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

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    • Facilities

      Campus very close to the city- 20 minute walk. Great union, very busy and full of different things/shops/places to work....

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      2012, 1st year, Physics

      Facilities

      Campus very close to the city- 20 minute walk. Great union, very busy and full of different things/shops/places to work. Common room opposite a shop which has microwaves and kettles available for use by students.

      2012, 1st year, Physics

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    • The downside

      I found the some of the laboratory based work a bit boring but everyone has there own likes and dislikes.

      2013, 2nd year, Medical Biochemistry

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    • Academic Experience

      I study Law and I have around 8 hours a week of lectures and seminars (combined). This makes me feel like the nine grand price...

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      2013, 1st year, English Law

      Academic Experience

      I study Law and I have around 8 hours a week of lectures and seminars (combined). This makes me feel like the nine grand price tab may be entirely too steep but the access to libraries may make up for it (a little). My course is interesting - in first year you can't choose any of your own modules as there are pre-requisties for a Qualifying Law Degree, the modules you do may be slightly drier than you'd hoped, but choosing options for second year definitely brings back the buzz! If you take a genuine interest in what you're learning and make sure to read around it, it will pay you back by seeming more and more interesting. Each week I have to prepare for seminars, we are given questions and these are discussed in groups of around 15 students with a lecturer. I haven't had to write too many essays but I would have liked more feedback!! The Law School at Leeds is in an amazing building and the facilities such as the moot court room are outstanding.

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • The downside

      Have 24 hour libraries, Leeds Met do so why dont we! Make the union cheaper.

      2013, 3rd year, Clinical Dentistry

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    • The upside

      lots of diverse people and lecturers

      2013, 3rd year, Spanish Language

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    • The upside

      Student support

      2013, 1st year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

30,975

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

19%

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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