Leeds Student Guide
One of the biggest cities in West Yorkshire, Leeds is also one of the most popular places to study as well. With a rough population of 751,500 according to the most recent figures, making it one of the most densely populated areas in the UK.
Leeds has a wide variety of things to offer people looking to learn more and more about the city, and it’s rich and cultured history. The Leeds City Museum is one such place that we recommend as it has everything that you could need to learn everything about the city. Other museums include the Abbey House Museum, the Leeds Art Gallery or Temple Newsam all of which are affordable and accessible to the public.
Leeds offers a wide variety of cinemas too if you’re looking to see some of the latest and greatest that Hollywood has to offer. Leeds offers everything from Vue Cinemas and Everyman Cinemas, which have tiered seating and allow for a more comfortable cinema viewing experience. However, if you’re looking for some more independent feature films, then we recommend joining one of the city’s many film societies.
There are a numerous of famous people from Leeds as well including Ralph Ineson, Gemma Whelan, Matthew Lewis, Peter O’Toole, Angela Griffin and Christian Cooke.
Part of the university experience is the nightlife that the city offers and everything in between. We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will keep you entertained while you’re staying in Leeds, we believe you might just want to come back every single time to these events.
First up, we have PRYZM, which has long since been a favourite nightclub for students. On Monday’s they have a particularly enticing offer which is £1 drinks and £1 entry (As long as you’re on the guest list, which you can do easily). We cannot recommend PRYZM enough for you!
Secondly, we have Hifi Club, which is a mixture of a live music event venue and a comedy club, all of which will appeal to you as they have the very best live performances here. If you enjoy live DJ sets or your stand-up comedy, then this is most definitely the place for you without a doubt.
Thirdly, we have we have The Warehouse, which runs as both a nightclub and creative arts space as well. The nightclub has everything that you could want from a club with live music and enticing drinks, it’s all here for you, and we cannot recommend it highly enough for you.
Leeds has a lot of things for you to do while you’re there. If you’re looking into going to some festivals while you’re there, then we recommend the Leeds Festival which features some of the very best in music right now performing every year, which is very similar to Chelmsford/Staffordshire’s V Festival! Grab your tickets while you can, though, this sells out very quickly indeed.
Leeds’ transportation routes are some of the best in the UK with top-notch services offered from the city’s many bus services and the train services. Leeds also has its airport which it shares with Bradford, which is called Leeds Bradford Airport and flies to most major destinations, which is great if you’re looking for a mini-break.
Leeds music festival is a huge! Big names from around the world perform here. Tickets can be purchased in monthly instalments, so it's not too hard on your bank account at one go!
The next generation of cinemas has made it to Leeds, with Everyman Cinema! The double-seated sofas make the watch a whole lot comfier and with food and drink service to your seats, there will be no need to leave that comfy sofa!
O2 Academy Leeds
The O2 Academy hosts a number of various music performances and events. Tickets have to be purchased online and prices will vary on each event/performance.