University of Leeds

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University of Leeds
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
Type Public
Endowment £49.28 million[1]
Chancellor The Lord Bragg
Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur
Visitor The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
As Lord President of the Council
Admin. staff 8,000[2]:3
Students 33,585[3]
Undergraduates 24,080[3]
Postgraduates 9,505[3]
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Campus Urban, Suburban
Newspaper Leeds Student
Colours                        
Green, Red, Black, Beige[4]
Affiliations ACU
Association of MBAs
CDIO
EQUIS
EUA
N8 Group
The Russell Group
Santander Network
Universities UK
White Rose Consortium
WUN
Website www.leeds.ac.uk

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 Leeds is the most popular university in the UK and one of the country's leading universities. 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.

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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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