University of Leeds
Leeds | Yorkshire and Humberside
Ucas code: L23
What students say about this university921 comments (241 students)
Accommodation quality, helpful and nice staff, approachable lectors and tutors, accessibility of material covered (lecture...
Accommodation quality, helpful and nice staff, approachable lectors and tutors, accessibility of material covered (lecture slides online etc...)×
Huge range of societies, with various options within each field (and some highly unusual clubs to boot). Students can make full...
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.×
Lecturers are good. They are willing to take out their time to give you extra support. My course had a lot of contact hours...
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.×
I don't really drink but there are tons of different bars. E.g. german beer bar, hawaiian theme club, small and large...
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!×
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Chemistry has quite a few contact hours, 9 hours a week of labs and the rest lectures and workshops, total contact time varies...
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.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students31,030
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate74%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time11%
of students are part-time
Male / Female60%
of students are female
Young / Mature11%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK20%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction92%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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