The University of Leeds was founded in the early 20th century, it was one of the first colleges in the UK for students of all faiths and backgrounds, set up to challenge the exclusivity of Oxford and Cambridge.
Initially the college focused purely on scientific studies before eventually introducing Classics, History and Modern Literature. This led the Yorkshire College of Science to become the Yorkshire College and in 1904, King Edward VII granted Leeds its own Charter as an independent institution.
Today, the University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-degree courses. Teaching staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university in the UK.
With over 28,000 fulltime students – 5,000 of them international, from more than 100 countries – the university prides itself on being a multicultural and international institution.
A recent £520m has been invested transforming the university, which includes state-of-the-art sport and well-being facilities, a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.
Host – The Foundry is just a 15 minute walk from University of Leeds.
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