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Ten reasons to study in Leeds
Leeds is a great place to study - and to live
Leeds is a great place to study - and to live
We have ten very good reasons why you should be studying in Leeds - from the best clubs to the cheapest bus fares!
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Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkein was a lecturer at Leeds University.

Thomas Danby College offers over 1,000 different courses.

Leeds Metropolitan University's Beckett Park campus occupies 94 acres.

Park Lane College is the largest Further Education college in West Yorkshire.

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Clubbed out

Without a doubt, Leeds is the nightlife capital of the north, if not the UK. There are more bars in Leeds than your average prison, and probably more clubs as well. Unlike other cities which have just one or two superclubs, Leeds has hundreds of room-sized bars to discover. Whatever you are into you are likely to find something to your liking.

Way out

You will be able to get home for the weekend without needing to change trains. Leeds has a fair claim to be the busiest station outside London, and you can pretty much reach every destination in the UK. You live abroad? We've got an international airport right on our doorstep.

Caught out

If sport is your thing, then Leeds is definitely for you. It's the only city in the UK that has a Championship football team, a Super League rugby league team, a Premiership rugby union team and a county cricket team - and all of them offer deals for students.

Break out

Despite being the fastest-growing city in the country, you are only a short hop, skip and jump from the Yorkshire Dales and some of the best scenery around. And if history and culture are your bag, Leeds is full of it and York is just 30 minutes in the other direction. Getaway!

Stay out

With two universities right on top of each other, and a number of further education colleges, you are never far from a student-friendly bank, pub, offy or late-night curry house. And because nightlife is so important in Leeds, no-one is going to moan "pesky student" at you...

Worn out

Don't have nightmares about college being across the other side of town. Unlike other cities, both Leeds Met Uni and Leeds Uni are located next to each other within spitting distance of the city centre. And with all the student accommodation located right behind, as long as you have a pair of shoes you'll be able to see and do everything.

Payed 'owt

If your feet just don't do walking, then you can get to go on the Black Prince buses for a cheap student price. Or if you fancy travelling around the whole of West Yorkshire you can get a month's free pass for all the buses and trains for a bargin price.

Bail out

Nowhere else in the country can you claim your local is a boat parked on the middle of a traffic island.

Work out

Leeds is fantastic for getting part-time and/or summer jobs. All those bars need barstaff, and as the city plays host to a fair number of call-centres, staff working outside office hours are always in demand. Plus being an administration centre to many of the large financial and insurance companies, the need for temps is constant.

Quids in

Once you graduate there are plenty of jobs here - and we're not just talking at McDonald's. The growth of the city is phenomenal, and the need for graduates is never-ending. As well as the major financial companies, Leeds is home to some of the biggest IT groups as well as internet providers and the backbone companies.

Have we missed anything?
If you can think of a better reason to study at Leeds e-mail us: leeds@bbc.co.uk

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