Leeds Light Cafe competition

Don’t let the terrible weather and looming exams dampen your mood! Lighten up from 11 - 22 January at Leeds Light Café where you’ll find SAD and energy lights from Lumie, hot drinks and a range of workshops to deal with anything from stress to happiness.

Last year, the University successfully pioneered the Leeds Light Cafe and this time it's expanding the idea in order to reach even more students by also offering yoga, meditation and adult colouring.

Lumie Desklamp is ideal for studying

Lumie Desklamp is an ideal way to get your light therapy whilst reading or studying.

Freya Govus, Student Welfare Officer explains: "Here at Leeds University Union we wanted to create a haven for our students to prioritise their wellbeing, whether that means studying in peace, taking part in our activities and workshops or just having a break!" Lumie lights will be in use in the yoga classes in order to help energise students. The overall experience should be fun, relaxing and empowering for students by encouraging them to use practical tools to help them stay well and happy.

Leeds University will offer Lumie light therapy during yoga classes

Leeds University will offer Lumie light therapy during yoga classes.

"Our Student Advice Centre has seen an increase in the number of students disclosing issues with depression, mental health and low mood," says Govus. "These problems are particularly acute at this time of year so we’re thrilled to be able to use Lumie light therapy again."


At Leeds Light Cafe this week? Enter our photo competition to win a Lumie Desklamp worth £120. 

Twitter: Follow @Lumie_lights and @LeedsUniUnion and then tweet to both a selfie of you with your favourite Lumie light. Remember to include #LeedsLightCafe.

Instagram: Follow Lumie.lights and Leeds Uni Union and tag both in your pic, remembering to use #LeedsLightCafe.

The prize is 1 x Lumie Desklamp and the competition closes at midnight on 22 January 2016. Full terms & conditions below.

Terms and conditions 

Note: Lumie is a registered trademark of Outside In (Cambridge) Ltd.

  1. This Prize Draw is open to all UK residents aged 18+, except employees of Outside In (Cambridge) Limited (the "Promoter"), their immediate families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the Prize Draw.
  2. There is 1 prize available, the winner to win one Lumie Desklamp (the “Prize”).
  3. To enter the Prize Draw to win the Prize, you need to follow @Lumie_lights and @LeedsUniUnion on Twitter and tweet to both a selfie of you with a Lumie light at the Leeds Light Cafe and the hashtag #leedslightcafe. If you aren’t on Twitter then you can enter by posting your selfie to Instagram instead. Please follow Lumie.lights and Leeds Uni Union and tag both in your pic, remembering to use #LeedsLightCafe. No Entry from agents, third parties, organised groups or Entries automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete or corrupted Entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.
  4. The Prize Draw is limited to one Entry per person.
  5. The opening date for receipt of Entries is 12am (GMT) on 11th January 2016 and the closing date for receipt of Entries is 12pm (GMT) on Friday 22nd January 2016.
  6. The winner will be selected by an independent judge, by drawing an entry at random from all Entries. In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize for an alternative of equal or greater value. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to amend or foreclose this offer at any time and without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The winner will be notified by email by the Promoter within 30 days of the closing date of the Prize Draw. If the winner does not respond within 7 days of the Promoter’s email, the Prize will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed Prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these Prize Draw rules. The Prize will be sent out to the winner within 14 days of the winner responding to the Promoter’s email.
  8. The winner of the Prize cannot exchange it for a cash equivalent.
  9. By entering the Prize Draw, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller for the purposes of the administration of this Prize Draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented. All entry instructions form part of the rules. Contact details submitted in relation to this Prize Draw will not be passed onto third parties. Addresses of prize winners will be requested by Outside In (Cambridge) Limited to arrange postage of prizes.
  10. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the Prize. The Promoter further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other persons relating to or resulting from participation in the Prize Draw. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.
  11. These Terms and Conditions and any issues or disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions (whether such disputes or issues are contractual or non-contractual in nature, such as claims in tort, for breach of statute or regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Entrants hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any such dispute or issues.
  12. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
  13. Promoter and Data Controller: Outside In (Cambridge) Limited, 3 The Links, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8UD. (Please do not send entries to this address).
  14. This Prize Draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram. The entrant is providing its information to Outside In (Cambridge) Limited and not to Twitter or Instagram.