International Arrival and Orientation Support

Hello and welcome

If you’ve just arrived, welcome to the UK, to Leeds, and to the University! We hope you had a good journey. It’s great that you’re here. 

Our Link to Leeds ambassadors are current students who are here to support you during your arrival and orientation.

Any questions?

You can chat to our students using the links at the bottom of this page and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

For urgent queries about arriving in Leeds or if you need immediate help when you first arrive, please contact the International Welcome Helpdesk:

Email (10 am – 4pm every day)

Call +44 (0)113 343 9599 (10am – 4pm every day)

Visit International Welcome helpdesk, East Entrance, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building (10 am – 4pm, Monday to Friday)

For any questions about getting started at the University, contact the Student Information Service

International Orientation

Take a look at your welcome guide and online international orientation and sign up for an International Welcome session. 

International Welcome Lounge

Come and meet friendly student hosts at the International Welcome Lounge from Monday to Friday, 4.30pm – 6.30pm until 31 October. It’s based in Café Maia on Level 10 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building. You can enjoy some free refreshments and find out about welcome and social activities.  

Global Community Social Activities

Join our Global Community socials to meet new people and take part in fun activities led by Link to Leeds ambassadors.

Global Café – every Monday 6pm – 7.30pm 

Take part in fun games and enjoy informal chats

Global Leeds – every Wednesday 2pm – 3pm 

Discover how to make the most of studying at a global university through games, quizzes and more

Global Saturdays – every Saturday 11am – 12pm 

Connect with others from around the world for cultural exchange and conversation

How to take part?

Socials will take place in the Global Community Microsoft TEAMs space – join now using your email or use the join code loq5x6z by selecting ‘join or create a TEAM’ at the bottom of your teams list.

Our Global Community activities are for all students and postgraduate researchers at Leeds – everyone is welcome!

Join now