Living here

What's it like to live in leeds?

Are you looking to relocate for your career? Perhaps you've found the perfect job but you're unsure about living in Leeds - whatever trepidations you have about finding the perfect career match, we're absolutely sure that Leeds as a city is the perfect place for you to call home.

Find out more below about why we think Leeds is a great place to live, or search our vacancies and get started on your journey to Leeds Beckett.

  1. People enjoy living and working in Leeds

    We enjoy the advantages of being a big city, with 5 universities, a thriving job market and access to culture, sport, food and reatil at the heart of a clean and walkable city centre.

    Our city has fantastic green spaces, including award winning parks, with the Yorkshire countryside and two national parks right on its doorstep.

  2. Driving growth from the centre of the UK

    The heart of the northern and national economies, the city is an economic powerhouse predicted to grow by 50% over the next 20 years, ourperforming the national economy.

  3. Leeds is getting younger and younger

    Our region is one of the youngest in the UK, providing a talent pool that is digitally skilled and enterprising and helping create a vibrant, youthful environment that gives Leeds a crucial competitive edge.

    Ambitious investment plans for Leeds Station and the South Bank will double the size and economy of the city centre, boosting economic participation across the North and in our local communities.

  4. Powered by innovators, entrepreneurs and social pioneers

    Leeds has a pioneering social model that harnesses the energy or our communities and of a strong charity sector.

  5. We put people first

    A proud record of working together to deliver for everyone. Leeds is now ranked highest among the largest cities outside of London for health and wellbeing with more adults active, fewer people smoking and fewer obese children than before.

    Our innovative work on healthcare and technology is helping people worldwide live healthier, more productive lives.

Thorntons Arcade, full of boutique shops and businesses in Leeds City Centre
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Dr Jessica van Horssen, Senior Lecturer
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Overlook of the Vale of York from Sutton Bank in the Hambleton Hills near Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Why choose Leeds if you love the outdoors

Golden owl sculpture and clock on the left Leeds Civic Hall against a blue sky

Why choose Leeds if you like arts and culture

Life in leeds

Leeds boasts of a multi-cultural community, all fiercely proud of Yorkshire and everything it has to offer. Discover what all the fuss is about 
Clock tower at Leeds Town Hall
Lady in bright costume and white headdress at Leeds West Indian Carnival

What's new in Leeds

Want to know about the latest restaurant opening or the next showcase at The Grand Theatre? Leeds List is a great resource for exploring the city and keeping your finger on the pulse. 

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International colleagues

We have resources to help international colleagues have a smooth transition to the UK. If you want to speak to someone who has real experiences re-locating to Leeds, or need information on what documentation you will need to consider, we can help.

Reasons to love leeds

our vacancies

Search jobs at Leeds Beckett and start your journey towards a rewarding and nurturing work environment.  

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