Welcome to the MEETinLEEDS Delegate Lounge. This exclusive area for our delegates allows easy access to our latest updates and quick links to information about conferences, meetings and events at the University of Leeds, as well as our top picks of what to do in the wider city.

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Venue Maps

Below is a map of all our venues here at the University of Leeds. Most are on campus, which is less than a mile from the city centre, and some are just a few miles from the campus.

You can find out more about the venue by clicking on each marker shown on the map or click on the icon at the top left of the map to show a list of the venues. You can also view a larger version of this map or view individual maps on our venue pages. Simply visit the page of the venue where your event is taking place and click on the map in the navigation bar to the right (on the desktop site) or towards the bottom of the page (mobile site).

Click on the markers below for more information on each venue:

Transport Links

The University of Leeds is committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions caused by both commuting and business travel. We encourage visitors to use public transport, bicycles and their feet as often as possible.
To plan your journey to the University we recommend using Traveline which you can use to plan your journey by public transport.

By Train

Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

By Bus

There are number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information.

There is also a city bus which stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E) every 10 minutes from 6.30 am – 7.30 pm Mondays to Saturday.

Visit the National Express website for coach details.

By Car

If you are using satellite navigation our address details for the main entrance to our site are:

University of Leeds,
Woodhouse Lane,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT
(street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems)

Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62 and is very easily accessible. Parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage staff and visitors to walk or cycle where possible. We strongly recommend that you use public transport to reach Leeds, however we realise that this may not always be possible.  If delegates are visiting the campus please either consider car sharing with colleagues, or using the local City Car Club scheme on arrival.

Parking

Parking on campus is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Charges and further information can be found on the University of Leeds Car Parking website.

Parking for disabled “blue badge” holders is available on campus for visitors. If you are a blue badge holder you are advised to enter the campus via the main barrier on Woodhouse Lane to show your badge. You can then be directed to the nearest available disabled parking bay to the area you are visiting. Blue badge holders do not need to pay to park on campus.

There are a number of city centre car parks that are only a short walk from the campus:

Car ParkPostcodeDistance from Campus
Woodhouse Lane multi-storeyLS1 3HQ0.1 miles
Merrion CentreLS2 8PD0.5 miles
St. Johns Centre (NCP)LS2 8LQ0.7 miles
The LightLS1 8TL0.7 miles

Venues off campus

If you are visiting one of our venues off the main campus please use the address details below to plan your route:

  • Devonshire Hall:
    Cumberland Road,
    Leeds,
    LS6 2EQ
  • Oxley Residences:
    Weetwood Road,
    Leeds,
    LS16 8HL

Walking

The University campus is just a 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you’ll be with us in no time at all:

Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You’ll pass Leeds Metropolitan University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the clocktower building. You’ll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.

You can also find directions from walkit.com

By Bicycle

If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks, internal bike stores and showers. Get more information and download the Leeds City Council cycling map.

More information on walking and cycling to the university, including cycle parking locations and routes download the University Cycling and Walking Map.

By Air

Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and International cities. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 8 miles away from the University, so is an inexpensive taxi ride away.

Food & Drink

We work closely with our partners Great Food at Leeds, the University’s catering service, to provide the freshest, tastiest and best value catering to our delegates. Follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook to get the latest deals while you are on campus.

For details of the catering at the event you are attending please refer to the conference organiser or your delegate pack.

There are also a number of cafés around the University campus which sell tea, coffee and a range of delicious snacks, sandwiches and other drinks.

The Refectory provides a wide range of quality hot and cold food at competitive prices, using ethically sourced and local ingredients.

Please refer to the map below for the locations of the cafés and Refectory:

Internet Access

Your Event Manager or Conference Organiser will supply you with a Username and Password on arrival. This will allow you to log into most computers on campus, including those in computer clusters and coffee bars. In addition, it will enable you to access the wireless network, allow use of the printing and copying services and access to the University libraries.

Wireless Networks

The University of Leeds offers two Wireless Networks to delegates, MEETinLEEDS and eduroam.

MEETinLEEDS Network

MEETinLEEDS is a wireless network available on campus that is ideal for logging in to check emails, quick web browsing and other online activity. If you wish to connect you should:

  • Connect to the MeetInLeeds wireless network
  • Open a web browser and enter the Username and Password provided by the Event Manager or Conference Organiser

You may need to reconnect if you move around campus, or your computer is inactive for a longer period of time.

Eduroam Network

Eduroam (also known as the JANET Roaming Service) is a wireless network available in hundreds of academic establishments around the world. Delegates from other eduroam using establishments may be able to connect using their institution’s log in details. We strongly recommend that you ensure this works at your home institution before visiting Leeds.

Delegates wishing to connect should:

  • Connect to eduroam Setup instructions wireless network
  • Open a web browser and choose the Operating System of the device.
  • Select Automatically Configure my Device, and follow the onscreen instructions

Further information can be found on the University of Leeds IT website.

Due to the complexity and diversity of devices and device configurations, setting up eduroam for the first time can be challenging for some users, and as such there will be some devices that will not connect to this network.

Short Breaks

The University of Leeds has year-round accommodation which is available to guests from just £44 per room per night, perfect for a short break in Yorkshire’s most vibrant city. You can book or view more information by clicking the button below.

If you’re looking for an overnight stay to attend an event, or a base from which to explore the buzzing city of Leeds or the surrounding countryside, then look no further than Storm Jameson Court at the University of Leeds.

Storm Jameson Court is built to the highest specifications for campus accommodation. It is one of the University’s best residences and has been accredited with a 4-star grading from Visit England.

If you book a stay at Storm Jameson Court you will also receive FREE USE of the pool and gym facilities at The Edge, the University of Leeds’ state-of-the-art Pool, Gym & Fitness Suite.

We run a number of special offers on our accommodation throughout the year, simply subscribe to MEETinLEEDS to keep up to date with our news and offers!

Around the University

Located just 1 mile north of Leeds city centre the University campus has a mixture of Gothic revival, art decobrutalist and postmodern buildings, making it one of the most diverse university campuses in the country in terms of building styles and history.

We also have plenty of green space where you can relax, or if you want to keep active you can use the pool and gym facilities at The Edge for FREE!

Buildings

The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Bob Marley have all graced the Refectory with their presence, and perhaps the most famous live recording ever made, The Who Live at Leeds, was recorded here.

The Parkinson Building is a grade II listed art deco building and campanile. A prominent landmark in Leeds, the tower can be seen for miles around the campus, and has become synonymous with the University after the clock tower was incorporated into the University of Leeds logo in 2006. Inside the building is Parkinson Court, a public space which houses the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and Brotherton Library.

The Gallery and Library offer innovative contemporary exhibitions and displays treasures from the University Art Collection and the University Library Special Collections. The collection includes stunning examples of European and British painting, drawings and prints, dating from the 17th century up to the present day, as well as small collections of sculpture, ceramics, miniatures and photographs.

There are a total of five libraries on campus, including the newest addition, the Laidlaw Library, which has nearly 1,000 extra seats and new facilities for group work, bookable space, on site academic skills support and conveniently located café facilities.

Campus and Sustainability

Green Tourism AwardsHowever, it is not just the buildings that make the campus unique: we have a multitude of open areas and green spaces that give texture and diversity to a conference experience.
We recognise the importance of the role that we play in looking after our environment and are proud to support the University’s Sustainability Team. Find out more about our commitment to sustainable conferences and our Green Tourism Award and Accreditations on our Sustainability page.

For the latest updates on Campus Developments please see the dedicated website, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

Sports Facilities

In addition, we have a state-of-the-art Pool, Gym & Fitness Suite – The Edge. Located on campus, delegates receive FREE USE of the pool and gym facilities at The Edge for the duration of their event.

Facilities include:

Around the City

In Leeds you will find a city brimming with culture, sporting heritage, excellent food, an exciting nightlife and superb shoppingLeeds is a popular city break destination with lots to offer visitors from the UK and abroad. It truly is a world class city that caters for all tastes and budgets.

If you are planning to stay in Leeds you can book at our 4 Star campus accommodation, Storm Jameson Court.

For some suggestions you can view the MEETinLEEDS blog on places to visit in Leeds.

Culture

It is the only English city outside London with its own repertory theatre, opera house and ballet companies. Leeds Art Gallery has one of the UK’s best collections of contemporary British art(The Times) and the city is home to the Royal Armouries, the national collection of arms and armour.

There are more listed buildings in Leeds than in any English city outside London, with highlights including the Victoria Quarter, Leeds Corn Exchange and Harewood House, home of the Queen’s cousin.

Shopping, Night-Life and Eating Out

The Rough Guide to Britain named shopping in Leeds as one of the top thirty things to do in the UK, and with five miles of shopping streets and one of the country’s largest pedestrianised zones it’s easy to see why. The addition of the Trinity Leeds shopping and leisure centre in 2013 has added 1,000,000 square feet of retail floor space for 120 stores.

Open since 1822 and home to the Marks & Spencer Penny Bazaar, the Leeds Kirkgate Market is the largest covered market in Europe, selling everything you could possibly imagine, from fashion fabrics to quality meat on Butchers Row.

Leeds also has an excellent night-life scene, with numerous restaurants and independent bars, and is one of the UK’s best cities for dining out according to the Which? Good Food Guide. The First Direct Arena, opened in September 2013, is the latest of many developments to reinvigorate the city centre, and has already played host to luminaries such as Bruce Springsteen and Elton John.

Business

Leeds is the UK’s third largest city and has an incredibly diverse economy. With particular strengths in financial services, the legal sector, manufacturing, biotech and the creative industries, it offers a friendly and welcoming business environment, where collaborative working comes naturally.

…and More!

A great sporting heritage is built around world-famous stadiums like Headingley and Elland Road, and there’s plenty to get involved in yourself too, from world-class golf to some of the country’s best mountain biking. For music lovers the annual Leeds Festival at Bramham Park is a must, where over 75,000 revellers enjoy the biggest and best rock bands over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Leeds is the ideal gateway to the Yorkshire region – the Yorkshire Dales National Park is just 20 miles away, and features some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, with incredible scenery from inspiring moorlands to stunning coastlines. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is within 20 miles of the city centre and is the home to the works of Henry Moore. If you don’t want to stray too far to see plants and wildlife you can tour the world without leaving Leeds by visiting Tropical World in Roundhay.

Looking for more information on what to do in and around Leeds?

Visit Welcome to Yorkshire’s website to discover all that’s great about this fantastic county, to save money through great deals offered by leading venues and attractions. You’ll find a wealth of information about things to do and places to go, and you can use their interactive map to gain inspiration about how to spend your time here.

The Leeds List has daily updates on everything from eating out to shopping, gigs and exhibitions in Leeds.

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