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The university in brief
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has developed into one of the world’s most successful international universities. Our community is one of belonging and respect, where we embrace differences and thrive on diversity of thought and experience.
 
As one of the top 10 UK universities for research and impact power, we produce world-leading research that has significant cultural, economic and social impact across the globe.
 
We strive to achieve academic excellence informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.
Current undergraduates and postgraduates
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Alumni from 180+ countries
Committed to our campus development programme
Working at Leeds
At Leeds, we owe our outstanding reputation to our staff, and we recognise that to maintain our position at the top we must continue to attract, retain and develop brilliant people.
 
As a member of staff you’ll have access to a diverse range of benefits to help support your lifestyle. These include generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave; sickness benefits increasing with your length of employment, and access to a range of policies promoting work life balance and flexible working.
 
Outside of work, Leeds is a bustling city, with an abundance of shops, museums, theatres, music venues, restaurants and bars. Outside the city you’ll find brooding moors, green dales and dramatic coastlines in the stunning Yorkshire countryside aptly named ’God’s Own Country’.
 
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Welcome to the University of Leeds
Did you know?
We are listed as one of the world’s top 100 universities for academic reputation in the 2018 QS World University Rankings; and we are in the top 10 universities according to the Times & the Sunday Times in the UK Good University Guide 2018.
We have over 33,221 students, including 24,164 undergraduates and 9,057 postgraduates. 1,277 of our students are from EU countries and 5,697 are from other international countries.
We hold a prestigious Bronze Award under the Athena Swan charter for our work supporting the career development of talented women working in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). We are currently working towards achieving Silver Status.
We have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible; and 26 of our staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships (more than any other University.)
An outstanding education
The Leeds Curriculum aims to produce graduates who are outward looking, global, responsible citizens who are prepared for the future and are ready to make a positive contribution to society.
 
Our students join a community of academics who are committed to providing the very best student experience through research-led teaching and excellent academic support.
 
In this year’s National Student Survey, we ranked 2nd out of the 24 Russell Group institutions for ‘overall satisfaction’ and joint third in the Russell Group for the ‘teaching on my course’ category, behind Oxford and Cambridge.
Student Life at Leeds