We are delighted that the University of Leeds is now a TASS Dual-Career accredited Institution, recognising the sector-leading level of service and support we provide to elite student-athletes to help them to reach their potential. With our dual-career policy at the heart of our Sports Scholarship programme, we work closely with our internal and external partners including TASS to provide the highest quality experience possible”

Suzanne Glavin- Head of Sport

Why study at the University of Leeds?

State of the art sports facilities

A recent £520m has been invested into transforming the campus, which includes state-of-the-art sport and well-being facilities, a 25m eight lane swimming pool, performance Strength and Conditioning room, and one of the largest fitness suite of any UK university. We are now starting phase 1 of our new facility development plan at Bodington playing fields, building three new flood-lit artificial pitches with works commencing Summer 2021.

Performance services

To support our elite student-athletes in reaching their potential we have a comprehensive performance services programme which we are able to tailor to an individual athlete’s programme. This includes two full time strength and conditioning coaches who service our sport scholars and performance teams in our performance S&C room which is for the sole use of these groups. In addition, we have a full-time physiotherapist, massage clinic, injury rehabilitation clinic and provide nutrition and sport psychology group and one-to one sessions for our sport scholars. We have two staff members within Sport and Physical Activity who are TALS qualified performance lifestyle advisors and work closely with academic departments to support student-athletes in balancing their training and academic studies.

Dual-career focus

We are proud to be a TASS Dual-Career accredited site. We are committed to supporting students with a dual-career in elite sport and academics with our sports scholarships and dual career policy. A number of alumni have had successful careers in professional sport or athletics including Olympic triathlon medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. Our dual career policy can be found here: www.ses.leeds.ac.uk/info/22170/quality_assurance-related_policies/1164/dual_career_policy

You can find out about our Sports Scholarships here: https://sport.leeds.ac.uk/sport/performance-sport-scholarships/

Study a world class degree

Be part of a prestigious, research-intensive Russell Group university. Here you’ll gain skills that will be invaluable to you, personally and professionally. Take part in research, tailor your experience with discovery modules and take advantage of life-changing opportunities. We’re top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Find out more about the degrees we offer at www.leeds.ac.uk

Fantastic Student Experience

Ranked within the top 10 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, at Leeds you’ll have an exceptional student experience. Leeds is a bustling city surrounded by beautiful countryside including the Yorkshire dales. Our campus is a ten-minute walk from the city centre and as a student here, you’ll have access to a thriving cultural centre, including hundreds of bars and restaurants, several live music venues and theatres, and some of the best shopping in the UK. Leeds has several major sports teams and the city is also a gateway to some of the finest cycling, walking and climbing routes in the UK.

Leeds University Union is here to make sure you love your time at Leeds. It is one of the largest students’ unions in the UK and is situated right at the heart of our campus. You can access shops, bars and clubs as well as the student advice centre, giving you everything you need for life as a student. LUU was the first students’ union in the country to win the Gold Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative award twice

For more information please contact:

University of Leeds Sports Performance Manager: Sarah Robinson Email: S.J.Robinson1@leeds.ac.uk

Performance Sport: performancesport@leeds.ac.uk