3. Get stuck into activities on campus
At LUU, our mission is making sure you love your time at Leeds. A really big part of that is putting on – or supporting clubs and societies to put on – great events on campus to help you meet new people, make friends and have fun. When you think of students’ unions you might think of booze-fuelled nights, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Leeds University Union events take place year-round and cater for everyone, ranging from exercise classes to craft sessions.
This January we’re working with the University to bring you the Fresh Start Festival – a week packed full of food, friends, fun and opportunities, to help you start the year off right and enable you to find your place here at Leeds. Head over to our Welcome page for all the details.
4. Be a tourist for the day
There are numerous tourist attractions around the city and its nearby areas, including Temple Newsam, a Tudor-Jacobean house and gardens, Harewood House, with its extensive grounds and lavish interior, and Kirkstall Abbey, a monastery that’s over 800 years old. Visiting the Abbey is free of charge, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for a free day out, while the houses do charge a reasonable fee. The city centre itself also has a lot to offer – from the Corn Exchange to the Town Hall, there’s some really fantastic architecture when you pay attention to your surroundings. Our campus isn’t bad either, with its diverse mix of styles ranging from gothic revival to brutalism.
Want to discover more of your LUU Welcome experience? Visit our Welcome webpage for events, advice and more.