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Student Travel

The Leeds circuit for practice experience is very wide and at times it will be necessary to travel across Leeds by public transport or by car. Most placements involve a bit of travelling, and it can take students up to 1 hour to get to their destination. This is taken into account when placements are allocated.

Driving and Car Parking
Driving and parking within the main Leeds area can be problematic. Please check your placement area and profile on the PARE  website prior to starting your placement to ensure you have the relevant travel information. *Please note that not all placement areas have car parking facilities: Online PARE

For car parking information for the Leeds Teaching Hospital sites (LGI, St James's, Chapel Allerton, Seacroft, and Wharfedale) please visit the Trust website *Please be aware that parking is not always available.

Car Insurance
Please check your car insurance covers you when travelling to your placements and that this includes business insurance.

Shuttle Bus
If a student is working across the sites and need to use the Shuttle Bus then all ward Educational Leads (EL) have been informed to issue students with a Trust ID Badge. The forms are available in each clinical area, if they are unavailable please ask the EL to contact the Practice Learning Facilitators.

Shuttle Bus Timetable 2019 (pdf), File Download

Other Placements
For information on car parking provision within other Trusts please visit the Trust's local site or contact your placement area prior to going out on placement.

Travel Expenses
For general travel expenses information, please refer to the general NHS Student Bursary website.

Other Information
In the section below we have collated several contacts to help you find your way around. If you find any more we would be interested in hearing from you so we can add them to the site.

Having Difficulties?
If you do not know where to go, or think the journey is going to be impossible, do some research, or when you contact the placement area 2 weeks before you are due to start the placement ask them for advice on how to get to the placement.

If you are travelling by car, refer to the multi-map or AA Route Planner to work out exactly where you have to get to.  If you are travelling by public transport, use the Metro or First Leeds websites and find out the best public transport routes to take.  Then do a trial run & find out exactly how long it takes.

If you are worried about safety, please look at the information in the Student Safety section on this website.

If you are running into difficulties then staff in the Practice Placement Unit will be able to advise you, and if you really can't make it, talk to your Programme Leader who may be able to help.