Come and explore campus

University of Leeds
University of Leeds
5 min readOct 23, 2020


With over 1400 trees and about 100 acres in size (similar to Vatican City), the University of Leeds campus is perfect for exploring, whether you’re new to Leeds, live here already, or are looking for somewhere to mix up your day to day routine.

It’s home to the original University buildings, like the Great Hall, built in the 1880s, the brutalist 1960s concrete structures such as the Roger Stevens building, right up to new buildings - Nexus and the Bragg building.

Grab your coat and come and meet us on campus!

The Parkinson building

A totem pole, a pretend chimney and a woman who’s been lying down for 27 years

Where else can you see such a diverse range of public art in such a small space? Campus is home to some great art work. Whether it’s seeing Barbara Hepworth’s mid 1960’s Dual Form, nestled behind Leeds University Union or Liliane Lijn’s slowly rotating Converse Column, only installed last year, then there’s 14 great pieces of public art to discover.

The Dreamer — Quentin Bell, 1982

Study spaces on campus

Sometimes mixing up your study space is just what you need — a fresh view on things can make you feel more in control and more focused. We’ve created a number of study spaces on campus for you to work individually, or part of a group. Many of these are drop in, and some are in the libraries, and some are in (and outside) buildings right across campus. There will be clear signs to guide you through the safety requirements for each area.

Get your laptop, headphones and come and find your new favourite place to work.

Study space in Parkinson Court — no need to book.

Leeds University Union (LUU)

Right in the heart of everything (including campus), Leeds University Union are home to all things food, drink, friends and fun, as well as home to our Help Desk, Rep Room, and spaces to book out for your clubs and society needs. Your Exec team and LUU’s permanent staff are based here, too. Whether you’re looking for someone to speak to, classes, events or just a good old Yorkshire cuppa, LUU has got your back.

Here’s the latest wellbeing news — full of excellent top tips!

The precinct, outside Leeds University Union

Student information points

Did you know there’s places on campus where you can speak to someone face to face? There’s four student information points across campus, and they’re open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. You can ask about anything to do with being at University, for instance about teaching locations, welcome and induction or study spaces on campus.

The student information point at the Maurice Keyworth building (Leeds University Business School)

Level up your Instagram

If your Insta is looking a bit tired, and your grid is all a bit same-y, here’s your new bucket list of places to snap. There’s always new perspective to find, and we’ve done some of the work for you! Here’s our guide to the top twenty most photographic spots on campus to share with your friends, family and Insta-pals.

The Great Hall and the Parkinson tower


With four libraries across campus, from the incredible photogenic Brotherton library to the ultra modern Laidlaw, these are the perfect go-to places when you’re on campus. There’s lots to use them for apart from borrowing books — book your study spaces, click and collect, learn academic skills; the list is endless.

As Albert Einstein once said, “The only thing you have absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” And by visiting the library website, you will.

The Laidlaw library, Woodhouse Lane

Take some time and reconnect with the natural world

Having a break from your screen, and just being outside, watching the seasons change is so important. From hidden graveyards to quiet courtyards, there’s something for everyone on campus. Whether you’re on your own or with a housemate, come and find your place to unwind, study or watch the world go by. Here’s our top ten places to relax and unwind.

Autumn leaves in Chancellors court

Use your phone to help discover campus

We’ve got just the app for you! Designed just for you, it’s a perfect in-your-hand guide to take you around the campus, pointing out the important, the interesting and the secret places that you’ll want to know about! The Discover Campus app has been put together by our Get Out, Get Active team — don’t worry — there’s no need for a tracksuit or expensive gym kit — just your phone and you. (If you’d like to explore with your friends, always keep an eye on the local rules)

Leeds University Business School, western campus

What’s your favourite Instagram wall on campus?

OK, so you’ve already leveled up your feed with our top twenty of the most Instagrammable spots on campus, so what now?

Among the stunning buildings and relaxing places to chill, campus surely has to be one of the best for Instagram walls. Not sure what we’re talking about? Find your best Instagram wall on campus!

Levi takes a selfie using the ultimate background!

The University campus is accessible, and has many routes outside and within buildings. Find your favourite step free access route on campus for you to explore.

Spending time outside is regarded as one of the best ways to stay healthy, physically and mentally. If you’d like to find more ways of staying healthy, here’s some great advice on looking after yourself and finding support at University.



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