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Syed Ali Sabtain

Country: Pakistan
Studying: BSc Biological Sciences

Syed Ali Sabtain


I’m Ali and am currently doing Biological Sciences at Leeds, from Pakistan.

I chose Leeds because is ranked in the top 100 for Life Sciences in the world, is in the top 20 in the UK and has a reputable faculty for my course and according to my friends, for their courses as well. It has some of the best facilities in the country, has a diverse student population (made some lovely friends from different corners of the world) and the course content is tailored in such a way that it covers a diverse range of topics. Also, the lecturers are researchers who, after lectures go back to research more on what they teach so be assured that you’ll be up to date on topics and this is what i like the most here.

Currently, I play football with my friends as part of a league here at Leeds and sometimes cricket as well. I’m also learning French and am part of some societies like our faculty’s society, LGBT, kickboxing and cricket. They have events all year round so I usually follow them. Also, love going out to the movies with my friends on the weekends sometimes too.

The city centre is like the heart of Leeds, truly dynamic and phenomenal. It has some good shopping areas, a great student population, some nice clubs and the nightlife revolves around that area. Also, as a Biologist, I also like the Thackray Medical Museum here which amazing as its one of the largest in the country.

I’m living in private accommodation and the best part about living in private is that they are cheaper, have students from different universities, the prices are negotiable sometimes and if the landlord is nice, your payments can be adjusted as well.