Head to north west Leeds to the friendly area of Burley, which is known for its snug eateries and vibrant music offerings
From the many arts and entertainment events at the Left Bank venue to the Cardigan Fields leisure park complex - which has a multi-screen cinema, gym, night-club and 10-pin Bowling - there is always something to do in Burley. In the warmer months, head to Hyde Park after class to enjoy a picnic or toss around a Frisbee. Alternatively head to the oldest cinema in Leeds which has been showing films since 1912, the Cottage Road Cinema.
Fitness buffs can choose from three gyms in the area, and there is also a nine-hole golf course and five-a-side football centre to try. Alternatively, wander along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal after lectures, which is popular with cyclists and walkers alike. Art lovers should log Cardigan Triangle Art Day in the diary, an event which sees local residents open up their homes and gardens for artists to display and sell their work.
Love Rouge Bakery provides the perfect escape for those looking to lose themselves in a book for a few hours over tea and a tasty cupcake. Meet course friends to go shopping in the Kirkstall Road and Burley Hill areas, where there is also a variety of restaurants to sample. And by night, the nearby Brudenell Social Club comes alive with a diverse range of music genres. Just a few minutes away, the vast music scene of Leeds city centre also awaits.