Alumni stories

From LS2 to every corner of the world, every Leeds graduate has a story to tell. Through podcasts, blogs and features, meet the alumni making their mark. 

Alumni spotlight 

Astronauts, musicians, Olympians, journalists and scientists are all connected through Leeds. Through our alumni spotlights, read about their journey to Leeds, their time here and their life beyond the University:

Wherever you are in the world, and whatever you might be doing, tell us about your time at Leeds and the path you’ve taken since. Email us at to share your story.

Global impact

Climate conferences, sporting showdowns, national celebrations – Leeds alumni play their part all around the globe. Read about those making their mark.

  • Leeds at COP27 – learn more about the conference, and how members of the Leeds community made a difference.
  • Leeds at the Commonwealth Games – meet the alumni who made their mark at Birmingham 2022.
  • Independence Day of Pakistan – to mark the 75 year anniversary of independence, we shine a light on the achievements of our Pakistani community.
  • Indian Independence Day – we meet our global Indian alumni community to celebrate 75 years of independence. 
  • Leeds at COP26 – meet inspiring Leeds alumni around the globe helping to combat the climate crisis.
  • Love at Leeds – read hundreds of heart-warming stories of Love at Leeds, shared from around the globe on Valentine’s Day 2022.

Leeds Alumni Voices 

In this blog series, Leeds alumni experts have their say. From how to create a more sustainable future to the magic of volunteering, learn from the Leeds alumni in the know:

If you would like to contribute a guest blog post to Leeds Alumni Voices, email your proposed topic to

Forever Leeds 

Forever Leeds is a podcast for anyone who went to Leeds, has children or relatives at Leeds right now, or is thinking of applying to study at Leeds themselves.

Meet famous alumni with stories to tell, discover the latest Leeds research, and hear from current students as they shape the future. 

My Leeds Story  

In this podcast, you can hear stories from before, during and after your time at Leeds from fellow alumni who have gone on to make a world of difference.

My Climate Story 

This podcast mini-series is a chance for the Leeds alumni community to meet fellow alumni who are leading the world to a more sustainable future.