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Hotels near University of Leeds

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University of Leeds, is situated just 1.6 miles from Clayton Hotel Leeds. Established in 1904 it is a world top 100 university, as well as being one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK.

University of Leeds has recently been praised with “The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, University of the Year Award, this along with numerous other awards such as the “Queens Anniversary Prize” and 22 National Teaching Fellowships clearly shows this as being one of the elite universities within the UK. The university also offers numerous prize winning exhibitions and galleries open to the public.

Heritage

Although the University itself was founded in 1904 its roots can be traced back to the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831. This school of medicine was established by a group of young men to enable medical student to study without having to travel to Scotland or London. Around 40 years later the Yorkshire Collage of Science was founded on the same site due to concerns by the textiles industries caused by the rapid development of technologies in Europe. In 1884 these two institutions combined and a few years later joined with Owens Collage Manchester and University Collage Liverpool to become the federal Victoria University. These cities however, soon stated to consider the advantages of forming their own universities, thus University of Leeds was formed.

Students

University of Leeds has an outstanding student satisfaction record and can quote statistics such as “in the 2016 National Student Survey, 90% of final year students said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course.” The University has a little over 32,000 students from 147 different countries, and an even more impressive alumnus of 240,000. The campus is very accessible from both the city and surrounding residential areas and boasts some state of the art facilities across many of the course that they offer. University of Leeds Student Union building is noted as being one of the best in the county and houses not one but two bars, a small super market, numerous cafes and eateries and even a nightclub.

Campus

Some of the campuses state of the art facilities include modern theatre and drama areas, large capacity lecture halls, scientific equipment on the frontier of technology and more than one library supplied with computers, text books and academic journals. The mixture of old architecture and new modern buildings reflects how the heritage and grandeur of the University have been retained as both the campus and courses offered have evolved.

For a place to base your exploration of the numerous universities and colleges Leeds has to offer Clayton Hotel Leeds is the perfect location. Why not book now and explore all the city has to offer?

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