Established in 1904 in West Yorkshire, England, is the University of Leeds which is a redbrick university. The student body of the University of Leeds comprises of almost 32,000 students, which makes it the seventh largest university in the United Kingdom. The university believes in power of diversity, and houses individuals from different parts of the world. Being one of the best universities in the U.K., Leeds is ranked as the 32nd best university in Europe and the 93rd best internationally, as per the 2016-17 statistics of QS World University Rankings. It was also declared as the Sunday Times University of the Year in the year 2017. By practicing professionalism, integrity and inclusiveness to everyday learning, Leeds provides a welcoming learning environment. The whole campus occupies a beautiful and sprawling 1230 acres, and is elegantly and diversely styled, as per the history of the country. Leeds offers remarkable programs in various areas of studies such as Arts, Business, Engineering, Science and Medicine, thus making it one of the most targeted British universities today. The University of Leeds, has produced various distinguished people and a large number of Nobel Laureates. Chris Pine, Sayeeda Warsi and Piers Sellers make the list of some eminent people who had their humble beginnings at the University of Leeds. Here’s a list of some notable personalities from the University of Leeds, who have been a constant source of inspiration to the world.
Emma MackeyEmma Mackey

04 January 1996


Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman
(Serial Killer)

14 January 1946


Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Film score composer)

12 August 1949


Keir StarmerKeir Starmer

02 September 1962


Mark GatissMark Gatiss
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice actor, Writer, Science fiction writer, Television producer, Film director, Film producer, Film editor)

17 October 1966


Alice LevineAlice Levine

08 July 1986


Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
(Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter)

12 September 1956

Chinese,Hong Konger

Richard QuestRichard Quest
(Journalist, Television presenter)

09 March 1962


Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(Presenter, Journalist, Food critic)

14 September 1966


Paul DacrePaul Dacre

14 November 1948


Andy KershawAndy Kershaw
(Disc jockey)

09 November 1959


Alistair BrownleeAlistair Brownlee

23 April 1988


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Little BootsLittle Boots
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Record producer)

04 May 1984


Wizard of New ZealandWizard of New Zealand
(Comedian, Teacher, Politician, Stage magician)

04 December 1932

New Zealander

Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
(Poet, Writer, Playwright)

30 April 1937


Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(Art historian, Poet, Writer, Philosopher, Anarchist, Literary critic)

04 December 1893


Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(Sociologist, University teacher)

24 September 1918


Piers SellersPiers Sellers
(Astronaut, Scientist, Meteorologist)

11 April 1955