Activities & Fun

Activities & Fun

Here at LUU, we want to make sure you stay connected, both with each other in LUU, and with the outside world. Check out our ideas for fun things to do.

Stay Connected with your Colleagues

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LUU Virtual Staff Room

We host our staff room at a different time and day each week, with a new theme or activity for you to get involved in. So far we've had Babies, Pets, Veganuary, Best Films of 2020 and even a Chicken Quiz.

Do you fancy hosting? Get in touch with Courtney.

You can find each week's meeting invite in the LUU Key Dates calendar or contact the People Team

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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 the LUU Weekly News, so you won't miss out.

An opportunity for you to get to know colleagues in LUU who you might not normally interact with and understand more about what they do.

Have a watch of the video to understand what it entails and then sign up if you like the sound of it!

Stay up to date with the latest activities we are putting on for you, throughout the year, with our LUU Cultural Calendar. We'll be adding new events regularly, so don't forget to check back.

We regularly run fun opportunities for our staff. If we run these during a 9am-5pm schedule, we're happy for you to attend in your working hours. We also run sessions outside of normal working hours, but joining in is completely optional. If you'd like to run an activity for your colleagues, get in touch with the People Team and we can help you set it up.

Your Recommendations

Have a look through these suggestions from your fellow colleagues at LUU.

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Games Night

Board Game Arena - An online board game website that lets you play digital copies of games.

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

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, People Team

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The Great Big LUU Playlist

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

Created by Ben Schrodel

You can also check out our LGBTQ+ History Month Playlist.

Created by your LUU Staff Networks.

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Reading

Not sure what to read next? Take inspiration from your colleague's recommendations - Black History Month Books.

Want to share your thoughts on your latest read? Join our Women's Collective Book Club. Or you can find a list of Virtual Book Clubs here.

Scribd offers unlimited books and audiobooks and has a 1 month free trial here. Audible have released free literary classics here.

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Our staff networks offer lots of opportunities to get involved in a range of fun activity.

Throughout the year they host coffee catch ups, record podcasts, host book clubs, share film & tv recommendations and much more.

To get involved in our staff networks you can contact any of the Staff Network Leaders.

Or you can subscribe/unsubscribe to our mailing lists using this simple form here.


Virtual Visits

Stuck for something to do on a rainy day?

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Virtually Visit the Zoo

Love animals?

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

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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.

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Theatre & Performance

Enjoy world class theatre? Watch free shows at the links below.

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Stage Shows, Musicals and Operas

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Opera

Fancy a night at the Opera? There's hundreds available online at the link below.

Opera on Video