Leeds students urged to grade city in YEP survey

Graduates at The University of Leeds
Graduates at The University of Leeds
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Students get top marks for community spirit after agreeing to take part in our major new survey.

Universities across Leeds are being urged to help students make their voices heard and share their visions to shape the city’s future.

Undergraduates and post-graduates are being urged to tell us what they think to living and studying in the city.


We want to find out their thoughts about the city’s transport network and whether they feel safe when out and about.

We also want to know whether they avoid certain parts of Leeds for fear of being a victim of crime and how they grade leisure facilities.

Frankie O’Byrne, Leeds University Union’s community officer, said: “The Leeds Survey is a great opportunity for all residents of Leeds to contribute positively with ideas about how to improve our city.

“The student community in Leeds is very diverse so this survey will help to capture the different opinions, ideas and visions that our students have.”

Hundreds of YEP readers have already told us what changes they would like to see and how they could make Leeds an even better place to live in.

The results from our Leeds 2014 Survey, which will run for two weeks, will be compiled into a dossier and handed to the agencies who run the city.

The YEP will analyse the responses and call for change about the big issues affecting the area on behalf of our readers.

Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds city council, said: “This survey will provide a fresh insight into what matters to the citizens of Leeds.

“It will be of great interest to the council and other organisations who are working to make Leeds the best city it can be.

“We consult on many different issues, and this YEP survey will complement and add real value to that work.”

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