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Getting to our Headingley Campus



How to find us

Headingley is just three miles outside the centre of Leeds. Our campus is located within 100 acres of parkland, in perfect contrast to the bustling city, so if it is a nice day you can get out and stretch your legs while you are on campus. Our Carnegie Pavilion facility is also located nearby at the famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

You can get to us from Leeds City Centre via the Otley Road/Woodhouse Lane but please be aware this road is a commuter route and gets very busy at peak times.

Arriving by car:

Leeds has good motorway links from the M1, M62 and M621 and our Headingley Campus is close to the outer ring road (A6120). For Sat Nav use LS16 5LF. This will bring you to our Church Wood Avenue entrance where security will direct you to our on-site parking. This is free for those attending our Open Day.

Arriving by train:

We will be providing free shuttle buses from the train station on the day which run from:

  • Leeds train station to Headingley Campus – every 20 mins from 8.30 – 11:00.
  • Headingley Campus to Leeds train station - every 30 mins from 13:00 – 15:30.

Taxis are also available from the train station and should cost under £10 – For Sat Nav use LS16 5LF.

Arriving by bus:

Headingley Campus is very well connected to the city by a number of regularly running buses.

Buses 1, 6 & 97 from the city centre all stop at the Otley road/Churchwood avenue bus stop, which is a 6-minute walk to the campus entrance, up Churchwood avenue.

The 29 First Leeds bus services run between Leeds Student Village, Marsden House, Concept Place, City Campus, Sugarwell Court and Headingley Campus.

The 29X operates at peak times via Hyde Park Corner and Headingley Arndale Centre.

It's £1 for a single fare on production of a valid student card. You can see further information about bus frequency and prices here.

You can download our Headingley campus map here

Making the most of your visit

Make some time to explore Headingley. As a student you’ll probably end up spending a lot of time in Headingley. Many students, after moving out of halls, find themselves living in Headingley even if they don't study here and it’s easy to see why. The suburb of Headingley has its own vibrant community, an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants just a 10 minute walk from campus.

Three students drinking coffee and chatting

Stick around for dinner, there are lots of tasty options in Headingley, from big names like Nandos and Pizza Express to smaller independent eateries like local favourite Thai Sabai. If you have a sweet tooth, you can pick up a cupcake from Love Rouge, a bakery set up by two of our graduates.

If you have the time, you should try and see a bit of Leeds too, to get a feel for where you could be living. Leeds is a busy, vibrant city with lots to do. Have a look at what’s on and make a night of it!

If you are coming from further afield and are thinking of staying overnight there is a Village Hotel very near our Headingley Campus on Otley Road, as well as plenty of options in the centre of Leeds.

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