One of the Russell Group universities, University of Leeds has a long-standing reputation for excellence and commitment to providing great teaching and opportunities for their students. Established in 1904, it is now one of the largest higher education institutions in the country with more than 38,000 students choosing to study here every year. The university aims to make a real impact on the world in cultural, economic, and societal ways, and this goal is echoed by the diverse and motivated student body.
Professionalism, inclusiveness, integrity, community are just some of the values that University of Leeds is known for. If you study here, you will certainly be part of a community! Being located close to the city centre, means over 3,500 of Leeds students and many staff members work as local volunteers with over 350 students helping in local schools.
Sustainability is another integral part of Leeds student’s experience. The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union together are working to become single-use plastic-free by 2023.
A single-site campus and being one of the largest in the UK, this provides students with a backdrop of facilities for collaborative study and vibrant socialising. Living at The Foundry, our Leeds student accommodation, you’ll be 10min away from campus and right in the middle of a busy city centre which is perfect if you’re looking to be close to university facilities and immerse yourself in the local culture at the same time.
The campus is clear and easy to navigate, as well as giving you lots of open outdoor spaces to meet friends and study in during the warmer months. From social and study rooms to galleries, museums and music venues hosting live music events every week, the University of Leeds will give you a full and rich student experience.
For your sporting needs, the state-of-the-art fitness complex The Edge, is an emporium of sporting facilities with a 25 metre swimming pool, multiple sports courts, huge climbing wall and high-spec gym.
Living at our modern student accommodation in Leeds means you’ll also be close to the Student Union. LUU is located in the big, boxy building at the very heart of campus and is considered to be a centre of Leeds students social life, offering plenty of places to meet friends and hang out in between lectures. You will find two bars here hosting events which are well-loved by clubs and societies that meet here for regular get-togethers. University of Leeds Student Union, as well as the rest of city, is big on music, so expect to see a large calendar of gigs and a number of known artists play here throughout the year.
As a student at the University of Leeds, you’ll have access to its extensive list of 300 clubs and societies on offer. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a club, no matter how niche or obscure your interest are!
Help and Support Team here are always on hand too to help you navigate the student life in Leeds and answer any questions you make have.
The University of Leeds was named University of Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.