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)
    • The upside

      Vast equipment and really helpful lecturers and staff

      2012, 3rd year, Food Science

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    • Everyday expenses

      Easy to manage costs, plenty of work available if you go looking for it. Union food and drink rather expensive but there are a...

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      2012, 2nd year, Chemistry

      Everyday expenses

      Easy to manage costs, plenty of work available if you go looking for it. Union food and drink rather expensive but there are a wide range of none uni owned cafes nearby which are cheaper and do yummy pastas and sandwiches

      2012, 2nd year, Chemistry

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    • Everyday expenses

      I had no trouble managing costs, Leeds is a very cheap city and as long as you keep an eye on what you spend there should not...

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      2012, 4th year, English Law

      Everyday expenses

      I had no trouble managing costs, Leeds is a very cheap city and as long as you keep an eye on what you spend there should not be any issues money-wise. There are lots of job opportunities both on and off campus, and food, drink and entertainment are cheap. Accommodation is also fairly reasonable when compared with other universities.

      2012, 4th year, English Law

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    • The downside

      Speed of marking assessment

      2012, 2nd year, Physics

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    • Creative scene

      There are a number of theatre societies which are very accessible for newcomers but the AGMs are very based on friendships

      2014, 3rd year, Drama Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      For my course they have everything I could wish for but then Leeds is leading in that field at the moment

      2013, 1st year, Mechanisms & Machines

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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
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

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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