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University of Leeds Reputation
At the University of Leeds you can gain much more than a degree. Through investment in the individual, students will stand out as highly-skilled, well-developed and able to talk confidently about the skills acquired throughout their studies.The single campus university that was founded in 1904 has everything you're likely to need but if you do need to get out, the cosmopolitan city of Leeds and beautiful countryside is only ten minutes away.
Nearly everything about this university is big. More than 33,000 students, 6,000 of which are international and one of the biggest buildings for a Students' Union (which won No.1 Students' Union in the NUS awards 2009) It also boasts that by 2015 £157m will have been spent on new facilities suitable for a world-class institution. Already The Edge (the new pool and gym) has beaten all other UK universities with its number of fitness facilities. The University of Leeds has been consistently ranked as No.2 in terms of amount of applicants and through this huge capital investment it aims to reach it’s target of being within the top 50 universities in the world.
Academic excellence is a core value at the University of Leeds. One way that this shown is through the internationally recognised research that challenges thinking and policy. Experts based at Leeds represent national organisations including the UK Food Standards Agency. The university also has a transformation fund for use on research that addresses major environmental and social issues which in turn will have an effect on lives. Some of the many current projects are 'Impact and innovation in the Arts and Humanities', 'Feeding the planet', 'Cutting the cost of drugs production' and 'Getting new medical treatment to patients'.
As well as education and research there are three sports venues, playing fields, a climbing wall and an additional outdoor centre located in the Lake District. There really is something for everyone here with a radio station and student newspaper plus 300 other clubs and societies reflecting the international vibe of the university to get involved in. You can even pop into the campus Starbucks after a hard day at one of the largest research libraries in this country that houses over 2.78million books.
Famous alumni from The University of Leeds include Singers Corinne Bailey Rae and Little Boots, BBC News journalist Nicholas Wichell, Deputy Director General of the BBC Mark Byford, England rugby union player Tom Palmer, athletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee and NASA astronaut Piers Sellers.
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Not a bad Uni overall, the campus looks nice but the actual facilities are kinda bad. For a graphic design course they don't even have industry standard machines for the most part and you'll struggle to find a place to work besides you're own flat. The internet doesn't work wirelessly in my flat, so defeats the object of even having it. The students union is non existent besides asking people to constantly fill out surveys and organising Otley Runs every other day. Don't think I've heard from the careers service in my entire life and the clubs + societies just look depressing.
Leeds isn't what you expect it to be. Despite it looking great online with promises of it being super social and the 'ideal' university experience, with a mixture of academia and great nightlife, do not be fooled. Despite Leeds looking great, the reality is very different and not as glossy as the pictures would let on. Rather the lectures are poor, the accommodation is incredibly spread out and un-social and the majority of students do not care about studying but rather fill their time with dnb events and drugs. The city is vast and a concrete jungle, so -again - be prepared what you're getting yourself into coming to Leeds.
Leeds has a lot to offer! Excellent facilties in terms of libraries and sport, some buildings are a bit old but most have modern interiors. The Union is known to be one of the best in the country and there is always events going on and so many societies to choose from.
University of Leeds is such a great university for every type of student. It is very diverse and offers such a wide range of courses and activities. There are so many different clubs to join depending on your interests. The uni keeps you up to date on work experience or volunteering opportunities related to your course, they are very career orientated. The staff here are extremely helpful and there are lots of resources offered or available to you if you find yourself struggling with your course. Our student union employs many students. It has a few clubs and a bar in the downstairs area, as well as a shop, vending machines, cash machines and places to eat. There is also a small Santander bank in the student union building. The campus is quite large and there are many different buildings which look lovely. The campus is also around a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre, and has a few residences on site should you choose to live in halls on campus.
Huge campus with lots of facilities and places to eat/drink/study and socialise. Loads of clubs and societies to choose from and huge support from the university to be involved. The students union is the best bit about Leeds and has loads of bars/shops/clubs right in the centre of campus.
Eduroam can be a little slow at times but it's one of the very few downsides to the university. The libraries and other facilities are so well equipped and popular that it can be hard to find space to study at times as everyone is making the most of what the university has to offer.
Not sure about the careers service yet as still first year but overall great campus, location within Leeds is fantastic, campus is beautiful and compact, union has great facilities such as shops and food as well as social areas and bars
Can get internet literally everywhere in leeds. There are plenty of societies to join which throw incredible events. Everything is on campus if you need. In the union there are places to eat and every friday and saturday it turns into a club. Great fun.
Leeds University is the best place to spend your year abroad. It does not matter how you like studying because you will find the perfect place in any of the libraries. I have never been a library person but I really enjoy reading in Laidlaw library looking through the window when it's getting dark. Furthermore, clubs and societies help you to discover what you really like and gives you the opportunity to try new things. Being part of a society helps you to meet a lot of new people and is so much fun. It really makes a difference in your life. Finally, one of my favourite places on campus is the union where I have spent the best nights out while being in Leeds. You do not expect a lot of people going to uni on a Friday night but without any doubt Fruity is the place to be.
campus amazing and easy to find way round even though you do spend most time in building that your subjects taught in. havent taken much advantage of societies but all seem well run and passionate. joined the ski society to go on the ski trip and that was amazing! union good from what i hear. careers service amazing, so many talks held and lots of people to ask. wifi amazing all round campus including the gym and all libraries.
The university itself is beautiful and the support off admin staff is unreal however i felt that sometimes the tutors were less than forthcoming with being of assistance with having witness arguing and clear breakdown of professional staff relationships due to a groups final mark which is very unprofessional. I graduate this year and have been waiting for a mark which is now 2 days late and am incredibly fed up!!
Leeds has been a great experience as an international student. Great, helpful teaching staff who go out of their way to help. Great facilities and beautiful accessible campus just a few minutes from the city centre. One of the best student unions in the country as well.
Professors do not care for undergrads, far more consumed in their own research and up their own a**e. Uni is full of toffs and the "gap yah" types. You can only have fun at this uni through socs and clubs if you have money.
I hated every second of being at leeds. I had student finance issues and I received no info from the uni at all until I moved into my halls and by that time I was behind on half the stuff I needed to do to register as a student. Long story short, even though the fact I didn't get student finance was the universities fault for not dealing with me through clearing the way they were supposed to, I was stuck with £6k debt I was told I had until the end of February to pay out of my own pocket (it was January when I had this dumped on me). They don't care about you as students they see you as customers. Majority of students not very friendly, staff are mediocre at best. I turned down Edinburgh to go to leeds and that is so far the biggest mistake of my life. Avoid leeds uni, literally anywhere else is better.
Leeds has an amazing city centre campus, great location, facilities and uplifting environment. Opportunities wise they are second to none. I have partaken in international trips with university charities, completed a year studying abroad and now I am currently on a fully funded summer school in Salamanca for a month learning Spanish. Thanks so much Leeds!
Got here through clearing, couldn't be more pleased! It is the perfect combination of being a genuine campus, but is right next to the centre of a major city. Hyde park/ headingly is a really fun place to live in later years.
After my first year at Leeds, I can confidently say that I have had the most incredible year of my life thus far. The opportunities available are endless and the facilities are second to none. The university is constantly investing to ensure that students are provided with the best possible education (this can be seen through the brand new Laidlaw Library and the investment plans to expand the already amazing students union). In addition to this, the quality of teaching is superb: lecturers and tutors are always readily available and the support network I have received has been invaluable. Leeds as a city is also a great place to live, comprising of a vibrant community and many fun places to go. I am so happy to have chosen Leeds and am sure that there are very few universities with similar opportunities and collegiate atmosphere to help students plan for the future.
Leeds University is a diverse, humble, yet prestigious institution. The students are friendly and the city is vibrant. The university does not discriminate and seeks to further the education of those from less advantaged and diverse backgrounds-for example, the access to Leeds module. The university itself has a superb campus with many beautiful buildings and elements from each subject taught there are splashed around.
I'm an international student and I could say that I actually do feel like home when I'm in Leeds! I am so glad I chose Leeds university. There are a lot of support groups especially for international students, making sure that everything goes in place for us also making us feel comfortable knowing that we're far from where our family members are. I had so much fun in my first year in Leeds
LUU Makes the University of Leeds the most amazing university to be part of. Genuinely, an incredible community, fantastic to be part of - and really helps you to Love your Time at Leeds. Thanks Leeds University Union!
It's ite but tries to be too cool, eg not selling bottled water is just bloody inconvenient. Big uni and good facilities and really close to the city which is great. Also a huge left wing bias throughout the whole uni so be prepared to be made to feel like a piece of s*** if you're not a raging liberal / socialist.
Lots of cafes across campus and good facilities in most places. Any changes that need to be done are either in process or about to have work started ie. SU. Career opportunities in the union are only advertised once a year and you have no idea when this is. Good, fast wifi available EVERYWHERE on campus
Union is amazing - it has absolutely everything you need and they're still going to refurbish it into something better in the summer. Lots of well placed, well stocked libraries and a be one on the way. Careers centre is always open and hosting events and things. Wifi is good and all over campus but it could be quicker in terms of download speed and speed of initial connection. So many societies - literally anything you could think of we have it and if not we have the opportunity to create it!
Everything is brilliant really. My friends are jealous of how awesome it is. We only have complaints about little things here at Leeds, and when I hear other people talk about their unis it really seems like we've got the best, easily.
Fantastic uni, I couldn't have picked better. The union is fantastic and there's so much to do and get involved in with societies and events. Also a great careers website/volunteering opportunities website and department. Beautiful campus.
A campus uni 10 minutes walk from the city, you get the best of both worlds. First class facilities and quality educators as well as a very diversed student body, I'm glad I picked this uni. And it has the best student union in the UK!
Leeds is amazing! It is in the best location in the city and also the country making it so easy to see friends elsewhere. Nightlife is insane, and there's also so many nice pubs and bars and restaurants for chilled evenings. The uni is beautiful and there's so much positivity around campus, and there's everything I wanted from a good gym, libraries, student union and social areas
Loved my time at uni of Leeds - my course (Medical Sciences) was brilliant and made a good group of friends from my course. The opportunity to try new things through clubs and societies is huge - one of the best student unions in the UK! Plus overall a really nice city - particularly with all the new developments (e.g. trinity) popping up.