University of Leeds
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 Yorkshire College of Science was founded around 40 years later largely as a result of concerns by the wool and textile industries that the rapid development of new technologies in Europe posed a threat to the local cloth trade.
The University is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. They are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of their teaching and research. The strength of their academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines they cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways. The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by their values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism. The University is divided into eight groups known as faculties. Each faculty is subdivided into schools, institutes and centres. Every year more than 6,000 international students choose to study with them, making their University campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in the UK. Enrol with them and you will join a community of outstanding academics. They're part of the Worldwide Universities Network which comprises 16 research intensive institutions and addresses issues of global significance.
The University campus is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you'll be with them in no time at all. Come out of the station into City square, with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.
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