What's on and student discount

Knowing what's on in Leeds, and how to get a student discount are important things for many students. We've put together a handy collection to get you started.

What's on in Leeds?

Leeds is a big and vibrant city with plenty of opportunities and events going on.  It's always worth doing a quick check online or on social media. 

Leeds list - very popular sites, with events, top ten best, offers, exhibitions and much more.

Time Out - the global what's on guide, Leeds edition!

Leeds inspired - listings of workshops, pop-up places, plus more

Whats On (Leeds City Council) - lots of great events, museums and galleries, exhibitions

Independent Leeds - with it's what's on guide, plus reviews and top tips for supporting and promoting local business. 

Leeds Guide - round-up up of arts, culture and food and drink 


Leeds is great for shopping; it's compact city centre means everything is in easy reach, and ten minutes walk from campus. We can't list every shop, so here's a list of the main shopping places. We've linked to the "offers" section so you should be able to spot any bargains straight away. 

Leeds city markets - home of many Leeds markets across the city, including Kirkgate, the largest covered market in Europe, with it's regular themes such as vintage, records, Asian bazaar plus so much more. 

Trinity Leeds - very popular shopping place in the heart of town. Frequently has student offers available. 

St John's shopping centre

Merrion Centre

Victoria Gate

Student discount 

With your NUS card, you'll already be signed up to get lots of discounts. It's often worth asking in shops and restaurants - often places will offer a discount if you have a student card even if you've not seen it advertised on an app or website. Here's a few places you may want to bookmark. Many of these have an app you can install.

Totum (formerly NUS)


Student Beans

Student Discount Book