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A great place to study
Leeds is a sophisticated commercial centre with a vast history and an ever changing modern landscape. With links in industry set to rival London, there are plenty of opportunities for its residents and students alike.
Vibrant and exciting, friendly and fun, it’s also a city which won’t cost you an arm and a leg to be there. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people and you'll have plenty to see and do.
Like many undergraduates before you, there is a high chance that even after your days with us at our student accommodation in Leeds are done, you’ll never leave this wonderful city.
Food and drink
Food in Leeds is absolutely mouth-watering, and that’s a fact. From the now iconic Red’s True BBQ (which has two Leeds locations!), to Meat Liquor and Almost Famous (home of the ultimate ‘dirty burger’), it’s unlikely that you’re ever going to starve – especially as a red-blooded carnivore!
Of course, you can’t live in Leeds without visiting Trinity Kitchen once in a while. Nestled at the top of the giant shopping mall, it has over 30 cafes and restaurants for you to sink your teeth into, as well as ‘street food’ and other delicacies to suit all tastes and budgets. From Burritos to Baltis, Fish to Ribs, it’s all there under one amazing roof. Trinity itself also houses loads of chains, from Giraffe to Nando’s, to Carluccio’s and more. Thankfully, our Leeds student accommodation is within waddling distance of all these places, so you won’t have to go too far with your food baby after you eat!
When your parents come to visit, get them to take you to Fazenda, a Brazilian Rodizio with unlimited, high-quality meat.
Alternatively, you could always try Angelica, a fancy little place at the top of Trinity. You’ll feel a bit weird wearing something posh traipsing past the shoppers, but it’s the kind of place where you really should dress up! For a more sophisticated evening out, the recently developed Waterfront is now a dining quarter and restaurants, cafés and bars also surround the Millennium Square.
Sports and leisure
Leeds United play over at Elland Road, so if your weekends aren’t complete without a little footie action, look no further!
If you’d rather ‘do’ than watch, there are loads of places and pitches for you to get stuck into rugby, football, cricket and hockey.
If those sports aren’t even in the same ballpark as your tastes, you might be pleased to know that there are 160 tennis courts in the city's parks, as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool within the amazing Edge complex.
If you like your sports a little more extreme, there’s a skate park as well as Xscape, just outside the city itself, which houses an awesome snow zone, climbing wall, trampoline park and loads more.
Of course, if you want to get fit for free, or even just get back to nature, the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and the Vale of York are within easy reach of Leeds.
Culture and music
For those who want their time in Leeds to be a rather more cultural experience, you won’t be lacking in things to do.
The Abbey House Museum, the Royal Armouries, and Leeds City Museum are just three of the museums in the city, so you can carry on learning even after class. Plus, if art is more your thing, the City Art Gallery houses the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture.
Cinephiles will be awe-struck by the gas-lit Hyde Park Picture House, offering a unique cinema experience, and they’re also able to visit both Vue at the Light and the Everyman, which also adds something a little different to your film-going adventures.
Music lovers are of course well provided for in Leeds with the typical chamber music, jazz, classical, pop and rock at live venues across the city. Leeds worst kept secret is its pop-punk and indie scenes, which proudly boasts loads of young talent, and attracts acts from all over the UK and even the world. Leeds Festival and Slam Dunk Festival are two major players on the live calendar not just here in England, but to the envy of millions worldwide. They’re right on your doorstep whilst you stay in our Leeds student accommodation!
Leeds has got so many nightlife options that you’ll more than likely find your own favourites over the years you stay with us in our student accommodation.
Call Lane is a street choc-full of bars, very popular with both students and locals alike, for a more laid back affair before hitting some clubs. Albion Street is a little wilder, hosting the likes of Tiger Tiger, perfect for that stereotypical fresher’s affair! You can also give Space and Mission a go, as well as Control, catering for a range of tastes and popular among the student sect.
Leeds is well known for being a little offbeat and trendy, so you might want to give HiFi Club a go, or perhaps Brudenell Social Club. Yes, it’s a bit of an old man’s pub, but there’s live music on there too, and it’s a brilliantly low-key Northern night out. Leeds Beckett Student Union also hosts ‘Fuel’ every Friday in term time for metal heads, and the newly opened Key Club has a range of fun, alternative club nights throughout the week to keep even the most jaded student happy.
Buses provide a cheap and cheerful way of getting out and about, with services often running well into the night. They’re fairly priced, too, as a student MetroCard is available. If you’re taking a trip to friends dotted around the city, you can also pick up cheap tickets to nearby Burley Park or Headingley stations with your railcard.
Cycling is possible and encouraged with the introduction of cycle lanes which serve as a proud memory of the 2014 Tour de France starting from Leeds.
On the way home from a night out, you’ll be pleased to know that taxis are both popular and very fairly priced. You can be dropped right at the door to your student accommodation in Leeds, and even have enough left over for a takeaway in the morning! If things do go a bit wrong, Amber Taxis will even take you home without any cash – you just have to leave your student card with them and go and settle the fare at your student union the next day.
Health and wellbeing
As you might expect, there are loads of local GP’s dotted around the city, with Leeds Student Medical Practice being an especially good one. When it comes to emergency care, you’ll be in good hands at either Leeds General Infirmary, or St James’ Hospital, which we hope you won’t need, but it’s there if you do.
Your university, as well as Liberty Living, will be able to provide advice pertaining to your general welfare, and will practice equality in that they’ll cater to the diverse needs of each individual student. You can receive emotional support, advice and counselling at your institution, as well as careers advice for your life beyond university.
It’s a shopper’s paradise in Leeds, a place where shopping facilities exist literally everywhere. There’s the Corn Exchange, Granary Wharf, the amazing Trinity Leeds, as well as Victoria Quarter with your high end designers for those student loan days when you’re feeling swish. Independent stores mix nicely alongside major retail outlets, all having their space to thrive in the heart of the city centre.
For groceries, there are various smaller Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s stores located close to our Leeds student accommodation. If you want a larger store, you’re best heading to Morrison’s in the Merrion Centre, but there are plenty of Co-operative Food outlets in case you need them all around the city, too.
As you’d expect, all the major banks can be found throughout the city, as well as loads of places to change foreign currency and so on.
As for the fun amenities? Leeds is literally booming with takeaways, no matter what you fancy (yes, even a ‘cakeaway’, too!).
Manchester to the left of Leeds, the East Coast to the right – you’re literally in the middle of the action. Sheffield is less than an hour by train (unless you get stuck on the slow one…) and you can get to London in just over two hours. When it comes to coaches, you get grab a National Express or Megabus coach as cheap as chips, especially if you grab a special student discount card!
Leeds also has its very own airport, Leeds Bradford, which can whisk you away to a whole multitude of exciting destinations, or even home for the weekend.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Leeds.
Accommodation available in Leeds
Liberty Dock has the dual benefit of being both centrally located – it’s just a short walk or bus ride from the University of Leeds plus all of the other universities and the city centre – and also being situated in a beautiful area of the city; right on the water.
Leeds is exhilarating and the fun is non-stop. This Northern city is absolutely fascinating in that it rivals the likes of London whilst being cheap, cheerful and well within a student’s budget – you’ll find something fun to do on any night.
As you settle into your new home, we’ll be looking out for you – security is included in your rent as standard. We also include all of your bills as well, because we know there’s enough to think about as a student!
Liberty Park gives an exciting student experience, right in the heart of Leeds. You’ll only be a 10 minute walk from the city centre, and there are plenty of transport links right on your doorstep.
Liberty Park is on Marlborough Street, and it’s super secure and safe. Like all of our properties, your rent is all-inclusive – that way there are no nasty surprises!
Why choose Liberty Living?
We welcome group bookings
Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares – in residences that have double rooms or studios.
Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £100* shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!
It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.
*Shopping voucher offer of £100 differs in some residences and is only available at selected residences.
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
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We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 53 residences in 21 cities across the UK and Europe.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation in Leeds.