Leeds University Graduation 2011 Accommodation

The dates have been announced for the July 2011 degree ceremonies at Leeds University, and this year they will take place between the 11th and the 22nd of July, and as always, the ceremonies take place in the Great Hall.

The Great Hall on the Leeds University campus is a grade II listed building which is over 100 hundred years old having been built in 1894. The Great Hall is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture and it also one of the building associated with the term ‘red brick university.’  Since then, the 6 civic universities founded around 1900 use this term, which are the University of Sheffield, the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds, the University of Liverpool, the University of Bristol and the University of Birmingham. The Great Hall is still used to today for graduation ceremonies as well as being used for exams, meetings and public lectures.

Graduation represents the peak of a student’s academic life; the moment when years of study and hard work come to fruition. University is a great experience, but it’s pretty useless without the qualifications at the end. However more often than not is it a prouder day for the parents of the students. Weeping mums and proud dads will fill the rafters watching their offspring graduate from University. Often when the parents or families are coming over they will be looking to stay a night or 2 to make the most of the trip, especially if they’re coming to Leeds from far away. The first option which the students might offer their parents is to crash on the couch in their student digs. Having been a student myself, I wouldn’t wish that night on anyone, especially family! So the next option to come to mind might be a hotel. However being stuck in a cramped hotel room for a couple of nights might not be the most appealing idea, so how about trying a serviced apartment in Leeds when travelling over for graduation ceremony?

A serviced apartment in Leeds can give you the luxury and service of staying in a hotel so you don’t have to worry about slumming it. An apartment has the massive advantage over a hotel though as you get so much more or your money in terms of space and facilities. In an apartment you get a fitted kitchen so you have the option of making your own meals. Even if this is just as simple as cheese on toast or popping a pizza in the oven! Also you have the space of a lounge area when you can relax and unwind, rather than being stuck in the four walls of a hotel room. Serviced City Pads have a good selection of accommodation in Leeds in our serviced apartments. Located around Leeds City Centre, all would be a great option when looking for accommodation for the 2011 graduation ceremonies at Leeds University.