The University area is awash with student's residents due to its perfect location, as within walking distance of both, Leeds city centre and Headingley, yet remains affordable accommodation for most. Woodhouse Lane is particularly popular with the Leeds University main campus entrance situated here. If you want to be in the midst of the University life style and parties then this is the area for you, with everything you could possible need right on your door step. But remember your neighbours will be students so don't expect any peace and quiet any time soon!
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Phone: 0113 243 1751
University of Leeds Location
Just off Woodhouse Lane, opposite the shops, cafes and banks. Around half a mile north-west of Leeds City Centre.
Getting to the University of Leeds
The university is around three quarters of a mile north of Leeds Rail Station. Trains from there to London King’s Cross take two and a half hours, while Sheffield is 40 minutes away. Manchester is around an hour away by train.
The campus is well-served by major bus routes. The 1, 6, 19/19A, 28 and 56 all go along Woodhouse Lane towards the Parkinson Building. Expect as many as 20 buses per hour to stop by the Parkinson entrance, with around 10 at the other end of campus.
About the University of Leeds
This is the largest and most-established university in the city, with more than 30,000 students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses there. It lies pretty close to the city centre, while student accommodation is plentiful in the surrounding areas such as Hyde Park, Woodhouse and Burley.
Students at the University of Leeds can expect to take advantage of a number of libraries, quiet learning spaces and entertainment venues on campus. The student union building has a handful of bars and eateries. As it only has one main campus, everything is all on-site, so you won’t have to bus between buildings.
University of Leeds Student Union
Leeds University Union represents the 30,000-plus students and organises activities such as live music, charity fundraisers and catering in the LUU building. They also have a job shop for any students looking for part-time jobs to help pay for the basics throughout their studies.
Courses and facilities
The university has a long list of courses, with the most popular including chemistry, biology, mathematics, ancient history and business. It has a great reputation for research, frequently being amongst the top 10 universities in the country.
As for facilities, there are four libraries on-site, while there are an astonishing 19 ‘PC Clusters’ dotted around the campus. There are three sports centres at the university too, with The Edge being the newest and most up-to-date, boasting a gym and swimming pool.
Student accommodation near the University of Leeds
There are places to live in the university itself, but there is more accommodation in the areas of Headingley, Woodhouse, Meanwood, Burley, Kirkstall and Hyde Park. In each of these areas, you’ll find a mix of Victorian and Georgian terraces, modern flats in spacious halls of residence and quiet semis and detached houses in cul-de-sacs.
Leeds Beckett University
Church Wood Avenue
Leeds Beckett University Contact details
Leeds Beckett University Location
The City Campus is just south of the University of Leeds on Woodhouse Lane, sat inside of the Inner Ring Road. The Headingley Campus is just off Otley Road in Headingley, surrounded by Beckett Park.
To get to the City Campus by train, it’s around two-thirds of a mile north of Leeds station. As for buses, the 1, 6, 28 and 56 are the most frequent services stopping there, heading towards areas such as Headingley, Hyde Park and Adel northbound and the City Centre and Cross Gates eastbound.
As for the Headingley Campus, the 29 bus stops right in the campus itself every 10 minutes on weekdays, heading southwards before terminating in Woodhouse. On nearby Otley Road, the 1, 28 and 6 buses all go up and down that route. The nearest train station is Headingley, which is just over half a mile south of the campus.
About Leeds Beckett University
Having recently changed its name from Leeds Carnegie University, Leeds Beckett is a modern, dynamic place to study, with not far off 30,000 students enrolled on its many courses across the City and Headingley campuses. State-of-the-art learning spaces and spacious lecture theatres are guaranteed in City, while the serene nature of Headingley lends itself well to a great time throughout your studies.
The City Campus is just a stone’s throw away from the City Centre and, as such, is close to many a bar, restaurant, shop or cultural venue where you can rock out, chill out or go for some retail therapy. In Headingley, you’re close to the Otley Run, Leeds’ most famous pub crawl route, as well as Headingley Stadium, home to world-class rugby league and cricket.
Leeds Beckett University Student Union
Leeds Beckett Students Union represent all the university’s students and help run all kinds of activities and services. They organise societies for everything from sport and religion to political activism and music. They also have a jobshop for students seeking part-time work, as well as a multitude of live music and entertainment events on campus.
Courses and facilities
At the City Campus, courses offered centre around business, social sciences, teaching, politics and law. Languages and sport-based courses are mainly run from the Headingley Campus.
The facilities available in the City Campus include the Sheila Silver Library and computer hubs in the Rose Bowl building. At the Headingley Campus, computers and books are available for use at the Headingley Library, located in the James Graham Building.
Student accommodation near Leeds Beckett University
There are a number of halls of residence near the two campuses, but there are also houses and flats located within Leeds City Centre, Headingley, Woodhouse, Hyde Park and Burley which are very handy to live in. Wherever you choose to live, the accommodation is safe, comfortable, convenient and within easy reach of many local amenities including shops and medical centres.
Leeds Trinity University
Leeds Trinity University Contact details
Leeds Trinity University Location
Leeds Trinity University is half a mile west of Horsforth Rail Station, opposite a rugby ground. It lies around five miles north-west of Leeds City Centre.
Horsforth Rail Station is just a short walk away and is served by trains going to and from Leeds every half hour or so between 7am and 7pm. Leeds is 13 minutes away by train.
By bus, the 97 to Guiseley stops outside the university itself, while the 50/50A go near the train station every 10 minutes or so at daytimes from Monday to Saturday. The 30, 31 and 32 buses also stop here, as does the 9.
About Leeds Trinity University
Having formerly been a college, Leeds Trinity is becoming the university of choice for students who want to study in a peaceful, friendly environment. With the countryside to one side and the quaint town of Horsforth to the south, it’s just the place for studying without the distractions that might turn heads towards the centre of Leeds.
Most of the main amenities for students in Horsforth are in the town centre and on campus. The university site has a student union building, sports centre and plenty of places to get your head down and study hard, while the town centre has all the shops you could possibly need, selling stationery, food and fashionable student clobber.
Leeds Trinity University Student Union
Leeds Trinity Students’ Union represents the thousands of people who study at the university, offering advice, running societies and organising live events and charity fundraisers. The union also provides welfare services if you need help with any aspect of life on campus, not to mention a jobshop for part-time vacancies.
Courses and facilities
Leeds Trinity is best known for its array of teaching courses, but they also offer qualifications in journalism and media production. Psychology and sport-based degrees are offered here too.
There is a large library on the site, while for anyone taking a journalism or media-based course, the Media Centre has plenty of computers and studios to make use of. There’s also an on-site gym and chapel for daily worship.
Student accommodation near Leeds Trinity University
There are a number of different accommodation options around the university. Student flats and house shares come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with many clustered in and around Horsforth. Nearby Kirkstall and Adel are popular with students at Leeds Trinity because they’re near regular bus routes and are close to major local landmarks and beauty spots.
Leeds University of Law - Leeds Campus
15-16 Park Row
Leeds University of Law Contact details
Phone: 0800 289997
Leeds University of Law Location
On Park Row, just next to the Slug and Lettuce bar, opposite the branch of HSBC. It’s around two minutes’ walk from the Headrow.
The campus is only five minutes’ walk from Leeds Rail Station, which is accessible from City Square before heading up Park Row.
Buses stopping near the University of Law include the 1, 33/33A, 163 and 166, with the first two going towards the northern parts of Leeds and the others heading east towards Crossgates and Harehills.
About Leeds University of Law
As the name suggests, this is a specialist law university, offering undergraduate LLBs, GDLs and the like. Their Leeds campus is small yet conveniently placed for anyone who needs to pick up life’s basics before they head out.
Spread across seven storeys, the campus has a cool, professional feel. There are workshop spaces, lecture theatres, seminar rooms and more besides for studying. However, being such a small campus, there isn’t that much on-site besides a student cafe.
University of Law Student Union
The University of Law doesn’t have a student union in the traditional sense, but it does have welfare provision in the form of a disabled students’ service and professional development support. There’s also some extra support available for international students.
- University of Law - Disability Support Service
- University of Law - Careers and Employability Service
- University of Law - International Students
Courses and facilities
For undergraduate students, LLPs are available. GDLs and LPCs, which can be done on a full-time or part-time basis, are available as well.
On campus, there is a library with all the legal textbooks you’ll possibly need. There are also seminar rooms where you can study quietly when they’re not being used.
Student accommodation near the University of Law
There is some accommodation in Leeds City Centre in the form of student flats near the inner ring road. A little further away, there are houses of all shapes and sizes in Woodhouse, Burley and Kirkstall; all three areas are easily accessible from the campus by bus or, at a push, by walking.