The University of Leeds is a redbrick university located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Originally named the Yorkshire College of Science and later simply the Yorkshire College, it incorporated the Leeds School of Medicine and became part of the federal Victoria University alongside Owens College (which eventually became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904, a royal charter, created in 1903, was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.
Located close to the city centre, the University serves the community in a number of ways.
- over 2,000 of our students and many staff work as local volunteers with over 350 students helping in local schools
- residents and visitors to Leeds can access the University’s facilities including the Stanley and Audrey Burton Art Gallery, the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive and the Michael Marks Building which houses the Marks and Spencer Company Archive
- members of the public can participate in events and workshops during the University’s Festival of Arts and the Leeds Festival of Science which is coordinated by the University and partners across the city