As you’d expect from such a student-friendly city, there’s a huge amount of high-quality, safe student accommodation to choose from—from city-centre apartments to cozy shared houses. And we’ll give you plenty of support in making your choice!
Finding somewhere to live can be as important as choosing the right course to study. The following accommodation is available through the College:
Halls of residence
- Carlton Hill, Leeds LS7- This is a Unipol Managed property, consisting of 51 self contained flats and town houses, each with their own front door. Centrally located 8 mins walk from the College. The College has a specific allocation for Leeds College of Art students consisting of 42 rooms. Rent for Carlton Hill is approximately *£96.30 standard or *£98.40 deluxe with £6 energy supplement, (not en suite), with a deposit of £200 required (*subject to change for 2013/14).
- Liberty Park, Marlborough Street, Leeds—This new student development offers modern facilities including en-suite rooms, a shared kitchen and lounge area, internet access and 24-hour security. Rent for Liberty Park is approximately *£105 per week inclusive of utility bills as well as internet and en-suite with a deposit of *£200 required (*subject to change for 2013/14).
If you like the idea of shared housing, we work closely with Unipol, a student-housing organisation, with which we run a series of summer house-hunting days. First-year students will be invited to come to Leeds and meet other students who are also looking for somewhere to live. The College and Unipol arrange fun mixing events for you to get to know other students, and you’ll have the opportunity to view suitable properties. You can contact Unipol on 0113 243 0169 or visit www.unipol.leeds.ac.uk
Student2Student notice board
This notice board lets you make contact with other students in advance of the house-hunting events. This means you can contact other students and look for accommodation together when you visit Leeds. You can leave a message in the 'Forming a group to look for housing' section.
The cost of renting in Leeds
Unipol’s website tells you what you can expect to pay for different types of properties, with rents normally listed per person per week. However, this rarely includes gas and electricity costs, and never covers telephone bills. Some landlords include water rates; if not, these can be around £250 to £300 a year. The vast majority of landlords ask for a deposit against any end-of-tenancy rent arrears, willful damage, and any essential cleaning.
Main student areas in Leeds
Leeds 6 (Woodhouse, Hyde Park and Headingley) are most popular with students, but other areas such as Kirkstall, Burley, Weetwood and Meanwood also have large student populations.
For further Information, please see our Guide to Student Accommodation.