Help and Advice

A range of info and advice concerning your health and well-being including sexual and mental health and safety.

It is important to keep up a healthy lifestyle whilst living and studying in Leeds.

Exercise keeps you fit, healthy and happy.  Exercise releases endorphins (or 'happy chemicals') in your brain that make you feel good, help you relax and lower stress. The NHS Fitness pages provide more information about the benefits of exercise.

Staying Active

At Leeds University there are lots of opportunities to get involved in exercise.

The gym has fitness suites and weights rooms as well as classes such as yoga, pilates, aerobics and meditation. See the website for more information and to join.

The range of clubs and societies at Leeds means you may be able to find to find a form of exercise that suits you. Activities you could get involved in include hockey, rugby, belly dancing, capeiroa, thai chi, water polo, trampolining, frisbee, snowboarding and kayaking but there are many more.

For a complete list of societies and how to join please see the clubs and societies pages of the website .

If you are not sure which activity is for you try the Union's Give It A Go sessions. These are a program of taster workshops allowing you to test out activities.

UTravelActive is a Big Lottery funded partnership project to promote active travel in Leeds among students, university staff and local communities. Active travel is walking and cycling for everyday journeys. We offer a wide programme of activities, support and advice for walking and cycling, including the Velocampus Leeds student bike hire, the first of its kind in the UK, based in our Velocampus Bike Hub.

Staying Healthy

For useful information about all aspects of healthy living and the services available in Leeds please visit

The Leeds Wellbeing Portal is a one stop website including details of services, resources and organisations in Leeds that exist to help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Leeds.


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