Studying at Leeds
I applied to do International Relations as, at the time, I saw it as a combination of modern history and international politics. Leeds was on the top of my list out of the universities I applied to as I liked the idea of being in a city with a separate campus. Having spent most of my life in London, I wanted to see a different part of the UK and Leeds seemed like an exciting city to live in for three years.
I am passionate about the whole subject as it is my main area of interest. International politics fascinate me and I have always remained interested.
My course so far has been very good. The number of different modules to choose from has allowed me to study a very large variety of topics and subjects that I am interested in. I feel that the course has really broadened my knowledge into areas I would never have dreamt of learning about prior to coming to university.
The learning facilities at Leeds are very good. The library is always well stocked and there are lots of different places to go and work on campus depending on your preference.
As a course representative, I have experienced student support first hand. The way students can influence the processes of the school is of great benefit to student support. The school is always open to students' input and new ideas.
Outside of Studying
There is a really broad range of clubs and societies to join at Leeds. I have been involved with Leeds Student Radio and political societies, all of which provide great ways to meet people.
Leeds as a city
Leeds has surprised me as a city. On first coming here, I was impressed with the huge variety of things to do and places to go in the city. Leeds has a great selection of bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping facilities. For anyone thinking of applying for a course here, I would say go for it! The variety of modules and expertise of academics allows you to make the course your own and do whatever you want with it! Leeds is also a fun city to live in and the size of the university means there is something for everyone to get involved in.
I plan to go into Public Affairs and am currently looking for an internship in parliament or a public affairs firm in order to improve my employability.