International Orientation

Welcome to our global community of students and staff. Join our international orientation to find out more about all the opportunities available to you on our campus, in the city and beyond.   

This information was last updated on 30th June 2022. 

Moving to a new country is very exciting but can also be challenging. 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.  

If you’re arriving for the start of semester one, International Orientation week will start from Monday, 19 September 2022.  

Orientation sessions

Our orientation sessions give you essential information about living in the UK, as well as support and opportunities to help you make the most of your time in Leeds. We’ll also explore ways to take care of yourself as you adapt to culture and lifestyle changes. 

SUMMER ARRIVALS 

If you arrive in the summer months for a pre-sessional course or summer school, you’ll be contacted directly with more information about your orientation talks. 

ARRIVING IN SEPTEMBER 

Our International Orientation week starts from Monday 19 September.

Our main orientation talks will take place in person on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September.

Check back for session times and locations nearer the time. 

ARRIVING AT OTHER TIMES 

We offer regular online orientation sessions outside of the main arrival periods.

Check back later for dates and times.

HELP TO GET STARTED 

Take some time to read about processes you’ll need to complete when you arrive

Have questions or not sure where to start? Our Student Information Service can help you. Visit one of the four information points on campus, or contact the team by email or phone. 

SOCIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 

Whenever you arrive, you’ll be able to join events to help you discover our campus and meet new people.  Our Global Café takes place every Monday throughout the year.  

SUMMER ARRIVALS 

Join our exciting Summer in Leeds programme, we have events running until 16 September. Leeds University Union has events during the summer months that you can join too. 

ARRIVING IN SEPTEMBER 

MEET STUDENT HOSTS AT OUR WELCOME LOUNGE  

Come to the Welcome Lounge to chat to our student hosts over refreshments, ask questions about settling in, and find out about other ways to meet people and get involved.  

Check back here for links to the full programme of welcome events. 

UNIVERSITY BUDDY SCHEME 

Don’t forget you can apply for the University Buddy Scheme to get matched with a student with similar interests. 

Whether you’re new to Leeds or not, you can apply for the University Buddy Scheme at any point of your student journey.