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Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU)

Leeds Metropolitan University, Calverley Street, LS1 3HE Leeds, United Kingdom
3.87 / 5 based on 126 reviews.
LMU's origins go back over one hundred years. Today, it is a modern university with around 25,000 students, including people from many parts of the world. The University has a proud tradition of preparing students for professional life and is known for the employability of its graduates.

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126 reviews of Leeds Metropolitan University

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by William, Higher Education Learning Program Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Business Studies, Independent
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: Off campus university residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? There are plenty of accommodations around 1km radius of the university, and it is nearly as good as the off-campus university residence.
Personal comments:
The security of the off-campus university residence is excellent, and shops are within close reach. Facilities are excellent... but the location of this accommodation is quite far from the university, and you will have to track uphill if you decided to go on foot. No doubt there is a bus service linking directly with the university, but the timing was quite limited then. Overall, the standar of accommodation is much better than on-campus.
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by Virginie, SUP Europe Caen, Caen, France
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Leeds is one of the best city to have a great student life in England. There are so many different places, so many concerts, so many bars and pubs... My favourite was definitely the Wardrobe, where you can listen jazz music, or the hifi on sunday night for the concerts(free and friendly)... In Hyde park there is a small beautiful place called the Moorish: you can chill there and have some amazing drinks and cakes!!
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by Ziren, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
More choices of courses could have been offered. Was difficult to integrate with the local students I met in the campus as they're in their last year of study and already had their circles of friends.

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Personal comments:
Perhaps more work could have been assigned to groups rather than individuals

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by IRENE, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Philology, Erasmus
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
I have been learning English for years. I thought that when I went to an English speaking country I would understand many things.However, this did not happen. At first, it was really dissapointing because I could not understand people in the street, but I could understand teachers.So, Ihad to get used to asking for things many times because did not understand what I was being told.Moreover, english people in general did not make any effort to make us understand what they were saying. Nevertheless, in the end, I managed to understand real English1
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by Virginie, SUP Europe Caen, Caen, France
Business Studies, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
I wanted to enjoy as much as possible my experience abroad. That's why I spent quite a lot in travelling (I visited lots of places in United Kingdom), I also went out a lot to meet people again and again, I think it is the best way to improve your social life. On the other side i used to try to minimize my expenses in other categories like clothes, telephone...
Travel, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Not really, I knew England would be more expensive but I think Leeds is quite a cheap place compared to other cities in UK
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by Christin, Hochschule Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Business Studies, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish i wouldnīt have sended so much stuff to England as it was even more expensive to send it all back after the year abroad.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
You have to open for team work, like working in an international environment, and be able to concentrate on the study even if the nightlife/social life is that awesome.


Leeds is near to a lot other famous cities in the north of England, like Liverpool, Manchester or York. Scotland is also not far away and worth to visit for a weekend by car and walk in the mountains and green untouched landscape. Unfortunately there are no low cost airlines flying to the airport in Leeds/Bradford. But from London to Leeds itīs about 5-6 hours by bus. Also, traveling by the coach (national express) is a lot cheaper than by train!
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