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.
The University of Leeds (informally Leeds University or simply Leeds) is a British Redbrick university located in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. (Originally named The Yorkshire College) In 1904, a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.
The University is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, of which the university’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Michael Arthur is the current Chairman, and the N8 Group for research collaboration. The university is a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is also affiliated to the Association of MBAs, EQUIS and Universities UK.
The student population includes 24,510 undergraduate and 8,805 postgraduate students making the university the second largest single site university in the United Kingdom. From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked second in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received, second only to the University of Manchester.
The University has 1,230 acres (498 ha) of land in total, with the main campus taking up 98 acres (40 ha). The main campus is located 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Leeds city centre and compromises of a mixture of gothic, art deco, brutalist and postmodern buildings, making it one of the most diverse university campuses in the country in terms of building styles and history. It is within walking distance of both the city centre and Headingley, a popular residential area for students wishing to live off campus.
The university’s Great Hall building is one of the most prominent buildings on campus alongside the Parkinson Building.
HISTORY AND TRADITION
The University of Leeds has existed since 1904. Since then it has grown to become an internationally respected higher education institution, proud of its tradition and history.
University have a vision to be in the top 50 universities in the world by 2015 and everything we do is aimed at reaching that goal. There is a real buzz on campus with everyone working towards this common end.
One of the biggest universities in the UK which means university can offer you an enormous range of courses. Whatever your interest you can find it there.
University have over 32,000 students from 142 countries.
Single campus is a ten-minute walk away from one of the most exciting cities in the UK.
You will join a friendly, welcoming community of staff and students. And when you graduate you will become one of 250,000 alumni who are all over the world.
The city of Leeds, right on your doorstep, offers you endless opportunities for shopping, eating and drinking, sport, music, art, and nightlife,