The unofficial capital of Yorkshire, Leeds has it all – a rich sporting heritage, legendary nightlife and incredible shopping.
Add one of the UK’s largest student populations and thousands of graduate opportunities and you’ve got a city that’s made for student life – the perfect place to build your future.
You’re never too far away from your next adventure when you study at Leeds Trinity University. With so much to do, the hardest decision will be where you go first.
The city of… culture
From the art of the Henry Moore Institute, to the celebration of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, Leeds is packed with cultural heritage.
The city plays host to a packed calendar of events and festivals across the year. If you’re a film buff, Leeds International Film Festival will entertain, while Leeds Light Night attracts talent from across the globe to light up the city in a series of installations and experiences.
If you want to learn about our past, Leeds offers plenty of opportunities to explore everything from the industrial revolution and regional history, to global conflicts and the history of medicine.
Want to explore Leeds for yourself? Take in all the city has to offer by taking part in the Leeds Owl Trail, a tour of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks – all adorned with the owls of the Leeds coat of arms.
The city of… music
Leeds is known for its legendary live music scene, where you can catch global stars and future festival headliners at the First Direct Arena or O2 Academy and the world-famous Brudenell Social Club, or visit some of the city’s small venues to catch your favourite rising acts.
One of the biggest parts of the city’s music scene is festival season. Leeds hosts a variety of music festivals, catering for every genre. Live At Leeds showcases the world’s best emerging artists as it takes over the city centre, while Leeds Festival, the city’s largest and most famous festival, attracts some of the biggest names in popular music every August bank holiday weekend.
The city of… nightlife
In Leeds you’ll find some of the best nightlife in the North. Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat, getting competitive at Junkyard Golf, or dancing the night away at club nights featuring everything from grime to indie, you won’t be short of places to have a good time.
Call Lane and Merrion Street are two of the city’s most popular locations, with plenty of bars and restaurants to pick from. With BBQ and pizza, craft beer and cocktails, and even live bands and DJs to choose from, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.
Lower Briggate is the destination for LGBT+ nights out in Leeds, with Queens Court and Viaduct at the heart of it. It also marks the final destination of the annual Leeds Pride parade – one of the city’s biggest celebrations of love and equality.
The city of… sport
Sport is part of the fabric of Leeds, with the city producing some of the UK’s most iconic teams, famous athletes and world-class facilities.
Headingley Stadium, located just down the road from campus, plays host to two of the country’s most successful teams – rugby league heroes Leeds Rhinos and the legendary Yorkshire Cricket Club. The city is also home to Leeds United Football Club – a team renowned for their loyal fan base.
But there’s more to Leeds than sport superstars. The city is also home to the Tour De Yorkshire, a packed calendar of running events, and premier facilities including the John Charles Centre for Sport and Planet Ice – Leeds’ new ice rink.
The city of… possibilities
As the UK’s third-largest city, Leeds is home to plenty of big employers. Our broad economy means there are jobs available in every sector, from accounting and health to law and tech.
Leeds is also a hub for the creative industries, attracting production houses, marketing and PR agencies – and even Channel 4’s new national headquarters.
With so many employers comes a demand for skilled graduates. Working in partnership with industry experts, we make sure our courses equip you with the relevant skills and experience employers are looking for.
All of this puts our students in a great position in a city with a wide range of employers and plenty of opportunities – whether you’re looking for part-time work to fit around your studies, or you’re an ambitious graduate ready to secure your dream job.
In and around Horsforth
While you’re less than 15 minutes out of Leeds, you don’t need to head into the city centre for a good time.
Horsforth and the surrounding area has everything from independent cafés and boutiques, to retail parks packed with shops, cinemas and restaurants. Town Street in Horsforth and Otley Road in Headingley are firm favourites with students, with plenty of bars and eateries to choose from.
One of the biggest benefits of being out of the city centre is the access to green spaces. There are plenty of relaxing spots across Horsforth including Hunger Hills Woods and Horsforth Hall Park, while the Yorkshire Dales are just a short drive away.
With something for everyone, it makes Horsforth the perfect place to live and study.
The Leeds Trinity shuttle bus
The University provides a free wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus to improve transport options for students travelling by train or living on campus.
The shuttle bus connects the University campus to Horsforth train station and other key areas, including the local supermarket and doctor’s surgery.