“Before the semester starts, there’s an International Welcome Week and Freshers’ Week, both packed full of activities and events you can attend.”
Our Meet and Greet service is completely free and will offer you a friendly welcome when you arrive. It is only available from 13 to 20 September 2019. If you are arriving outside of these dates, read our travel information page to plan your travel.
Arriving in September 2019
If you arrive in Leeds on any day from 13 to 20 September 2019, between 8.30am and 10.00pm, you can arrange to be met by our Welcome team at either Leeds Bradford Airport or Leeds Train Station.
The team can answer any questions you may have and can contact your accommodation to check that you will be able to collect your keys and move in when you arrive. They can also book you a taxi to your accommodation and assist with any travel issues like delayed luggage.
Book your place
To use this free service, you must book your place at least 72 hours in advance by completing the Meet and Greet service booking form which will be available on this page from August 2019. Places are not limited, but if you enter your email address for a receipt at the end of the form, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you are travelling with another University of Leeds student, you should each complete an individual booking with your travel and accommodation details. If you make any changes to your travel or accommodation plans after you have booked your place, contact us with your new details, so we can update your booking.
Other travel plans
If you do not arrive at Leeds Bradford Airport or Leeds Train Station, you can choose to make your own way to your accommodation. Visit our travel information page for advice on how to get here.Dont forget to pick up a welcome pack at the International Student Office at any time of the year or at the International Student Information Point in the Michael Sadler Building from 12 to 27 September 2019. It contains all the information you will need for your first weeks in Leeds.