Student opportunity

Professional development

We are committed to enabling all our students to be successful in their future lives and careers, through curricular and co-curricular activities. For example all Leeds students have the opportunity to spend a year in industry or on an internship, to volunteer, and to develop their business ideas.

Our students can meet people from around the world, either by studying abroad, or on our multi-cultural campus. We encourage our students to engage with the world around them and to see it a place to learn, and a place where they can make a real difference.

Our Laidlaw Scholars scheme develops great researchers and equips them with the skills to lead change - we are also working with global leadership charity Common Purpose to empower students through our Leeds to New York programme

Leeds for Life

Our Leeds for Life initiative broadens student horizons and enhances their experience through personal tutoring and a number of development opportunities.

It prepares students to make a positive contribution in whatever path they follow after graduation with opportunities including volunteering, language learning, alumni mentoring, project funding, placements and study abroad. Students can record their key achievements on a personal development timeline.

Leeds achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017. In its assessment of the University the TEF panel noted that students are "active contributors to their education through initiatives such as LeedsforLife, which ensures and enables them to become subject professionals with transferable skills”.

International opportunities

Our campus welcomes over 6,000 international students and provides and exceptional range of global opportunities for all students including one of the largest study abroad programmes in the UK.

Each year around 1,000 students study overseas with our partners across the globe. Our large portfolio of exchange partners means there is an exceptional variety of destinations. Read more about our global opportunities for students

The student voice

We work with Leeds University Union to ensure our students' voices are represented across the University. Course representatives pass on students' views to a staff and student forum and faculty taught student education committees

We also have around 80 school representatives representing undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and postgraduate researcher representatives in every department.

Student-led academic societies enhance our taught curriculum, encouraging diversity and new ideas, and providing opportunities for students from all backgrounds.