Leeds is a vibrant and exciting city, and has one of the largest student populations in the UK. It's a great place to live and study, with something for everyone.
Everything is all on one campus, it’s really easy to get around and there are lots of places to meet friends.
Your students’ union
Located at the heart of campus, Leeds University Union is a space to meet people, make new friends and get involved, with over 300 clubs and societies to choose from. Have a go at photography, horse-riding, caving and more through the Union’s free introductory sessions.
Sport and fitness
Our Careers Centre can help you find work experience, advice for job applications and interviews, access to events and exclusive job opportunities. You’ll be able to get support from the beginning of your time at Leeds through to after you have graduated.
Working to support your time at university
You may need to work during your studies to support yourself and an easy way to do that is to apply for one of the on-campus jobs at Leeds University Union. These range from hospitality jobs in the cafes and bars, retail jobs in the university shop and Co-op to part-time roles in teams such as activities, communications, marketing and help and support. LUU also runs Joblink, an employment agency providing staff for businesses across Leeds. You can check out the latest opportunities on its dedicated website.
Our four libraries on campus provide a variety of working environments to suit you, and they’re open seven days a week during term time.
- Almost 4,000 study spaces are available, from silent individual study to group work areas with interactive presentation equipment.
- All our libraries have high tech study facilities with computers, wi-fi and charging points throughout.
- You’ll be able to access all the books and online resources you need for your course.
Faith, prayer and worship
Leeds is a friendly, multicultural city in the centre of the UK. It's one of the country's largest and fastest-growing cities and has a leading reputation in business, culture and sport.
Our campus is just a 10-minute walk from the vibrant city centre, which offers a wide range of places to visit, eat and shop, but is also compact and easy to get around with regular public transport services.
Two popular suburbs for students are Headingley and Hyde Park – both of which have plenty of great facilities, eateries and green spaces.
Leeds is a compact city and it's relatively easy to find your way around on foot, cycling or by using local transport. Leeds is well connected, nationally and internationally, with excellent transport links. If you are a new student or arriving soon, please refer to the For Students pages for further information.
Making sustainable travel the norm for staff and students is one of the strategic aims of the University, and whether it’s walking, cycling, car share or public transport, there are several ways to get to and from the University, as well as Leeds, more sustainably. Please visit our sustainable travel page for more information.
Things to do
There’s plenty to explore, from the thriving arts and culture scene in Leeds to beautiful places to visit in Yorkshire.
Leeds is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find Victorian shopping arcades, quirky independent shops in Leeds Corn Exchange and high-street stores.
There’s a huge selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs around the city. You’ll never go hungry in Leeds, from a traditional pub Sunday roast, to takeaway vegan fish and chips and Indian street food in Kirkgate Market, there’s something to satisfy all your culinary desires.
Parks and countryside
Leeds has plenty of green spaces and there are many parks dotted around the city, including Woodhouse Moor right next to campus. Some of the finest English countryside is on our doorstep, including the Yorkshire Dales.
To find out more about what’s on offer in Leeds and Yorkshire visit the Welcome to Yorkshire website.