Life at Leeds

Top 10 for student experience - seven years running

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

A group of students at the University of Leeds

Ranked 2nd for City Life

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017

University of Leeds student in accommodation

A bustling 98-acre campus

The University of Leeds campus from above

10 minutes' walk from the city centre

Skyline of Leeds at night

Over 280 clubs and societies

University of Leeds Hockey players

Enjoy campus life and be just 10 minutes' walk from the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Leeds. Join a community of over 34,000 students and benefit from the support and facilities of a dedicated, world class business school.

A vibrant city

Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds

Student-focused and friendly, Leeds has a thriving cultural scene, hundreds of bars and restaurants and some of the best shopping in the UK.

You’ll have access to a thriving cultural centre, with several theatres and museums and world-class art collections. Leeds loves music, the city is home to the First Direct Arena and the annual Leeds Festival – one of the largest live music events in the UK.

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A single campus university

The University is located on a lively 98 acre campus, one of the largest university campuses in the UK. We have one of the best academic libraries in the UK with over 3.5M print and online library resources.

Our single-site campus has everything you’d find in a small town, our student-focused shops, bars and sports facilities make you feel at home.

An award-winning students' union

At the centre of the campus lies our famous Students’ Union building which is the hub of student life in Leeds. Leeds University Union offers a huge range of support, and with over 300 clubs and societies it also provides plenty of opportunities to make new friends and embrace university life.

The Union recently underwent a £20m upgrade to provide even more space for our students to make the most of their time here.

Get involved in sports

University of Leeds female boxer

We cater for all levels of sporting participation and achievement. Twice Olympic Champion triathlete Alistair Brownlee graduated from Leeds, whilst Leeds University Union provide plenty of opportunities to get involved, whatever your level.

For spectating, local sports teams include the three-time world Rugby League champions Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United Football Club, whilst Headingley Cricket Ground regularly hosts international matches just two kilometers from campus.