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Student life in Leeds


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Friday feeling
The Hyde Park area has loads of pubs - perfect for a crawl.
Sunday chilling
Tuck in to a proper Yorkshire breakfast at the LS6 Cafe.
When Family visit
Stroll about Ilkley Moor. Recover at The Cow and Calf.
Feeling cultural
LIFF is England's biggest film festival outside London.
Grab a bite
The Fisherman's Wife is famous for its fish and chips.
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WATCH: What students think of Leeds

What students say about Leeds'...

Nightlife
Leeds is a popular destination for UK tours and festivals so the music scene is big. [There's] a mix of types of clubs and something for everyone.
1st year student at University of Leeds, 2016
Nightlife
The Otley Run is a pub crawl consisting of about 18 pubs running from Headingley into town. They are often themed and a great way to socialise with other people on your course or in your society.
2nd year student at University of Leeds, 2016
Nightlife
Something for every music taste. Wire is a fabulous small venue and has a different genre of music each night of the week. There's usually a rave on each weekend at Canal Mills or Beaver Works.
1st year student at University of Leeds, 2016
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Living in Leeds


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£65 - £113
Average
Housing value for money
Good deal
Where you'll find students
Hyde Park
Headingley
Woodhouse
Local transport
£11.00
Based on a First West Yorkshire Student Monthly ticket priced at £44
(Bus)

What students say about living in Leeds...

Living Here
Lot of landlords around the Headingley area and a range of standards for private accommodation, so be choosy.
2nd year student at Leeds Metropolitan University, 2012
Living Here
The student properties can go from shockingly bad to very nice (if you're willing to pay extra). If [the landlord is] on Unipol, see what their rating is.
3rd year student at University of Leeds, 2016
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Student money tip
Ask nicely for a discount from the Kirkgate Market traders.

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Things like rent and transport may affect your city choice.
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Where to study in Leeds

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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