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About Our University

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About Our University

Who We Are

Here at Leeds Beckett, we are a modern professional university with ambition.

Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.

Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

Big Business

A big business in our own right, we have around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; we contributed an estimated £500 million to the economy every year. We are rightly proud to be the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard. 

With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, we are proud of our history and excited about our future.

Our Strategy 

Our institutional Strategic Planning Framework 2016-2021 was approved by our Board of Governors on 6th May 2016.

During 2016 our University entered a new chapter under the leadership of Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor, and the development of our new Strategic Planning Framework 2016-2021 incorporating a new Vision, Mission and Values. The framework does three things:

  • It says what we stand for
  • It explains what we do
  • It says what we want to achieve over the next 5 years
Our Values
Our values, which are the principles that guide the way we do things, are that we should be:
  • Student focus
  • Excellence
  • Inspiration
  • Creativity
  • Professionalism
  • Enterprise
  • Integrity
A close-up of James Graham building, Headingley Campus

Graduate Success Stories

Our graduates go on to inspire

Nicholas Renn Nichol BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development, 2012

The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

Samantha AucklandPG Dip Advanced Practice and MSc Advanced Practice, 2012

I’d been working for a number of years and was ready to develop myself further. My postgraduate qualification has given me the opportunity to progress to a more senior role.

More Success Stories

Accreditations and accolades

 

QAA - UK Quality Assured

QAA - UK Quality Assured

★★★★★

★★★★★

Gold Medal Award

Gold Medal Award

HR Excellence in Research

HR Excellence in Research

Campus Buildings

Campus Buildings

Laboratories

Laboratories

Personal Tutors

Personal Tutors

Students Union

Students Union

Our Story

Our values. Our history. Our future.

About our University

Leeds beckett in numbers

200+

We offer more than 200 postgraduate courses

See our courses here.

97.5%

The percentage of our UK postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduating

Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15.

10%

We offer a 10% discount on postgraduate study fees to our recent graduates

Terms and conditions apply. See our Financing Your Studies page for more information.

£1m

The total investment in our Clinical Skills Suite at our City Campus

13 & 11

We have 13 academic schools and 11 research centres

24/7 365

Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year