The Plaza provides high quality student accommodation located directly opposite City Campus making it ideal for students studying there. Transport links are conveniently located, allowing easy access for students studying at Headingley Campus. Out of the 900 rooms at the property, Leeds Beckett has 251 rooms available for our students.
50Mb Wi-Fi provided free of charge in all flats, common rooms and study rooms.
All water and electricity usage is included in your rent so no extra bills to pay.
No car parking available on-site, however secure cycle parking facilities are available onsite.
Communal flat kitchens will be cleaned once a fortnight
|Walking||Cycling||Bus||Bus Number||Approx distance|
|City Campus||4 mins||2 mins||N/A
|Headingley Campus||56 mins||18 mins||26 mins
||1, 6, 28, 29||2.9 miles|
The Plaza is ideally located for local amenities’ being just a short walk to the city centre where you will find a range of bars, restaurants, shops, cinema and the Train station
Even closer than this there is a Subway and a Nisa convenience store located onsite where you can pick up all your essentials and just a five minute walk away is the Merrion centre which has a large Morrison’s supermarket, a Chinese supermarket, Wilkos, Home Bargains and a selection of other useful shops.
Leeds city centre is home to plenty of bars, restaurants and shops, all of which are a 20-minute walk away from The Plaza. Major retailers such as Topshop, Hollister, Victoria’s Secret and Primark can all be found in Trinity Leeds, which also includes Trinity Kitchen, where you will find a rotating selection of street food vans, a cinema and a number of bars and restaurants. There’s something for everyone in Trinity!
At night you will be spoiled for choice with plenty of student nights held in the clubs as well as lots of bars to choose from if you’d like a more relaxed evening.
If you fancy some live music, first direct arena, Leeds Beckett SU, Brudenell Social Club and the O2 Academy all hold regular concerts and gigs. There is also Live at Leeds Festival which takes place annually over May Day bank holiday weekend and has hosted bands such as Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran and Bombay Bicycle Club.
If sport is more your thing then you are in luck; Leeds hosts major sporting events on a regular basis with the ITU World Triathlon visiting Leeds next year. You can also watch Leeds Utd try to reclaim their spot in the Premiership at Elland Road, Leeds Rhinos battle for the super league title or Yorkshire County Cricket go for championship glory.
There is an on-site gym and dance studio at The Plaza that is free for residents to use. A number of gyms can also be found in the city centre including the University gym, Pure Gym and Virgin Active, all of which offer a full timetable of classes.
We recommend registering with a doctor when you arrive in Leeds. Leeds Student Medical Practice is a 5 minute walk from The Plaza.
The University’s Wellbeing Team offers a free and confidential service to help manage any difficulties you may experience during your time at Leeds Beckett.