Enjoy an exciting and fun social life
Once you become a University of Leeds student, you will be part of a global campus community. The campus located close to the city centre and is easy to get around, so you will easily be able to enjoy everything it has to offer.
Whether you want to play for fun, compete at the highest level or simply watch great sports, there is something for you to try at Leeds. You can choose from over 60 sports clubs in everything from aikido, canoeing and fencing to rugby and windsurfing.
Located on campus, the Edge is one of the best gyms in Leeds. If you want to get fit, for a small fee you can become a member of this £12 million fitness centre, giving you access to a 25m eight-lane swimming pool with a movable floor, a sauna, climbing wall, squash courts, and more.
You will also be able to choose from over 140 exercise classes each week, in activities such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Pump and Swimfit.
Located at the heart of the campus, the Leeds University Union has shops, cafés, bars, nightclubs, a theatre, spa, hairdressers, opticians, bank and a student advice centre inside. The Union is also home to over 300 clubs and societies in interests such as sky-diving, chess, baking and Harry Potter.
There is a fantastic range of places to eat on campus. The Refectory offers hot and cold food and Hugo café sells fresh baguettes, coffee and patisseries. You can enjoy a coffee while watching ducks swim among the fountains at the Waterside Café, and if you're looking for fresh and healthy options the Salad Box sells wraps, salads, soups and more.
stage@leeds is a modern performance space with a 180-seat auditorium, a smaller experimental theatre and a dance studio. You can enjoy regular performances by the University students, as well as by professional dance, performance and theatre groups.
There are many green spaces on campus where you can relax, including a sustainable garden with fresh food what you can pick and eat. Other green spaces include a rooftop garden with three beehives and the nearby St George’s Fields.