University of Leeds
LEEDS MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Leeds and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Leeds Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Leeds.
The following information has been provided by the University of Leeds:
The University has its origins in the establishment of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. Other subject areas, including those in the humanities, were then developed and in 1904 the University of Leeds was granted a Royal Charter and established as a University.
Leeds is now among the top ten universities for research in the UK and is internationally acknowledged as a centre of excellence in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. Its broad research and skills base and superb facilities attract interest from major multinationals and small local businesses alike. Many of the research initiatives cross traditional subject boundaries. Research students are supported through Graduate Schools in nine different Faculties, which cover all the major subject disciplines. Passing & surpassing
We have 33,002 students from over 142 countries
- 29,015 full time students
- 3,987 part time students
- 25,000 are undergraduates
- 8,000 are postgraduates
From Arabic to Zoology we offer an enormous range of courses
- 560 undergraduate courses
- 300 postgraduate courses
We have been awarded 16 National Teaching Fellowships - more than any other English university - reflecting the excellence of our teaching
The local community benefits from our 2,000 student volunteers
A century of service
Impact & influence
- With 7,645 staff we are the third largest employer in Leeds
- We contribute around £1.23bn a year to the local economy - students add a further £211m through rents and living costs
- The University was ranked 85th in the QS world rankings in October 2010 - one of only 19 UK universities in the top 100
Enterprise & initiatives
- We are a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive Universities, which is chaired by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Arthur
- We are part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
- Our research income in 2009/10 was £119m
- We have 32 active spin-out companies in areas as diverse as oil exploration, cancer drug development and embryology and foetal development
- 36% of our academics are involved in applied research or as consultants to industry with an estimated contract value of £54m
- We have 29 active Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, the fifth highest number in the UK and the third highest in the Russell Group
- We have staff of 97 different nationalities
- We lead the White Rose Innovation Partnership involving over 290 companies and organisations with White Rose Universities and the University of Bradford, along with university and medical partners in the USA
- The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Editors and Klaxons have all played at the University Refectory
- The Students' Union is one of the largest and best in the country with 300 activities, clubs and societies. We are one of only two gold accredited students' unions, recognized under a national evaluation scheme.
- Our single campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre
- By 2015 we will have spent £194m on new buildings and refurbishment to create the environment to pursue excellence in research and teaching
- Our students and staff - and Leeds residents - are benefiting from new sports facilities including a swimming pool and health and fitness complex
- We have won more environmental awards than any other UK university, including the 2009 Green Gown Award for Continuous Improvement in relation to our transport plan
The University of Leeds now has:
- Over 1,100 academic staff, many with internationally renowned reputations, possessing a unique range of expertise;
- Multi-million pound investment programmes in new research facilities
- Outstanding resources including a major academic research library, laboratories and computing facilities, and the Graduate Training and Support Centre;
- An excellent reputation for the quality of its research training, with emphasis on key skills that will enhance professional career development;
- Over 300 different postgraduate taught Masters programmes of study across a wide range of subjects
- An international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research with students from over 131 countries registered for degree programmes.
2008 RAE outcomes:
- 61 % of the University's search is 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent,' (3*) and a further 32.5 % is 'recognised internationally'.
- Leeds comes 8th in the country for 'research power' - a measure of quality and volume.
- Leeds is ranked joint 14th in the Times Higher Education (THE) league table of research quality, which is jump of 12 places up from 26th in the 2001 RAE.
- More than half Leeds' schools are ranked in the top ten in the country.
- The work of 1,328 (1,269 FTEs) staff was submitted - the sixth highest number in the UK.
Leeds is ranked joint 14th in the Times Higher Education (THE) league table of research quality, which is jump of 12 places up from 26th in the 2001 RAE.
Those subjects that were leaders in their field in 2001 have maintained their position amongst the best.
Among recent research degree graduates there are many who have gone on to work in the USA, these include:
- John Elderfield(MPhil): Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Professor V. Craig Jordan (PhD):Developed the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen
- Dr Piers Sellers (PhD: NASA astronaut; undertook three space walks as crew member, Space Shuttle Atlantis, 2002
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Student, English 1960s - Novelist; playwright; critic; literary awards include UNESCO prize; director, International Center for Writing and Translation, University of California; Honorary DLitt 2004.
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For the University of Leeds website please visit http://www.Leeds.ac.uk . "Information for Prospective Students" will direct you to information about taught postgraduate and research postgraduate study.
Winners of Leeds Marshall Scholarship
US University: Brown University
Andrew Furnas grew up in beautiful Ithaca, NY. He will graduate this spring
with a B.S. in Mathematics from Brown University. Inspired by a course
he took sophomore year at the Rhode Island School of Design on Textiles
and Apparel, Andrew uses mathematical techniques to better understand
the drape of woven fabrics. In his junior year he was awarded a
Goldwater Fellowship for future research in this area. Andrew heads the
Mathematics Undergraduate Group and helps to coordinate the Symposium
for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences(SUMS). When he is not
doing math, Andrew can be found outside singing or dancing.