We have venues to suit most purposes and budgets, many of which are available year-round, from a simple day meeting to a fully-managed residential conference, and all close to the heart of Leeds.

Having hosted conferences, meetings, exhibitions and seminars for over 40 years we have a wealth of experience aimed at delivering first class events every time, and at an affordable price.

Meet the Team

The MEETinLEEDS team are all experts in the field of conferences and events. However, we want you to know exactly what the members of the team do, what their area of expertise is, and most importantly allow you to put a face to a name!

Your attention to detail astounds me – from when we first muted the idea with you Anthony until John’s team put the last plate on the table – everything has been superb. The presentation of the room on Saturday was tasteful and offered the right tone to the day.

Ruth McMorranCommunication Matters Board Member

The conference is well supported by MEETinLEEDS, the University Conference team: Leeds is one of the few city venues that have good disabled access for a high number of people who use wheelchairs and plenty of good quality accommodation to meet their needs.

Catherine HarrisChair of Communication Matters

In terms of logistics and organization, a tremendous job was done by MEETinLEEDS, whose professional help and experience made APTS possible

Leonid BogachevReader, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds

Thank you for working so hard and helping to create an excellent, memorable and well-run conference. It really was one of the best organized i have ever attended. Thanks again for all your hard work. It paid off.

Douglas J. JerolmackAssociate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Thank you for all your help with the bookings and catering for the 3rd University of Leeds Student Education Conference. I am pleased to tell you that we had our best attendance yet of 447 delegates and the feedback has been excellent! I would just like to say a big thank you to you and your team for the smooth running and professional service before and on the day. It really does make all the difference.

Rebecca ShawLearning & Teaching Support Officer, Student Opportunity and Enhancement, University of Leeds

I just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for all of your help, advice, time and general conference wisdom over the last few months, especially the last two days. The conference would seem to have been a success, in no small part to the role of you and your team. I will be recommending you to anyone who asks and anyone who doesn’t!

Dr Mark DavisLecturer in Sociology and Director of the Bauman Institute

What are the benefits of the University’s conference management services? “Peace of mind, attention to detail, professional competency and knowledge, impressive and welcoming front to delegates, financial and accounting proficiency and the ability to answer the variety of questions posed by delegates

Robin Le PoidevinSchool of Philosophy

It is no exaggeration to say that the use of the University’s Conference Management Service… proved vital to the success of the event. Many plaudits were received from delegates both during the conference and subsequently.

Clive UptonProfessor of Modern English Language

Conference & Events Facilities

We offer facilities for smaller meetings, from one to one interviews, to away-days and training seminars. The scale of our facilities also enables us to host very large events, with accommodation here on site, with in-house, award-winning catering. The University also has high quality campus accommodation at Storm Jameson Court with 459 bedrooms.

  • Main Campus

    The main campus is compact and walk-able in 5 minutes. All meeting rooms, accommodation and restaurants are close at hand.

  • Leeds City Rail Station

    is either a 20 minute walk or a short bus-ride away. Buses run year-round from the Citybus stop immediately outside the station entrance.

  • The University has two sites across Leeds

    the main campus with plenty of open space and excellent facilities all close at hand, or Oxbridge-style ambience at Devonshire or Oxley Hall.

  • Leisure Facilities

    Our leisure facilities are second to none. We have the largest and best-equipped fitness suite at any UK university, along with a 25 metre swimming pool, all available free of charge to conference delegates.

MEETinLEEDS are experts in the field of Conferences and Events

Below you will find just a few of the awards, accreditations and nominations we have received for our excellent staff, services and facilities.

Awards

 
Goldstar Highly Commended Logo 2013
Goldstar Winner Logo 2014
GTA Logo
CHS Awards 2015

Accreditations

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the University have year-round meeting facilities?

The University of Leeds has a number of facilities that are available all year round that range from 4-280 delegates. Devonshire Hall, Ellerslie Hall, Lyddon Hall, Parkinson Building and University House. Outside of our term time (mid Marchmid April, mid Decembermid January and mid Junemid September) we can offer a vast array of venues offering a maximum capacity of 550. Please call the team to put together a bespoke venue package for you and your event.

How do I get to the University of Leeds?

The main University campus is in the city centre and just a few miles from Leeds railway station. For information on how to find us please see Getting to the University.

How far away is the main campus from the railway station?

The main University is just a 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. A bus is available which stops at the southern end of campus every 10 minutes from 6.30 am – 7.30 pm Mondays to Saturday.

Why are there no rates on your website?

The University’s facilities are as wide as they are flexible and so rates are provided based on your specific requirements. However prices range from £130 (room hire) and a DDR of £29.50 (+VAT).

Will there be anywhere for me to park?

Parking is available on campus on a first come, first served basis, and the charge is £5.00, but spaces are limited. For more car parking options please see Parkopedia.

Do you offer corporate or private dining facilities?

Yes, the University is able to offer venues and catering for all events, occasions and private celebrations. Our award winning chefs are on hand to ensure your menu meets the needs of your guests.

Do delegates have access to leisure facilities?

The University has a state-of-the-art £12.5m fitness centre, The Edge, which also served as a London 2012 Olympic training camp venue. Located on campus, delegates will have FREE USE of The Edge for the duration of their event. The Edge boasts a 25m eight-lane pool, sauna and steam room and 200 station gym featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

If I am coming to the University where can I stay?

During July to September we can offer Storm Jameson Court, a brand new hotel-style building with 459 en suite junior-double bedrooms. The excellent road, rail and bus network will provide ample opportunities to sample the diversity of Yorkshire. If your conference is not fully catered for on campus, we can also recommend our four star hotel, Weetwood Hall. This hotel is set within nine acres of parkland estate and built around a 17th Century Manor House; www.weetwood.co.uk Alternatively, please give the team a call and we would be happy to advise you.

Will my venue have Wi-Fi?

Almost all areas of the University have access to the wireless internet.  A Wireless Network Map is available on the University’s website.

What is there to do in or around Leeds?

A vibrant economy, excellent night-life, restaurants and shopping, as well as major attractions including the Royal Armouries, make Leeds an excellent conference choice. Find out more about Leeds.