A day in the life of a Leeds uni student

 Uni is all about gaining independence, making friends, and having fun in your student accommodation in Leeds! From pulling all-nighters to having copious amounts of coffee, smashing out exams, and everyday hang-outs with your best mates makes up for the best days of your uni life. If you are a Leeds University student, brace yourself for the time of your life. Whilst it can all be frazzling at times, uni is pretty unreal too. Keep reading to find out what your days at uni are probably going to look like: 


Let's be honest, you’re probably going to sleep through the jarring sound of your alarm clock A LOT. Instead of rushing through showering, inhaling, brekkie, packing your bags and forgetting either your headphones or charger, we suggest setting your alarm for earlier than you actually need to get up, so there’s a better chance of getting up. Also, if you’re the organised type, you may want to scribble down a little to-do list to make your life easier. So before hitting the road to uni, throw on some comfy clothes and prep yourself for the long day ahead. 


In Leeds there are so many local cafes that do incredible breakfasts, we can pretty much guarantee there’s one very close to your Parklane Properties house! For a hearty breakfast, there’s LS6 Café in Hyde Park, where you can munch on delicious burrito, which is crammed full of hash browns, beans, jalapeño salsa and cheese, as well as veggie. Pro tip? Don’t miss their drinks menu! There is also the sandwich shop Slips in Burley and The Rabbit Hole in Headingley- where you can stuff your boots with mouth watering smoothies and a flat white which will leave you buzzing for hours! There’s a lovely urban coffee house - Opposite Café just a stone's throw away from uni. Serving yummy homemade cakes, and scrumptious soups and stews - perfect for a lunch out after a long morning at uni. Or, if you happen to just have an afternoon lecture planned for the day and fancy advancing your chef skills, we recommend you save some money and make breakfast. Our favourite is avocado on toast with sauteed mushrooms!


Whether you’re based at The University of Leeds, Leeds Arts Uni or Trinity… we don’t doubt you’ll have some jam packed, fun filled days with your new uni friends. Parklane Properties have houses in the best locations, so you’ll be sure to have a nice stroll from A to B. Leeds also has great bus routes, meaning if you do run late you can hop on a bus and be outside your uni in minutes!

Take your learning outside by grabbing some lunch, an iced coffee and have a study picnic in one of the many parks around the universities. Woodhouse Moor is our fav.


You’re never far away from a Sainsburys Local or TESCO Express in Leeds, so if you leave uni and forget about dinner, you can swing by and grab exactly what you need. We recommend creating a food plan and doing the dreaded big food shop on a Sunday, so if you do end up having back to back lectures you know your house is fully stocked with all the good stuff! Top tip: if you go shopping on a Sunday before close, you’re sure to get the best deals with reduced stock!


Every Parklane property comes with a spacious desk and comfy chair in every bedroom, as we know how important a cosy study space is for students. There may be a day that you don’t fancy going into uni, so stay in those pyjamas and get comfy at your desk knowing all your studying can be done right where you are. If you do study at home, it’s a great chance to try and have a day of not spending any money! (Although we know that Duke's Donuts in Hyde Park and the city centre are hard to resist…)


In the summer months the evenings are long meaning you have plenty of time to chill out after a full day at uni. So grab some friends and explore some of the many restaurants and bars Leeds has to offer! There’s also so much fun to be had at Cardigan Fields in Kirkstall, where you can go bowling, watch something at the cinema, or satisfy your inner kid with Laser Zone

We’ve only scratched the surface on how amazing your days can be when studying in Leeds, so make sure you don’t miss out and book your Parklane property today! We have properties in all the hotspots, and we know Leeds.

Published on: 27 Jun 2022