Jinni Pattaraworrasin

BEng Chemical Engineering 2025
Job title
Link to Leeds Ambassador

Email Jinni: jinni-link@leeds.ac.uk

I was born in Thailand and raised there until I was 11 years old when my parents decided to move to Turkey for work, so all of us migrated to Turkey.

Following the Canadian Ontario curriculum, I finished high school with a grade equivalent to what was required from the University and got accepted by Leeds to study Chemical Engineering.

Back in 2016, I came to Leeds for a visit and fell in love with the city. I also had a chance to tour around the University and decided then that this was where I wanted to be. Now that I am here, being a first-year student, I know that I made the right choice.  

The city of Leeds has so much to offer whether it be diversity, community, arts, fairs, and much more. My favourite thing about the University is the student facilities it has to offer like the libraries, the gym, and other services.

In terms of the course I am undertaking, I must admit that it is quite challenging. However, the teaching staff are very supportive and very understanding. Furthermore, my designated academic advisor and mentor are very helpful.

As well as the high quality of teaching being delivered, the Leeds University Union (LUU), which consists of more than 300 societies, has also given me the chance to try new things – like playing a lead role in a musical – this is affiliated with the Devonshire Hall: the university accommodation I am living in.

Devonshire Hall has its uniqueness, being one of the oldest halls of residence. It has antique beautiful architecture and traditions such as a choir, musicals, festivals, hall execs, and formal dinners. 

Outside academics, I love to dance and sing. I also enjoy walking and shopping around cities, as well as hanging out with friends in places like an escape room or cinema.

The best thing about Leeds, in my opinion, is the fact that everything is available here, especially the food. I remember visiting a Thai supermarket and found many things that were difficult to find, even in Thailand. Not to mention the friendly people and good nights out.

If you have questions about Leeds, get in touch!