9.15am: Starting the day by browsing the bookshelves in one of Headingley’s charity shops
This shop in particular is great for bookworms on a budget. There are quite a few charity shops in Headingley, which are always full of unexpected finds. They’re also particularly good for grabbing those all-important props for fancy dress outfits!
9.45am: Yummy breakfast pancakes at LS6 cafe in Hyde Park
This place serves delicious food all day long, and it doubles up as a bar on an evening. It hosts events such as: a pub quiz, jazz nights, reggae parties, retro game marathons, yoga sessions, comedians - plus lots more. It's a firm favourite for me and my friends.
10.45am: Shopping time!
The first place I visited was Kirkgate Market, which always has lots going on and loads of cool things to look at. The fresh food in here is much cheaper than the supermarket, so it’s always incredibly popular with students. There’s also a little hidden gem in here – a food court with 9 ever-changing street-food vendors. This place in the picture always catches my eye – it's the original Marks and Spencer! Who knew it came from such humble beginnings?
11.15am: Wandering through Trinity Leeds before heading up to university
Trinity has lots of well-known brands, restaurants and student-favourite shops, including: a Primark that spans across three floors, an Apple store, a huge Boots and even a Lindt chocolatier. It's so big that you could easily spend the whole day there, and it's the perfect place to take friends when they come to visit you at uni.
11:45am: Having a little look around one of Leeds’ international supermarkets
This one is really close to Leeds Beckett’s city campus, and it’s incredibly popular with students. I always have a look inside when i'm walking up to uni. You can get lots of unusual ingredients in here, which are sure to impress your housemates. There’s also a café where you can stop by if you fancy something a little different for your mid-morning snack – they serve amazing bubble tea, sushi and sticky steamed buns.
12:00pm: Fueling myself for an afternoon of studying
This is in the Rose Bowl building’s food court, on City Campus. Here you can get yourself a barista coffee and an yummy slice of cake for a much cheaper price than the big-name coffee shops. You’ll always see people in here enjoying breakfast and lunch before lectures. Some of the most popular food counters here are: the salad bar, the pizza counter and the hot sandwich section. There's also fish and chips every Friday if you fancy carrying on the old tradition!
17:00pm: Emerging from university after an afternoon of working hard
After attending my lectures and staying behind for a couple of hours to complete an assignment, it’s time for me to leave uni for the day. I always love looking at the university buildings by night, as they look really special when all lit up. This picture is of Leeds Civic Hall, which faces the Rose Bowl. It was looking very pretty, lit up in rainbow colours to support LGBT History Month.
17:10pm: Having a quick drink in the Dry Dock
Right opposite the City Campus buildings is the Dry Dock. It’s a real-life docked boat, which always hosts fun events and serves cheap, tasty food. There’s a weekly pub quiz, and on certain nights of the week you’ll be able to grab yourself a drink for just £1.
18:00pm: Finishing off my day with a walk around Granary Wharf
This is a really cool area in the city centre, along the Leeds-Liverpool canal. One of the main attractions here is the free water taxi, which is a boat that takes you to Leeds Dock. There are also lots of quirky bars and delicious places to eat – including the ‘Sky Bar’, where you can sit and sip cocktails whilst looking out at the city’s skyline. Also visible in this picture is Bridgwater Place – Leeds’ tallest building.