We understand that moving away from home to live in student accommodation is almost as important as finding the right place to study.

Here at Leeds College of Art most of our first year students choose to live in the student accommodation we supply. We offer Carlton Hill and Liberty Park, the benefits of which are:

  • You'll be living with other creative students from Leeds College of Art
  • You'll be living in shared flats, so you'll get to know more students from across all of our degree programmes
  • Our accomodation is well located so you can be sure you'll be getting the most out of Leeds from when you first arrive
  • We ensure the accommodation meets the high standards you expect
  • Accommodation is safe and secure
  • Rent costs are reasonable

Neither Carlton Hill or Liberty Park are owned or managed by the College, however we have excellent relationships with both accommodation suppliers and a guaranteed number of rooms are allocated for our students.

Halls of residence

  • Carlton Hill, Leeds, LS7 1JA - 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 £113.22 inc £6 energy supplement pppw standard or £115.45 with £6 energy supplement pppw deluxe with a deposit of £225 required.
  • Liberty Park, Marlborough Street, Leeds, LS1 4LA - 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 under Leeds College of Art nominations is approximately £122 per week inclusive of utility bills as well as internet and en-suite with a deposit of £200 required.

Once you have received your offer, information regarding choice will be sent to you via the email address you have submitted to the college. The information will come to you on an email headed ‘Your offer at Leeds College of Art’, the link to the accommodation is further down the page.

Shared housing

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.


“Carlton Hill is a fun place to live, with lots of opportunities to get to know other students. It’s only a few minutes’ walk from College, which means I’m never late and don’t have to spend money on bus fares.”

Carlton Hill Resident, 2013