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Halls

Central Village

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 575
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): en-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 6
  • Facilities: Free satellite TV with Sky channels, table tennis table, pool table and wide screen TV, Vending machine, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 5 minute walk
  • Rental Period: 43
  • Cost (£)/week: 116-122
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

This Hall is considered to be one of the most unsociable, dismal and quiet residences belonging to the University.

Charles Morris

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 641
  • Catering Type: Catered at the Refectory
  • Bathroom: Ensuite in Storm Jameson, shared Ensuite (between 2) in Dobree and Whetton
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 6
  • Facilities: Free satellite TV, table tennis table, TV, Washing Machine and Drier in each kitchen in Storm Jameson.
  • Distance to campus: On-campus
  • Rental Period: 39 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week: £146 standard room in Dobree and Whetton (£155 ensuite), £177 ensuite Storm Jameson.
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

Good Points

  • Couldn't be more on-campus. Walking to lectures and seeing people is insanely easy
  • Eat at the refectory in the union (a 30 second walk). Saves you time and the food is pretty good.
  • All rooms are en-suite in Storm Jameson - very nice facilities.
  • 24 hour manned reception with access to table tennis rackets
  • Like a hotel (Storm Jameson is used as a hotel in the summer)
  • TVs and leather sofas in the kitchens are awesome
  • Washer and Dryer in kitchen in SJ - no need to pay for each wash and very convenient
  • No enclosed flats - you meet everyone on your floor
  • Double bed in Storm Jameson :D

Bad Points

  • Price - it is the most expensive accommodation, but the price does include food
  • No Dinner at weekends - you'll have to fend for yourself, a daunting task
  • You will become so lazy that rolling out of bed at 3 minutes to 9 in your pyjamas to make that 9am lecture is standard.
  • Everybody not in Charles Morris thinks everyone in there is rich and snobbish when this isn't true. Prepare to take the banter by playing up to the fact that Daddy just bought you a new yacht
  • Rooms are fairly small - you won't spend too much time in them though and you can chill on your bed/in the kitchen if you want to relax
  • Wetton and dobry are disgusting accomodations! storm Jamison is the only nice one in Charles Morris so you only have a 1/3 chance of getting a nice block
  • The food is very repetitive and not great
  • You do not get a large allowance for food , only £9 a day
  • everyone living there is In a bubble! very stuck up

Liberty Dock

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 610
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): en-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 5-6
  • Facilities: IPTV, Bar /Cafe (with satellite TV), 3 pool tables, Darts board, Shop, Vending machine, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 2.5
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:6
  • Rental Period: 42
  • Cost (£)/week: 95-96
  • Suitable for: Undergrads, Disabled

Good Points

  • All rooms have en suite shower rooms
  • All rooms have broadband internet connections
  • Clarence Dock is closer to the city centre than a lot of the other residences
  • The area surrounding Clarence Dock is getting very popular, the council have put a lot of money into developing the area recently
  • There are regular buses running to Headingley, the uni and the city centre until the early hours
  • It has its own on site shop, bar and laundrette
  • There is a social committee which organises events such as Otley Runs, quiz nights, the May ball, etc.
  • Nice modern halls, good rooms and kitchens.
  • Sociable and has a bar

Bad Points

  • The 40 minute walk to uni, its a long way and you have to go through town and resist the temptation to stop for breakfast.
  • Although you're closer to the city centre your further away from the main student area of Headingley
  • Although there's a social committee, how good it is depends a lot on the people who are on it
  • Is quite a trek to Uni, though close to City

Devonshire

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 560
  • Catering Type: Self Catered or Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 3-5
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 3-8
  • Facilities: IPTV, Music/drama practise rooms, Squash courts, Tennis courts, Snooker table, Table tennis, Bar, Common room with satellite TV, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 1
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:8
  • Rental Period: 39 - 42 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week (self-catered): 92-99 (standard), 106-115 (ensuite)
  • Cost (£)/week (catered): 123-143 (standard), 145-153 (ensuite)
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

Good Points

  • Great location in Hyde Park (very studenty area), walking distance to the Uni (about 15-20 mins) and Headingley (about 5-10 mins), and you can even walk to the city (about 25-30 mins)
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Quite sociable
  • Has its own bar, common room with snooker tables and mini-cinema with film nights
  • Quite a clean halls, with decent facilities
  • Can either be catered or self catered (large kitchens)
  • Ensuite showers are hot and powerful
  • Lots of events organised by the committee, e.g. themed pub crawls, Christmas Ball and Summer Ball, formal dinners, a second special 'Dev' Freshers' Week after the main uni Freshers' Week
  • Has its own newspaper
  • Is very active with sports, music and drama (has its own rugby, netball etc teams), has music practice rooms and a choir, and puts on a musical every year
  • Has its own squash and tennis courts
  • A pretty even mix of boys and girls

Bad Points

  • Expensive
  • There is a lot of stuck up students that live here! it is slightly like living in a bubble because off campus.
  • cold
  • Not good for independence

Ellerslie Hall

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 120
  • Catering Type: Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 5/en-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): Catered
  • Facilities: IPTV, Common room, TV room, Coffee bar, Baby grand piano, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): On Campus
  • Car Parking Ratio: None on site
  • Rental Period: 39 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week: 117-139 (standard), 145-54 (en-suite)
  • Suitable for: Undergrads, Internationals, Disabled

Henry Price

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 355
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 2 (or a few en-suites)
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 8-9
  • Facilities: IPTV, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking (for registered disabled students only)
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): On Campus
  • Car Parking Ratio: Parking for disabled students only
  • Rental Period: 42 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week: 97-106 (standard), 110-115 (en-suite)
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

Good Points

  • Rooms decent size with a double bed, 2 notice boards, bin, chair, desk, mirror & wardrobe.
  • Larger rooms include an extra chair and coffee table.
  • Draws under the bed.
  • Oven with inbuilt grill, 2 hobs, 1 cupboard each for 9 people, 3 fridge-freezers, sitting area, iron, ironing board, kettle, vacuum cleaner and table. Tv aerial socket, few plug sockets & internet socket.
  • Shower is right next to your bedroom.
  • Sensor that turns on the light when you walk in, also turns off automatically
  • Keycard access
  • CCTV

Bad Points

  • Shared en-suite room with person next door (same sex).
  • Unreliable heating
  • Door into the en-suite has no locks.
  • Bathroom is very small & being like a shower room can get very wet.
  • Too small.
  • Toilet doesn't have the most powerful of flushes.
  • If you want to go to the toilet after your neighbour has showered, you'll end up with wet feet.
  • No common room
  • accomodation is scruffy

Tips:

1. The sink - Whatever you do, do NOT choose the cupboard under the sink for your pans/plates/cups. I chose this one myself and recently I've had gunge from the sink leaking onto my pans forcing me to disinfect the cupboard every time it happens.

2. Toast Lovers - The grill is shockingly bad, takes about 20 minutes to heat up and it barely browns a piece of bread, get yourself a toaster or even better wait until everyone arrives and chip in a quid or so each.

3. May not be an issue for you but I thought I'd have a rant about it, when we arrived to our flat the kettle didn't work

4. The oven was a mess when we arrived, and in a flat inspection a few weeks back we had to clean all the gunk out the oven from last year's flat, so if you're in my flat next year, and feel the same anger, then blame me

5. The seating area is a little small for 9 people to fit on, the table will fit roughly 6 people at once having dinner, but even that's pushing it.

6. The laundry room is located between blocks B and C, and costs £1.60 for one wash. The washing machines are like those large launderette ones so you can fit a lot in, the washing machines now accept all coins except 5p, 2p and 1p

7. The takeaways are great value, in my opinion being Romee'z pizzas that sells 14 inch pizzas for £3.50! There's also a Chinese, burger and curry takeaway as well as a few small restaurants down the road. The Library pub which is a 2 minute walk is a really great place to start off a night with events such as comedy night's on Thursday's often selling out because they are so popular.

8. There's also a big morrisons superstore that's about a 15 minute walk.

9. You get the internet cable and instructions to set up the network supplied to you on arrival - Note: The cable they provide will not reach your bed, if you prefer to use a laptop while lying on your bed I suggest you buy a 5m+ cable, can get them relatively cheap, I picked up a 10m one for a couple of £'s

FAQ Section

Q. "Is the community a close knit one? I'll be happy living anywhere as long as everyone gets along!"

A. Thanks for the first question ever Swifter Okay a few things to mention...

1. You live in a flat with between 8 other people. Everyone in my flat gets along with each other, there has yet to be any arguments. Like I said in the guide there is NO common room, however, I don't think one is needed.

2. I left my door open and an hour or so later someone arrived and came and said hi to me. As long as you don't shut yourself away you will be fine, other people from other flats even came knocking on our door.

3. The kitchen is a great place to meet everyone. You will most probably see each of your flatmates everyday, one of the major advantages of self catered accom. On the first night we had a flat meal so everyone gradually got to know each other.


Q. "I'm not really that picky with stuff like rooms being en-suite etc, my only problem with Henry price judging from your guide is the lack of common room. Do you reckon its a major letdown or not really a big deal?"

There's tons of stuff to do around campus/in the city/even at the local pub down the road. What you find is if you get a half decent bunch of flatmates, you'll find yourself doing stuff with them, for example, a game of trivial pursuit, Playstation in the kitchen.

James Bailie Park

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 560
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): en-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 4-6
  • Facilities: IPTV, Common room (with satellite TV), Pool table, Games machine, Vending machines, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 1.25
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:7
  • Rental Period: 42
  • Cost (£)/week: 93-101 (Standard), 107-116 (en-suite), 129-138 (Studio)
  • Suitable for: Undergrads (some studios available for postgrads)

Good Points

  • Off headingly road, 2 mins from devonshire, 5 mins from the shops on hyde park corner.
  • Great location where you can walk to headingley, uni and the city
  • Common room (ben & jerrys ice cream machine, vending machines, sky tv)
  • Laundrette is next door to the common room.
  • Large bedrooms with double beds.
  • En-suite rooms.
  • All rooms have TV aerials and dab radio sockets.
  • 2 seater sofa and 4 single chairs, all placed around a little coffee table.
  • There is also a breakfast bar in the kitchen with 6 stools.

Bad Points

  • Poor heating
  • Parking permits are expensive
  • Very far from University and this is bad for first year


Leodis

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 715
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): en-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 4-6
  • Facilities: IPTV, Common room (with satellite TV and DVD player), Pool table, Laundry facilities, Vending machine, Cycle storage, Parking (limited)
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 0.33
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:20
  • Rental Period: 42/51
  • Cost (£)/week: 107-121
  • Suitable for: All

Good Points

  • Each flat of 6 rooms arranged down a corridor.
  • Decent Kitchens
  • En-suite
  • The room comes with a bookcase, 3 drawers under the desk and a bedside cabinet with three drawers.
  • Noticeboard
  • Brilliant social atmosphere
  • Lots of sockets and outputs in rooms.
  • Londis shop 1 min walk away.
  • Uni's 5 min walk.
  • 10-15 min walk to the town centre.
  • 10 mins to morrisions.
  • 20-30 mins to the bus and train stations.

Bad Points

  • Bedrooms are slightly small and some are different layouts.
  • Steep steps on your walk to college.

Tips

1) When you arrive you'll get your key which you need to get in. The key also gets you into the site office and the laundry rooms (each has at least 4 washers, 4 dryers, £2.20 per-wash and £1 for the dryer, with one room by the common room, one in the annexe near site office.)

2) The flats are all non-smoking apart from in the kitchen. Also there are inspections every now and again to make sure kitchen is clean. There are no cleaners so you have to do that yourself, but there is a team of ladies mon-fri who take the bins out and give you bin liners.

3) You are allowed visitors to stay, it's supposed to be visitors staying for no more than 3 nights, 3 times a year. However, this is very loosely interpreted, and as long as your guests aren't long term, or disturbing other residents, you shouldn't have any trouble.

Lupton Residences

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 640
  • Catering Type: Self Catering
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 5
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 5
  • Facilities: IPTV, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 1.7
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:11
  • Rental Period: 42
  • Cost (£)/week: 82
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

Good Points

  • Bathroom has two sinks & toilet & shower to share
  • Decent sized bedrooms with large desks & storage.
  • Best pubs in the headingly area.
  • Close to bars, pubs & restaurants.
  • Brilliant social aspects.
  • Block parties.
  • Plenty of grassy areas & BBQ area.
  • Cheaper.
  • Secure keycard access.
  • Near Starbucks.
  • If you put it as your 1st choice you will probably get it as it is very large
  • The clubs are only a 15 min bus ride away
  • The heating works brilliantly, you'l never be cold

Bad Points

  • Small kitchen between 5 people.
  • Narrow bedrooms, some are large due to the layout.
  • Not en-suite
  • Good walk to uni & the centre.
  • Appearance from outside not so great.
  • if you're super lazy you won't like the distance
  • Bus is £1 to Uni, £2 to the city. (£4 day-rider is available too)
  • no common room
  • Had a rat infestation 2012/13, slightly dingy

Lyddon Hall

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 170
  • Catering Type: Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 5, some en-suites
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): Catered
  • Facilities: IPTV, 2 common rooms, Library, Bluther Leipzig piano, TV room, Pool table, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): On Campus
  • Car Parking Ratio: None on Site
  • Rental Period: 39
  • Cost (£)/week: Undergrads, Internationals
  • Suitable for: 124-145(standard), 148-162 (ensuite)

Good Points

  • Events organised by Ellerslie.
  • Set out more like a hotel than flats.
  • Good for people who like doing their own thing.
  • The main hall is very impressive & has character.
  • Close to the lectures theatres & to the LUU & Halo.
  • Staff are decent and get things fixed when reported.
  • The common room is nice and chilled with a large TV.
  • Catered & can eat in the refectory, good for the lazy.

Bad Points

  • Smaller on campus accommodation.
  • Not all the idealistic Victorian accommodation you've seen
  • Lots of legwork to make friends.

Montague Burton

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 480
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 5
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 5
  • Facilities: IPTV, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 0.25
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:10
  • Rental Period: 42 & 51
  • Cost (£)/week: 96-97
  • Suitable for: All

Good Points

  • Really close to Uni (less than 5 mins walk)
  • Quite a nice size bathroom, with toilet in a seperate little room
  • Sinks in the bedrooms (makes a real difference, particularly when you don't have or want an en-suite!)
  • Small block sizes and open layout means you get to know everyone
  • Lots of grass areas to sit, including a central grass area with barbeques, tables and a roof.
  • Several late opening essential shops and the Hyde Park takeaways are very nearby

Bad Points

  • The internationals are in seperate blocks so you never really meet them. This can feel very segregated, and make things a little anti-social.
  • Not the nicest area, particularly if you're walking back from the town
  • No common room and no seating area in the flats other than the kitchen.
  • very unsociable residence

Bedroom

  • Are of a good size and pretty equal within the flats and blocks, with some being slightley bigger or narrower and longer.
  • A bed, desk, wardrobe, bedside table with 3 drawers, soft chair, desk chair, 2 shelves, bin, sink and 2 mirrors are included (one mirror is full length and on the inside wardrobe door). There is no real storage space for clothes other than the wardrobe, which is very annoying.
  • Each bedroom has one or two windows, which open fully. If you are on the ground floor the window has bars on it and it is best not to leave it open if you face the street (All other floors are pretty safe)
  • Internet cable included (not wireless)
  • All bedroom doors can be locked

Kitchen

  • Of a reasonable size, through this varies from block to block (kitchens in D and C block are particularly big)
  • 2 fridge/freezers and plenty of cupboard space
  • 4 hob rings, 1 oven, 1 microwave, 1 kettle, toaster NOT included
  • table and 5 chairs, more chairs can be easily added for bigger gatherings

Bathrooms

  • Seprate shower and toilet room
  • Style of shower varies between blocks (usually a cubicle with curtain or door)
  • Cleaned once a week

North Hill Court

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 80
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 4-6
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 4-6
  • Facilities: IPTV, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 1.25
  • Car Parking Ratio: None on Site
  • Rental Period: 42
  • Cost (£)/week: 74 - 89
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

Good Things

  • Chance you might get a balcony off your room
  • Some really big rooms
  • Nice view of a valley
  • Really cheap - Cheapest halls this year by around £300

Bad things

  • Quite far from Uni and town - about 25 mins walk to uni
  • Some rooms are tiny
  • unpopular residence

Oxley Residences

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 440
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): 3-5, some en-suites
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 3-15
  • Facilities: IPTV, Bar (with satellite TV), Common room (with TV), Pool room, Music practice room, Vending machine, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 3.5
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:5
  • Rental Period: 42 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week: 79-94
  • Suitable for: Undergrads

Sentinel Towers

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 240
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): En-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 4-8
  • Facilities: IPTV, Laundry facilities, BBQ area, Cycle storage, Parking & Common Room.
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 0.25
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:17
  • Rental Period: 42 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week: 107-115
  • Suitable for: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Internationals

Good Points

  • Close to the town centre and the campus.
  • All en-suite rooms.
  • Some smoking rooms.
  • Outside seating & BBQ area.
  • Common room under B Block.
  • Some car parking & bike storage.


Bad Points

  • Most are single beds with a couple of doubles.
  • Limited seating in the kitchen.
  • No seating area/living room with in the flat.
  • Common room is limited.
  • No lifts just stairs.
  • Very worn-down
  • EXTREMELY UNSOCIABLE ACCOMODATION

The Tannery

Facts and Figures

  • Number of Students: 420
  • Catering Type: Self Catered
  • Number Sharing Bathroom (Approx): En-suite
  • Number Sharing Kitchen (Approx): 6, sometimes 3.
  • Facilities: IPTV, Laundry facilities, Cycle storage, Parking
  • Distance To Campus (Miles): 0.9
  • Car Parking Ratio: 1:46
  • Rental Period: 43 weeks
  • Cost (£)/week: 109 (ensuite), 116 (studio)
  • Suitable for: Undergraduate, Internationals, (Some studios available as postgrad accomodation)

Good points

  • All en-suite rooms
  • The staff fix any problems really quickly
  • There is a shop attached to the building
  • The flats are very modern and clean
  • Wifi and good internet system
  • Very sociable halls, lively
  • Very close to Leeds City Centre
  • Fantastic common room with vending machines, big tv, large leather sofas and pool table

Negative points-

  • 15 min walk to uni
  • Not close to any large supermarket

Smaller Residences

Each year a large number of students are not allocated rooms in the bigger halls. The university also owns a number of smaller residences which house between 4 and 22 people each. Don't worry if you are given a room in a smaller residence. Though it may not be what you applied for, these can be amazing places to live and you may feel more prepared than others when it comes to living in a house later on. Most of these residences are near big halls so you can easily be involved in events there but you'll have somewhere quieter to retreat to. (Not that it is always quiet in a house with seventeen people.)

North Hill

North Hill Road is next to Devonshire Hall and leads up to North Hill Court and James Bailie Park, so the residences here are ideally located for socialising with people from those halls. However you might find you have plenty of people to talk to in your own place as the houses here are all quite big.

8 North Hill Road

8 North Hill Road is an amazing house. It houses 17 students, though the university might need some people to share rooms in the initial 'sorting stuff out' phase, this was only for about two weeks this year and only involved two of the boys. Everyone else got their own room immediately. Those two have their own rooms now. The rooms vary in size from cupboardish to ridiculously large. Usually the upstairs rooms are occupied by girls and the downstairs rooms by boys. There is a kitchen on each floor as well as two showers and two toilets. There are ten upstairs rooms and seven downstairs so the boys are outnumbered. On the lower floor there is a spacious lounge with a round table, coffee table, chairs and three sofas. The lounge is a communal area so all 17 students get to know each other and will probably spend time together there.

The rooms all have their own quirks so you will grow to love whichever one you have. Also there is a strange clicking noise which occurs randomly in all the rooms. We could probably find out what this is but we haven't asked. The Leeds Accommodation website (as of November 2011) states that the rooms all have single beds. This is not true. (As you may have guessed, I live here and I am typing this out while sitting on my double bed.)

Downstairs


Room 1 has two single beds as it is the possibly-shared room. Now they are pushed together as a double bed. It is a big room with a big window on the ground floor. The door to this room is in the lounge so it isn't the most private room. But it is big. Room 2 has a double bed. It is a big room with an archway in one wall leading to a small section of room that you can use to store stuff in. Room 3 is also very big. Rooms 4 and 5 are not very big but have enough space for most people to be happy with. Room 6 is big with a double bed. Room 7 has a double bed and is a good size.


Upstairs

Room 8 has a double bed. It is a comfortable size but not the biggest of the rooms. Room 9 is big and has a double bed. Room 10 is also big with a double bed. Room 11 has a single bed and is one of the smaller rooms. Room 12 has a single bed and is not very big but comfortable, one window. Room 13 has a single bed and is quite small, has one window. Room 14 has a double bed and is a good size, one window. Room 15 is big with a double bed and three windows because it is at the end of the corridor. Room 16 has a double bed and a small walk-in closet as well as strange built in storage space up in the wall. Room 17 is the smallest and has a single bed but has useful storage space and a window which opens out onto the roof of the extension. (Don't let the wardens see you, but it can be thought of as a large balcony.)

14 North Hill Road

Houses 15 students.

White Lodge

Houses 9 students.

North Hill House

Is for postgraduates only, well equipped with attractive interior.


Private Housing

Headingley

Headingley is the main student area of Leeds. Its packed full of student houses and there are plenty of shops, bars and take aways.

There is plenty to do in Headingley. Otley Road is packed with pubs and bars, there are also lots of little cafes and restaurants (La Cafetiere opposite the Hyde Park Pub does an amazing hot chocolate!!) Everywhere is very student friendly and most places are very reasonably priced. There are two small cinemas in Headingley, Cottage Road and the Hyde Park Picturehouse. Cottage Road shows new releases (usually two at a time) and the Hyde Park tends to go for the classics and has special events, like the Back to the Future all nighter!!

There's also Headingley stadium, which is home to Yorkshire cricket club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League if you like that sort of thing.

Buses run to and from Headingley until the early hours of the morning and its in reasonable walking distance of the university.

On the down side, Headingley does have the highest crime rate in the country, however you have to bare in mind that these figures are based on the number of insurance claims, and in a big student area you'll have an average of 5 or 6 students in a house, and one break in will result in 5 or 6 insurance claims. Make sure all your property is insured and that you keep your doors locked and its not a real problem though.

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