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The University of Leeds was established in the year 1904 when it was granted a royal charter by King Edwards VII. A part of the esteemed Russell Group of leading UK universities, the University of Leeds tends to be one of the most preferred choices amongst students from around the world. Also having ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2019 only adds to the list of advantages of studying here. Currently, the university has more than 33,000 students enrolled from over 140 countries across the globe.
The university is spread across 1,230 acres of land in total, with the main campus taking up more than 98 acres. The main campus is located around 1.6 km (1 mile) north of the heart of the city centre and comprises a mixture of historical art deco and postmodern buildings, making it a diverse campus in terms of building styles and history. The university’s main campus offers facilities that include excellent research facilities and teaching space, four major libraries, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with a swimming pool, and a contemporary performance space.
The University of Leeds offers one of the largest range of courses amongst universities in the UK, with more than 300 undergraduate and 200 taught postgraduate programs across their seven faculties. Award-winning Leeds University Union is one of the best and most active students’ unions in the country. The students have nothing to worry about as the university is home to more than 300 student-led clubs and active societies, so you will find that there is something for everyone no matter what their interest. The University of Leeds features in the top ten for the following subjects such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Art and Design, Marketing, English, and many others.
Leeds for students
Leeds city center has also been named one of the UK’s best places to live by The Sunday Times 2019. It is the third-largest and fastest-growing city, with the 2nd largest business hub in the UK after London. Another reason why Leeds is chosen by students is that it is one of the most popular and affordable student cities in the UK. Leeds is well-connected nationally as well as internationally with exceptional transport links by road, rail, and air as it is just two hours by train from London and Sheffield. International students will find that the airport is just a 30-minutes away by car.
Types of Accommodation
The city of Leeds is home to a majority of students from around the world and it is not feasible for all of them to find accommodation on the campus. This is why the city has an impressive range of accommodations from modern, purpose-built student accommodations to private apartments close to the university campus and the city centre.
Leeds has a wide network of buses and trains that usually run from around 5 am to 11 pm, depending on the route, making it easy to travel in and around the city. Leeds Train Station is the main train station in the city and is a few minutes away from the city’s main shopping area. When the weather is pleasant, take a ride around the streets on your bicycle and explore the city. With the university campus only a few minutes from the various student accommodation Leeds, most students prefer to w alk.
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