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Facts and Figures

Our Students

  • We have students from 144 countries and territories.
  • Nine out of 10 (96.6%) of all our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15. Includes all UK, EU and overseas undergraduates and postgraduates).
  • Our National Student Survey (NSS) results have shown an increase in overall student satisfaction from 69 per cent in 2009 to 84 per cent in 2016.
  • We were ranked 1st in the world for technology, ranked 2nd in the world for virtual learning and ranked 3rd in the world for our laboratories (Out of 172 institutions, including 50 UK universities. Source: i-graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2015).
  • Famous alumni include Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs, Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden from Rudimental and Olympic Triathlon gold medallist Alistair Brownlee MBE.

  • James Graham Headingley Campus

    Our Achievements

    • Our University employs more than 3,200 people.
    • We are one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded the Customer Service Excellence standard for our whole institution, underlining our commitment to customer satisfaction. 
    • We have four research institutes and 11 research centres.


    • Our University contributes an estimated £520 million annually to the economy.
    • Since 2004, our Enterprise and Innovation Academy Team has helped create 184 student and graduate businesses, 229 jobs, awarded 138 grants and delivered 1,915 one-to-one appointments with a business mentor.

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