City-centre location. First-class facilities. Welcoming community.
There’s no student accommodation in Leeds quite like Vita Student.
Why study in Leeds?
A compact city with a big city vibe, Leeds has everything a student could want. Endless shops and restaurants to discover. An electrifying music scene. A roaring student community that welcomes all.
Leeds is nestled at the foot of the Pennines, surrounded by rolling hills and moorland. However, don’t be fooled into thinking this is a quiet city. It’s one of the most popular cities of study in the UK, with students making up around a quarter of the entire population.
The famous friendliness of Yorkshire folk is a stereotype we know is true. It doesn’t matter where you come from – as soon as you live in Leeds you are a local.
There’s so much going on in Portland Crescent. A full calendar of events to take part in, a communal roof terrace to unwind on, a karaoke room, and an onsite supermarket for all your essentials.
City centre location, a range of apartment options to choose from, and a full service of fantastic in-building amenities. You’ll be able to enjoy a stress-free student life with everything covered.
Living at Vita Student Leeds
Situated less than 10 minutes from each other, both our buildings in Leeds are in the middle of the city and within walking distance of the universities.
St Albans features a minimal design, while Portland Crescent has a homely feel that students love living in. Whichever building you choose to live in, you’re getting the best of student living in Leeds.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Vita Student accommodation is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits. With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience. Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections. Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.
With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.
Leeds is a city that has it all. Award-winning food spots. Unforgettable nightlife and events. Countless shopping treasures.
Walk five minutes from either Vita Student building and you’re in Leeds City Centre, discovering everything this amazing place has to offer.
There are some well-known facts about student life in Leeds. One: this is far from a boring city. Two: Good nights out in Leeds are guaranteed. Indulge in culture at a speakeasy jazz hangout or dance until the early hours at a warehouse club. Craft ales or cocktails, pop music or punk. Whatever your vibe, you’ll find it in Leeds.
Leeds nightlife isn’t the only thing worth raving about, though. There are plenty of places both in and outside of the city to escape the bustle and reconnect with nature.
Leeds sits below the Yorkshire Dales, where you can spend hours exploring beautiful landscapes of hills, meadows, and waterfalls.
However, if you don’t have time to venture outside of the city limits, you can head over to Hyde Park to socialise, or take a stroll down Leeds Canal for a serene riverside walk.
While hiking through the hills sounds appealing to some, others prefer to stroll through the shops. If that’s you, rest assured that you can still get the most from Leeds.
Known as the “Knightsbridge of the North”, Leeds has loads of high-end and high-street shops to satisfy your shopping cravings.
Vita Student offers a wide range of student housing options, including student studios and apartments in Leeds.
Based in an ideal location and with amazing facilities, you’ll be able to enjoy the best student living experience possible.
Universities in Leeds
The University of Leeds is a renowned Russell Group university with an incredibly high teaching quality and expansive campus right in the heart of the city.
The University of Leeds has more than 300 clubs and societies, so whether you’re into belly dancing or baking, you’ll be sure to find your niche. Only a 15-minute walk away, our student studios in Leeds are the ideal choice for students at the University of Leeds.
Leeds Beckett is one of the largest universities in the UK, and where over 25,000 students come to learn each year.
With top facilities and award-winning sports teams, it’s a thriving university that welcomes students from around the world, with a focus on academic excellence and environmental responsibility.
Leeds Trinity University is a small, friendly institution gaining official university status in 2012. Professional work placements come with every degree, with a big focus on employability.
Study here and you’ll have access to a large media centre, fully-equipped laboratories and top class sports facilities. Big enough to have everything you need, small enough to be part of the family.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
“The reception was really welcoming and helpful”
“A place where I can learn new things and feel comfortable”
“I wanted to move into a place where I can feel really secure”
What is there to do in Leeds?more
Leeds is a city that is always moving. Home to students and young professionals, it’s full of fun things to do. Shopping in Leeds is a must. From Victoria Quarter to Briggate, Leeds has tonnes of luxury and high street shops that make for an indulgent day out. The city also has plenty of free art galleries and museums if you need something budget-friendly. Start at Leeds Art Gallery to see some of the best collections outside of London, and finish your day at Leeds Discovery Centre.
How long does it take to get from Leeds to London on the train?more
It takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes to get from Leeds to London by train.
Where’s the best place to go for nightlife in Leeds?more
Leeds is renowned for its incredible nightlife – and there’s always a place to suit the kind of night you want. For casual pub nights, the North Brewing Co. Tap Room is a good place to start. Here you can try some of the city’s best craft beer and eat some delicious bao buns. However, if you want to hit the dancefloor, Leeds has an abundance of nightclubs. Head to either The Warehouse, The HiFi Club, or The Backroom and dance the night away.
Am I close to any good nature spots in Leeds?more
Luckily for students in Leeds, both the city and the countryside is within reach. Leeds is situated between the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales, meaning that there are miles of National Park to explore. Closer to home, there are spaces like Burley Park and Beckett Park, where you can get in touch with nature while still being inside the city.
What are the most popular music venues in Leeds?more
Music is the beating heart of Leeds – and there are loads of venues to get your gig fix. O2 Academy is one of the most well-known, and hosts and array of upcoming artists, DJs, as well as chart favourites. Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen is a great place to discover new artists, with cheap tickets to unforgettable nights.
Every year, Leeds also holds the Millennium Square Summer Series, where music artists grace the outdoor stage and perform for the city. You can also go to the world-renowned Leeds Festival to spend a weekend watching your favourite artists perform live.
Are most places in Leeds easy to walk to?more
Although Leeds might feel like a big city, it’s compact in comparison to other UK cities. It’s easy to walk around Leeds and get everywhere you need to go by foot.
What’s the cost of living like for students in Leeds?more
Leeds is known for being one of the most affordable UK cities for students. You can live lavishly or on a budget, depending on the things you choose to do in the city. Since Leeds is small, you can easily walk everywhere and save money on travel. There are also plenty of amazing budget-friendly bars and restaurants to choose from.
Where do students live in Leeds?more
Students in Leeds are split between a few areas. Most students live in Leeds City Centre, as this is closest to The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett – and this is where you can find Vita Student Leeds. Other students live in the Hyde Park and Headingly areas, which are outside of the city centre. Explore Leeds with a Vita Student and read more on our blog.
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Leeds?more
Leeds is known as the Foodie Capital of the North, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to eating in this city. The first place we’d recommend trying is Manjit’s Kitchen in Briggate Market. This Indian restaurant serves up some of the most incredible street food in the city, at an amazing price. Or if you’re looking for some extra-fancy cuisine, try out one of Leeds’ Michelin star restaurants, The Man Behind The Curtain. When it comes to drinking, students love Call Lane – it’s full of relaxed bars and music venues to have a guaranteed good night. Browse the best Indian restaurants in Leeds here.