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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:

During Open Days and Applicant Days, free parking is available on Headingley Campus and can be accessed via Church Wood Avenue. For sat nav please use LS16 5LF.

Leeds has good motorway links from the M1, M62 and M621 and our Headingley Campus is close to the outer ring road (A6120).

Arriving by public transport:

At Open Days and Applicant Days we provide free shuttle buses from Leeds train station to both campuses.

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/Church Wood Avenue bus stop, which is a 6-minute walk to the campus entrance, up Church Wood Avenue.
  • The 29 First Leeds bus services run between Leeds Student Village, Marsden House, Concept Place, City Campus, Sugarwell Court and Headingley Campus. 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.

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Making the most of your visit

Make some time to explore Headingley as you’ll probably end up spending a lot of time here as a student. 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 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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