Settle into life at Leeds
Settling in at University
Your course has started, the novelty of a new start has worn off, now what? Read on to find helpful links to help you settle in at University and feel in control of things.
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.
Settling in at University
Your course has got started, the novelty of a new start has worn off, now what? Read on to find helpful links to help you settle in at University and feel in control of things.
University Buddy Scheme
The University Buddy Scheme offers friendship and peer support to help you feel at home and part of our community, as well as enjoying getting involved in student life. The scheme is open to all students and you can apply at any point during your student journey. You'll be matched with a new or returning student from anywhere in the University at the same study level as you and with someone who has similar interests.
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.
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.