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Why Choose Leeds for University

You can choose between studying at two universities: the University of Leeds, and Leeds Metropolitan University. For more niche areas of study, you can also attend Trinity University College, Leeds Coll. of Art, Leeds College of Music, or the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

With as diverse a choice of higher education institutions, you can study pretty much anything at the northern city. And what a great place to study!

Student Life

Leeds is one of the UK’s most exciting cities. It’s the second most multicultural after London! The large student population of over 200,000 comes from near and far so you’re bound to make friends from around the world who you can visit during uni holidays and after graduating.

To meet new people and develop lasting friendships, you’re advised to stay in halls of residence. All halls are contemporary and purpose-built so you’ll be living in style and comfort. They are within walking distance of campuses. Both self-catering and catered halls are available.

For more opportunities to meet new people, sign up some clubs and societies. See yourself as a budding journalist? Both universities have newspapers that you can get involved in: the Leeds Student, and The Met. Other societies includes sports teams, photography, debating, and many other interest-based groups that organise socials at some of the city’s best pubs and clubs.

Nightlife

With so many students in one city, nightlife could never be bad. There are both small, cosy bars for pub quiz and date nights, and an array of “super clubs” like Oceana and Tiger Tiger for when you feel like dancing the night away.

The newly developed areas of Millennium Square and the Northern Quarter are fast becoming favourites for entertainment.

For something more alternative, head to The Elbow Room for punk and electro nights, The Refectory for live music, and The Subculture for rock and metal music.

LGBT nightlife is also hopping. Some popular haunts include The Bridge Inn, and The New Penny both situated on Call Lane.

Shopping

Yorkshire’s largest city is home to more than just high street retailers in shopping centres like White Rose, and St John’s Centre.

The stunning Victoria Quarter is known for its selection of designer and independent boutiques.

You can also check out Kirkgate open market and the underground market at Merrion Centre.

Attractions

When in town there are a few attractions every resident should aim to visit. Being familiar with the city’s sights will also give you brownie points for when your parents or friends come to stay.

The City Museum, and the Royal Armouries are great destinations for history and culture buffs. Outdoorsy folk will appreciate a stroll along Liverpool Canal, and through Roundhay Park. Other places worth visiting are Temple Newsam House, and Kirkstall Abbey.

You won’t be able to accommodate guests in most halls of residence due to fire safety regulations. Check them into a central hotel in Leeds instead. There are lovely options to choose from in the canal area that boast great views.

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