Acclaimed high quality teaching
We have been awarded Silver Status in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of our learning and teaching provision, course design, placements and links with employers.
Great career prospects
We are one of the top universities in the UK for producing graduates who go on to become CEOs*, and 94.2% of our all our UK graduate students are in work or further study within six months of graduating**.
*Emolument.com. 'Which UK Universities Breed the Most Successful Business Leaders?'
**Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17. Includes all UK undergraduates and postgraduates.
Moving into our Halls of Residence is a great way to meet new people and the easiest way to make friends at Uni. You’re guaranteed a place in our accommodation in your first year when you make us your first choice and apply before our booking deadlines.
Free Placement year
If you select a course with a sandwich option, you will not be charged a fee in your placement year. We arrange more than 5,000 student placements a year with organisations such as Disney, Samsung, Apple, Nike, BMW and many more.
I have learnt so much
It is the best experience and opportunity I’ve ever had and I always remind myself that I am very lucky to be working for a brand I love and such a successful, global company.
We’ve got loads of amazing facilities across our University. Recent investment includes a £45m building for the Carnegie School of Sport at our Headingley Campus. The highly specialist teaching and research laboratories are due to open in January 2020. An innovative £80 home for the creative performing arts at our City Campus will follow in September 2020. Our library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
Thriving sports community
We boast 40 Athletic Union Clubs and more than 80 teams, so you'll have lots of opportunities to get involved in a sport you like. We’ve also got our own student bike hire scheme, with prices starting at only £35 per semester.
Study Abroad options
Many of our courses offer the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or full academic year. We have over 150 partner universities around the world in places such as Australia, the USA and Japan.
I am so thrilled
This semester I’ve decided to take part to the exchange program offered by the university and so… I’m going to study in New York City! I am leaving in a few days and, honestly, I still can’t believe it.
Our amazing campuses
When you live here it’s easy to take our campuses for granted. However, our idyllic Headingley Campus, set in nearly 100 acres if parkland, and our City Campus, located in the heart of a thriving city centre, are definitely worth shouting about.
Earn while you learn
Our Job Shop organises around 100,000 hours of paid work for students every year. The work can be fitted around your studies and pays up to £9.28 per hour.
You can join a society
Meet new people. Embrace your interests. Join a society. From Film and Gaming, to Harry Potter and Brazilian Culture, there are plenty to choose from. And, if you’re a fan of something else, you can start your own.
*Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15.
Friends for life
The kayaking club has allowed to come out of my shell and become more sociable ... Since I have joined the club, I've made friends for life