Staying connected

Whether you’re living in University accommodation, your house or flat in Leeds, temporary accommodation or your family home, there are lots of ways to stay connected to our University community of students, postgraduate researchers and staff. 

This page was last updated on 19/02/2021.

Stay up to date

There are a variety of ways to stay in contact with our University community online.  

Virtual activities

Take part in virtual meet-ups online to connect with other students and postgraduate researchers.

  • Make friends at our weekly Global Café and other online social activities. Join our Global Community Teams space by logging into Microsoft Teams using your @leeds.ac.uk email. Select ‘Join or create a team’ at the bottom of your teams list and enter the join code loq5x6z. 
  • Stay up to date with whats on at Leeds University Union and visit their Welcome 2020 website for lots of activities, opportunities and information
  • Browse more than 300 student-led clubs and societies from Leeds University Union, and find the club or society that suits you best by taking this 60 second quiz
  • Vote for your new LUU Student Executive Officers for 2021/22 in the LeadLUU elections
  • Learn a language or share our native language and meet new people through the Leeds for Life Language Exchange or by joining group conversation clubs via the Language Zone Microsoft Teams spaces, use code 4d22fsr if you want to speak in English or code jjlxsuu for languages other than English 
  • If you’re feeling creative, Leeds University Library and Galleries have moved their gallery and events online for you to access at your leisure
  • If you're a postgraduate, join the Postgraduate Hub facebook group to connect with other postgrads online
  • Postgraduate researchers can follow the Leeds Doctoral College for updates on their new online event ‘Research Nights In’
  • If you're in University accomodation, check out Residence Life to find your group chat and stay up to date with events and information
  • Take part in the Universities Chaplaincy’s online events and drop-in sessions that are open to students of all faiths and none
  • International students can apply for an online cultural exchange with a British family through the HOST UK exchange programme

Keep active and well

Staying active, eating healthily and being mindful are key to maintaining your wellbeing. 

Develop your skills and employability

There are lots of opportunities to learn new skills and develop your employability. 

In the City 

Leeds is a really fantastic city with lots going on. Whether you like art, sport, history, literature, shopping or food there are lots of places to explore. 

  • Take a virtual visit to Leeds Museums and Galleries and discover online exhibits and events, helping you to connect with Leeds’ rich history and culture
  • Watch some incredible performances online from Opera North, Leeds’ very own opera company
  • Explore Leeds’ architecture and street art or walk along the waterfront by following these fantastic walking trails   
  • Discover family friendly online and in person events, including daily story times and online activities
  • Keep up to date with events and things to do in Leeds and Yorkshire go to Visit Leeds and Leeds Inspired