The University of Leeds is committed to reducing inequalities in higher education at every stage of the student journey.
We work closely with our students to understand their experiences and opinions and make sure they influence university strategies and policies. We are also keen to work with other universities to share good practice.
Our Access and Student Success Strategy sets out in detail how we will tackle these issues, from accessing higher education to ensuring all students feel they belong and can thrive, through to creating equal opportunities once they graduate.
A proportion of our students come from backgrounds that are under-represented at university. Research shows these students are less likely to get into university, complete their course, achieve as highly academically or accomplish the same graduate employment rates as their peers.
How we support our students
Our Student Success team works to help students get the most from their time at university and beyond. Read about some of the big projects and initiatives.
We support students with a range of qualifications, not just A-levels, to come to and succeed at university.
Students are more likely to continue with their studies if they feel they belong at university.
The Plus Programme is a support network for students during their university experience.
Using data helps us design and evaluate our initiatives and identify students needing support.
Our students and staff have created a set of decolonising key principles and we are committed to embedding these in our education.