Your first weeks at Leeds
Complete start-up processes
Now you've arrived in Leeds, there are a small number of things you'll need to do in your first few days. Here are some helpful pages to get you started.
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.
Welcome to Leeds! Our international orientation programme will help you make the best possible start in Leeds. Whenever you arrive, you’ll be able to join talks, tours and social events to help you feel at home and meet new people.
Your first weeks at University
You’re finally here – a student at Leeds! This page will give you the information that you need to help you navigate those first weeks, and ensure that you’ve got all the information to feel in control.
UK phones and SIM cards
Find more information about what types of SIM cards are available in the UK and how to get a SIM card before or when you arrive in Leeds.
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.
Feeling at home in Leeds
Life in a new social, cultural and academic environment is exciting but can feel challenging. Whether you've recently arrived in Leeds or you've been here for some time, there's lots of support to help you feel at home.
COVID-19 travel and safety requirements
Find out all you need to know about the most recent COVID-19 travel and safety requirements.
Where to buy food, clothes and equipment
Find food from all over the world in Leeds; order deliveries of food and essential shopping; buy things for your accommodation; and get a sim card or phone if you're new to the UK.
Local transport and finding your way around
Leeds is a compact city and it's relatively easy to find your way around, whether you're on foot, cycling or on a bus.