Accommodation - University of Leeds

Additional Requirements

Adapted accommodation

We have a number of rooms that have been adapted for students who are hearing or visually impaired. Alterations include flashing fire alarms and vibrating pillows for hearing impaired, large rooms with grab rails for visually impaired. We also adapt rooms according to individual needs for example lowering shelves, switches and kitchen facilities for those with a height restriction.

If you are a wheelchair user or you have mobility difficulties, you could choose from the following sites where there is accessible accommodation:

Charles Morris Hall (catered)

This catered residence is situated on campus and has a number of adapted rooms for wheelchair users. If preferred, self-catering facilities are also available for mobility impaired students. The residence also has adapted rooms for hearing or visually impaired students. Further details and pictures of the adapted rooms will be available here shortly.

Liberty Dock Residences (self-catering)

The adapted rooms in this residence may be suitable for those who have mobility difficulties but not wheelchair users. Liberty Dock is situated approximately 2.5 miles from the campus at the other side of the city centre so you would need your own transport or be able to use public transport. Further details and pictures of the adapted rooms will be available shortly.

Devonshire Hall (self-catering)

The adapted rooms in this residence may be suitable for those who have mobility difficulties and possibly for those who use a powered wheelchair/scooter. Devonshire Hall is situated approximately 1 mile from the campus on Cumberland Road which is off Headingley Lane. Most students walk to and from the campus, however these 2 roads are on an incline so it would not suit those who intend to use a manual wheelchair to travel to and from the campus. Public transport is available from Headingley Lane to the campus. Further details and pictures of the adapted rooms will be available shortly.

James Baillie Park (self-catering)

The adapted rooms in this residence may be suitable for those who have mobility difficulties and possibly for those who use a powered wheelchair/scooter. James Baillie Park is situated approximately 1.25 miles from the campus on North Hill Road which is off Headingley Lane. Most students walk to and from the campus, however these 2 roads are on an incline so it would not suit those who intend to use a manual wheelchair to travel to and from the campus. Public transport is available from Headingley Lane to the campus. Further details and pictures of the adapted rooms will be available shortly.

Leodis Residences (self-catering)

The adapted rooms in this residence may be suitable for those who have mobility difficulties and possibly for those who use a powered wheelchair/scooter. Leodis is situated approximately a third of a mile from the campus and most students walk to and from the campus. As the residence is sited at the bottom of a steep hill, it would not be suitable for students who intend to use a manual wheelchair to travel to and from the campus. The short cut to Leodis would mean using stairs so those who are unable to use stairs will have to go around the residence to access the entrance. Access to your own transport would be better due to the steep incline of the hill. For further details and pictures of the adapted rooms, please click here.

Lyddon Hall (catered)

This is a catered residence on campus. Adaptation works were carried out during Summer 2009 to provide 3 wheelchair accessible rooms. These rooms are en-suite with level access showers and there is also an accessible kitchen to enable students to make their own snacks/meals. For further details and photos of these adapted rooms please click here.

Montague Burton Residences (self-catering)

The adapted rooms in this residence may be suitable for those who have mobility difficulties and possibly for those who use a powered wheelchair/scooter. Montague Burton is situated approximately a quarter of a mile from the campus and students walk to and from the campus. The residence is sited half-way down a steep hill so it would not suit those who intend to use a manual wheelchair to travel to and from the campus. For further details and pictures of the adapted rooms, please click here.

Smaller Residences (self-catering)

There are 2 houses that are on the campus that have been adapted for wheelchair users. Each house contains 8 bedrooms and there are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor of each that are suitable for those who have mobility difficulties or are wheelchair users. As these houses are on campus it would suit both manual and powered wheelchair/scooter users. There is also another house on Clarendon Road which is just a few minutes walk from the campus. This is suitable for those who have mobility difficulties and are able to climb one step as the shower is not level access. For further details and pictures of the adapted rooms, please click here.



  1. General Information
  2. Adapted accommodation
  3. Dietary Requirements
  4. Alcohol-free accommodation
  5. Additional requirements form