Living in the UK
Leeds has plenty to offer families including great schools, facilities and activities if you spend some time investigating and planning before you arrive.
The University campus has a wide range of facilities, from cafes and bars, to libraries, IT assistance and security services.
Outside of your school or faculty, there are facilities across the University to help you develop your study skills or improve any spoken languages.
Academic English courses and workshops
We provide free English language workshops and one-to-one consultations that you can take alongside your degree.
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.
Find out more about Ramadan, including facilities and support for students observing Ramadan, and opportunities to learn more about this holy month and supporting fellow students who are fasting. In 2024, Ramadan will be between 10/11 March and 9/10 April, depending on the sighting of the moon.
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.
Support in response to UK and world events
When UK and world events affect members of our community, we know how important it is to have the right support.
The University's Security Service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We offer crime prevention advice, patrol the campus, investigate crimes and respond to alarms and emergencies.
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.
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.
Disabled international students
The University welcomes disabled international students. Our Disability team can support you to make the most of your time in Leeds.