Leeds is one of the best cities to live in as a graduate, if not the best. Now before you come at me quicker than a swiss army knife, hear me out. Here are the best things about living in Leeds as a graduate and trust me, by the end you will surely agree!

The Food

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Yes, Yes I know what you’re going to say – “There’s good food and culture everywhere in the UK. Leeds is no different”. Well, as a graduate the Leeds food and culture is one of the best things about living in the city. Fancy some Thai food? We got it. Fancy a quick Turkish Shawarma? We go it. Leeds is also famous for its regular street food events such as the one at Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen. So if you happen to get peckish on a day out with your friends and there are no food shops nearby, there’s a high chance you’ll come across a food van/stall, ready to fill that hungry belly up!

Great place for job-hunters

According to research from Market Inspector, Leeds is one of the 10 ten cities in the UK for graduate opportunities. Leeds offers a wide variety of graduate opportunities at companies like Channel 4 and HSBC.

Post Graduate Opportunities

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If you decide that you want to get a deeper understanding of a subject once you graduate but don’t know where to go, then Leeds is also full (to the brim) of post-graduate courses. Leeds University alone has over 300 master degrees available with 160+ available to do online. So if you have a subject in mind that you want to take that bit further, then have a look at the Leeds Universities because there’s a high chance they’ll have exactly what you’re looking for.

Shop ‘til you drop

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If you’re a graduate that happens to be a hardcore shopaholic, then you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. Shopping centres include Trinity Shopping Centre, White Rose Shopping Centre and even the high street shops located in Leeds City Centre. You’ll never struggle to find the shop that you need (the only problem will be money).

The Best Outdoor Places

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Another great thing about living in Leeds as a graduate is its outdoor places. Parks such as Roundhay and Golden Acre Park are the place to go if you’re looking for a picnic or a serene and peaceful walk. You can also explore a host of historical sites such as Fountain and Kirkstall Abbey (which, by the way, were built by the same sect of Cistercian monks).

Non-Stop Fun!!!

As a graduate, it is easy to fall into a never-ending cycle of work, and we often forget to have fun. Leeds is full of joyous locations for you and your mates to pay a visit to. Find about all the cool things you can do here

It’s All About The Nights Out

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If students from Leeds had one way to describe nightlife in the city, it would be ‘Bloody Legendary’. The Otley Run at the start of uni was one thing but have you ever been to Bongo’s Bingo, been to the HiFi Club or even had your very own lip sync battle at the Viaduct Show Bar. No? Well, you are missing out on one of the best things in Leeds.

Living Cost

Finding a place to live after graduation is difficult and stressful. Now one of the best things about living in Leeds as a graduate is the cost of living. On average, renting a house in Leeds can cost £681 PCM for one-bedroom and £891 for two. If you decide you want to transform into a post-graduate student, then there are loads of student accommodation places dotted around Leeds. Find out which ones are on offer here.

Last Updated on July 25, 2022