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The university in brief
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has developed into one of the world’s most successful international universities. Our community is one of belonging and respect, where we embrace differences and thrive on diversity of thought and experience.
As one of the top 10 UK universities for research and impact power, we produce world-leading research that has significant cultural, economic and social impact across the globe.
We strive to achieve academic excellence informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.
Current undergraduates and postgraduates
Total staff
Alumni from 190+ countries
Committed to our campus development programme
Working at Leeds
At Leeds, we owe our outstanding reputation to our staff, and we recognise that to maintain our position at the top we must continue to attract, retain and develop brilliant people.
As a member of staff you’ll have access to a diverse range of benefits to help support your lifestyle. These include generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave; sickness benefits increasing with your length of employment, and access to a range of policies promoting work life balance and flexible working.
Outside of work, Leeds is a bustling city, with an abundance of shops, museums, theatres, music venues, restaurants and bars. Outside the city you’ll find brooding moors, green dales and dramatic coastlines in the stunning Yorkshire countryside aptly named ’God’s Own Country’.
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Welcome to the University of Leeds
Did you know?
We are listed as one of the world’s top 100 universities for academic reputation in the 2018 QS World University Rankings; and we are in the top 10 universities according to the Times & the Sunday Times in the UK Good University Guide 2018.
We have over 38,000 students, including 27,000 undergraduates and 10,000 postgraduates. We have over 9,000 international students from more than 170 countries, including exchange students. 3,500 student volunteers to contribute to local, regional and national projects.
We hold a prestigious Bronze Award under the Athena Swan charter for our work supporting the career development of talented women working in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). We are currently working towards achieving Silver Status.
We have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible; and 26 of our staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships (more than any other University.)
An outstanding education
The Leeds Curriculum aims to produce graduates who are outward looking, global, responsible citizens who are prepared for the future and are ready to make a positive contribution to society.
Our students join a community of academics who are committed to providing the very best student experience through research-led teaching and excellent academic support.
In this year’s National Student Survey, we ranked 2nd out of the 24 Russell Group institutions for ‘overall satisfaction’ and joint third in the Russell Group for the ‘teaching on my course’ category, behind Oxford and Cambridge.
Student Life at Leeds


University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom | Closing on Feb 24
Head of the Work and Employment Relations Division
Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to lead the division to successfully develop and deliver the Division’s plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential? Are you passionate about...
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom | Closing on Jan 29
Antenna Consultant
Would you like to help developing countries to convert defunct antennas in to working radio telescopes? Do you have experience of antenna control systems? Looking to work in Africa? We are looking for someone to assist African countries that are part of the world’s next...
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom | Closing on Feb 12
Research Fellow in Marine Benthic Biogeochemistry
Are you an ambitious marine scientist with experience in benthic biogeochemistry? Do you want to address key questions currently facing marine science and society? Do you want to develop your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive universities? You will be a key...
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom | Closing on Feb 20
Research Engineer in Medical Device Development
Do you want to join the STORM lab and be part of an exciting project developing a cutting edge robotic system that could revolutionise endoscopy? We are a team of engineers and clinicians working on an innovative device to improve patient quality of life and survivability...
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom | Closing on Feb 20
Lecturer in Legal Profession
Are you an outstanding individual with expertise in legal education with the ambition to contribute to the further development of the School? Do you want to be part of a thriving law school in a Russell Group University? Are you passionate about delivering world-leading...