Our reports, accounts and policies

This page contains University reports, accounts and policies.

Annual reports and accounts

Our income and how we spend it

Read about money the University receives, how it is spent and our investment plans in our income and how we spend it report.

University accounts

Download the University’s annual accounts and reports from our accounts and financial publications page.

Remuneration Committee reports

View annual reports from the University’s Remuneration Committee, which determines the salaries of the Vice-Chancellor and all Executive direct reports to the Vice-Chancellor. 

Salary of the Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk, is paid:

  • Salary: £330,000
  • Employer contribution to defined benefit scheme: £0
  • Benefits in kind: £0
  • Total: £330,000

University policies

Research integrity 

The University’s research community is committed to adhering to high ethical standards and the University’s values in order to ensure the integrity of our innovative and high quality research. 

As supporters of the UUK Concordat to Support Research Integrity we are committed to: 

The University of Leeds Research Ethics Policy and ethical review procedures seek to protect, as far as possible, all groups involved in research including participants, researchers, funders and the University of Leeds throughout the lifespan of the research.  

Data protection

As a university, we may need to process information about our stakeholders including employees, students, alumni and the public for administrative, research and general business purposes.  

Our Data Protection Code of Practice (PDF) sets out how we meet our legal obligations under the Data Protection Act to make sure we process and store this information fairly, lawfully and securely and that our stakeholders understand how their data is being used. 

Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Our modern slavery and human trafficking statement informs our students, staff, suppliers, stakeholders and the public about the steps that we have taken, and will take, to mitigate any risk of modern slavery, human trafficking, forced and bonded labour and labour rights violations within our organisation and supply chains. 

Use of animals in research

The University of Leeds carries out research using animals to improve the health and welfare of human beings and animals, to provide a better understanding of the animals themselves, and for educational purposes.  

It uses animals only when there are no alternatives, and is firmly committed to the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research (the 'three Rs'). 

Find out more about our animal research

Commitment to Fairtrade 

We are proud to be a Fairtrade university and have been since 2005. Along with Leeds University Union we sell Fairtrade foods in all shops and food outlets on campus and we're passionate about raising awareness of Fairtrade.

The Fairtrade label guarantees a better deal for disadvantaged producers in the developing world. 

Independent review of university spin-out companies

 Adoption of independent review of university spin-out companies recommendations

The University of Leeds welcomes the independent review of university spin-out companies. The review makes a set of recommendations that aim to improve the speed and efficiency of university spinout formation and facilitate the development of innovation ecosystems that create more and better spinout companies. 

The review’s recommendations include the adoption of the best practice approach to spinout investment terms as set out in the University Spin-Out Investment Terms (USIT) Guide.  

The University of Leeds has undertaken considerable work over recent years to streamline and enhance our spinout creation processes and provides significant support and investment to create high-quality investable opportunities. We will continue to refine our practices and policies to ensure that by the end of 2024 we align with the review of university spin-out companies’ recommendations. 

Student reports

Student outcomes

You can find data on the grades attained by our students as well as information about assessment and marking practices in the institutional undergraduate degree classification profile for the University of Leeds.

You can find data on what our students did after graduating on our Graduate outcomes page

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