Leeds is an amazing student city and there is so much going on all the time, year-round. Although it’s often overlooked, for those who come here, it is a student experience like no other. If you want all the nice things that come with studying in a big city but don’t want to deal with all the crowding and logistical problems, Leeds is the place for you.
So far as student accommodation in Leeds goes, there are plenty of options located both inside and outside the city centre.
#1: Leeds City Centre
As a student, one of the best places to be is Leeds City Centre. After all, it’s the prime location and is in the middle of all the student action. Both Leeds Beckett University, the University of Leeds and Leeds Arts University are located in the centre, as are several university-owned and non-university-owned student accommodation options.
Everything in Leeds City Centre is within five to ten minutes of each other, and when you’re heading out from pre-drinks to the club, you’ll be glad that you chose to live a stone’s throw away from where you are heading.
#2: Hyde Park and Burley
Woodhouse Moor (also known as ‘Hyde Park’) is a sprawling stretch of greenery located right behind the University of Leeds’ main campus. In the streets surrounding Hyde Park is a bustling student area full of both apartments and houses that are big and affordable.
Hyde Park and Burley as student areas are renowned for their fair share of strange sights and events. If you don’t mind living in a sketchy area — mostly down to the students, if we’re honest — then it’s a great place to live as a second or third year student.
In this area you can also find Almero’s luxurious student mansions, one of which is a 6 bedroom furnished house that comes with wi-fi and is cleaned weekly. If this sounds like the student housing option for you, you can visit almerostudentmansions.com for more details.
Headingley is the quintessential ‘student area’ in Leeds which is located outside the city centre. Although it’s not in the middle of everything, it’s a very short bus or taxi ride from the centre and you can even walk it if you are so inclined; it really doesn’t take that long if you’re trying to save a bit of money.
Although Headingley is largely a student area, it is just as much a regular residential area and so you can still get access to the benefits of living in a relatively cheap part of the city whilst not having to put up with too many of the problems associated with Hyde Park. As a student, though, it’s probably not going to be at the top of your list of concerns.
Leeds is an amazing place to live as a student. The city is small and compact yet not overcrowded, there are plenty of student accommodation options and it’s got some of the country’s very best nightlife, culture and surrounding areas. Perhaps the fact that Leeds is often overlooked is a blessing more than a curse, though — you don’t want too many people getting in on it!