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University of Leeds


Located in West Yorkshire, England, the University of Leeds is a public research university established in the year 1874. Formerly known as Yorkshire College of Science, the college was amalgamated with the Leeds School of Medicine in the year 1884 and was renamed as Yorkshire College. Later on, in the year 1904, the college received its university status and was renamed as the University of Leeds.

The University of Leeds received its royal charter in the year 1903 by King Edward VII and is currently the fifth largest university in the UK. 

Currently catering an average of 33,300 students, the University of Leeds offers an extensive range of degrees out of which the university is especially famous for Engineering, Business and Marketing.

Student accommodation University of Leeds

Along with the ever-expanding student count, the student accommodation in Leeds has also increased dramatically. And with Leeds University being one of the top-rated university in Leeds, finding a student accommodation near Leeds University won’t be much of a hassle. Students will find a wide variety of budget-friendly halls of residence, student dorms and affordable private housing options. 

Leeds University Accommodation or halls of residence are buildings with dorms and rooms situated inside the university campus which students can rent and live in during their term. Leeds Uni accommodation is generally constructed by the university to provide sleeping and residential quarters for the students. As they are located very close to the campus, the Leeds Uni accommodation tends to get occupied at a lightning pace.

Apart from on-campus accommodation, students can also choose from available student housing in Leeds, which includes lavish studios, en-suite, shared apartments and affordable non-ensuites. Some of the popular student rooms in Leeds include Iq Leeds, The Foundry, Cityside and Glassworks. In addition to this, students can also find some excellent semester stay student accommodation options near Leeds University. 


Spread across 98 acres of land, the University of Leeds’ main campus is just 8-minutes walk away from the city centre. The campus comprises a mixture of Gothic revival, brutalist, art deco and postmodern buildings, making its one of the most diversified campus in the country with regards to building styles and history. Also, the popular off-campus student residential area “Headingley” is just a short walk away from the main campus of Leeds University.

Furthermore, the Leeds railway station is merely a 5-minute drive from the main campus, and the proposed Leeds Supertram would run past the campus, linking it with Lawnswood, Headingley, and city centre.

Student life

The student life at the University of Leeds is filled with live music scenes, bustling streets, finest galleries and museums to explore, theatres, exhibitions, sports, nightlife and shopping.

The university campus offers a wide range of facilities, from on-campus library building to cafes and bars, IT service desk, Leeds University Union (one of the best in the country) and security services. The university hosts a total of 3 on-campus library buildings, with over 3,900 study spaces- from comfortable individual study space to vibrant group study areas. Plus, the library also has an extensive computer facility and are also WIFI enabled for laptop use. 

The social life at the Leeds are prioritised into two halves, people who are into rock music go the Carpe Diem, the Cockpit, Dry Dock and Fab Cafe, and those who are into dance and music go to clubs like Halo, Oceania, Gatecrasher and Tiger Tiger. Apart from this, there are also many bars which have lots to offers at a reasonably low price. What’s more? Public transport in the city is enormous, and you will find many free city buses plying to various places. 

Not much of a party animal? You could also visit the famous Leeds City Museum or the Royal Armouries and if you are looking for some theatre or music, head down to the City Varieties music hall or the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Plus, the Leeds City Council also organises lots of free events and festivals throughout the year. 

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