University of Leeds

Add to Favourites
1 1 1 1 1
127 th
THE World University Rankings 2022
92 nd
QS World University Rankings 2022
Price: 634 EUR 634 EUR
Contact 171-173 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Description

The University of Leeds is a redbrick university in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Officially founded in the early 20th century, the university’s origins can be traced back to the 19th century, when the Yorkshire College of Science was established. It was one of the first colleges in the UK for students of all faiths and backgrounds, set up to challenge the exclusivity of Oxford and Cambridge.

Initially the college focussed purely on scientific studies before eventually introducing Classics, History and Modern Literature. This led the Yorkshire College of Science to become the Yorkshire College and in 1904, King Edward VII granted Leeds its own Charter as an independent institution.

Today, the University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-degree courses. Teaching staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university in the UK.

With over 30,000 students – 5,000 of them international, from more than 100 countries – the university prides itself on being a multicultural and international institution.

Its partnership with Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, China was the first overseas school to be set up by the University of Leeds and offers students a unique UK-Chinese engineering curriculum.

The university is located on a single-site campus, just a short walk from Leeds’ vibrant city centre, with access to art galleries, museums, shopping and sports facilities, as well as green spaces.

Leeds University Union offers over 250 clubs and societies and its students' union was the first in the UK to be awarded ‘excellent’ status by the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of its Quality Students' Unions accreditation scheme.

A recent £520m has been invested into transforming its campus, which includes state-of-the-art sport and well-being facilities, a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university

Leeds alumni include the late historian Herbert Read, the singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, and the astronaut Piers Sellers.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Location

United Kingdom
171-173 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Comments (6)

Guest
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Fine quality of education. Experienced faculty. There is a good quality of resources provided. A lot of opportunitites to qork are available as well. The teachibg staff is experienced and provides support as well.

Editor 77
Prachetha
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Great university. Loved every bit of first year. Super friendly staff, facilities and people on campus are great too. Love how close it is to the city centre too. The Leeds University Union has absolutely everything you need. Campus has lots of...

Great university. Loved every bit of first year. Super friendly staff, facilities and people on campus are great too. Love how close it is to the city centre too. The Leeds University Union has absolutely everything you need. Campus has lots of social areas, sports facilities and libraries.

Read More
Editor 77
Guest
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

The quality of education is amazing. Professors are very helpful and guide you through any issues and the infrastructure of the university is great. The environment gives a very positive atmosphere. Overall it is an incredible experience.

Editor 77
Guest
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

The University of Leeds is no doubt an excitingly charismatic and vibrant place to undertake a degree - the character of the city itself, it's nightlife and the gregarious nature of almost all the students in the area means the potential...

The University of Leeds is no doubt an excitingly charismatic and vibrant place to undertake a degree - the character of the city itself, it's nightlife and the gregarious nature of almost all the students in the area means the potential experience waiting for a prospective student is highly appealing. I cannot praise the social experience of both the university and the city of Leeds itself enough; however, the underlying neglect of student's welfare within the academic system has stuck with me throughout my time at Leeds. Support for students that may not have as smooth a journey as others throughout their time at university is, in my opinion, lacking; the trouble with university already is that anonymity is mandatory and we are nothing but numbers to academic staff - not names or personal details. At the University of Leeds however, there is little to no attempt to unite students with their personal tutors (I never met mine in three years), and often attempts from students to seek support are either tackled half-heartedly or not at all. As someone who suffers from mental health difficulties and is registered as a disabled student, I was disappointed at the lack of support I received upon voicing my personal problems throughout my time at university - I was granted extensions on assignment deadlines and mitigating circumstances for examinations, however, no further long-term support was really offered. The counselling services at Leeds was always apparently completely full, with a waiting list of between 6 weeks and 3 months, regardless of the severity of your issue. Of course, it is worth noting that most universities struggle to obtain enough funding to provide a perfect pastoral support system, so it is not just Leeds that is at fault; however, I believe much more could be done to 'check-in' on students that required such care, and proper support programmes devised by either personal tutors or pastoral support officers that tackled both academic attainment and personal welfare. As far as extensions and mitigating circumstances are concerned, these only benefit a student to a certain point; I am sure many students would agree that had the right nurture been offered to them to help them meet deadlines and alleviate the stress surrounding them, the extensions themselves may not have actually been necessary. Almost all of my peers at university have said that Leeds has been an unforgettable experience due to the social aspect of the city and the university, and of course, due to its prestigious nature, most students are thankful for the excellent academic experience they have been exposed to. However, I would urge any prospective students to properly research the support available for students so they are aware of where to go should they need help. I would also encourage reflection on their own mental health; if pastoral support is going to be central to your requirements in order for you to prosper at university, then perhaps the university of Leeds may not be for you.

Read More
Editor 77
Gary
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

University of Leeds is great for sociability. Lots of things to do and different people to meet. The education has been to a high standard (it remains to be seen if they can deliver a similar level through online lectures in 2020/21) and Leeds is...

University of Leeds is great for sociability. Lots of things to do and different people to meet. The education has been to a high standard (it remains to be seen if they can deliver a similar level through online lectures in 2020/21) and Leeds is a great city to live in.

Read More
Editor 77
Guest
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

I think overall it's a good university as they provided good quality teaching and resources and allowed me to get a good mark in my first semester modules. I think they should have a bit more strict rules as to noise and parties in on campus...

I think overall it's a good university as they provided good quality teaching and resources and allowed me to get a good mark in my first semester modules. I think they should have a bit more strict rules as to noise and parties in on campus accommodation . They should also reduce fees for this academic year because of covid

Read More
Editor 77
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

* Would you like to clarify the information on this page or would you like to claim your rights to this profile?
  Help improve accuracySuggest an edit   Represent this organization

Search

Universities United Kingdom

Established in 1968, Ulster University is a non-p ...
Founded in 1966 the University of Bath is located ...
Founded in 1992, University of Huddersfield is a ...
The University of St Andrews was Scotland’s first ...

 

©2021 EDUCOM NET. All Rights Reserved.

If you find an inaccuracy or you have comments on the description of the university or program - please let us know info@educom.net