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University of Leeds
Motto Latin: et augebitur scientia
Motto in English
"and knowledge will be increased"
Type Public
Established 1904 - University of Leeds
1887 - gained University Status as part of Victoria University
1831 - Leeds School of Medicine
Endowment £49.28 million
Chancellor The Lord Bragg
Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur
Visitor The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
As Lord President of the Council
Administrative staff
Students 33,585
Undergraduates 24,080
Postgraduates 9,505
Location , ,
Campus Urban, Suburban
Newspaper Leeds Student
Green, Red, Black, Beige
Affiliations ACU
Association of MBAs
N8 Group
The Russell Group
Santander Network
Universities UK
White Rose Consortium

The University of Leeds (sometimes called Leeds University) is a university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. It first started in 1831 with the opening of a school to teach medicine which was one of the first outside of London, Oxford, and Cambridge.

Parkinson Building

Today one of the UK's leading universities. It is a member of the Russell Group. The university is one of two in the city, the other being Leeds Metropolitan University. The main campus is in the Woodhouse area of Leeds, close to Leeds City Centre.


The main campus is situated in the Woodhouse area of Leeds, which is about half a mile from the city centre. The campus has many older Victorial buildings such as the Great Hall, as well as some mid-twentieth century buildings such as the Parkinson Building. There are also many brutalist building on campus sich as the Roger Stevens Building and the Edward Boyle Library. In recent years newer buildings have been added such as the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.

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