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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.

2019/20 scholars

Gareth Payne
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Professor Bligh Scholar
Ebony Wright
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Professor Bligh Scholar

2018/19 scholars

Aleta Fraylich
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Bright Futures Scholar
Cole Parker
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Bright Futures Scholar
Debby Van Aelst
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Bright Futures Scholar
Jacqueline Hammond
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Bright Futures Scholar
Matthew Oldring
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Bright Futures Scholar
Rhiannon O'Reilly
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Bright Futures Scholar
Susan McCourt
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Bright Futures Scholar
Demi-Louise Bostock
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Professor Bligh Scholar
Jacob Ellington
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Haleemah Hussain
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Rachel Limbert
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Thomas Stafford
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Dale Starkie
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Andrew Platten Scholar
Siobhan Smith
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Paul Wilmott Scholar

2017/18 scholars

Alanya Wilson
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Bright Futures Scholar
Bethany Goode
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Bright Futures Scholar
Jenna Edwards
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Bright Futures Scholar
Kit Hollingsworth
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Bright Futures Scholar
Nicole Wightman
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Bright Futures Scholar
Rebecca Harding
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Bright Futures Scholar
Shannon Page
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Bright Futures Scholar
Daniela Hamill
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Bright Futures Scholar
Emily Rollo
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Bright Futures Scholar
Emily West
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Bright Futures Scholar
Chloe Sykes
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Bright Futures Scholar
Sheree Smith
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Professor Bligh Scholar
Aamna Bahadar
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar 
Abusufiyan Kalam
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sohail Iqbal
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Umar Farooq Riaz
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Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar