University of Leeds


  • Location: City

Student life

Leeds University Union, runs more than 300 student-led clubs and societies, bringing together like-minded students. It’s a great way to meet new people and create amazing memories. The Union team can also support you across a range of issues, including money, housing and your studies.

As a student, you’ll also have access to a network of wellbeing services. You can access free professional counselling, and mental health support. You’ll be allocated a personal tutor, to help to guide your academic and personal development.  

We also have a great range of accommodation. Most is off campus, either close to the city centre or in the popular student areas of Headingley or Hyde Park.

Leeds is a lively, multicultural city and just a 10-minute walk away from campus. Leeds has one of the largest student communities in the country, making it an exciting place to live and learn. There's also the Yorkshire countryside to escape to, so you have access to both city and green space on your doorstep.

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Yorkshire and the Humber has history and innovation in abundance. Famed for beautiful countryside, the region inspired a wealth of literary heritage, with links to Tolkien, Plath, Larkin, Brontë and beyond. Major cities – including Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York – boast a range of cultural accolades among them, including two recent UK City of Culture nods. Great nightlife, supportive communities and excellent transport routes make it the perfect hub for studying – no matter your interests or ambitions.

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Often referred to as 'the Knightsbridge of the North' for its shopping, Leeds' music scene has something for everyone.

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Campus and facilities

Here at Leeds, everything is all on one campus, so it’s really easy to get around and there are lots of places to meet friends.

At about 100 acres in size, the University of Leeds campus is home to the original University buildings, like the Great Hall, built in the 1880s and brutalist 1960s architecture. There’s also lots of green spaces on campus to support your wellbeing, including St George's Fields and the Sensory Garden.

With four libraries, from the incredible Brotherton library to the ultra-modern Laidlaw, these are the perfect go-to places when you’re on campus. There’s lots to use them for apart from borrowing books; you can book your study spaces, click and collect your books and learn new academic and research skills.

The Leeds University Union is also right at the heart of campus, and is home to all things food, drink, friends and music, as well as our Help Desk, gig venues and student radio station.

Course locations

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT