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Donors honoured in new union

When students arrived at Leeds University Union in September, they found open spaces, bright colours, natural light and plenty of places to take a break. A year-long upgrade has modernised the building and created open communal areas, new shops and cafés, and purpose-built rehearsal studios. The derelict Raven Theatre, an underground in-the-round space once used for a host of performances, has been rejuvenated as the Pyramid Theatre and is used for productions by societies and visiting theatre groups. A glass roof between the Union and the Refectory enables light to flood in to a bright new atrium. Here, a donor wall shows the names of more than 400 alumni and other Footsteps Fund supporters who amongst them contributed more than £100,000 towards the cost of the upgrade.