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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

Opening minds.
Opening doors.

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.
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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

Virtual learning, online library and technology ranked 1st in the UK

(International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015. This is an independent survey of 69 institutions worldwide, of which 51 are in the UK.)

24/7 365

Our libraries are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year


Our diverse community includes students from numerous different countries and territories around the globe


Through our partnership with Festival Republic we offer more than 250 diverse roles including stage managers, film crews, DJs and artist liaison


Percentage of all our graduates who are in work or further study six months after graduating

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2013/14. Includes all UK, EU and overseas undergraduates and postgraduates.


Leeds News

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.

6 Top Tips After A Top Night Out

Nightlife in Leeds pretty great (as we’re sure you’ll have already found out). The buzz will likely continue all the way home and most students’ journeys back go without incident. Even so, as the clocks go back and the evenings get dark, it’s a good idea to take on board our 6 top tips for keeping safe after a top night out.

Cant Cook Have to Cook

Ever watched Jamie Oliver, Nigella or Heston and thought, ‘how do they make it look so easy’? The good news is you don’t need to be a TV chef to make simple food that tastes great. If you’re staring down at the bottom of your 8th Pot Noodle in a row and thinking you could do with something a little more satisfying, take a look at these easy meal ideas.