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I am thinking about applying for University of Leeds and I wanted to get some student perspective. I would be applying for International History and Politics to give some context.... What has the teaching looked like? Are you're classes small or do you often have huge lectures? Is it really as... clubbing-heavy as people say? Any info would help me out! Thanks
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I would like to know too actually!
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Hey! So I'm a third year at Leeds but I don't do a course at all similar to yours so I can't talk about specific course stuff. I'm also gonna talk about Leeds BC (before covid) because hopefully you'll have some sense of normality back by the time you start!

Teaching takes place in a number of ways, some may be more common for your course than others. Lectures are the most common where a lecturer talks through a presentation and you listen and take notes. Sometimes there's interaction but it's mainly just sit and listen. Seminars are more interactive. They're generally smaller groups where you'll be given a bit of a presentation and then work through some tasks. Tutorials are even smaller groups and can be quite similar to seminars. In my tutorials we've gone through essay feedback, assignments set before, and IT skills. There are also some other types but they can be very course dependant e.g. Labs, field trips, workshops. How much of each you get is dependant on your course and year for example I do a bioscience course and have very few seminars and a lot of lectures but my friend doing a social science/humanity course has more seminars than lectures.

As for lecture size, again this is very dependant. In first year generally you'll have big lectures as you'll share the lectures with other similar courses. First year is used to get everyone on the same level so the modules are generally taken by a lot of people. Once you start specialising down in second year your lecture sizes will probably decrease. I do a small course (less than 30 of us) and I was in very big lectures in year 1 buts it's gradually decreased.

People do enjoy clubbing in Leeds and there's a fair few of them about. Doesn't mean you have to go and do it if you don't like it/don't want to. There's plenty of things to do and explore about and there's a society dedicated to non-drinking socials (you don't have to be a non-drinker or anything!) called High on Life. So yeah there's plenty of people who go and enjoy clubbing but there's also plenty of people who don't! You'll find this with practically any city-based university.

Hope that's helped and if you have anymore questions just ask.
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yeahthatonethere Thank you for all your answers! They definitely help, and its reassuring that there is a variety of ways to learn.
Also, good to know that there are other options for socializing.

One more question (for now lol) how do you like the city in general?
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yeahthatonethere Thank you for all your answers! They definitely help, and its reassuring that there is a variety of ways to learn.
Also, good to know that there are other options for socializing.

One more question (for now lol) how do you like the city in general?
Its no bother at all!

I love the city! I grew up in a small rural town, and went to sixth form in a city and Leeds kind of has a bit of both in it. The city center is bustling and lovely with plenty of shops, restaurants, and other things to do as well as a number of markets for independant sellers. Hyde Park is a very student filled area with a number of pubs and convenience things (I lived there in second year and enjoyed it). Then there's places further out like Headingley and Kirkstall that bring in the more town vibes with plenty of charity shops and smaller businesses. There's a lot of nature about too which I was surprised about, theres parks and nature walks and even an old ruined Abbey which is great. I love the mix of the city and rural vibe in Leeds because that's what I grew up with! There's plenty for everyone.
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Its no bother at all!

I love the city! I grew up in a small rural town, and went to sixth form in a city and Leeds kind of has a bit of both in it. The city center is bustling and lovely with plenty of shops, restaurants, and other things to do as well as a number of markets for independant sellers. Hyde Park is a very student filled area with a number of pubs and convenience things (I lived there in second year and enjoyed it). Then there's places further out like Headingley and Kirkstall that bring in the more town vibes with plenty of charity shops and smaller businesses. There's a lot of nature about too which I was surprised about, theres parks and nature walks and even an old ruined Abbey which is great. I love the mix of the city and rural vibe in Leeds because that's what I grew up with! There's plenty for everyone.
That sounds amazing! Thanks for giving me a good idea of what to expect. I am a rural girl too so I am looking for a city & nature
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