University of Leeds - Overview & Background


1831 – Leeds School of Medicine
1874 – Yorkshire College of Science
1884 - Yorkshire College
1887 – affiliated to the federal Victoria University
1904 – University of Leeds


King Edward VII.

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

And knowledge will be increased

University City

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Acceptance Rate


Employment Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



    £90.5 million

Campus Size

100 acres

Official Website Link

University of Leeds, West Yorkshire 

Contact Details

+44 113 243 1751


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USPs of the University

  • The university has a gold medal in Teaching Excellence Framework. 
  • One of the top research-intensive universities  and a part of the Russell Group 
  • Opportunity to study discovery modules

Jobs and Placements

  • Employment Rates of Graduates -  87.2% of Business School graduates are in graduate-level employment, further study or a combination of the two six months after leaving University
  • Top Recruiters -  Accenture, L’Oréal, M&S, KPMG, IBM, Unilever, Apple, Dell, Ernst & Young, HSBC, IBM, NHS, and TomTom

Infrastructural Facilities

The university houses a Childcare Centre, Swimming pool, and fitness center, The Edward Boyle Library that houses numerous archives, rare books, and some objects in its Special Collections ranging from 2,500 BC to the 21st century. 


Accommodation Option Names - Blenheim Point

  • Number of  Rooms - 180 ROOMS
  • Cost of Rooms - £139 - £144 PER WEEK

Accommodation Option Names - Grayson Heights

  • Number of Rooms - 110 ROOMS
  • Cost of Rooms - £101 - £110 PER WEEK

Accommodation Option Names - Royal Park Flats

  • Number of Rooms - 112 ROOMS
  • Cost of Rooms - £105 PER WEEK

Accommodation Option Names - St Marks Residence

  • Number of Rooms - 526 ROOMS
  • Cost of Rooms - £139 - £144 PER WEEK

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from University of Leeds include:

  • Mark Byford, deputy Director-General of the BBC (LLB in Law, 1979)[9]Kay Mellor, television actress and scriptwriter (attended Bretton Hall, 1983)
  • Hannah New, English model and actress
  • Irwin Bellow, Baron Bellwin, former Conservative Minister of State for the Environment (LLB in Law)
  • Nick Brownlee, Crime thriller writer
  • Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Punjab
  • Piers Sellers, NASA astronaut (Biometeorology, 1981)

University of Leeds Location

  • Bus Services - During the day buses run past the University up to every three minutes and all services go into the city centre for easy access to the city bus station or train station. Services- 1, 6, 28, and 97 are between the University and Headingley, and service 1 operates until 3 am from Monday to Saturday. 
  • Train Services - Leeds railway station connects the university with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service.
  • Nearest Airport - Leeds Bradford Airport is around 12 kilometers from the centre of Leeds.
  • Nearest Hospital - Leeds General Infirmary; Leeds General Infirmary - Clarendon Wing; Leeds Children's Hospital
  • Recreational Sites - University’s facilities include sport and fitness center The Edge, the Stanley, and Audrey Burton Art Gallery, the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, the Library Special Collections and the Michael Marks Building which houses the Marks and Spencer Company Archive

University of Leeds Map Location

Address - University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

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