University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is world famous for its teaching and research and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world with an outstanding reputation for graduate recruitment and student experience. In the 2012 National Student Survey 90% of their students were satisfied with the teaching on their course (higher than the national average 85%). Also 17 members of teaching staff have been recognised for their excellence through the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, more than any other university in England.
Campus and Facilities
The university is set on one campus, just a ten minutes’ walk from Leeds city centre so everything you need is within easy reach - shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and accommodation.
Shortlisted for The Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2011, the University of Leeds is continually investing in their campus, facilities and staff to make sure their students have the very best experience. By 2015 the University will have invested £157m in new buildings and refurbishments. New buildings include the Liberty building home to the Law School, the new teaching and research Energy Building and The Edge, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool. Projects still to come include a new undergraduate library and the refurbishment of the Edward Boyle library, so it's an exciting time to join the university.
Research and innovation
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is part of the Russell Group, a group of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities. Your education is driven by cutting edge research and you will have access to thousands of books, articles and electronic journals to aide your learning and assignments. There is an impressive range of facilities on campus to support the university’s research vision, such as nano-technology clean rooms for testing bioelectronics, technical textile labs for testing outdoor clothing and a driving simulator to improve car safety.
The University of Leeds has three libraries within its campus: Brotherton Library, Edward Boyle Library and Health Sciences Library, and a fourth library is being built soon. Between the three libraries there are over 2.8 million printed books, 500,000 online books, more than 37,000 print and online journals! There are 4,000 study spaces, and wireless internet provided in all locations to enable you to work wherever you need to. The library employs subject librarians to provide specialist support in finding the information, journals or type of books your need for your research. In additional the library runs helpful workshops on the following topics:
- Finding information for your essay
- Finding and using digital images
- Intelligent web searching
Take a look at the Leeds University Union (LUU) pages - we think you will be impressed! There is a huge range of sports, activities, clubs and societies, with over 300 to try from belly dancing to water polo. Get involved in one of the many taster sessions run during term time, take up a new sport and make new friends! In 2009 the Students’ Union was rated as number one in the UK at the NUS Awards (National Union of Students) and is currently one of only three unions that are gold accredited (at level 2) under a national evaluation scheme. Can’t find a club or society that suits you – start your own!
You can find out about the accommodation options here.