Pre-Departure Briefings

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Leeds! If you’re planning your arrival for the 2021 entry, please join our Pre-Departure Briefings designed to answer any questions you may have about travel and arrival, starting your studies and life in Leeds.

Our International Pre-Departure Briefing event is open to all new Leeds students from around the world and will be presented by staff from the International Office and Link to Leeds ambassadors. This event will take place twice – the events will contain the same information with a Q&A session at the end, so you can choose the event convenient to you.

If you’re unable to attend this event, don’t worry, a recording of the event will be made available on this page after it has taken place. And, if you have any questions, you can join our Pre-Departure Q&A Live Chat Event.

International Pre-Departure Briefing Event

In additional to this event, you may find a regional or faculty based event useful to attend. Details below:

China Pre-Departure Event: the China team hosted their pre-departure on 2 July. You can find a recording of the event on Bilibili.

Japan Pre-Departure Event: Join international office staff, current Japanese students and our Japan representative, Yuka Iwasaki, to ask any questions you may still have about starting your studies. You will be able to ask any questions in Japanese.

Pre-Sessional English Event: the International Office and Language Centre hosed their pre-departure on 1 July. You can find a recording of the event on Zoom and on Youku.

West Africa Pre-Departure Event: hosted by the Nigeria team to answer regional specific questions. For further questions, please get in touch with the University of Leeds Nigeria Office.

Southeast Asia Pre-Departure Event: hosted by the Southeast Asia team to answer regional specific questions. Please attend or watch the recording of the International Pre-Departure Briefing Event before attending.

South Asia Q&A sessions: Every two weeks, join the South Asian International Officers & Link to Leeds ambassadors for a Q&A on zoom to answer any questions you have about arriving.

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.