The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.
In 1831 a group of young men established the Leeds School of Medicine which meant that medical students no longer had to go to Scotland, London or overseas to study.
The University of Leeds conducts interdisciplinary and impact-orientated research to address challenges at regional, national and global levels. To achieve this our research is user-led and solutions focused, driven by the needs of our partners and stakeholders. Leeds is committed to working across disciplines to help tackle global challenges.
The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.
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Visit the International Student Information Point in the Michael Sadler Building to collect a welcome pack and sign up for a welcome talk. Our welcome team will be available to help answer any questions you may have.
The International Student Orientation sessions, on 19 and 20 September, provide essential information about a range of topics and the support and opportunities available to help you get the most out of your time in Leeds.
At the University of Leeds we understand how important your accommodation is when you're new. We know starting at University might be the first time you've lived away from home and this can be daunting as well as exciting. We're committed to making that transition as easy as possible for you and we'll help you every step of the way.
There are four libraries on campus, along with two public galleries displaying rare items and artworks. There is one off-campus library in St James's Hospital.
University of Leeds will give you 5 terabytes of cloud storage on OneDrive, which means you can store and organise all your files online and access them anywhere.If you need to collaborate on a piece of work, you can also securely share documents and folders.
You will also have a home drive (usually M:\ drive), an area of the network personal to you, which you can access from any cluster PC on campus.
As a student in Leeds, you'll need to register with a doctor, and be familiar with where to go if you need help, treatment or advice.
We will work with you to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health, to develop insights into your situation alongside the tools and strategies to make the most of your time at University.
Our campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre. Our single-site campus, one of the largest in the UK, is just a short walk from the centre of Leeds. Everything is in one place and it's really easy to get around. The University is a creative community with a rich cultural life, offering many opportunities for you to get involved or immerse yourself in the arts.
We offer a wide range of sporting and physical activities enhanced by cutting-edge architectural design, and provide an exciting mix of services.
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Leeds University Union (LUU) is a member led organisation – that means any one of our 38,000 members can make a change to what we do, how we do it and who represents them. The Better Forums exist to enable you to make those changes
Leeds University Business School has confirmed its place among the elite after receiving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Having completed my first year at Leeds uni, I absolutely recommend it to anyone. Despite a challenging year with covid-19, the online learning was well-organised and taught by inspiring researchers.
I am a new student who will still be taking a master's degree in September 2021. I really hope to go and study there, but I need financial support for tuition fees
The teaching and atmosphere feels really good as a student. I feel like I can be professional with studying while still experiencing good student life.
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