Settle into life at Leeds
Opening a bank account
Find all the information you need on what documents you'll need to open a bank account and what to consider when choosing your bank.
Living in the UK
Leeds is a welcoming, diverse and popular destination for international students. Discover the wide range of support available to help you adapt to life in the UK and make the most of your time here.
Get to know people from over 150 different countries as part of our global community. Find opportunities to learn a language, become an ambassador, take part in groups, festivals, trips or find an exchange partner.
Leeds has plenty to offer families including great schools, facilities and activities if you spend some time investigating and planning before you arrive.
Welcome to Disability Services! We are a central team with a range of specialist staff working with disabled students and their academic departments to recommend available support and adjustments.
Working in the UK
During your time in the UK, you might want to work. There's some information you’ll need to know, such as how to find a job, understanding tax and national insurance and work restrictions.
Leeds is a great place to live and study. It's important to be prepared and take simple steps to stay safe and to know what to do if you're a victim of crime.
As a student in Leeds, you'll need to register with a doctor, and be familiar with where to go if you need help, treatment or advice.
Prayer, contemplation and faith-based support
Our quiet spaces, prayer facilities and faith-based support give you the chance to take a break, reflect, and connect with local faith communities.
Meet people and get involved
Studying at university is more than a time to grow academically. It's a time for meeting new friends, growing as a person and discover new ways of living.
University Buddy Scheme
This scheme will match you with a buddy as you start or return to your studies, or during your time at Leeds. You’ll be matched with a new, returning or continuing student from anywhere in the University, to share the experience of settling in (or settling back in), exploring, taking part in activities, and making friends and connections.