community Officer should prioritise community needs over union needs Agree Open-minded Disagree
7. You should have to be a student at Leeds University to join a club or society Agree Open-minded Disagree
8. Societies should be able to charge whatever they like for membership Agree Open-minded Disagree
9. The Union should prioritise funding for clubs and societies that have disabled members Agree Open-minded Disagree
10. The Union should prioritise funding for clubs and societies that have a wider social benefit Agree Open-minded Disagree

Services the Union provides

1. The Union should run bars even if they make a loss Agree Open-minded Disagree
2. The Union should spend more money on booking higher quality artists for the Summer Ball Agree Open-minded Disagree
3. Students should be allowed to play drinking games in the Union Bars Agree Open-minded Disagree
4. The Union should refuse drunk students entry to the building Agree Open-minded Disagree
5. The Union is too expensive Agree Open-minded Disagree
6. Shops and Bars in the Union are as important as the advice centre Agree Open-minded Disagree
7. Students should have complete control over how funding is allocated to clubs and societies Agree Open-minded Disagree
8. Part-time students should pay reduced rates on club and society memberships Agree Open-minded Disagree

The university

1. Maintenance loans should be raised so students don't have to do paid work Agree Open-minded Disagree
2. The Union should support university staff if they go on strike Agree Open-minded Disagree
3. Postgraduate fees should be the same price per year as undergraduate fees Agree Open-minded Disagree
4. The University should increase CCTV on campus Agree Open-minded Disagree
5. The University should have 24 hour libraries all year round Agree Open-minded Disagree
6. Education should be free Agree Open-minded Disagree
7. The Union should support university staff strikes that disrupt students' lectures Agree Open-minded Disagree
8. The Union should organise regular demonstrations against higher fees Agree Open-minded Disagree
9. Courses with less contact time should cost less Agree Open-minded Disagree
10. Weapons companies should not be allowed at careers fairs Agree Open-minded Disagree

How your Union campaigns

1. The Union should have a stance on international issues Agree Open-minded Disagree
2. The Union should give money to any student to run a campaign Agree Open-minded Disagree
3. The Union should ban anti choice campaigners from coming on campus Agree Open-minded Disagree
4. Militant political activists should be invited by the Union to debate their policies on campus Agree Open-minded Disagree
5. Political correctness curtails free speech Agree Open-minded Disagree
6. The Union should only support campaigns which have a democratic mandate Agree Open-minded Disagree
7. Speakers accused of supporting terrorism should be allowed to debate their views campus Agree Open-minded Disagree

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