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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    • The upside

      Accommodation quality, helpful and nice staff, approachable lectors and tutors, accessibility of material covered (lecture...

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      2013, 3rd year, E Business

      The upside

      Accommodation quality, helpful and nice staff, approachable lectors and tutors, accessibility of material covered (lecture slides online etc...)

      2013, 3rd year, E Business

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    • The upside

      Huge range of societies, with various options within each field (and some highly unusual clubs to boot). Students can make full...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      The upside

      Huge range of societies, with various options within each field (and some highly unusual clubs to boot). Students can make full use of the close proximity of the center and its nightlife, something which I have found to not be the norm after visiting other Unis.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • The upside

      Lecturers are good. They are willing to take out their time to give you extra support. My course had a lot of contact hours...

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      2012, 4th year, Chemistry

      The upside

      Lecturers are good. They are willing to take out their time to give you extra support. My course had a lot of contact hours and a diverse range of lectures and examples classes and were taught recent pioneering research as part of my course.

      2012, 4th year, Chemistry

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    • Nightlife

      I don't really drink but there are tons of different bars. E.g. german beer bar, hawaiian theme club, small and large...

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      2014, 2nd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      I don't really drink but there are tons of different bars. E.g. german beer bar, hawaiian theme club, small and large nightclubs, cocktail bars, independent pubs, chain pubs, O2 academy, City varieties music hall (for music/comedy), theatre, cinemas etc. If you don't drink there will still be plenty to do!

      2014, 2nd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Supporting students to get in touch with jobs and provide a good reputation when searching for work.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Chemistry has quite a few contact hours, 9 hours a week of labs and the rest lectures and workshops, total contact time varies...

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      2013, 3rd year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Chemistry has quite a few contact hours, 9 hours a week of labs and the rest lectures and workshops, total contact time varies on your modules. As with all degrees and all students you're going to enjoy some lecturers more than others, regardless of the topic and you'll enjoy some topics more than others regardless of the lecturer. The standard teaching methods for chemistry are lectures combined with workshops, so the lecturer explains parts of the topic while you take notes then while looking through your notes you have a go at exam style questions. The workshops are really useful as the lecturer wanders round helping people out and you get feedback and walkthroughs on the questions so you can develop good exam technique. Occasionally you get a tutorial or coursework, the tutorials always come with a feedback session the week after they're submitted and coursework can often come with feedback/constructive criticism. In labs you get work marked by the demonstrators, lecturers and PhD students who help out. They don't just mark your lab reports but help you work out the questions and carry out the lab work. I think everyone has had a reaction rescued by a demonstrator at some point. The lab equipment does sometimes look a bit battered and tired in places but anything that isn't working right is fixed really quickly or replaced and if the failure of a big piece of equipment means you don't have enough data the lab staff are accomodating of it. In physical labs the lab technician Dave Fogarty is possibly one of the most helpful members of staff in the University, always willing to help people out with problems he is really supportive and makes sure the students learn how they dealth with a problem so they don't get stopped by the same problem again. Although I find some parts of my course really boring and other parts really difficult overall I really enjoy the course because it is interesting and where the subject matter isn't necessarily interesting in itself, it's intellectually challening. As someone who came to a Chemistry degree without Maths A level, the teaching and support put in place to make sure I caught up with everyone on the Maths front was fantastic. The best thing about the teaching, facilities and feedback is that they are all set up to allow us as students to achieve as highly as we want to.

      2013, 3rd year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

89%

HIGH

Creative

65%

MED

Sporty

75%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

85%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 83% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20.9k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

31,030

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

74%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

20%

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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