Welcome to the Class of 2021

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Congratulations,
you did it!

The friends you’ve made for life, the classes, the memories. This is your time, your celebration. Leeds will always be part of your story, and we’re proud that you’re part of ours.

Welcome to the Leeds alumni community. You’ll have lots of memories of being a Leeds student, but you’re also a member of the Class of 2021 – alumni who earned their degrees in the face of extraordinary change.

You are part of the University of Leeds community for life, and here in the Alumni team we will help you keep that Leeds feeling, forever.

Best wishes from Leeds.

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Phil Steel
Head of Alumni Engagement
University of Leeds

Stay connected

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The best way to make sure you don’t miss a thing – including updates about your graduation celebration – is by email.

In our regular email newsletters, we will share the latest news with you, provide career support, invite you to events relevant to you and let you know about all the ways you can get involved.  

But only if we have permission to email you. 

Complete the form to update your communication preferences (which you can change at any time).

Graduation celebrations

Spring 2022

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We know that degree ceremonies are an important part of marking your achievements and celebrating your success.

That's why we intend to hold your graduation celebrations when it's possible to do so, in Spring 2022. These ceremonies will be in the Great Hall, gowns will be worn, and you will be able to invite family and friends. 

Make sure we have permission to email you by completing the form above, so you don’t miss your invitation.

Support for life

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Once students graduate, they become lifelong alumni of their university. Now you’re a Leeds alum, you join a diverse global community of 300,000 graduates from over 190 countries, so a Leeds friend is never far away. 

And there are countless other ways you benefit as a member of our community.

  • Events – Online and in-person events and networking opportunities
  • Careers support – Whatever your next planned steps are, our Careers Centre can help
  • Alumni benefits – from accessing the finest Leeds minds, to tuition fee bursaries, discover how to make the most of becoming a Leeds alum

A global community

Take the best of this opportunity. Always be hungry to improve as professionals and human beings."
Deborah Feliziani (International Business 2015)

Our Leeds alumni are with you every step of the way.

Don’t miss the written messages for the Class of 2021 from Leeds alumni all around the globe.

Visit our Welcoming the Class of 2021 page to discover more.

Qun Guan looking out over a circular building with mountains in the distance
You've already made history by overcoming so many challenges, and the future is bright and promising. Keep learning. Keep up with the changing world.""
Qun Guan (Marketing 2011)
2021 is a year filled with several challenges but you completed your degree. I salute your courage. Keep moving with strength, increase your speed, and improve your skills as you keep the spirit alive. Welcome to the Leeds alumni community."
Abayomi Oke (Mathematics 2012)
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Vice-Chancellor Simone Buitendijk joins colleagues and former students to welcome new graduations to the worldwide University of Leeds alumni community.

Win a portrait

You’ll have lots of memories of being a Leeds student, and we know you've earned your degree in the face of extraordinary change.

Share with us your Leeds memories by answering the questions in the form and enter our prize draw to receive a unique Leeds graduation portrait.

Make sure to include your social media handle so we can send your portrait back to you from @LeedsAlumni Twitter.

Forever Leeds

300,000 alumni
190 countries
One global community

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Never miss a moment. Stay in touch and follow us @LeedsAlumni

Or why not download exclusive Class of 2021 digital stickers and virtual backgrounds.