Human Physiology international student at University of Leeds

Esra Shitaw

Why did you choose the University of Leeds?

When I obtained my scholarship, I started looking for a good university to study in. After I did my research, and with some advices and recommendations from my family and friends who have lived or studied in Leeds before, I decided to start my study life at the University of Leeds.

Why did you chose to come to Leeds and what do you enjoy about your course?

The University of Leeds is one of the top ranking universities in my special field of study. 

I almost enjoyed everything, but if I were to name something in particular, it is definitely having the opportunity to access to the dissection room and being able to learn more and more about the characteristics of the human body and how its different organs function.  

How have you found life in Leeds?

Simply, Leeds is an amazing city. There are many reasons that make Leeds the best city to live and study in. It is more beautiful than I thought and there is something magical that attracts you to Leeds, and not other cities. It makes you feel really comfortable and welcoming, and you can hardly feel homesickness.   

How do you feel the International Community has helped you settle in to Leeds?

Whether families from my home country Libya, or from the European Union and the Middle East, I feel very fortunate to come to Leeds. Everyone is very helpful and more than happy to show me around or help me decide where to buy stuff or where to dine.

What key aspects of your experience of Leeds would you highlight to students thinking about coming to study?

I Love the city and the university, and I am sure everyone will. I really recommend it for anyone who wants to receive high level of education and at the same time feel like home.  There is literally something for everyone. If anyone is interested in the human body and how it functions, I really recommend applying for human physiology at The University of Leeds. This program offers a thorough analysis of the human body and explains single organ.