Discover why more than 9,000 students choose to study a postgraduate degree at the University of Leeds by attending our open day on Friday 2 February 2018.

Find out about the range of Masters and research opportunities Leeds has to offer. Talk to our academic team about your subject interests, attend informative talks, explore the campus and our outstanding facilities, and find out more about where a postgraduate degree from Leeds can take you.

Registration opens at 10am in the Parkinson Building, and the day runs from 10am to 3pm.

Open day guide

Download the open day guide to start planning which talks and subject sessions you would like to attend. The open day is flexible and designed to give you enough time to experience every aspect of postgraduate life at Leeds. When you first arrive on campus, please visit our registration desk in the Parkinson Building

Planning your day
Tips to make the most of your day

If you're new to Leeds, we recommend that you allow time for a campus tour, led by current postgraduate students who will show you our campus and facilities. From 1pm, you will be able to talk to academic and admissions staff, meet current students and find out more about our postgraduate courses and research opportunities at our subject specific events.

Download the open day guide
You can now download your copy of the open day guide, which includes full details of all activities taking place throughout the day. An overview of the activities offered on the day can be found below. 

10am | Registration desk open: Parkinson Building
When you first arrive on campus, register at the Parkinson Building to pick up your printed copy of the open day guide. Please remember to bring a copy of your booking confirmation email containing your unique barcode to register.

10am to 2pm | Information fair: Parkinson Building
Talk to us about accommodation and funding opportunities, get an understanding of the support available to you, hear from our research and professional development team and see what you could get involved with during your studies with our students' union. Our information fair will help you to find out more about life at Leeds.

Representatives from our faculties will be available to answer your initial questions. (Academic schools and departments will be open from 1pm for course specific enquiries).

10am to 2pm | Campus tours: departing every 15 minutes from the Parkinson Building
Our student-led campus tours give you the opportunity to see first-hand our excellent range of facilities including the Edward Boyle Library, with our dedicated postgraduate research hub, the award winning students' union and The Edge sports centre. The tours last 45 minutes.

10am to 2pm | Masters and PhD Café: Parkinson Building
Our postgraduate students and PhD researchers will be available to answer your questions to help you discover postgraduate life at Leeds.

You can drop in at any time to chat to current postgraduate students and researchers over complimentary tea and coffee.

11am to 1.15pm | Talks: Great Hall
Attend our talks to find out more about Masters study and research opportunities at Leeds, the support we provide our students, how to fund your studies, and where a postgraduate degree from Leeds can take you. Details of the talks, including times, will be released in December with the open day guide. 

1pm to 3pm | Subject specific events: Around campus
Drop in sessions offer you the chance to visit schools and departments and meet with academic staff, current students and researchers. These informal sessions are an ideal opportunity for you to find out more about your course/research area of interest.

A number of schools are also offering a selection of talks, tours and one-to-one appointments. Full details will be available when we publish the open day guide in December.

Getting here
Reach us by train, bus or car

On open days we are unable to offer parking on campus, so recommend that you use public transport wherever possible. Leeds has many public transport links so it's often the quickest and simplest way of getting around. Find out how to find us and read the travel advice below.

By train: Leeds railway station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. For train information, tickets and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

By coach: For coach details, visit the National Express website. From the bus and coach station you can take the number 6 bus to the main entrance to the University.

By bus: There are a number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information.

From the bus and coach station, you can take bus number 6 to the University’s main entrance. From the city centre, the following buses will take you to the University’s main entrance: 1, 6, 28, 56 and 97.

Car parking: Due to the high number of visitors at the event we are unable to offer on-campus parking on our open days, except for Blue Badge holders (see the information for disabled visitors section below).

There are number of main city centre car parks, most of which are only a short walk from our campus. We also recommend that you allow additional time to find a parking space, as traffic can be busy in the city centre.

The table below details some city centre car parks. Please remember that those closest to the University are likely to be the busiest.

Car park


Distance from campus

Woodhouse Lane multi-storey


0.1 miles

Merrion Centre


0.5 miles

St. Johns Centre (NCP)


0.7 miles

The Light


0.7 miles

Blue badge holders: We have a limited number of parking bays reserved for disabled visitors. If you are a Blue Badge holder and require parking, please indicate this on your booking form. Please note that we are unable to guarantee requests for disabled parking received less than 48 hours before an event. For enquiries relating to disabled parking email

Where to stay

Why not stay on campus and experience our stylish and contemporary student accommodation for yourself? Storm Jameson Court, is our "hotel-style" residence on campus and is available for booking, offering junior double en suite (shower) bedrooms for single or double occupancy. Breakfast is available at the nearby Refectory on a cash basis.

For more information about Storm Jameson Court and to book online, visit Meet in Leeds. Alternatively, there are many hotels and guesthouses close to campus. You can find out more on the Welcome to Yorkshire website

Explore campus

While you're here take time to explore our impressive, single site campus. Look out for our ambassadors in red t-shirts who can direct you where to go when looking around our landmark buildings.

  • Parkinson Building

    A prominent landmark and featured in the University’s logo, the tower can be seen for miles. Parkinson Court, within the Parkinson Building, is home of the Information Fair on open day.

  • Leeds University Union

    A bustling, inclusive and sociable place with a fantastic range of shops, services, restaurants and bars. Grab something to eat or take a tour on open day.

  • The Edge

    One of the largest University gyms in the country, The Edge is our flagship fitness, sport and wellbeing complex. Open for tours on open day.

  • The Refectory

    One of many food outlets on campus, The Refectory offers a wide range of hot & cold food all freshly prepared by our award winning chefs. Open 8am-4pm on open day.

  • Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

    This Arts Council England-accredited museum displays innovative art exhibitions, as well as items from the University Art Collection. Open to the public Monday to Saturday; entrance is free for visitors.

  • Treasurers of the Brotherton Gallery

    This new Gallery displays some of the most interesting, precious and rare treasures from the Library’s Special Collections, and acts as a key resource for postgraduate researchers. Open to the public Monday to Saturday; entrance is free for visitors.

  • Sustainable Garden

    Offering a public space for staff, students and the local community, the Sustainable Garden has wildflower areas to enhance biodiversity and edible planting for all.

  • M&S archive

    The M&S Company Archive celebrates the role that Marks & Spencer has played in peoples’ lives for over 130 years. Why not take a look into the past on open day and explore this fantastic research resource?

  • Edward Boyle Library

    Edward Boyle has recently undergone a £23m refurbishment and now includes over 2,000 study spaces and a research hub with facilities dedicated to postgraduate students. Viewable via a campus tour on open day.

Information for disabled visitors

We work hard to meet the needs of our diverse student and staff population. Campus is accessible for people with mobility difficulties; look for the signs for the ‘North South Access Route’ disabled access route around campus or ask a student ambassador in a red t-shirt.

Wheelchair access

Where possible activities are in locations with wheelchair access, however due to the volume of activities and talks some locations may have restrictions. If you are a wheelchair user please email us so we can ensure that you can access relevant activities that you're interested in.

See our campus map to view routes across campus.

Accessible information and on the day support

We can provide open day information in alternative formats such as braille or large print. For on the day support we can also provide personal assistants, note-takers, and/or sign language interpreters if you contact us before Friday 19 January 2018. Please note we cannot guarantee this support if requests are made after the deadline.

If you need information in alternative formats or support at the event, please contact us at or call 0113 343 0514

Parking for blue badge holders

We have limited spaces reserved for disabled visitors. If you are a blue badge holder and require parking, please include this on your registration form. Please note we cannot guarantee requests for blue badge parking received less than 48 hours before an event. For any enquiries about blue badge parking, please email

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Contact us

If you have any questions about our postgraduate open day please get in touch.

  • 0113 343 0514
  • The open day is a public event and an official photographer will be taking photographs and video to be used by the University for publicity and marketing purposes. If you wish to not take part please notify the photographer.