Anna Page

BA English and History of Art

Summary: Find out which societies Anna is a member of and how she likes to spend her free time in Leeds.

Why did you decide to study here?

I came to Leeds because of the wide range of Joint Honours courses available. Also, the union made a very good first impression too, there are lots of clubs and societies and everything you need all in one building.

What is your top-tip for new students?

Join as many clubs and societies as you can!

What's the best thing about Leeds University ?  

There is always so much going on. Even if you just walk through the union, there is always some sort of campaign/demonstration/show to get involved in. The wide range of academic resources is excellent too. You just keep discovering them all the time! I recently found the film borrowing service in the Edward Boyle library, which has an epic collection. Also, there are lots of electives to choose from, so you can expand your academic tastes.

What's the best thing about your course?

English – the enthusiasm of the lecturing team. The department are a very tight unit as a whole, and you can tell they really care for their students. English Society also offers frequent opportunities to go and see plays, listen to poetry readings and so on.

History of Art – There is a wide range of courses available which means you can narrow your studies down to the subject you are interested in. There are also a few site specific projects in the first year which is a good way to get to know Leeds better.

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

Film Making society (treasurer), PhotoSoc and EnglishSoc.

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

I really like film, so for me, going to the Hyde Park Picture House is a must. It’s much cheaper than all the commercial cinemas and has a really nice atmosphere. It is a little Victorian cinema in Hyde Park that show mainly art house films but also the cream of the blockbusters. Leeds International Film Festival in November is really good as well, showing really obscure but interesting films that you’d never otherwise get to see.