Welcome to Leeds, the unofficial capital of Yorkshire. Leeds has it all – a rich sporting heritage, legendary nightlife, delicious food and incredible shopping.
Add one of the UK’s largest student populations and thousands of graduate opportunities and you’ve got a city that’s made for student life – the perfect place to build your future.
The city of… music
Leeds is known for its legendary live music scene, where you can watch local bands or some of the biggest names in music at venues ranging from the First Direct Arena to the world-famous Brudenell Social Club.
One of the biggest parts of the city’s music scene is festival season. Leeds hosts a variety of music festivals, catering for every genre. Live at Leeds showcases the world’s best up-and-coming artists, while Leeds Festival, the city’s largest and most famous festival, attracts some of the biggest names in music every year.
The city of… sport
Sport is part of the fabric of Leeds, with the city producing some of the UK’s most iconic teams, famous athletes and world-class facilities.
Headingley Stadium, located just down the road from campus, plays host to Rugby League heroes Leeds Rhinos. The city is also home to the Mighty Whites – Leeds United Football Club.
If you prefer to get involved rather than spectate, you’ll find plenty of premier facilities across the city, including the John Charles Centre for Sport and Planet Ice – Leeds’ ice rink.
The city of… opportunities
As one of the UK’s largest cities, Leeds is home to plenty of big employers. You’ll find jobs available in every sector, from accounting and health, to law and tech.
Leeds is also a hub for the creative industries, attracting production houses, marketing and PR agencies, and even Channel 4’s new national headquarters.
Working in partnership with industry experts across the region, we make sure our courses equip you with the relevant skills and experience employers are looking for. All of this puts our students in a great position in a city bursting with opportunities.
The city of… nightlife
In Leeds you’ll find some of the best nightlife in the North. Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat or dancing the night away at club nights featuring everything from grime to indie, you won’t be short of places to have a good time.
Call Lane and Merrion Street are two of the city’s most popular locations, with plenty of bars and restaurants to pick from, while Lower Briggate is the destination for LGBTQ+ nights out in Leeds.
Leeds has been awarded Purple Flag status in recognition of the work that has taken place to ensure the city offers a diverse, safe and exciting night out.
The city of… culture
Each year, Leeds plays host to a packed calendar of incredible events and festivals including the Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds West Indian Carnival and Leeds Light Night.
You can also learn about everything from the industrial revolution and Ancient Egypt, to modern and contemporary art in the city’s many museums and galleries.
Want to explore Leeds for yourself? Take in all the city has to offer by taking part in the Leeds Owl Trail, a tour of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks – all adorned with the owls of the Leeds coat of arms