At present, the outlook for students going on to University doesn’t look great. However, I believe that the news never reports on all the other fantastic reasons to go to university.

I’ve just graduated into a market where I was meant to struggle to get a job. But yet, on the day of my last exam I finished at 12 and walked straight to the office to sign my contract. Leeds is one of the biggest cities in the country and by far one the best. To prove how great Leeds is, I thought I would share with you all the great things you have to look forward to if you’re coming to Leeds this summer.

Hyde Park. By far one of the best spots to chill in the sun in Leeds, I don’t need to say much about this place. You just need to go.

Trinity Leeds

Trinity Leeds

The shopping. If like me you came from a smaller city you will probably find the endless shops mesmerising, if you want it Leeds has it.

Varsity! No matter which uni you go to in Leeds you will hear about varsity. In my opinion in one of the best student nights out in the academic year.


We are the best student city in the country. FACT. We are the cheapest with weekly spend comes in at around £200 per week and the nightlife is second to none. You can attend every night out you want without anyone ever questioning your life choices…until third year. Mint, Quids In, Skint Thursday, Fruity Friday.. the list goes on and on. Even if we are the unluckiest age group according to recent casino insights, there are also some of the best casinos in the country in Leeds that are well worth checking out. Even if you don’t gamble.

You will meet the best people on the planet. If it’s your flat mate, someone walking down the street or someone on your course Leeds will provide you with friends for life.