EC-TEL 2018 will take place at the University of Leeds, hosted by Leeds Institute of Medical Education, School of Computing and the Research Centre for Digital Education.
The University of Leeds is situated on a convenient and compact city centre campus. The conference will be based in the Exhibition Centre, with keynote presentations in the 350 seater Conference Auditorium and other presentations and sessions held in the Grade II listed Roger Stevens Building.
Delegates have the opportunity to book accommodation at Storm Jameson Court. This is our flagship campus accommodation with en-suite bedrooms right at the heart of the campus, and just a stroll from the city centre. The Visit England accredited four-star campus accommodation offers a 24 hour reception service and comfortable and spacious lounge. The 459 stylish bedrooms (23 of which are accessible rooms) feature superior single beds, room safes and Wi-Fi access. Prices start from as low as £49 per night.
All delegates will get complimentary access to the University's modern sports facility, The Edge, which contains a first class swimming pool, health and fitness suite, climbing wall, sports halls, and a 3 G pitch. In addition to this the centre runs over 125 classes per week for users and all delegates will be able to access these classes during their stay, ranging from Keiser Cycle through to Body Combat.
What to do in Leeds & Yorkshire
The city of Leeds is a delight to explore, a compact and vibrant city centre, attracting visitors for its world class culture, heritage, live music, shopping and fabulous food and drink. Lonely Planet has named Leeds as one of Europe’s top 10 destinations for international travellers for 2017. There are also many nearby inspiring places to visit if you extend your trip. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is just 20 miles away, and features some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes from inspiring moorlands to idyllic river valleys. Saltaire, a World Heritage site and part of Yorkshire’s rich industrial history is just 15 minutes away by train. Both the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK Museum of the Year 2014) and the Hepworth Gallery (UK Museum of the Year 2017) are within 20 miles of Leeds city centre. Historic York, with its Roman, Viking and medieval architecture is just a 30 minute journey by train.
How to get to Leeds
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 8 miles away from the University and there is regular bus service from the airport to the city centre. There is a direct 24 hour train service from Manchester Airport to Leeds, which takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.