A postgraduate degree is a challenging yet rewarding experience. At Leeds, there are many opportunities to enrich your studies, make the most of your time here and prepare for whatever you choose to do next.
Global community and language centre
At Leeds you'll benefit from being part of a vibrant international community of staff and students.
You can develop language skills, take part in international groups, undertake intercultural work and volunteering, or just enjoy some of the fantastic community events on offer throughout the year.
Find out more about our global community and how it can enhance your experience.
Clubs and societies
Leeds University Union (LUU) clubs and societies are a great way to meet new people and discover something new or continue an interest. With over 250 other groups to choose from you’re sure to find something which excites you; from journalism to skydiving; rock gospel choir to film; student radio to conservation; books to real ale; and campaigning groups to sign language.
The Sociology and Social Policy Society (SocSoc) also organise events throughout the year including regular socials, fundraisers, trips and talks.
Volunteering allows you to give back to communities (locally, nationally or internationally), try something new and broaden your skillset.
Both LUU and Leeds for Life offer a range of volunteering opportunities – from raising awareness of the work of guide dogs to working with unhoused individuals in the city – that could boost your CV and take you to new places. Leeds for Life can also help if you want to set up your own voluntary project.
Work experience can help you stand out to future employers and get you where you want to be. It can also allow you try out a career you might like to pursue when you graduate.
Our careers centre can help you find work experience or a graduate role, helping you to explore possible career paths, building your network and supporting you through the application process.
Got a business idea? Our business start-up service Spark can help you grow your ideas into a viable project.
Through Spark, you’ll have access to business advice, enterprise events, workshops, networking and mentoring, as well as the use of professional office space and meeting rooms on campus.
Helen Dannatt MA Social Research
“Outside of my studies, I volunteer as a project worker at HealthWatch Leeds. I've conducted research in two local hospitals, collecting feedback from service users. The research has complemented my degree perfectly, whilst improving my employability and aiding my personal development.”View Profile