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Student Experience

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Learning, Lifestyle and Leisure

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Life at #leedsbeckett

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Business students
Fashion workspace
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Clinical skills suites
Motion capture suite
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Music studio
Biomedical sciences lab

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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Student experience

Studies to fit around your lifestyle

Whatever your needs – you may be in full-time work, have childcare commitments or play for a sports team – we’ve gone to great lengths to make sure our University is the right place for you.

We've designed our courses to help ensure the opportunity to study is there for everyone. We offer part-time courses, evening classes, distance learning and online courses with a variety of start dates. For more information contact our Admissions Enquiries Team on

24/7 library

Our libraries are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and offer more than just books; you can borrow laptops and camera equipment, print and photocopy, book a presentation room or attend free Skills for Learning workshops. If you can’t come to us, access the Library website and search over 100,000 electronic books, journals and newspapers from home, work or wherever you choose to study.

Skills For Learning

Skills for Learning is designed to help you develop essential academic skills such as academic communication, maths, problem solving, critical thinking, IT skills, working with others and research skills.

The Skills for Learning website is accessible to current staff and students via a login. A Skills for Learning Preview site is available for you to get a taste of what you’ll be able to access to support your studies.

At Leeds Beckett we are committed to helping you get the most out of your studies, as well as building the skills you need for success in your future career.

Money in your pocket

If you’d like to earn money while you study, get in touch with our Jobs and Careers team. Our team can help you find temporary work and develop your employability skills.


We’re a child-friendly university, and have rooms on campus for breast feeding and baby changing. Our Childcare Co-ordinator can also give you information on local childcare, including nurseries, child-minders, out-of-school clubs and play schemes.

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

Technology ranked 1st in the UK

i-graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2015. A total of 237,586 students from 172 institutions in 18 countries took part. Leeds Beckett was one of 50 UK universities to take part, with 3,417 home and international students from our University responding to the survey.
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 220 volunteer places across 27 different 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.


A close-up of Broadcasting Place, City Campus

Opening minds.
Opening doors.

Graduate success stories

Don't just take our word for it

Alice PepperellBA (Hons) Human Geography & Planning, 2012

At Leeds Beckett there are countless opportunities to gain employment and stand out

Phillipa HoldenBA (Hons) Marketing , 2011

I felt the placement year would be the best way to increase my employability and allow me to gain contacts in the industry.

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