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Student Accommodation

  • The university guarantees single accommodation for undergraduates in their first year and for international undergraduates for the duration of their course, as long as they apply by the deadline. Restrictions apply – please check the University of Leeds accommodation website for more information.
  • Accommodation is on campus, close to the city centre or in the popular student suburbs of Headingley and Hyde Park. Options include a large number of en-suite rooms, although sharing a bathroom will keep costs down, and catered or self-catered. Additional facilities at many sites include common rooms with TVs, pool tables, bars, and some even have their own gym.
  • A range of rents suits different budgets, and includes basic insurance cover, Wi-Fi, all utility bills and off-peak gym and sports membership.
  • Leeds is a founding member of the ANUK National Code of Standards, a quality guide for student accommodation and fully approved by the National Union of Students (NUS). Great customer service is provided, along with support from experienced wardens and resident sub-wardens, an efficient maintenance service, and a security service on call 24/7.

Student Life

  • City Population: 752,000
  • Student Population: 65,000
  • Leeds is a large city which offers the best of both worlds. As well as being a vibrant, affordable and multicultural city, it’s also surrounded by some of most beautiful, accessible countryside in the UK.
  • Leeds has one of the largest student communities in the country and is a city built for student life, making it an exciting place to live and learn.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Leeds’ nightlife is legendary, with clubs, bars and plenty of live music venues, including the 13,500-capacity First Direct Arena, the O2 Academy and Brudenell Social Club.
  • Leeds is the only city outside London to have resident opera and ballet companies and boasts several theatres, including Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House, the Carriageworks and West Yorkshire Playhouse, which all offer student discounts. Many museums and galleries have free entry, such as the Royal Armouries, Leeds City Museum and Leeds Art Gallery.
  • The city has an eclectic mix of high street shops, independent boutiques and vintage stores, all within easy walking distance. From the beautiful architecture of the Victoria Quarter and the Grand Arcade to the stunning domed roof of Leeds Corn Exchange, and from the new Victoria Leeds shopping centre to Trinity Leeds, the city is a true haven for anyone who wants to shop.
  • Leeds has a great sporting tradition and was chosen as the host city for Le Grand Départ, the start of the 2014 Tour de France. The city is home to sporting teams such as Leeds United Football Club based at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds Rhinos rugby league and Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union teams, and Yorkshire County Cricket Club and international Test Match cricket, all at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Travel

  • Leeds is well connected to the rest of the UK by affordable, frequent and extensive coach and rail services. London is just under two hours and Edinburgh is just three hours away by train.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport provides regular flights to major UK and international destinations.
  • The campus is a short, ten-minute walk from the city centre and all the attractions and amenities it has to offer, including theatres, bars, restaurants, bus and rail stations and more.