Family-friendly campus

The University of Leeds is one of the biggest campus universities in the UK and provides lots of facilities that families and parents can use.

Access around campus

Lots of the routes around campus are accessible for parents with buggies and pushchairs (or those with disabilities) and are signposted on the green and white signposts. The University’s campus map can help you find a route around campus.

There is a North-South Access Route that lets you get across campus without needing to go up and down steps. You might find routes inside buildings may be closed outside of the University’s main opening hours so you will need to arrange a key if you need access to the buildings. 

Nappy changing

Buildings which have nappy changing facilities can be found on the campus map. These include:

  • Parkinson Building: Room B.35 (women’s toilet)
  • Old Mining Building: Room 1.02
  • Leeds Dental Institute, Clarendon Way: Room 5.070
  • Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building: outside the cafe (unisex toilet) on Level 10
  • Leeds University Union: in the women’s toilets near reception (ground floor), the women’s toilet in the Old Bar (basement) and in the unisex toilet in the Mine Bar (basement).


  • The University campus is entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breast feeding at the University.
  • Leeds University Union is breastfeeding friendly throughout the building.
  • Departments may also be able to make a room available on request. 
  • See more guidance on breastfeeding facilities at the University.

Study spaces

The Lifelong Learning Centre (Level 11, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building) welcomes student parents and has toys available in their study spaces in the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building and Beech Grove House.