Top Reasons to Attend University in Leeds
- Population 752,000
- Student population 38,000
- Buses provide a cheap and efficient method of transport and a very reasonably priced student Metrocard is available.
- Cycling is possible, but unpopular because of the hills and heavy traffic.
- London is 190 miles away, and trains take 3 hours. Leeds-Bradford International Airport is 8 miles north.
Attractions for students
- Leeds United plays at Elland Road and two international sporting venues, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rugby League Club, are both located in Headingley.
- There are 160 tennis courts in the city's parks as well as pitches for rugby, football, cricket and hockey. The city has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a skateboard park.
- The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorks Moors and the Vale of York are within easy reach of Leeds.
Culture and nightlife
- Music lovers are well provided for with chamber music, jazz, classical and rock at live venues across the city.
- The gas-lit Hyde Park Picture House offers a unique cinema experience. The City Art Gallery houses the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture.
- The Abbey House Museum and the Royal Armouries are just two of Leeds' museums. There is a dazzling array of clubs.
- The recently developed Waterfront is now a dining quarter and restaurants, cafés and bars also surround the Millennium Square.
- Excellent shopping facilities exist in the Corn Exchange, Granary Wharf and the Victoria Quarter with Harvey Nicholls. Many designer shops and major retail outlets thrive in the heart of the city centre.
Proximity to the city centre
- University of Leeds: compact redbrick campus a mile away.
- Leeds Metropolitan University: high-rise campus near the city centre; Beckett Park campus 3 miles away.
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Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.