Student Stories

Exploring Food Science at the University of Leeds

In this essay, Teng Wang shares their experience as a student pursuing a Food Science and Nutrition degree at the University of Leeds. From the initial research process that led them to choose Leeds, to the vibrant campus life and various opportunities provided by the university, he highlights the key aspects that have shaped their educational journey. Focusing on the university's libraries, career support, Leeds University Union, and sports facilities, let’s explores how these resources have contributed to personal growth, cultural exchange, and a well-rounded university experience.

Teng Wang Lee
Studied in University of Leeds Food Science and Nutrition (MSci, BSc)

I’m Teng Wang Lee from Johor! I did my Foundation in Science at Taylor’s University, Malaysia before I came to University of Leeds. I am currently in my 4th year Food Science and Nutrition MSci BSc at the School of Food Science and Nutrition.

I got to know University of Leeds by searching through Google when I was researching about Food Science and Nutrition courses. The main reason of me choosing University of Leeds is because of University of Leeds is a Russell Group University and is very highly ranked in the UK for my course. Furthermore, I have friends who have studied at the University, and I have been told that Leeds is a lovely city. This made my decision to choose the University of Leeds an easy one.

My favourite thing about the university is the libraries. The University of Leeds has 4 libraries and each of them have a different style. For example, Brotherton Library is an ancient style building, whereas Laidlaw Library is a modern style library. The best part is that I can change my study environment by switching to any of the libraries to do my revision. My favourite library is the Edward Boyle library because it has lots of study space for students and is open till late, which makes it convenient when I’m wanting to study or do my revision.

The University of Leeds provides a lot of opportunities for students. For example, the Careers Centre provides careers support such as placement and job applications, CV checking, online webinar, and mock interviews. I had the opportunity to do an industrial placement year, which allowed me to experience real-life working and gained valuable skills and knowledge.

The Leeds University Union provides opportunities for you to explore your hobby and interests, try some new activities and meet new friends! I have been lucky to participate in different types of social events, clubs and societies. I enjoy meeting new friends and learn more about their culture. For example, I like going to the Global Café organised by the International Student Office. This weekly event has allowed me to meet and socialise with people from all around the world, making new friends and improving my language skills at the same time.

The University has a lot of sports facilities, and an on-site sports complex called The Edge. I enjoy sports as it improves my mental and brain health. I play badminton with my friends 3 times a week, tennis once a month, golfing once a week and going to the gym.

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