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  1. How does voting work?

    Types of vote: Ballot papers, online. In order to be eligible, voters must be current members of the society and be current students of the University of Leeds. R.O.N (Re-open nominations) must always be given as a voting option - i.e. if the vot...
  2. I want to run for a position, what do I have to do?

    You must provide a manifesto (why would you be good for the role, experience, what can you bring to it, any ideas for progression etc.) - this can be distributed before or just presented at the AGM. For the “exec” committee positions (...
  3. Can I drive with points on my licence?

    Ideally, we would prefer a clean licence but you can have three points on your licence to drive hire vehicles on the Union’s insurance (depending on the penalty). If you have more than three points, we will send a copy of your licence to our i...
  4. I want to book transport for a trip abroad, what do I do?

    Please see our trip section for more information on trips. Leeds Commercial is the only hire company that allows us to take vehicles on to mainland Europe. If you wish to book transport to go to mainland Europe, please make this clear on your boo...
  5. Can Enterprise deliver the hire vehicle to me?

    Enterprise offers delivery of your vehicle to your door for as little as £5 and they pick it up afterwards. If you require the vehicle outside of office hours, the vehicle will be delivered the night before and you will be charged £12.50...
  6. How do I return the vehicle I hired?

    Instructions for returning vehicles vary per hire company. Both Enterprise and Leeds Commercial require you to return vehicles within opening hours. For Salford Van Hire you can return the vehicle out of hours to the depot. If you return the v...
  7. What is the MiDAS test and do I need it?

    MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) is an additional driving test that allows students as young as 21 years old to drive up to a 9 seat MPV, without the requirement of a D1 on their licence.  You need to be 18+ and hold a drivers license ...
  8. I need to cancel a transport booking, what do I do?

    Should you wish cancel your transport, please let the Student Activities Team (activities@leeds.ac.uk) know as soon as possible. Certain hire companies have a cancellation fee if vehicles are cancelled at short notice. We recommend where possible to...
  9. What coaches are available?

    We hire coaches from Company Coaches, who provide 16, 24, 32/33 and 49/53 seat coaches. If you would like a quote or to make a booking, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Zxobhr64u7wTSFDg8 ...
  10. My vehicle is damaged, what do I do?

    If a vehicle is damaged in your possession, it is crucial that you take pictures and/or videos - especially if it was not your fault or was there before the start of your hire. If there is something wrong with your vehicle (e.g. something faulty) ...