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Your student guide to Leeds University

Living and studying in Leeds is likely to be one of the best experiences of your life. It’s a vibrant city that packs a lot into a small space, so being at the University of Leeds means that you’re never far from the action.

The university campus is sprawled out between the north west of the city centre and the south of Headingley, the city’s most popular student area.

There’s a world-famous First Direct arena, greenery to the envy of other cities and a shopping experience to which many people flock every week, so you’ll never be short of things to do when you’re not studying here.

Safety and security around Leeds University

University student accommodation is typically very safe in Leeds, so long as the students in tenancy look after it as their own. Many places around the city have security features installed to warn off any potential petty thieves, too, so a case of locking your doors and being vigilant is enough to ensure you can have a great experience living in Leeds.


The university is almost equidistant between the city and Headingley, so there are many bus routes that can transport you to and from the library at university to The Library, the pub, for instance. 

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Finding a property to rent near Leeds University

You’ll find that most places near the university campus are walking distance to everything a student could want to do in a city like Leeds, so choosing a place to live is that little bit easier.

One thing to be aware of is the famous bar crawl, the ‘Otley Run’, which, predictably, runs down Otley Road towards the university and into the city, so you might want to bear that in mind when searching for a property – it gets lively at weekends!

Popular areas near Leeds University

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