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Life in Leeds

A buzzing city in a beautiful part of Yorkshire

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Life in Leeds.

Whatever you want from your university experience, you’ll find it here in Leeds. Our video is presented by graduate Darcy Amamou.
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Life in Leeds

Students in a park
Trinity Kitchen
Leeds Town Hall
Trinity Centre
A close-up of James Graham building, Headingley Campus

Transport & Getting Around

From the airport...

Leeds and Manchester International Airport both less than one hour away.

To the capital...
Only two hours to London.
Explore the UK...

Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Edinburgh all nearby.

Or further afield...
Great links to Europe.
transport map

Leeds in Numbers

Why Leeds Beckett?


More than 190 years of teaching experience

The Leeds Mechanics Institute, to which Leeds Beckett University can trace its origins, was founded in 1824.


Ranked first in the world for technology

i-graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2015.

24/7 365

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


Our diverse community is made up of students drawn from 125 countries and territories around the globe


Ranked fourth in the UK for graduate employment

Based on HESA data and the DLHE 2014/15 survey. Ranking excludes providers with fewer than 500 respondents to the DLHE survey.


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

Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15. Includes all UK, EU and overseas undergraduates.

Leeds News

End Of Year Stress Busters

As exams and deadlines approach, we share our stress-busting tips for staying on top of your workload.

Calling all Artists - Design a Mural Competition!

The Sugarwell Court social space has been recently refurbished and we want your help to give it a final flourish!

House Hunting Top 5 Tips

You’re probably just getting the hang of life in halls and already people are talking about looking for somewhere else! The good news is you don’t need to panic, there are plenty of houses available for you and you don’t have think about it till January when the house hunting season fully kicks off. While it’s on your mind, though, take a few minutes to absorb our top 5 tips, ready for when you start thinking about your next move.