Connect

We want to make sure you stay connected, both with each other in LUU, and with the outside world. Check out ideas for fun things to do on your lunch break and your days off.

Have we missed something? Contact Rachel Winfield, Learning and Development Manager

Our People

LUU Virtual Staff Room

If you'd like to be added to our virtual chat room, please email Rachel Winfield

We wanted to recreate a space for the lovely informal chats we have at LUU when making a cuppa. So make yourself a drink and have a catch up with some familiar faces. You can post messages, pictures, files and more.

Each Friday at 2.30pm, we will host a video call. Feel free to drop by.

I work at LUU Facebook Page

Just search for 'I work at LUU!' on Facebook and or click here to request to join the group.

Don't worry if you're not a fan of social media, any important updates will always be shared in LUU Weekly News, so you won't miss out.

Things to do

Virtually Visit the Zoo

Love animals? You can still visit the zoo, just virtually.

Click here to choose from lions, otters, giant pandas, giraffes and much more.

LUU Film Club

Hosted by Will Steele.

Sign up here to join in.

We usually use the Google Chrome extension Netflix Party. It synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.

Arts & Culture

Travel the world from your own living room using Google Arts & Culture.

Choose from visiting the Taj Mahal, exploring museums and admiring artwork from Galleries around the world.

Theatre & Performance

Enjoy world class theatre even whilst they're closed. Click on the links below.

National Theatre at Home

Cirque du Soleil

Stage Shows, Musicals and Operas

Music

LUU Digital Choir

LUU Choir is still going strong, thanks to Google Meet.

Want to join in?

Get in touch with Ben Schrodel and Melissa Kirby

The Great Big LUU Playlist

Love music? Click here to submit a song request for our brand new LUU playlist. Or add directly to the playlist here.

Created by Ben Schrodel

Free Online Concerts

Whilst the upcoming concert for your favourite band might have been cancelled, you can now watch a whole host of artists stream live music from the comfort of your coach.

Billboard Live at Home Series releases a new artist each week, from Jojo, to Dermot Kennedy to Goo Goo Dolls.

Click here to check it out.

Games

LUU Quizzing Live!

Join our group of over 100 LUU staff for a friendly competition twice a week. Prizes up for grabs.

Click here.

Hosted by Dean Harriman

Games Apps

Wordfeud - A free multiplayer word game for iOS and Android. Challenge your friends or play against random opponents.



Only Connect

Fan of Only Connect, the BBC2 quiz show?

Download this slideshow as a powerpoint and test your skills, either on your own or with your household.

Created by Barney Anderson

Board Game Arena

An online board game website that lets you play digital copies of games.

Create an account to play against friends. Recommended by leader of LUU Board Games Club, Richard Clark, who you can find using their username: RicoSuarvè

https://en.boardgamearena.com/

Reading & Writing

Reading

Scribd offers unlimited books and audiobooks and has a 1 month free trial here

Audible have released free literary classics here

You can find a list of Virtual Book Clubs here

Writing

Rupi Kaur is hosting free online writing workshops on Friday evenings here

Magazines

Readly is an app where you can read hundreds of magazines. There’s a 2 week free trial here