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Student stories

A gift to Leeds Beckett University changes lives and we're delighted to introduce you to some of the students who benefit from your support. 

Donations from alumni and friends of the university supports a diverse group of students. These students all face different challenges and pressures in their university life, and financial support helps them to remain at university, engage in additional academic opportunities, and excel in their studies.


Below you can hear more directly from the students supported by the range of scholarships available to students at Leeds Beckett University thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

2020/21 scholars

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Andrew Platten Scholar

Scholarship recipient Muhammed Maumoniat
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Bright Futures Scholar
Scholarship recipient Chloe McCann
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Bright Futures Scholar

Scholarship recipient Lauren Priestley
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Bright Future Scholar

Scholarship recipient Ian Stokes
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Bright Futures Scholar

Scholarship recipient Hasan Din
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Carnegie Class of 75-77 Scholar

Scholarship recipient Kinga Wota
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Carnegie Class of 78-82 Scholar

Scholarship recipient Caitlin Smith
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Halifax Law Society Scholar

Scholarship recipient Niaya Williams-Franklyn
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Halifax Law Society Scholar

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Paul Wilmott Scholar

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Professor Bligh Scholar

Scholarship recipient Madiya Afsar
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar

Scholarship recipient Elena Brown
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar

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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar

Scholarship recipient Dominik Rafael
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar

2019/20 scholars

Scholarship recipient Harrison North
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Andrew Platten Scholar
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Ahmad Al Khatib Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
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Bright Futures Scholar
Female scholarship recipient standing in front of a tree.
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Bright Futures Scholar
Female scholarship recipient Carla Peniston standing in front of a tree.
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Carnegie Class of 75-77 Scholar
Female scholarship recipient Meagan Botha standing in front of a tree.
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Carnegie Class of 78-82 Scholar
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Halifax Law Society Scholar
Female scholarship recipient standing in front of brick wall.
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Halifax Law Society Scholar
Scholarship recipient Ben Harding
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Paul Wilmott Scholar
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Pleasant Pastimes Scholar

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Pleasant Pastimes Scholar

Gareth celebrates being awarded his scholarship on the acre
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Professor Bligh Scholar
Ebony celebrates receiving her scholarship
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Professor Bligh Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar Nihal Choudhury
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Sit Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar Azeem Khan
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar James Lucas
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar Sofian Sarfraz
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar

2018/19 scholars

Dale celebrates his scholarship award at Headingley Campus
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Andrew Platten Scholar
Aleta celebrates receiving the scholarship
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Bright Futures Scholar
Jacqueline celebrates receiving the scholarship
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Bright Futures Scholar
Susan celebrates her scholarship award
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Bright Futures Scholar
Matthew celebrating receiving his scholarship
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Bright Futures Scholar
Rhiannon celebrates receiving her scholarship
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Bright Futures Scholar
Cole celebrates receiving his scholarship
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Bright Futures Scholar
Debbie celebrates receiving her scholarship
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Bright Futures Scholar
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Paul Wilmott Scholar
Demi Louise meets Professor Bligh
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Professor Bligh Scholar
Jacob Ellington and Sir Bob Murray CBE meet at graduation
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
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Amber Higgins Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Rachael meets Sir Bob at graduation
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Thoams Stafford meets with Sir Bob
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar