Discover why we are University of the Year at our postgraduate open day on Friday 10 February 2017. Book your place online and we will send you further information before the day. If you have any questions about your visit, please email

The day runs from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Registration for the event begins at 10:30am in the Parkinson Building. Visit the planning your day section for further details.

The day is a great way to find out more about the range of taught and research opportunities Leeds has to offer. You will have the chance to talk to our academic team about your subject interests, explore the campus and our outstanding facilities and find out more about where a postgraduate degree from Leeds can take you.

Planning your day

The format of the day is designed to allow you to attend the sessions that are most relevant to you, so you can tailor the day to your interests. When you first arrive on campus, please visit our registration desk in the Parkinson Building. From there, our student ambassadors will be able to direct you to the activities on offer. Download the open day guide to begin planning your visit.

Planning your day
Tips to make the most of your day

If you are 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.

A full copy of the open day guide is available to download. An overview of the activities offered on the day is below.

10:30am Registration desk open: Parkinson Building
When you first arrive on campus, register at the Parkinson Building to pick up your copy of the open day guide. Please remember to bring a copy of your booking confirmation email containing your unique QR code.

1:30pm - 2:00pm Information Fair: Parkinson Building
Talk to staff from our support services including the accommodation office, the students' union, international office, admissions and the scholarships office, 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 academic enquiries).

10:30am - 2:00pm Campus Tours: Departing every 15 mins. from Parkinson Building
Lasting 45 minutes, our student-led campus tours give you the opportunity to see our campus and facilities including the Brotherton Library, students' union and The Edge sports centre.

10:30am - 2:00pm Masters and PhD Café: Parkinson Building
Our postgraduate students 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 over complimentary tea and coffee.

11:00am - 1:15pm Talks: Great Hall
Attend our talks to find out more about Masters and Research study at Leeds, the support we provide our students, how to fund your studies, and where a postgraduate degree from Leeds can take you. Download the open day guide for details of the talks, including times. 

From 1:00pm - 3:00pm Subject specific events: Around Campus
Drop in sessions offer you the chance to visit tour schools and departments and meet with academic staff and current students. 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 are available in the open day guide.

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.

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 some of our landmark buildings – on the day ambassadors in red t-shirts can direct you where to go.

  • 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.

  • Laidlaw Library

    The Laidlaw Library, which opened in 2015, has been designed specifically for undergraduate students. 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. 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. Open weekdays only.

  • Edward Boyle Library

    Edward Boyle is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and includes a space dedicated for research postgraduates.

Information for disabled visitors

We work hard to meet the needs of our diverse student and staff population. Campus is generally 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.

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 27 January 2017. 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.