Review on accommodations listed on University of Leeds website.

Author: Anna, Public Relation Officer



Securing a room at one of our university’s residences is a great way to meet fellow students and get to know Leeds, especially for first-years. We gathered information about each accommodation offered by our university

will present you with a list of university accommodation’s pros and cons, however if you need more details and information all of it can be found on University of Leeds’ website: https://accommodation.leeds.ac.uk/


Carr Mills


PROS

  • good public transport connection to the city centre

  • close to the campus (15 mins but it’s uphill)

  • middle cost residence

  • good bus connection to the city centre

  • en-suite bathrooms

CONS

  • Poor bus connection to from the campus

  • Few shops nearby

  • The walk from university to here can be shady at night


Central Village


PROS

  • great location (on campus and close to the city centre)

  • near cafes, shops and bar

  • en-suite and studios

  • neighbouring with City Side residences

  • common rooms (e.g. gym, games room)

CONS

  • high cost residence

  • noisy area

  • one of the biggest residences


Charles Morris Hall

PROS

  • located on campus

  • cafes and bars nearby

  • shared and en-suite bathrooms

  • lounge area (e.g. study hall, game room)

CONS

  • high cost residence

  • only catered option


City Side


PROS

  • neighbouring with Central Village residences

  • en-suite

  • great location (on campus and close to the city centre)

  • near cafes, shops and bar

  • common rooms (gym, games room)

  • Beautiful shared kitchen (Our favorite so far)

  • Facilities are new

CONS

  • high cost residence

  • noisy area


Clarence Dock Village


PROS

  • en-suite

  • close to the city centre and tourist attractions

  • good bus connection

  • common rooms (lounge area, games room)

  • on site supermarket

  • middle cost residence

CONS

  • far from the campus

  • The bus might take 30 minutes to the campus

  • noisy area


Devonshire Hall


PROS

  • beautiful surroundings and architecture

  • outdoor area

  • 20 mins from the campus

  • common rooms (e.g. music rooms, gym, game rooms, tennis courts

  • many types of accommodation

  • good public transport connection

CONS

  • few shops nearby


Ellerslie Global Residence


PROS

  • location right on campus

  • en-suite and shared bathrooms

  • common rooms (music room, games room)

CONS

  • high cost residence

  • only catered option

  • The facility in the accommodating can be quite old


Henry Price Residences


PROS

  • On campus location

  • Bars and cafes nearby

  • Close to the city centre

  • Middle cost residence

CONS

  • En-suite bathrooms are shared with one other person

  • 7 to 8 flatmates

  • No common areas

  • St George's Field used to be a graveyard


IQ Leeds


PROS

  • close to the campus (but uphill)

  • middle cost accommodation

  • en-suite rooms

  • common rooms (study areas, gym)

CONS

  • few supermarkets, or pubs nearby


James Baillie Park


PROS

  • location (10 mins to Headingley, 20 mins to the campus)

  • good bus connection

  • neighbouring with North Hill Court residences

  • many types of accommodation

  • common rooms

CONS

  • few shops or cafes nearby




Leodis Residences


PROS

  • close to the campus and the city centre

  • middle cost accommodation

  • en-suite rooms

  • common rooms

CONS

  • one of the biggest residences


Lyddon Hall


PROS

  • on campus location

  • close to the city centre

  • shared and en-suite bathroom

  • common rooms (e.g. study rooms, games rooms)

  • small residence

CONS

  • High cost residence

  • Only catered accommodation

  • Can be really noisy on a Friday night

  • Old facilities


Lupton Residences


PROS

  • location (plenty of cafes, pubs and shops)

  • good public transport connection

  • low cost residence

  • outdoors areas (BBQ and picnic spaces)

  • common rooms (music room, the outdoors

CONS

  • far from the campus (approx. 30 mins)

  • shared bathrooms, and no en-suite rooms


Montague Burton


PROS

  • location (next to the campus, close to the city centre, cafes and pubs nearby)

  • low cost residence

  • outdoors area

  • common rooms (gym, games room)

CONS

  • no en-suite rooms

  • 4 to 9 flatmates


North Hill Courts

PROS

  • location (10 mins to Headingley, 20 mins to the campus)

  • good public transport connection

  • small residence

  • low cost residence

  • neighbouring with James Baillie residences

CONS

  • no en-suite rooms

  • no common areas (but the residents can use James Baillie facilities)

  • few shops or cafes nearby


Oxley Residences


PROS

  • common rooms (e.g. games room, music room, the gym, study rooms)

  • beautiful surroundings (open spaces, close to the nature)

  • en-suite and shared bathrooms

  • middle cost residences

  • three direct buses from the campus

CONS

  • few shops nearby

  • very far from the campus and the city centre

  • The furthest accommodation from the university on this list


Sentinel Towers


PROS

  • close both to the campus and city centre

  • good bus connection

  • middle cost residences

  • en-suite rooms

  • common rooms

  • quite area

CONS

  • 4 to 8 flatmates


The Tannery


PROS

  • location (close to the city centre and the campus)

  • en-suite rooms

  • good bus connection

  • middle cost residence

  • common rooms

CONS

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White Rose View


PROS

  • located in the city centre, and close to the campus

  • high cost residence

  • en-suite rooms

  • common rooms (cinema room, games room, gym)

  • supermarkets, cafes and pubs nearby

  • The latest addition to the university's extensive list

CONS

  • noisy area

  • 4 to 7 flatmates


SHARED HOUSES OPTION

University of Leeds owns private flats and houses that can be shared by both under and postgraduates. Both en-suite and shared bathrooms are available and the location is right on campus!


POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY


Blenheim Point

PROS

  • close to the city centre and the campus

  • good bus connection

  • middle cost residence

  • supermarkets and cafes nearby

  • lounge area (with a gym)

  • en-suite rooms

CONS

  • 5 to 8 flatmates


Grayson Heights

PROS

  • low cost residence

  • near shop and cafes

  • good bus connection

CONS

  • far from the campus and the city centre

  • shared bathrooms only


Royal Park Flats

PROS

  • close to the campus

  • shops and restaurants nearby

  • outdoors area

CONS

  • shared bathroom only

  • far from the city centre


St Marks Residence

PROS

  • en-suite rooms

  • middle cost residence

  • common rooms (study lounge, fitness studio, games room)

  • next to the campus and close to the city centre

CONS

  • noisy area

Hope that our list helped you choose between the residences. However if you prefer a peaceful night and are looking for private accommodation, we have also created a list of Leeds residential areas best suited for students.


Sources:

accommodation.leeds.ac.uk


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