Venue & Directions
ALT-C 2011 was held at the University of Leeds, UK.
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Getting to Leeds
Leeds station connects with all major UK cities and has regular services to a huge amount of locations. The station has recently undergone massive redevelopment to improve facilities. For information on this and timetables visit the National Rail website. The campus is five minutes by taxi from the railway station, or a pleasant twenty minute walk:
Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right. Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You'll pass Leeds Metropolitan University on your left. University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the clocktower building. You'll be able to look at a map of the campus there and plan where to go next.
Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds-Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and international cities. Leeds-Bradford Airport is approximately seven miles away from the University, and is well served by taxis. The cost is approximately £15 (22 Euros) from the airport to the city and campus.
Leeds is linked to the major motorways M1 and M62. Here are some common routes by car:
From M1 south: At junction 43 the motorway splits. Take the right hand lanes and follow M621 Leeds Centre. Exit M621 at junction 3 and follow signs for city centre and universities. Pass under the railway bridges keeping in outside lane and enter City Square. Take exit signposted 'University'; (the main Post Office on your right). Turn right at next traffic lights into east parade. Travel up East Parade in the left hand lane, straight across The Headrow into Calverley Street (Town Hall will be on your left) past the Leeds General Infirmary (on your left) and turn right immediately after the Civic Hall (on your right). Turn left at the next traffic lights to Woodhouse Lane. The main entrance can be found on your left after a few hundred yards, immediately before the Parkinson Tower.
From M62 east: Exit M62 at junction 27 to the M621. Exit the M621 at junction 2 (signposted Harrogate, York and Skipton) and after a few hundred yards approach major roundabout. Take third exit to city centre and join inner ring road. Take exit signposted Skipton A660, which will bring you to Woodhouse Lane. The main entrance can be found on your left after a few hundred yards, immediately before the Parkinson Tower.
From M62 west: Exit M62 at junction 29 to join M1 northbound. (continue from - From the South (M1).
From A1 north: Leave A1 (at exit to Ferrybridge Services) to join M62 westbound. Exit M62 at junction 29 to join M1 northbound. (continue from - From the South (M1).
From A1 south: Leave A1 taking A64 towards Leeds and join inner ring road (dual carriageway). Take exit signposted Skipton A660, which will bring you to Woodhouse Lane. The main entrance can be found on your left after a few hundred yards, immediately before the Parkinson Tower.
Parking at the University of Leeds is very limited from Monday to Friday and costs £5.00 at the University Main Entrance barrier on Woodhouse Lane.
There are number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Vist the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information or the National Express website for coach details. There is a a completely free bus service running every few minutes Monday to Saturday, linking the University and other key city locations. This drops off at the southern end of campus, so please allocate an extra 10 minutes to your journey if visiting the main campus.
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