Out of term time activities

Lots of students are in Leeds during the University holidays and there are a wide range of events and activities which you can get involved with to make the most of these times of year.

During Christmas, Easter and Summer the out of term time activities programme includes a wide range of events throughout the University holidays including the days when the University is closed. 

Christmas in Leeds

Christmas in Leeds is an annual programme for all students staying in Leeds over the winter break, providing the chance to meet others, experience Christmas traditions and find out about help and support.

In December 2018 and January 2019, the programme included a range of events such as a trip to see a pantomime, a football and rugby match, and a meal on Christmas Day. Take a look at the Christmas in Leeds guide for 2018 (PDF download) for more information on the events and activities that took place last year. 

What students said about the programme: 

“I got a lot of information, recommendations and suggestions regarding the Christmas activities. I did not feel lonely when some friends went back to their hometown.” 

Christmas in Leeds students

"I stayed in Leeds almost every day. Thanks to the information in the Christmas in Leeds programme, I could make my holiday enjoyable."

"Attending the Rainbow Junk-tion Christmas Lunch was a great way to spend Christmas day. All of the other volunteers were very supportive and I had some great chats to people."