Students take the plunge for charity
Over 85 student and staff volunteers, who will be working with charities in South Africa, Thailand, Romania, Greece, Bhopal and Brazil over the summer, teamed up with members of staff from the University's International Office staff to abseil 100ft down the building to raise funds for the charities.
The volunteers will be involved in various activities within their projects, including teaching English in local schools, sports coaching, helping to build playgrounds in Uganda and turtle conservation work in Crete.
South Africa volunteer and final year Criminology student, Kavita Sharma, commented: "The abseil was great fun and a really good team-building exercise as we all supported the other members of the group."
Leeds Metropolitan University has run an international volunteering programme for students and staff since 2006. The scheme gives students employability skills whilst supporting the University's relationships with community and charity partnerships overseas.