Judith Snape

BA French and Spanish

Summary: Judith explains why the open day helped her choose French and Spanish at Leeds and which society she is secretary of.

Why did you decide to study here?

During the Open Day I went to a lecture on my course, French and Spanish, and found that I was able to choose optional subjects as electives which gave me quite a bit of flexibility with my degree. I also loved the atmosphere on campus that day too, as it was really friendly and welcoming.

Because of the uni, the city is very student orientated and it seems like a great place to have a social life which is a big part of being at university!

I also knew a few people that went to Leeds and they said it was the best time of their life. I wanted to have this experience and was really excited about starting at Leeds.

What are your top-tips for new students?

Get involved with everything and don’t be afraid to try something new, you’ll never know what you like until you try it.

What's the best thing about Leeds University? 

The Union.  The amount of things to do there is amazing and it gives students a chance to experience something a bit different like circus skills or opera! I have to also mention my housemates, who I met in my first year, as they are also brilliant and I know we will stay in touch after uni.

What's the best thing about your course?

Being able to meet people from different backgrounds, with the chance to spend a year abroad and really experience life in Europe.

What university clubs and societies are you a member of? (if applicable)

I am secretary of SLAPsoc (Spanish Latin and Portuguese Society) and last year I decided to join the Rifle Society to try something completely different and it turned out I was quite good at it!

Give an example of one of your favourite things to do in Leeds.

Going to a club called Cockpit, an alternative club that plays a different type of music!