Amena Rehmanji


My name is Amena and I am from Kenya. I have lived in Kenya my entire life and therefore completed all of my education there before coming to Leeds. I have recently completed my undergraduate degree in Economics and Management and I am perusing my master’s in International Business at Leeds University Business School too.

I chose to study at this incredible university because it offered me a balance between a city and campus university. It also has one of the top business schools in the UK. Apart from being quite high in their academic ranking, the university offers several extracurricular activities such as sports and a wide array of societies.

My experience at the University has so far has been amazing. I have been able to meet a diversity of people from different cultures and backgrounds and also actively participated in societies such as AIESEC and done charity work! The social aspect at Leeds University has been great as well. There are always different activities for everyone to participate in, both during the day and night.

My favourite thing about University, I would say are the friends I have made. I have been able to meet some of the most incredible people, who always make me feel at home. We actively participate in societies and socials which help us unwind and relax after a tiring day in lectures.

Leeds University has offered me some great opportunities- I have worked with The Times Newspaper; helping them conduct one of the biggest surveys on final year students. Representing the University as an international student ambassador has also been an amazing experience so far. The University also offers students many opportunities to participate in business workshops, meet with graduate employers and attend career fairs.

Both my undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been very engaging and interesting. The best part of my learning would have to be when guest lecturers speak to us about practical approaches to the module. It gives us a different perspective on our module and shows us how to apply it in the work place which is always useful.

When I am not in class or working on assignments, I enjoy going to the parks in Leeds such as Hyde Park which is located on the edge of the campus. Otherwise, on the weekends, I love to travel to towns around Leeds such as York. Leeds is a multicultural city, which offers a wide range of activities for everyone to participate in.

The best thing about Leeds I believe is the vibrant city with a range of restaurants and activities to take part in. The city centre is a 5 minutes’ walk from the Universities campus which means it is easily accessible. My favourite café being 200 degrees’ café!

I am currently living in private student accommodation. If you have any questions about Leeds at undergraduate or postgraduate level- just let me know!