Simran Louis


My name is Simran and I’m from Mumbai in India. Mumbai being the city of Bollywood, is a very fast paced and crowded city where life never stops, so coming to Leeds felt peaceful, cause it’s a city where life is not so fast paced but neither is it slow and this perfect blend made it an ideal place for me to live in.

I felt like I blended in with the city the second I came here, and I think this was because Leeds is such a student friendly city and therefore it felt quite comfortable to live in as a student. I think one of the best parts about the city and the campus lies in the way it is situated, everything is close by, the city centre being only a 10 minutes’ walk away from the campus. I studied in Mumbai until I completed my A levels, after which I did a foundation course in the city of Oxford and then went on to apply for B.Sc Neuroscience at the University of Leeds.

I had researched about Leeds and knew that it was one of the most esteemed universities in the U.K. with a beautiful campus and a cozy city, which was the reason why I choose it. I am entering my third year in Leeds studying Neuroscience and up till now I have been very happy with my course. The professors are very helpful and the course has definitely lived up to my expectation. I was a course representative the past year, where my responsibilities involved conveying any issues the students had in regards with the course to the staff members and this volunteering role did provide me with a valuable experience.

My favourite part of the university would be the Leeds University Union (LUU) as it is somewhere students can go to socialise. It has some bars, a club, many places to eat, places to study and an overall comfortable vibe. In my spare time, I do enjoy going down to old bar (a bar in the union) with my friends for a drink or 2 or maybe even attend one of the weekly quiz competition. Currently, I live in a private accommodation which is about 10 minutes away from the campus. These kinds of accommodation have proven to be a popular choice of living arrangements, other than the traditional accommodations provided by the university itself. However for your first year, the choices in university residence halls makes it very convenient as it provides the students with many options.

If you have any questions about life in Leeds, feel free to email me.

I look forward to talking to you!

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