Your first weeks at Leeds
Arriving in the UK is an exciting time, and there's lots of things you'll need to know to make things go smoothly and help you settle in quickly.
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.
New to Leeds? Whether you're coming from across the world or just around the corner, come and see us in the Welcome Hub! Ask questions and get help, get involved in activities and start settling into Leeds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to shop for food in Leeds
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.