Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Theatre on campus

Stage@Leeds is a public, licensed theatre complex on campus with a 180 seat auditorium, a 50 seat studio theatre and a dance studio. The complex runs a regular programme of theatre, music and dance.

Stage@Leeds - What's on?

Leisure and sports facilities at the University of Leeds

Our flagship fitness centre: The Edge

Sports facilities

The Sport & Physical Activity Service at the University is responsible for the University’s sports facilities and development programmes. Our staff team comprises of some 100 people committed to delivering the highest levels of service to our customers.

Getting involved does not require you to be a ‘sporty’ person. Many thousands of our students each year try something new, learn a new sport or take up an activity. You don’t have to be a member, come and try it first and see if you enjoy it.

We provide for all levels to enable you to improve your health and wellbeing. Something for the beginner, recreational sport for fun with a little competition and more serious sport including support for the very top athletes. Think about what level you want to start at and navigate around our site to find what’s right for you.

The University’s own facilities and programmes delivered in partnership with the University Union are designed specifically to serve your needs. Take advantage of:
• our location on campus
• our value for money
• quality facilities, including The Edge, the new £12.5M fitness, sport and wellbeing facility
• the huge range of opportunities available in many different activities

Sport & Physical Activity Service


Food and Drink

We have over fifteen cafes around campus, including the new fairtrade Cafe Maia, the hot wrap bar Wrapid and the £4.5 million newly refurbished state-of-the-art refectory that includes a Hot Wok and Noodle Bar, and a Grab and Go service where you can choose from fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and oriental style dishes.  

Also in the Student Union building we have two bars that serve food, the Hidden Cafe, a salad bar, a pasty shop, and a curry bar.


With the Student Union building at the heart of the campus there is also an essentials shop, a card and gift shop, a charity shop, a co-operative, our merchandise and clothing shop, and an opticians.


There are a number of ATMs in the Student Union building and a small branch of Santander. There is also a ATM outside the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, and two bank branches opposite the main entrance of the University.

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