Postgraduate Research International Orientation

Welcome to Leeds! Our international orientation programme will help you make the best possible start in Leeds. Whenever you arrive, you’ll be able to join talks, tours and social events to help you feel at home and meet new people. 

International Orientation

What is International Orientation? 

International Orientation is the perfect way to find out more about the University of Leeds and about living in the UK, join in social activities and tours and meet new and current Leeds students. Whenever you arrive, we’ll help you:  

  • Find essential information and learn about opportunities to make the most of your international experience in Leeds. 
  • Discover our campus and the city. 
  • Meet other students, make connections and start settling in. 

Read more about how International Orientation can make you feel at home in Leeds!

Start your research

Check the start your research pages for useful resources to help you make a good start to your research journey.

Catch up on talks, explore our campus and take part in social activities

Welcome to Leeds! Discover our campus and find out more about opportunities on offer in Leeds throughout the year. Use the following resources to get yourself to a good start whenever you arrive or whenever you need at any point of your student journey.  

Step 1 – Resources to help you get started 

Head to our International Orientation resources page to dowload presentation slides and watch a recording of our main international orientation talk and webinars. Our webinars will help you with some of the more practical aspects of your stay, from opening a bank account, to registering with a doctor and understanding support for disabled students. 

Step 2 – Check what’s on in LUU 

Find out what events are on each day on LUU Engage and don’t miss Global Café (every Monday in LUU Common Ground, 5.30 – 7.30pm.  

Visit the LUU building! Find out more about student societies, part-time job opportunities and how you can represent our student community. If you have any questions about student life in Leeds, visit the LUU Help&Support desk in the Student Union Foyer to speak to a trained adviser. 

Step 3 – Discover our campus 

Take a campus tour! Explore our campus and find your favourite spots to study and relax.   

Looking for ways to practice a language? Visit the Language Zone. Ask more about their peer-to-peer initiatives and resources you can use to study independently.  

Asking for help 

If you’ve just arrived in Leeds, take some time to read about processes you’ll need to complete when you're on campus.  

If you’re already in Leeds and have started your course, you can still get in touch with the Student Information Service (SIS) with any questions you have throughout your time in Leeds. 

Our friendly SIS team will be able to answer your questions or put you in touch with the right team on campus that can help you. You can call them, email them, or visit them at one of four Student Information Points on campus. 

If you don’t know who to ask, ask the Student Information Service