Access to facilities

The benefits of working here are many and varied – here are just a few of the facilities you'll have access to.

Sport and leisure

On campus, take advantage of our £12.2 million state-of-the-art swimming pool and sports centre, The Edge, which is home to:

  • A 25m, eight-lane swimming pool with moveable floor.
  • The largest fitness suite of any UK university with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Three dedicated class studios with over 140 classes per week.
  • A performance strength and conditioning facility.
  • A climbing wall.
  • A whole range of additional facilities to enjoy 52 weeks of the year.

Just three miles off campus, Sports Park Weetwood has high-quality pitches for a variety of sports. Further afield, Selside Outdoor Activity Centre in the Yorkshire Dales makes an excellent residential base for groups looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

To find out more about sport at the University and the different memberships available, take a look at our sport and physical activity website.

Libraries

Enjoy free access to one of the UK's largest libraries. Spread over four sites, our University library includes collections of international significance. The library's website also links you to a range of online journals and other resources.

Your staff ID card acts as your library ticket.

IT

We are making computers accessible to all staff. You can use computers, with internet access, in the LOGIK (Learning Opportunities for Gaining Information and Knowledge) centre, library, and in cafés around campus. You can also get access to specialist research services.

Transport

Leeds has excellent local transport, and extensive coach and rail services that connect the city with the surrounding areas.

Car parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage staff to walk or cycle where possible. We also offer staff discounts on public transport season tickets.

We are committed to providing car parking for staff with disabilities who need vehicle access to campus.

Childcare

If you have a child, you could benefit from Bright Beginnings, an Ofsted-registered centre right here on campus. With room for up to 144 children aged 3 months to 5 years in term time, and also a play scheme for up to 56 children aged between 5 and 11 years in the school holidays, it's a stimulating, safe place for your child.

Staff centre

The staff centre is a relaxing, comfortable area open to all University staff. Enjoy lunch away from your desk in the lounge, play a game of pool or watch the big-screen TV. Several staff clubs and societies, and many events from craft fairs to quiz nights are held in the staff centre.

Shops and cafés

There are a wide variety of shops and cafes conveniently located on campus. The Leeds University Union isn't just for students, staff are also welcome to enjoy the bars and cafes, as well as use the convenience store located on the bottom floor.