The University of Leeds is ranked in the top ten universities in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2019, and among the world top 100 according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. It is also part of the prestigious Russell Group – a collection of 24 research intensive universities in the UK.
The institution is well known for its high student satisfaction rate, with 89% of final year students saying they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their degree. The university also ranks 3rd in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
Campus facilities were rated second best in the UK according to the same survey, reinforced by the fact that the university has invested over GBP 120 million in two new buildings in recent years alone. The Sir William Henry Bragg Building is to be completed in Autumn 2020, and will house new engineering and physical sciences facilities, and the well-stocked, modern, Laidlaw Library is the newest addition to the university’s suite of five libraries.
Sport facilities at the institution are world-class, with the Edge, a state-of-the-art fitness complex, holding a 25m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, climbing wall and a number of sports halls which are used for a variety of different activities.
The university takes great pride in providing a multicultural campus for its students and welcomes those from overseas. In fact, more than 9,000 international students come from over 170 different countries around the world to study at the University of Leeds.
Leeds University Students’ Union (LUU) is one of the most active in the UK. It was the first in the UK to be awarded an ‘Excellent’ status by the National Union of Students, and offers over 300 clubs and societies for students to get involved in.