University of Leeds facts for kids
|Motto||Latin: et augebitur scientia|
Motto in English
|"and knowledge will be increased"|
|Established||1904 - University of Leeds
1887 - gained University Status as part of Victoria University
1831 - Leeds School of Medicine
|Chancellor||The Lord Bragg|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Michael Arthur|
|Visitor||The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
As Lord President of the Council
Green, Red, Black, Beige
Association of MBAs
The Russell Group
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.
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.
Images for kids
The Parkinson Building campanile, which features prominently in the university logo and publications after re-branding in 2006.
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