Welcome to Civil Engineering

We are delighted you are joining us. Here you can find all the information you'll need for your School induction. To help you feel settled and ready to start a new and exciting chapter of your life you can find more information about arriving at Leeds in the Arrival section of the For Students website.

In light of the changes to studying at Leeds this year, the University has also created an institutional resource dedicated to welcoming all new students. More information about this will be sent to you in your welcome email.


Induction Information

Find out more about starting your studies on our School of Civil Engineering welcome page.

During induction week, you will:

  • Meet key academics

  • Have the opportunity to meet your fellow Civil Engineering students, including the peer support leaders assigned to your tutor groups

  • Hear more from the Leeds University Union, where you can sample and join a whole host of societies

  • Take part in a Civil Engineering Field Trip as part of your Integrated Design Project module

Registration, IT access and Minerva

You can find more information about being a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, including key people in your School and your student handbook on your School's Organisation page on Minerva. To access Minerva, you will need to register and get a University username.

International Students

For further information about the University of Leeds international student welcome and orientation programme see the For Students website.

Mature and Part-Time Students

The Lifelong Learning Centre supports mature students throughout their journey into education. We have a specialist team that are on hand to assist you in taking that first step to further your career, explore a new subject or develop your academic skills. See the Lifelong Learning website for ways to get in touch with the team and upcoming online events.

Contact Us

Throughout your induction and your programme, should you need any help or advice don’t hesitate to ask your Student Education Service team by emailing civil@leeds.ac.uk.

Things to Look Forward To


Safety Kit

On arrival in the School of Civil Engineering each undergraduate student is provided with a safety kit comprising of safety boots, high visibility jacket, hard hat, gloves and safety glasses all contained in a high visibility backpack. This will be used when taking part in selected laboratory practical sessions, during survey camp and any site visits you may undertake.

MSc Structural Engineering students: If you have safety boots and are able to bring them with you please do so as you may require them for site visits.

MSc Environmental Engineering and Project Management & MSc Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering students: If you have walking boots and are able to bring them with you please do so as you may require them for field trips or dissertation work.