University of Leeds

About the institution

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904; it is a member of the Russell Group and one of the top 100 universities in the world. It is based on a single campus close to the city centre. Its fitness centre, The Edge, is the largest owned by a UK university, and it has one of the largest student unions in the UK. The university’s ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support for entrepreneurial students; students are also encouraged to get involved in volunteering alongside their studies.

Key facts (HESA)

All students: 
33,300
Male UG students: 
39%
Female UG students: 
61%
Full-time students: 
92%
Under 21 on entry: 
49%
International: 
18%
Undergraduate: 
73%

Degree classifications (HESA)

First: 28%
2.1: 54%
2.2: 11%
Pass: 1%

Employability (DLHE)

97%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation

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