We provide many student opportunities including paid and volunteer roles in Leeds, the UK and abroad. Such activities can enhance a student's academic learning and work-related skills.
Opportunities are offered both through the curriculum and through a broad range of co-curricular activities offered and supported by the University, Leeds University Union or the wider community.
Student opportunity-related policies
Student opportunity includes study abroad, placements and careers. Related documents are within this section.
Each year over 900 Leeds students study abroad and we welcome incoming study abroad students from all over the world.
Our employability strategy which encourages students to decide, plan and compete contributes to the good reputation our graduates have with employers.
Internationalising the campus
We are proud that our campus is truly global and that it is home to staff and students from all over the world. We provide a welcoming environment through intercultural activities and services for international students.
The Leeds Curriculum
The Leeds Curriculum provides students with an outstanding education through our pioneering approach to teaching. Students at Leeds are encouraged to broaden their intellectual horizons and make the most of a wealth of co-curricular activities. This equips them to succeed in a competitive global employment market and to make a difference to the world around them.
Languages for All
Undergraduates can choose to improve their practical language skills through Languages for All to add to their experience at University.
Students can access a comprehensive range of volunteering opportunities via the Volunteering Hub, including programmes such as Students into Schools and Volunteer in Sport.
Leeds for Life
Leeds for Life helps students get the most out of their time at university by supporting their personal and academic development, giving them skills and attributes to help them succeed academically and impress potential employers.
Students into Schools
Through this scheme, students can undertake a placement in a school as part of their degree or as a voluntary activity.
The Leeds University Union offers students the choice of over 250 clubs and societies to get involved with.
There are a range of ways in which students can get involved as reps - in their school, hall of residence, on the student exec or in the community.