University of Leeds
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.15 / 5.00
- 3.13 / 4.00
- 0.75 / 1.00
- 81.3 / 100.0
- 84.2 / 100.0
- 92.6 / 100.0
Leeds University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. Renowned for the quality of its teaching and research, combined with the breadth of disciplines it covers, the university provides a wealth of opportunities and has real cultural, economic and societal impact on the world. The university strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.
- All courses have their own entry requirements, please refer to the university website for the most up-to-date information.
- In 2016 the average entry UCAS tariff score was 415.
- Students learn through practical sessions, lectures and seminars; they also benefit from a whole raft of supplementary and interactive learning material available on Leeds Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This gives instant access to learning resources such as reading lists, past examination papers, skills guides and assessment guidelines. Interactive learning is provided through tests, blogs, lecture notes, podcasts, surveys, wikis and discussion boards.
- The university has also invested in a lecture capture and multimedia management system – one of the largest of its kind in Europe – enabling students to access video and audio recordings of most of their lectures through the VLE.
Type of Qualification:
- Leeds students have a range of opportunities, including study abroad, industrial placements and internships.
- As well as the compulsory and optional modules that make up courses, most courses also give students the opportunity to tailor their learning experience by choosing discovery modules.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
Student Services and Facilities
- Four libraries on campus provide 3.5 million print and online library resources, and special collections with over 200,000 rare books and many thousands of manuscripts and archives; while the Skills@library service helps students enhance their academic skills through workshops.
- IT facilities include computer clusters with over 1,800 networked PCs, free high-speed Wi-Fi across most of the campus, and accommodation residences with free, fast Internet access. Students are given a Microsoft Office 365 email account, which includes up to 5 copies of Office Pro Plus free of charge. The university’s Desktop Anywhere service enables students to log in to their university desktop and software securely, from anywhere in the world.
- A new Lecture capture system means students now have access to video and audio recordings of most lectures and other learning activities through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The university has two mobile apps: the Blackboard learning app which gives students mobile access to the VLE; and UniLeeds, which brings together several useful services, such as the library catalogue, campus maps and computer cluster availability.
- Excellent language learning facilities are open to everyone through the Language Zone, a dedicated and well-equipped language centre, and free access to the online learning resource, Rosetta Stone.
- Performing arts and cultural spaces include Stage@leeds, Clothworkers' Centenary Concert hall, Workshop theatre, the Stanley and Audrey Burton Art Gallery and the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.
- Specialist support is provided to any student with a disability, mental health or learning difficulty.
- Please refer to the university website for further information and to contact the Disability Coordinators at the University of Leeds.
- Leeds University Union building is at the heart of campus and has recently undergone a £20m transformation. The union has 3 award-winning venues – Stylus, Pyramid and Function – and has played host to hundreds of top bands and headline artists.
- The union has over 300 student clubs and societies to choose from. Their Give it a Go sessions are a great way to try a club or society and there's no pressure to join for the year. If students want to take part in an activity where there isn’t a group, the union will help them set one up.
- Its media societies, like The Gryphon (the university’s student newspaper), Leeds Student Radio and Leeds Student TV, have all won national awards and acted as the springboard for many careers in the media. Jay Rayner (Observer), Nicholas Witchell (BBC) and Paul Dacre (Daily Mail) all started out by getting involved with student media at Leeds.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- Joblink, provided by Leeds University Union, can help students find part-time work with a student-friendly and trusted employer.
- The award-winning Careers Centre offers a range of services to help students plan their career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after they graduate. Experienced careers staff support students to find work experience, improve their CV and offer advice on job applications, preparing for interviews and what to do after graduation, including further study. As well as teaching accredited, career-related discovery modules, the Careers Centre offers a daily drop-in service, 1-to-1 appointments and a dedicated job site advertising hundreds of vacancies targeted at University of Leeds students.
- Leeds for Life is a university-wide initiative bringing together opportunities for academic and personal development, including work experience. It includes the Leeds Network, which gives students the chance to make contact with alumni who can provide real-life insights into particular professions or industries.
- Sector-specific careers support and advice is also available through dedicated, local employability teams. The university is one of the top 5 universities in the UK for graduate recruitment (the Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research), and 96% of graduates are employed or studying within 6 months of leaving according to the latest report from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (July 2016).
- Over 650 graduate recruiters target Leeds University students and visit the campus each year.
31,788 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 74%
- Postgraduate 26%
Mode of study
- Full Time 90%
- Part Time 10%
Where students come from
- UK 79%
- EU 4%
- Other 17%
- Male 39%
- Female 61%
- The University of Leeds traces its roots as far back as 1831.
- Awarded a charter by Edward VII in 1904, Leeds is now one of the largest universities in the UK.
- It is a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities.
- Nicola Mendelsohn – Vice-President of Facebook Europe, Middle East and Africa.
- Craig Jordan – chief developer of breast cancer drug, tamoxifen.
- Alistair Brownlee MBE – Olympic gold medallist, triathlon.
- Elizabeth Price – Turner Prize winning artist.
- Karen Darke, MBE – Paralympic silver medallist, hand cycling.
- The RT Hon Baroness Usha Prashar – Deputy Chair of the British Council.
- Piers Sellers, OBE – Climate scientist and former astronaut.
- Jacqui Oatley – Match of the Day commentator.
- Wole Soyinka – Nobel prize-winning playwright.
- Claire Cashmore – Paralympic silver and bronze medallist, swimming.
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