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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    • Nightlife

      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...

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      2014, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      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.

      2014, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Can't answer as I remain living in the same house that I have rented for the last 7 years. (mature student)

      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • Academic Experience

      In general I probably have 20 hours of lectures/seminars each week which are spread out which is a little annoying and several...

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      2013, 2nd year, Economics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      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!

      2013, 2nd year, Economics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Our students union has an amazing list of opportunities and events throughout the year. concerts, comedy nights, pub quizzes,...

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      2014, 2nd year, Genetics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Student Union

      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.

      2014, 2nd year, Genetics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      My lectures have all been fantastic - the lecturer being enthusiastic and delivering the lecture well. They have been engaging,...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Academic Experience

      The zoology course has a fair amount of teaching hours in the first two years, and you get tutor group meetings every other...

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      2013, 3rd year, Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 3rd year, Zoology 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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