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About Leeds

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Leeds is a multi-cultural and cosmopolitan student friendly city with over 200,000 students, all enjoying the safe, friendly environment. The city boasts a lively arts and entertainment scene, and hosts a wide variety of shopping facilities.

The central position of Leeds, midway between Edinburgh and London, in the UK means that it can be reached easily by train from any part of the UK. In fact, East Coast trains leave London Kings Cross for Leeds every half hour on weekdays and take around two hours.

The city is served by Leeds/Bradford International Airport, one of the UK's fastest growing regional airports. The airport provides domestic links, daily flights from more than 65 destinations and a wide network of inbound connections worldwide.

Also, being positioned in the centre of the UK, means that Leeds is easily reached by the UK's motorway network, with excellent connections in all directions.

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Leeds is one of the most cost effective places to study in Britain, according to NatWest’s Student Living Index 2008. Living accommodation close to the University is plentiful, with substantial amounts of University as well as private sector accommodation. The University’s accommodation website provides all the information you need about the accommodation options available to you.