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 up to 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 over 33,000 students from over 145 countries

Of which:

  • 28,000 are undergraduates
  • 7,000 are postgraduates

We run more than 560 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate courses – one of the widest ranges in the UK

We have been awarded 22 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other institution in England, Northern Ireland and Wales – reflecting the excellence of our teaching

The local community benefits from our 2,000 student volunteers

A century of service

With 7,144 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.

In the Times Newspaper Higher Education survey, students have rated the University of Leeds as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK. The University has now been ranked in the top ten for the fifth year running.

Impact & influence

  • We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities
  • The University is also part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) which comprises 19 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for research power, with 80% of our research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • The University was one of only three institutions reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2012 to receive a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for our enhancement of student learning opportunities

Enterprise & initiatives

  • We have six listed spin-out companies (more than any other University), with a market capital value of approx £188m (IP Group Annual Report March 2012)
  • Since 1995, the University of Leeds has produced 101 ‘spin-out’ companies, the second largest number in the higher education sector in the UK. We currently have 44 active spin-out companies
  • Our ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support and we run an annual business plan competition with prizes up to £2,000 for entrepreneurial students (students have recently set-up businesses in sectors as diverse as graphic design and film production, drink manufacturing and overseas volunteering)

Performing wonders

  • The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Editors and Klaxons have all played at the University Refectory
  • We have one of the UK’s best students’ unions.90% of final year students gave it a positive rating in the National Student Survey 2014  
  • Our Students’ Union is the only one in the country to receive two gold standard awards for the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) 2014)
  • Over 300 clubs and societies are available via Leeds University Union

Building futures

  • Our single campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre
  • By 2015/16 we will have spent £100m on new buildings and refurbishment to create the environment to pursue excellence in research and teaching, with a further £200m expenditure in the pipeline.
  • The Edge is our state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility which includes a 25m 8-lane swimming pool

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.

For further information on the scholarship visit http://www.marshallscholarship.org/studyuk/leedsinfo

For more information about postgraduate study at Leeds visit www.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduate


Winners of Leeds Marshall Scholarship

Andrew Furnas
US University: Brown University


Andrew Furnas will graduate this Fall with an MRes in Textiles. After a wonderful first year at Leeds University undertaking the taught MSc  he was so engaged with his research on quantifying the conformability of textiles that he continued on as a full-time research student. Andrew has been involved with the Leeds community both at the University by leading Peer Assisted Learning sessions in the School of Mathematics and off campus. He was an acting, singing and dancing participant of the Leeds Amateur Operatic Society's production of Chess at the stunningly beautiful Leeds Grand Theatre.

 

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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

2011

Andrew Furnas
US University: Brown University


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Andrew Furnas will graduate this Fall with an MRes in Textiles. After a wonderful first year at Leeds University doing the taught MSc in Advanced Textiles and Performance Clothing, he was so engaged with his research on quantifying the conformability of textiles that he continued on as a full-time research student. Andrew has been involved with the Leeds community both at the University by leading Peer Assisted Learning sessions in the school of Mathematics and off campus. He was an acting, singing and dancing participant of the Leeds Amateur Operatic Society's production of Chess at the stunningly beautiful Leeds Grand Theatre in Spring 2012.