University of Leeds

Leeds | Yorkshire and Humberside

Diverse local nightlife Sporty Varied union activities Political City Campus

Ucas code: L23

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 925 comments (243 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Teaching is extremely different from previous experience. It does take a wile to adjust but the school are aware of this and...

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      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Teaching is extremely different from previous experience. It does take a wile to adjust but the school are aware of this and start if a helpful pace. Everyone starts at different levels so the first year does cover some information you know and others you don't this is us full especially when working with fellow student you can help each other with topics ur more familiar. If yor ever stuck you can always turn to your personal tutor. Tutorials are a way to voice and problems you may have been having and to further develop skills on a more personal level.

      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      I live at home its cheap and you don't have to put up with messy people

      2012, 2nd year, Civil Engineering

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    • The downside

      not enough cultural activities, not enough free activities, everything has a cost

      2012, 1st year, German Language

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    • Everyday expenses

      some difficulty finding part-time work as there are 3 universities, numerous colleges etc.

      2013, 3rd year, Psychology Of Mental Health

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    • The upside

      Making you feel welcome, Leeds is a city, it's not too big, it's not too small. When you're worried about anything, for...

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      2013, 2nd year, Applied Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

      The upside

      Making you feel welcome, Leeds is a city, it's not too big, it's not too small. When you're worried about anything, for example, you want to see a doctor, there is always someone around to help, even if you asked a fellow student, they would probably (9/10) point you in the right direction.

      2013, 2nd year, Applied Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

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    • Everyday expenses

      It isn't too hard to manage you're cost if you go to the right places for the right things. For example, you can do big shops...

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      2012, 1st year, Drama

      Everyday expenses

      It isn't too hard to manage you're cost if you go to the right places for the right things. For example, you can do big shops in morrisons and sainsbury which are located in the city. There are also many shops on campus like tesco and essentials. This means many job opportunities within the university or in shops and cafe near town which is a 15/20 mins walk from the actual university. The library usually have every book you need so additional cost is not really necessary. Depending on where you're living will be the different in cost. I lived in Clarence Dock and there were two buses priced at 1.50 and 2.00 or you could get a bus pass, however i think it is a much nicer walk, taking about 30 mins in total.

      2012, 1st year, Drama

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

65%

HIGH

Varied union activities

90%

HIGH

Sporty

78%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

88%

HIGH

Creative

63%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

30,385

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

77%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

17%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

92%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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