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Student-run, not-for-profit and 100% Fairtrade coffee. What’s not to love?
Visit Balcony for a caffeine hit that’s good for the community – and why not pick up a bargain breakfast or locally-sourced sweet treat while you’re there?
Bayfields is an independent opticians with over 20 practices, including one at the heart of campus.
Visit Bayfields to talk about finding the right eye-care solution for your needs, from your academic work to your social life, driving, sport and everything in between – it’s time to banish squinting at the lecture slides for good.
Bayfields’ founder and managing director studied at the University of Leeds, and this was the first practice he opened – making it very dear to their hearts.
Currently closed – please use Bayfields’ other Leeds outlets.
LUU has a number of cashpoints within the Union building for you to withdraw money.
If you are an international student looking to open a bank account, the University Of Leeds has a page with guidance about want you need to do to open an account.
A proper supermarket, but right on campus. Grab a meal deal at lunchtime or do your entire weekly shop without going offsite – anything is possible with our new store.
Our Co-op is a franchise, meaning you can take advantage of all their great products, while the profits made are reinvested into your student experience. You can find Co-op on level -1 of the Union building.
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturday, & closed Sunday
Located at the heart of the Union building, Common Ground is the place to come together over coffee, toasties, bagels and more, to chill and catch up with your coursemates and pals. Because we all know coffee tastes best enjoyed with friends.
And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, this one’s for you. Common Ground serves locally made cakes, waffles and elaborate freakshakes to make student life that little bit sweeter. Find Common Ground next to Union Square at the south entrance.
Usual opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (8am to 5pm outside of term time), Saturday and Sunday closed.
Your wish is our command. Function is your space to play with, and this super flexible venue can be used for everything from society meetings to parties and performances.
Just book for free and let us know what you’re planning.
It’s hard to resist a bit of uni merch, and Gear is your one-stop shop for all things Uni of Leeds.
From classic hoodies to soft toy souvenirs, Gear’s got everything you might need to show the world your alma mater or commemorate your time in Leeds. Buy online, or visit the shop in the Union building.
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.
Open 24/7 online:
Humpit is a fast food outlet with a difference, offering freshly made filled pitas and salad boxes with hummus, falafel, pickles and sauces, as well as their famous meal-size hummus bowls.
Fresh drinks and a range of sides and snacks are available here, too. It’s 100% plant-based and 100% delicious.
Monday to Friday 11am to 2:30pm
Why not try their meal deal offer? Grab a falafel pita, fries and any drink for just £6. T&Cs apply.
Old Bar is LUU’s proper traditional pub. A Leeds institution, it’s been serving students real ale and pub grub since 1939. Just like your local, but right on campus.
This is the place to be for all your sports viewing needs, screening cricket to boxing and everything in between. We hold a weekly pub quiz, too, every Thursday from 8pm.
11am to 12am Monday to Friday
11am– 1am Friday
12pm – 12am Saturday
12pm – 11pm Sunday
11am – 7pm Monday to Friday, Closed Saturday/Sunday
Pamper Me offers unique services and treatments carried out by qualified and experienced therapists and stylists.
Relax in their contemporary, warm and clean salon and enjoy pampering services including nails, lashes, waxes and hair cuts.
Pearls Bubble Tea
Try one of Pearls’ 20 unique flavours of this delicious Taiwanese drink, made from antioxidant-rich black or green tea combined with creamy extracts, natural fruit flavourings and tapioca pearls or jelly. It’s happiness in a cup.
Open Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4.30pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.
Proper Pasty Company
The Proper Pasty Company is devoted to bringing the very best authentic Cornish pasties to the students of Leeds.
Their pasties are skilfully handmade in Cornwall using only the finest and freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Each and every pasty is carefully hand filled and crimped the traditional way, before being freshly baked throughout the day on premises. You’ll enjoy a perfect pasty every time.
Pyramid Canteen: toastie heaven by day, events venue by night (and weekend).
Visit us to refuel before your next lecture or get in touch to book out the space for your event. This versatile space has hosted everything from the Robot Fighting League to the Sex Positive Arts Market – so whatever it is, get in touch.
We’re pretty unique. In fact, Pyramid Theatre is one of only nine in-the-round theatres in the UK. Take your performance to the next level and let the audience see you do your thing from every angle.
This special space can seat up to 200 people and can also be set up as a 160-seat studio theatre, and has previously hosted theatre and dance performances, comedy nights and film screenings.
Riley Smith Theatre
The Riley Smith Theatre is our oldest, most established venue, having hosted countless performances and ceremonies down the years before its recent refurbishment.
From theatre and dance to fairs, markets and conferences, this 360-seat space benefiting from our Foyer’s high footfall is your best bet for large-scale events and performances.
Ring Carrier Recycling Point
LUU is home to a Terracycle ring carrier recycling point for staff, students and members of the public.
Ring carriers – the stretchy plastic that holds multipacks of cans together – are highly damaging to the environment, both in terms of single-use plastics and harm to wildlife who can become caught in the loops.
Every ring carrier we collect will be sent back to Terracycle and turned into new plastic products – all you need to do is drop them off at our collection point.
Find out more on Terracycle’s website.
Scream is LUU’s brand new ice cream and dessert parlour, serving up ice cream, shakes, and other sweet treats at bargain prices.
This is ice cream with a conscience. Our ice cream is supplied by Yorvale, a small York-based farm with a focus on sustainability – demonstrated through its low-energy production methods, water recycling and minimal food miles.
We serve all our products without any single use plastic straws, spoons or containers. There’s vegan options too, so everyone can get in on the action.
11am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Stylus is the answer to all your live music and night out needs.
Home to our infamous club night Fruity, this venue is decked out with a brilliant sound system and all you need to put on a successful club night or gig – just ask SBTRKT, Public Enemy and James Blake. Stylus is available to book for LUU societies and external promoters alike.
LUU is home to one of Leeds’ biggest outdoor terraces, and we’ve certainly made the most of it. Serving up cocktails and plenty of great deals, Terrace is the ultimate place to be on a sunny day.
Even when it drizzles, our indoor space still caters for all your drinks deal needs. With our varied events schedule, it’s clear to see why this vibrant bar is a student hotspot.
Find us on the ground floor of the Union building.
11am-11pm Monday to Wednesday
11am – 12am Thursday
11am – 1am Friday
We all get a little thrill when we start a new notebook. Don’t lie, we know it’s not just us. Luckily for the students of Leeds, we’ve got a well-stocked stationery shop right here on campus so you can get your fix whenever you need to.
It’s got art supplies, cards, gifts and a Collect+ service too, so you’ll never miss a birthday again.
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm , Saturday and Sunday closed.
Wok & Go
Bored of salads and sandwiches? Want something that packs a bit more punch?
Wok & Go is your chance to experience a fusion of flavours inspired by Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines, delivered in the form of fresh, made to order wok-tossed noodles, rice, soups and more.
Wok & Go is also available on Deliveroo.
11am to 9pm Monday to Friday & 12pm to 8pm Saturday
Special offers at Wok & Go:
- 20% student discount until the end of May (usually 10%)
- 2 for 1 Tuesdays on the Wok and Go App.