University life for many students involves making a move out into the communities of Leeds with friends and running a household for the first time. Moving in to your own home is an exciting time for every student. Whether you are moving to Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley Park, Woodhouse or somewhere further afield, you will be living amongst a community with a rich and unique heritage of its own. Many areas close to the University have a high proportion of students living within them, but no area could be considered as being ‘student only’. Your neighbours could be like you, young professionals, elderly people or a family. Call around to your neighbours and introduce yourself. You’ll be living next to each other for a year so you might as well call in and say hello! Your neighbours may be able to keep an eye on your house whilst you’re away, help with getting to know about living in your area, lend you a cup of sugar or take your unwanted food when you are away from Leeds for long periods and ensure that you can communicate if any problems arise during the year, such as getting a little too noisy!
See the Your Guide to Living in Leeds or the links below for more information to help you make the most of your time in Leeds and settle in to the community. It provides information on the essentials of living in Leeds. Students make a great contribution to the City – the University attracts the brightest students from diverse backgrounds. As with every community, some things, such as bins on streets or noisy parties, can still cause problems. This guide gives you advice on how to avoid these. Have a read, pick up some tips and enjoy your time in the City!