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African Caribbean

Leeds African-Caribbean Society (ACS); the uni's Best Cultural Society consists of students who love to celebrate African-Caribbean culture. Join us for lasting memories and friendships!
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The African-Caribbean Society (ACS) at Leeds is a society bounded by the celebration and education of black culture; a home away from home and a pathway to cultural enlightenment. There are no prerequisites to being an ACS member - not all of our members are necessarily from African or Caribbean backgrounds. Leeds University's ACS is simply a platform for like-minded individuals to come together, develop friendships, and enjoy cultural events and a number of opportunities exclusively available to members.

This year, we’re bigger and better and it is our chief aim to make Leeds THE place to be in 2017/18! There will be opportunities to celebrate the enjoyable social aspects of the modern Afro-Caribbean Diasporic community AND opportunities to develop and empower our members both in an educational and career-focused direction. Leeds University ACS: Empowering and Celebrating Our Culture.

The ACS works tirelessly each year to organize and present our members with some of the best nights the city of Leeds has to offer. There have been great socials, sports games, debates and movie nights. This year, we hope to spice up your social calendar even more, keeping you busy throughout the year! Make sure you don’t get left out of the loop by following us on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Events to look out for:

Career's - Where do you fit? 

  • November 18th 2017
  • Michael Sadler Building - Room L.G.10
  • 12 - 4:30pm
  • Price - FREE

We understand the difficulty that comes with choosing your career path and planning for the future but NEVER FEAR, we're here to help. We have arranged for you to meet, listen to and learn from some successful BAME role models, who are excelling in their fields. This event is completely free, all you need to do is bring yourself!

This event is brought to you by our proud sponsors EY.

Clash of ACS

Supported by the Northern ACS Alliance

  • November 18th 2017
  • Manchester - a coach is leaving from Leeds
  • Price - FREE (excluding transport costs)

Manchester University is hosting the Northern ACS Alliance's annual sports tournament. This year we will be competing in netball and football against other ACS' within the North. Send us a message if you would like to be involved and represent your university! 

MOD PIZZA Pub Quiz

  • November 23rd 2017
  • MOD Pizza - 11a, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Rd, Burley, Leeds LS4 2DG?
  • Price - FREE

MOD Pizza Leeds will be hosting us for our second pub quiz following the success of last year's one. Get your squad together if you are up for winning some prizes at this chilled social.

A Moonlit Affair

Supported by the Northern ACS Alliance

This year we Leeds and Leeds Beckett ACS shall be hosting the second annual Northern ACS Alliance Winter Ball - A Moonlit Affair. LEEDS, MANCHESTER, YORK, HULL, BRADFORD, LANCASTER, HUDDERSFIELD AND SHEFFIELD ACSs are coming together to enjoy the celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture and to send the year out with a bang! There will be authentic African and Caribbean cuisine and the dress code for the evening is Black Tie or Formal Cultural Attire, topped up with a masquerade theme. So dress to impress! There will be an awards ceremony and entertainment on the night as well as free unlimited non-alcoholic soft drinks!

Membership

It’s very easy to become a member of the ACS and take advantage of the numerous benefits we offer. We have a Fresher's Period discount of 30% on our Membership fees for a limited time only, which costs:

  • £7.50 for one year membership
  • £18.99 for three year membership

After this point, our Standard Membership fees will be: 

  • £9.99 for one year membership
  • £24.99 for three year membership

Our membership comes with many exclusive discounts from local restaurants, shops, hair salons and many more! These include:

  • Charcos: 10% off the Specials Menu & the Peri Platter, Bring 2 friends and upgrade to a large sideline (only applicable to Peri Peri Chicken Menu, Peri Burger Menu or Peri Wrap Menu), Get a complimentary item from the ‘Extras’ Menu when you spend over £20.
  • Hair City: 10% off ALL non-promotional products!
  • Union Barbershop: Exclusive additional 10% off existing 10% student discount for ACS members only.
  • CC Hair N Beauty: Mounthly discounts on varying products, offers will be advertised on Social Media
  • Kalabash: 20% discount off all items on the Menu.
  • Island Grill: 10% discount off all items on the Menu.
  • Maxi’s Joint: 10% off all purchases over £15
  • Dutch Pot Caribbean: Special Discounted Menu 
  • Sensations Barbers: Mon - Thurs Bring 2 friends and get £2 off
  • Hifi Clarks: Discounted Group tickets  
  • Uber: Discount code  

       

 

 

And this year, for the FIRST TIME EVER, we will be giving our members our fantastic membership cards in order to access these benefits. During the Freshers Period you can pick them up either at the Freshers Fair or at our GIAG: Fusion!

Sponsors

EY are our Gold Sponsors this year 

Website: http://www.ey.com

Contact Us:

Follow us, add us, like us, subscribe to us, share us with your friends - connect with ACS on social media!

E-mail: leedsacs@gmail.com

Facebook: /LeedsUniACS

Instagram: @LeedsACS

Twitter: @LeedsUniACS

YouTube: /user/leedsacs

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

On Tuesday the 16th of October ACS will be collaborating with LawSoc for a cultural showcase titled ‘Legacy’. There will be lots of entertainment, it’s only £5 for members and this price will be including food as well. Make sure you follow us on our socials to keep up to date with our events: Twitter -LeedsUniACS, Insta- Leedsacs and Snapchat- LeedsUniACS See you soon!


 

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