Pre-Departure Briefings

The International Office created a series of informative briefings for students joining the University of Leeds in September 2020. Students due to join us in January are welcome to watch these briefings too, however we will host a live Pre-Departure Briefing on Wednesday December 9 from 12:00-13:30 UK time (What time is this for me?). The registration link for the January 2021 Pre-Departure will be on this website soon.

You can watch the below recordings of the September 2020 Pre-Departures in your own time, in any order you like, however we would suggest that you watch the Introduction to begin with as this introduces some important health and safety details for when you join us on campus.

You will also be able to find useful information around arrival, welcome and orientation, and download our International Welcome Guide on our webpage for new students.


Introduction

This section of the briefing covers:

  • Welcome message
  • Health and safety on campus
  • Briefing content

Delivered by:
Jacqui Brown, Director, International Office
Annica Murman, Engagement Manager, International Office

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Starting at Leeds

This section of the briefing covers:

  • Preparing for your journey, visas and immigration
  • Welcome and induction
  • Online registration
  • Your fees

Delivered by:
Claire Zupnik, International Manager (East Asia), International Office
Doug Pearce, Head of International Student Recruitment, International Office

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Life at Leeds

This section of the briefing covers:

  • Our campus and the city
  • Support and wellbeing
  • Leeds University Union
  • Careers and opportunities
  • Accommodation

Delivered by:
Krystyna Kowalska, International Manager (South & Southeast Asia and UK International), International Office
Jan Spalek, International Employer Engagement Manager, Leeds University Careers Centre
Annica Murman, Engagement Manager, International Office
Lasse Aamodt, current student, studying BSc International Business
Joceline Kamajaya, current student, studying  BSc Medicinal Chemistry
Juanita Rojas, current student, studying MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

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Arriving in Leeds

This section of the briefing covers:

  • Online International orientation
  • Food and shopping
  • Finding your way around
  • Feeling at home in Leeds

Delivered by:
Annica Murman, Engagement Manager, International Office
Lasse Aamodt, current student, studying BSc International Business
Joceline Kamajaya, current student, studying  BSc Medicinal Chemistry
Juanita Rojas, current student, studying MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

View video on YouKu