Staff Centre Clubs

In light of the University’s closure we have created a number of online based clubs who meet regularly via Microsoft Teams. We currently have 8 clubs on offer:

  • Arts and Crafts – The arts and craft club is a fun space where you can share craft ideas and projects you are working on, with an emphasis on paper craft, sketching, painting and making with whatever you have at home. Everyone is welcome even if you’re new to crafting and want to find out more or to socialise and discover a new skill. We will be doing follow-along tutorials, sharing creations and encouraging one another to keep creating!
  • Create and Chat – Do you knit, crotchet, embroider or currently working on a creative project? Are you interested in joining a group aimed at motivating, inspiring and helping each other whilst socialising and sharing ideas and projects that you are working on? If so, this is the group for you. Everyone is welcome! If you are interested in discovering a new skill, want help and advice or just want to join for the chat and social interaction, then sign up and let us know the type of group you would like us to be. Your ideas are important to help us create an inclusive group.
  • Cryptic Crosswords – Ever wanted to solve cryptic crosswords? Impress your friends and look smart on the train? You don’t need to be a polymath with a background in classics, you just need to learn the rules of the game. This is a classroom and forum for total beginners.
  • Dungeons & Dragons (Beginner & Advanced) – Are you interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons? While we’re all stuck inside, why not explore dungeons and steal treasure online? New and experienced players welcome.
  • Gardening Club – This group is for those who share a passion for gardening or who, in these difficult times, are now discovering an interest in anything green. If you would like to share resourceful ways to grow something on a windowsill or outdoors, proudly show off your first green shoots, enjoy a virtual visit of gardens or chat about green spaces then this group is for you!
  • Movie Club – Join the Movie Club to regain the shared experiences of watching films together, in your own time. We’ll decide upon each film together from those avaliable to access online and we’ll all have a week to watch the film at our leisure. Then we’ll come together for a group call for a live discussion, with a text chat throughout the week.
  • Premere League Football – This group will be a discussion of Premier League football. We’ll talk about a wide range of things to do with the PL and UEFA Champions’ League. We may have themes or questions to spark debate, such as: “Who is the greatest central defensive midfielder at the moment?”
  • Puzzle Hunts – There’s a wide world of paper-and-pencil puzzles to be found online, beyond even crosswords and logic puzzles (but plenty of those, too). This includes puzzle hunts, which are puzzle collections where solving each one reveals a secret word, then all those words combine as a final puzzle. Puzzles in puzzle hunts might not even have instructions — you will need to figure those out, too. Come discover vast archives of puzzles, learn techniques and tools for solving them, and meet others interested in co-solving these puzzles with you.

If you would like to join any of the clubs you are welcome to request to join via this online form

If you would like to create a club for a hobby or interest you are passionate about, please contact the LOGIK team via We welcome any new suggestions. 


LOGIK Centre Clubs

Cricket Club:Leeds University Staff Cricket Club is made up of a wide cross section of staff at the University including teaching and research staff, postgraduate students, admin personnel and staff from affiliated organisations. Fixtures are arranged against local clubs mainly on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. We play home games at the impressive Weetwood Ground which we share with Leeds University.
For 2018 we are running indoor nets at The Edge sports centre on campus 1-2pm until Monday 12 March.
These will be followed by evening indoor net sessions 5-7pm on Wed 28 Mar, 4 Apr and 11 Apr, all taking place in Hall 1A.
Our outdoor season begins in May and runs throughout the Summer.
For more information and how to join please contact Dr Richard Feltbower, or Telephone 0113 343 4841.
Our website contains a full list of fixtures and can be accessed via:

Karate Club: The Leeds University Staff KDS Karate Club trains twice a week at the Edge. The training is aimed at beginners, but those with previous experience who would like to try out a new style are also welcome. Karate-do Shotokai (KDS) is a non-competitive style of karate which focuses on the practice of karate as a martial art. Size and strength are not important as power is generated from applying the correct timing and body condition. The club also regularly organises trips to national KDS courses across the UK, giving our members the opportunity to learn from other experienced karate instructors and students. For more information see our website or contact

Squash Club – Leeds University Staff Squash Club meets every Wednesday evening for a club night which is open to all members. Members can just turn up and play other members of staff and depending on numbers, members tend to mix around and play each other. The club also organises social events and provides the opportunity to meet other staff, play squash and to socialise. For more details contact Andy Turner.

Squash League – Are you a squash player? If so, then why not join the Staff Squash League? The next round will be starting in September 2014.  Email  for more details. Alternatively, we have a list of players who are available for friendly games. Again, please email  if you would like to go on this list.

Book Club – Are you passionate about reading? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with others and discover new authors? If so, why not join one of our book clubs:-
Thursday Lunchtime Book Club, 1-2 pm.
If you’re interested in joining please email Nicky Salmon.

Walking Club – The University of Leeds Staff Walking Club is a long-standing and friendly club offering at least one walk (sometimes two) every weekend of the year. These are day walks, varying in length between 5 and 13 miles. As well as the Dales and the Peak District, we regularly visit the North York Moors and the Lake District and hold a couple of walking weekends away most years. In the summer we organise a walking holiday: recent trips have included the Cornish Coast Path, the West Highland Way, the Bernese Oberland and Hardangervidda (Norway). Membership is not restricted to University employees. For more details and the current programme, see our website or contact David Shaw

Craft Club – The craft club is in need of someone to run the club and give it a new direction. If you think this is something you would like to take on, please let us know.

If you are interested in joining a club then please do get in touch by emailing

In order to set up a new club you will need to have a Chair, Secretaty and Treasurer and provide us with your contact details. If you would like to register a new club with us, then please contact us and ask for a new club registration form. We can help you by communicating information to your members, advertising events on our website and by providing space for your meetings in our Staff Centre Lounge or small meeting room. We are not able to provide administration for your club. If you’d like more information please contact the Staff Centre on ext 34161 or email