Welcome to the FBS Global Community

Together we can #BeMoreGlobal

The Faculty of Biological Sciences Global Community welcomes students from all over the world. 

This community is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who are from the UK or travelling overseas to study with us. 

Joining our Global Community will help you settle into Leeds, the University and become part of the community. We want to make adjusting to living in a new place and becoming a part of the University easier. You'll be invited to regular social activities, for example pizza and quiz night, pub games, bowling and lunches.

The FBS Global Community also gives you a space to ask for support; this could be questions about academic problems or any personal issues you need help with.

There is also a University-wide community - the University of Leeds Global Community that connects you to intercultural and international activities and friends that can bring you a world of different ideas and experiences.


The community runs regular events for international students to meet each other and enjoy the university and Leeds. All students are welcome to join us, and as many as possible are also free to attend.

Below are some of the community's previous activities


Afternoon Tea & Welcome event

Quiz & bring a dish

Lunch & Art Gallery

Pub games

Lunch, mince pies and Christmas market


The global community supports you throughout your time at the university, personally, academically and otherwise.

Transition programme Support with the transition into University life and independent learning advice from academics and mentors. Available to undergraduate students only.
Student Counselling Centre Speak to someone about any concerns that are causing you distress, including academic difficulties. Appointments and drop-in sessions available.19 Clarendon Place. Tel: 0113 343 4107 email: stucouns@adm.leeds.ac.uk
Help@Leeds Find out where to get the help you need on any aspect of your life in Leeds.
International office Offers lots of advice to help make the most of your time in Leeds. Tel: 0113 343 3930
Student Advice Centre Provides help with any problems concerning life as a student. Specialises in housing, money and academic problems. 1st Floor, Student Union Building. Tel: 0113 380 1290 email: advice@luu.leeds.ac.uk

Student Experiences

Get to know our international students as they share their experiences below...

Thanisorn Mahatnirunkul - PhD in Biomedical Sciences

"To me, the international community is another safe place and a point of contact for international students. We get to meet up with other international students, have a chance to participate in fun activities and learn how to adapt in multicultural society"

Read more from other international students at the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Contact us!

We have a dedicated Facebook group designed for current students.

The group provides students with an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and is a great way to connect and meet with other international students.

You can also email us