University of Leeds
Leeds | Yorkshire and Humberside
Ucas code: L23
What students say about this university925 comments (243 students)
There's such a variety of clubs in and around leeds - from typical clubs to hard rock to sci-fi and there are a number of jazz...
There's such a variety of clubs in and around leeds - from typical clubs to hard rock to sci-fi and there are a number of jazz bars in the city. Most things in Leeds are pretty cheap, the local pubs The packhorse and the library are the favourites. The Library do great deals on burgers/chips and drinks.×
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In general I probably have 20 hours of lectures/seminars each week which are spread out which is a little annoying and several...
In general I probably have 20 hours of lectures/seminars each week which are spread out which is a little annoying and several 9am's and 5pm's! My course is very theory based with little application. Generally it is up to you the type of work you have you'll have weekly short answer seminar questions, then either an exam or an essay for your typical module (quite a few exams are multi choice at Leeds). The feedback I've received on work is usually very poor and takes a long time to get back! There aren't really any course specific facilities just an IT suite which is suppose to be pg but you can use it!×
Our students union has an amazing list of opportunities and events throughout the year. concerts, comedy nights, pub quizzes,...
Our students union has an amazing list of opportunities and events throughout the year. concerts, comedy nights, pub quizzes, creative workshops, dance classes, campaigns and more! It's a great place for all students, there's something for everyone.×
My lectures have all been fantastic - the lecturer being enthusiastic and delivering the lecture well. They have been engaging,...
My lectures have all been fantastic - the lecturer being enthusiastic and delivering the lecture well. They have been engaging, achieving their aim of sparking ideas which we can then take away and run with. We are encouraged to use the first year to feel our way around the subject, to see where our passion lies and then to develop that. This provides a great platform for the following years. As an English student, my contact hours were made up of lectures and seminars. In my experience, the seminars were very well organised and planned, and the seminar leaders did their best to incite conversation amongst us rather than to lead it. The emphasis was on us and our engagement with the text, which means that to get the most you must be prepared (and this does not simply mean reading the text). This is where the challenging aspect of the course lay - you could easily do a minimum amount and let others supply you with ideas. The hard part is for those people to force themselves to spend the extra hours on their study. The University is very concerned about giving feedback, with it being given from tutors for every submission. They are also more than happy for you to talk to them about assignments and feedback. Unexpectedly, I was given feedback for my exam essays, in the form of a few short but helpful comments from the marker.×
The zoology course has a fair amount of teaching hours in the first two years, and you get tutor group meetings every other...
The zoology course has a fair amount of teaching hours in the first two years, and you get tutor group meetings every other week. It isn't perfect, sometimes timetabling means you have some very busy days, but then it means you have a day off. The first year mainly gets everyone up to the same speed, and gives a good science background. Things then get more specific as you progress. The first year has very few pieces of work outside of exams, there is a sudden jump however in second year with quite a few lab write ups you are expected to do. But these labs are varied and usually quite fun in the end, giving you a wide variety of skills.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students30,975
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate75%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time12%
of students are part-time
Male / Female60%
of students are female
Young / Mature11%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK19%
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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