Guide to Leeds

City of Leeds

Leeds is situated in West Yorkshire, in the Northeast of England and is the UK’s largest centre for business, legal and financial services outside of London. It is also the 5th largest UK city by population, behind London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Liverpool.

The city is renowned as a centre for arts, sports, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. It has everything you would expect from a major city and is also surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Leeds therefore provides students with a balance between the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan city and the laidback charm of a quintessential English town and with over 200,000 students living within the city boundaries, there is a real student focus, making it an exciting place to live and learn.


University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, which represents 20 leading universities in the UK committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in teaching and research. Through these, and unrivalled links with businesses and a commitment to civic responsibility, these universities make an enormous impact on the economic, social and cultural well-being of the UK.

The University is also one of the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016). We are particularly proud that the university is third in the UK in terms of Employability, behind Oxbridge. Our Dentistry, Medicine and Engineering programmes are recognized by the respective professional bodies in Singapore.

21 National Teaching Fellowships, given to academics in recognition of their imaginative and innovative learning and teaching methods, have also been awarded to the University, more than any other English university, reflecting the excellence of teaching. In the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), 90% of final-year students reported they were satisfied with their experience at Leeds. In 2017, Leeds was named University of the Year.

As a campus university, all teaching is done on a single campus, which is a mere ten minutes’ walk from the bustling Leeds city centre. The campus is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, reflecting its 100 years of history. The student population is also diverse, with 33,002 students from over 145 countries – of which there are 25,000 undergraduates and 8000 postgraduates. Every year over 5,000 students from outside the UK choose to study with the University of Leeds.



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