With an unrivalled, vibrant student nightlife, Leeds is the perfect playground for first years. With four large universities; the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Arts University and Leeds Trinity University, the social events are HUGE! However, to some this can be quite daunting especially if you don’t know anyone in the city.

But don’t worry, we’re here to help you connect with your fellow course/ flat-mates before you arrive at University, to help make settling-in that little bit easier! Join the conversation today by joining our University Facebook or WhatsApp Group Chats below.


These are facebook groups exclusively for new students, going into their first year at University. Useful for meeting your course and flat-mates.



These are for all students at the University. Useful for information on the latest University news, societies and events.



Freshers week will often be your first experience of the city’s mix of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In Leeds, there are some incredible freshers and social events you do not want to miss! We’ve highlighted the biggest and most popular events below.



Buying a Freshers Wristband saves you money. You’ll gain access to all the biggest nights of Leeds Freshers Week at a HUGE discount!

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Explore all the biggest events of Leeds Freshers 2020 here. Most events sell out well in advance, so getting your tickets early is highly recommended. Get your tickets and get involved.


Can’t find the answer here? Message the Leeds Freshers Page and a team member will be on hand to assist you.

Leeds freshers can’t be missed. Your welcome week and arrival date will depend on your University and student accommodation.

  • University of Leeds: TBC
  • Leeds Beckett University: TBC
  • Leeds Arts University: TBC
  • Leeds Trinity University: TBC

Leeds freshers week is guaranteed to be packed with some huge events that you do not want to miss! You can find the full line-up of all the biggest events in our ‘Freshers Events’ section.

Wristband collection details will be announced here by September. If you’ve purchased a wristband, you will also be emailed information about wristband collection location and times closer to Freshers Week.

Yes, you can purchase a ticket or wristband for a friend or family member too. Each ticket comes with a unique barcode that will be scanned upon entry. As long as whoever you’re buying for is using a separate barcode to you, both tickets will be valid. Please note, the ticket DOES NOT need to be in their name.

Yes, bring one to be safe. Most nightclub venues will require you to present a Valid 18+ Government ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport upon entry.

For most events, doors open at 10pm. However, check your ticket for the confirmed time. We advise students to arrive early to avoid lengthy queues and guarantee entry.

COVID19 Protection Policy: We would like our customers to have peace of mind when they purchase from us. Therefore, in the unfortunate case that our freshers events do not take place on the displayed date due to nightclubs/bars still remaining closed: – We will postpone the event until a later date (when nightclubs/bars are reopened & it is safe for us all to party again) & your ticket will STILL BE VALID for that date. – If we are forced to CANCEL the event, we will issue a FULL refund on any ticket or wristband you have purchased.


It couldn’t be easier to find your flat-mates. Simply join the Leeds Flatmate Finder Facebook event and select your accommodation group.


One of the biggest challenges every student faces is sticking to a budget. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of the greatest student offers from your favourite food and retail brands, available exclusively to Leeds freshers.

Sign up today and we’ll even send you a FREE Freshers Pack.


Depending on demand and availability throughout the year, we recruit for a wide range of roles. These include brand ambassadors, event staff, blog writers and more! If you’re interested, complete our signup form here. In previous years, our top brand ambassadors made over £2,000 before arriving at University, working from home.


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