Before you arrive in the Faculty of Biological Sciences

We hope you are looking forward to joining the faculty. Before you start, please take a look at the following information, which will hopefully help you to quickly feel at home.

Before arrival

These items need to be completed before you arrive

How to find us:

Our faculty reception is located on Level 7 of the L C Miall Building (location 93) on the downloadable map.

Directions from multistorey car park: 

  • Walk to the back of the multi storey car park and head west with the new Nexus building behind you and the long EC Stoner Building to your right. 
  • Walk up the ramp to the Roger Stevens building and turn left through the Sustainable Garden. 
  • On leaving the garden turn left and walk along the walkway with the Garstang building on your right.
  • At the end of the covered walkway turn immediately left (don’t go through the double doors) and the L C Miall building and the FBS reception area will be directly in front of you. 

Directions from the city centre:

There are bus services from Leeds City Centre to the university campus. For the latest bus information visit the West Yorkshire Metro journey planner. 

If you are walking from the train station/city centre head up the hill towards Leeds General Infirmary. Click here for full directions. 

  • Enter the university campus via the Willow Terrace entrance and walk past The Edge (university gym) on your left.
  • Once past The Edge take the footpath bearing right, across the water in front of the Roger Stevens building.
  • Walk up the ramp with the Roger Stevens building on your left and at the top turn left through the Sustainable Garden.
  • On leaving the garden turn left and walk along the walkway with the Garstang building on your right.
  • At the end of the covered walkway turn immediately left (don’t go through the double doors) and the L C Miall building, and the FBS reception area will be directly in front of you.

Faculty Induction

All staff members must attend the faculty induction session - please contact Paul Drake or Dave McCarroll to arrange this at fbshealthandsafety@leeds.ac.uk

Information for new starters

Travelling to Work

Car Parking is by permit or day ticket. There is a lengthy waiting list for a permit and a needs based assessment system is currently in operation. A limited number of day tickets are available. More information on parking.

As part of the university Cycling to Work Scheme staff can hire a brand new bicycle and safety equipment.

International Staff

To help you with you move to the UK, the International staff website provides useful information about living and working in the UK: relocate.leeds.ac.uk

Visas explained

Staff Accommodation

The Accommodation Office may be able to help you with your search for temporary accommodation. The University of Leeds has some accommodation that is available to rent on a temporary basis which might just suit your needs: Accommodation for staff.