“The city of Leeds is one of the most vibrant in the country and it’s right on your doorstep at Leeds Trinity.” – Jonny Young, BA (Hons) English and Writing
Set on a stunning green campus in Leeds, a backdrop that’s recently ranked the UK’s top student city, Leeds Trinity University (LTU) is home to students from all over the world. Renowned for its thriving nightlife and culture, Leeds is often perceived as a hub for the UK student lifestyle, while Leeds Trinity – an institution that embodies the heart and soul of its host city – stands as an internationally-recognised centre for learning with unparalleled graduate prospects.
At Leeds Trinity, students get an authentic experience of life at a leading UK university, whilst simultaneously enjoying a secure and comforting campus with a warm community vibe. As a university that’s proud to provide a truly unique and personalised experience, students of LTU are respected as individuals and never feel lost in the crowd.
1. You’ll have easy access to one of the UK’s – and the world’s – most popular and vibrant student-centred cities…
Leeds is globally-recognised for its vibrant entertainment, cultural, commercial, nightlife and leisure offerings, meaning there’s never a dull moment for students building a life in this fast-paced, dynamic setting. More than 100,000 students choose to make Leeds their home each and every year, making it a great city in which to live and study.
“There’s something for everyone on offer in Leeds in terms of nightlife,” writes The Independent’s Poppie Platt. “Tiny underground clubs Hifi and Wire play host to a plethora of big-time musicians and DJs, and have weekly student club nights such as the Mixtape Project at Hifi, to Wire’s Fuzzy Logic, the city’s best alternative/indie night,” she explains.
Leeds is undeniably a city with something fun to offer every student hopeful, on top of a wealth of high street treats and charming eats to keep your purse and palate raving. The Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre and the fresh instalment of the Victoria Gate shops will play host to everything you could possibly want when seeking some well-deserved retail therapy. The Grand Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse are all close by in the city centre, and Leeds is host to the world-class Opera North and Northern Ballet companies. On top of this, the First Direct (FD) Arena is the place to be when it comes to popular music concerts and events, also holding large stadium tours that are popular amongst the Leeds student community.
And the best thing about all this? Leeds is comparatively cheaper than other UK student cities, with statistics from HSBC noting that the average weekly spend for students in Leeds is less than that for students in Manchester, Newcastle and even Sheffield.
But let’s not forget…the University’s convenient proximity to the City. After a hard day of studies, a mere 15-minute train ride will lead you to the City Centre, providing the perfect blend of a conducive learning environment and action-packed cosmopolitan locations where you can just let loose. And on top of having easy access to some of the nation’s most loved national parks – such as the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales – LTU’s unparalleled campus setting serves as a great base to explore the UK and beyond, providing outstanding rail links and access to Leeds Bradford Airport.
2. Leeds is known as an educational hub and a great place for building your future…
Home to at least three world-renowned higher education providers, it’s clear that Leeds has truly earned its reputation for being an academic student centre, with Leeds Trinity University resonating right from its core. Providing an outstanding, career-centred education for nearly 50 years, LTU is known to be a pioneer of ingrained professional work placements, with every undergraduate degree giving students a considerable head start when it comes to securing a graduate job. In fact, when it comes to graduate employment rates at LTU, the figures really do speak for themselves, with 95 percent of students finding meaningful work or in pursuit of further study just six months after graduating.
And just to further highlight Leeds as a beacon of potential, the City currently stands as one of the largest and most influential employment centres in the entire UK region, with a comprehensive economy that spans every business sector, making it the perfect starting block for a thriving career long after graduation.
3. The City of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University are diverse and multicultural, allowing students to make a worldwide network of friends and nurture a valuable global perspective…
LTU represents an institution that highly values the international population, encouraging diversity, collaboration and above all, friendship between students from all backgrounds. On top of offering a community you’ll find you won’t want to leave, this also instils a valuable global perspective often sought-after by the most powerful global employers. Full-degree students from all over the world are joined by international students studying for a semester or a year on Leeds Trinity’s outstanding study abroad programme, eventually transferring earned credit back to their home universities.
As an institution that welcomes universal applicants with warm and open arms, even guaranteeing international applicants state-of-the-art campus accommodation, there’s no way you’ll find a single reason not to call Leeds Trinity University your home away from home.