Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, its vision is to be acknowledged for its commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.
Its aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and it works closely with employers and partners to ensure that its graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
A big business in its own right, it has around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; it contributed an estimated £477 million to the economy every year. It is rightly proud to be the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard.
With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, it is proud of its history and excited about its future.