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University of Leeds

Research and teaching

We have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary prize, the country’s highest accolade for an academic institution, twice in a row (2009 and 2011).

Our staff have been awarded 22 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other English university. We run more than 300 postgraduate courses – one of the widest ranges in the UK. Forty new academic chairs were created in 2012 demonstrating commitment to investment in our academic staff.


We are in the top 100 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2014) University of the Year runner-up (Sunday Times 2014) Global community We are part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

Leeds is truly an international university; each year over 6,000 students from 140 countries choose to study with us. The University has been ranked first for international student satisfaction with ‘learning overall’ among participating universities (International Student Barometer 2014) Outstanding facilities Over 2.8 million library resources, including 35,000 online journals By 2015/16 we will have spent £157m on new buildings and refurbishment to create an excellent environment in research and teaching.

Student life at Leeds

We have one of the UK’s best students’ unions, 90% of final year students gave it a positive rating in the National Student Survey 2012 and our Students’ Union is the only one in the country to receive two gold standard awards under the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative

Leeds the city

Leeds has one of the most diverse economies in the UK and is the largest centre for financial and business services outside London. There are more listed buildings in Leeds than in any English city outside London. Highlights include the Victoria Quarter and Harewood House, home of the Queen’s cousin. Leeds is the only English city outside London with its own repertory theatre, opera house and ballet companies.