We’d love to extend a special welcome to those coming to the University of Leeds from another country! You’re so welcome here in the UK and we would love to get to know you during your time at University.

A Message from our International Secretary… Ailsa

Hi! I’m Ailsa, the International Secretary. I’m a 3rd year Environmental Science student from Scotland!

Wherever in the world you come from, the CU would love to have you! We’re richer for our diversity.

International welcome week is a great opportunity for arriving students to make friends and have fun before the start of term. We have events from the 20th-25th September, further details coming soon on our socials! @leedsunicu


We collaborate with Transformation Leeds, are hosting Explore international this semester…

Living Room

Living Room is a global café ran by Transformations Leeds and the Christian Unions in Leeds. Its open to all international students, whether you are Christian or not. Living Room is a place for Internationals to make friends and discover other cultures, including British culture! Whether we do a bring and share dinner, or a Ceilidh dance, or a British Comedy night, or “Light Night” (a festival unique to Leeds), or a day trip, Living Room will be your home away from home. We run on Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm every week in term time, and some Saturdays too. If you want to find out more you can send a message to @transformationsleeds on Instagram or @Thelivingroom on Facebook.


Explore groups are online groups geared to international students meeting on different days and times so wherever you are in the world there is a group for you! Its an opportunity for you to experience Christianity for yourself through videos and a zoom discussion group.