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Why we love Leeds

With its vibrant nightlife, rich cultural heritage, and friendly atmosphere, Leeds is a fantastic student city with loads to offer. Here are some of our top reasons why we love Leeds!


Leeds has earned a reputation as a fantastic destination for students from all walks of life. With its rich cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife and friendly atmosphere, Leeds is a fantastic student city with loads to offer. Here are some of our top reasons why we love Leeds! 

Leeds boasts a thriving cultural scene

You can immerse yourself in the city's rich history by exploring iconic landmarks such as Leeds City Museum and the Royal Armouries Museum. Even Leeds Town Hall is stunning! The city also has numerous art galleries, theaters, and live music venues, providing loads of opportunities for a great day out and endless entertainment. 

You can experience amazing nightlife 

Leeds' lively nightlife is legendary, offering an abundance of bars, pubs, clubs and music venues to suit all tastes. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening with friends or an unforgettable night out, Leeds has a little something for everyone. The famous Call Lane and Briggate areas are particularly popular among students for their vibrant atmosphere and eclectic selection of venues. For a great nightout, check out VooDoo Events! They host a great lineup of club nights all week, every week.  Plus, don’t forget to check out all the gigs coming up right here at LBSU over on our What’s On page!

Leeds is perfectly located 

The city's central location makes it an excellent base for exploring the rest of the UK. With convenient transportation links, you can easily travel to nearby cities like Manchester, Liverpool, York and Sheffield, as well as access beautiful countryside and national parks for weekend getaways. Plus, London is only a short 2.5 hours on the train if you want to explore the capital!  

It’s budget-friendly 

Affordability is another huge advantage here in Leeds. The cost of living is generally lower than in other major cities in the UK, allowing you to stretch your student loan and make the most of your budget without compromising on your university experience. 

Leeds is welcoming  

Leeds has a diverse and welcoming community, making it easy for students to feel at home. The city's friendly locals, combined with a wide range of student support services, make for a supportive environment for students starting a new chapter in their lives.  

If you’d like to get out into the community, you can get involved through volunteering opportunities with LBSU! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, build up a local network, get to know the community and give back to a great local charity. Just head over to our Volunteering page to check out a wide variety of opportunities we can support you to get involved with!

In conclusion, Leeds offers an unbeatable student experience. From its welcoming environment to its vibrant cultural scene and lively nightlife, the city really is an enriching and exciting environment for you to explore during your time at university. With its community, affordability, and convenient location, Leeds truly stands out as a great city for students, and we can’t shout about it enough!