University of the Week – University of Leeds, UK.


Located in the West Yorkshire, England, University of Leeds is a public research university established in 1874. After merging with Leeds School of Medicine in 1884, it was renamed as Yorkshire College. University of Leeds has been ranked between 10th to 14th, nationwide for 2017-18. It has been ranked 31st best in Europe and 93rd in world for 2019. University of Leeds is also an active member of Russell Group Universities. The University of Leeds has been ranked in the top 5 universities in UK for the applications it received. With the graduate employability it has, University of Leeds was ranked in the Top three in UK and in Top 20 in the world. University of Leeds was ranked 5th for being the most targeted British University by the graduate employers in 2016-17.


Campus and Campus Life

The University of Leeds is spread across 1230 acres, out of which the main campus comprises of 98acres of land. With 36,250 students, University of Leeds is ranked 5th largest university in UK. The Tower of the Parkinson Building is a well known landmark in the city of Leeds, which is also used as a logo for the University of Leeds. One of the most prominent buildings in the campus along with the Parkinson Building is the Great Hall. It is now primarily used for the exams, meetings and graduation ceremonies. The University Library is spread across 5 locations. The campus has around 9000 personal computers along with 150 Sun computers and servers. University of Leeds has sport teams which regularly performs in BCUS and was also ranked 14th in the country as of 2016. They university provides accommodation in catered or self catered form for undergraduates and post graduates as well as international students. In addition to this, it also works with external accommodation providers for those who require private accommodation.

Academic Faculties:

The schools, institutes, and centers of the university are arranged in 8 different faculties:

  • Arts, Humanities and culture
  • Biological sciences
  • Business
  • Education, Social Sciences and Law
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Environment
  • Medicine and Health
  • Interdisciplinary Research

Why University of Leeds?

As every aspiring student aspires to go the top and the highest ranked university, the University of Leeds always finds a place in their list as it is ranked in the highest positions in the world and the country rankings in terms of their courses and the employability rate. University of Leeds has over 32,000 students every year. It is more than capable to provide the best university experience for the students from all around the world. When it comes to education, of course, its quality and not the quantity is what intrigues the students. It is no big secret that the university life in today’s world can be expensive. But as per the recent HSBC statistics, the average living cost is no more that approx 220GBP in a week, which is ultimately less that the costs involved in Manchester or Sheffield. Leeds is a compact city with many areas connected at a walk-able distance or short bus/train ride. University of Leeds offers a 1 Pound Night bus service during the terms, which runs at an interval of every 30 minutes. As many students have a doubt regarding employability, an advantage of being in Leeds is the loads of job opportunities and prospects for the graduate students. University of Leeds is a top ranked university in terms of employment amongst the British universities to be targeted by the employers for the graduate employment.

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