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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

Male scholarship recipient standing in front of a tree.
Ahmad Al Khatib Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Female scholarship recipient standing in front of a tree.
Sarah Cartwright Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Female scholarship recipient standing in front of a tree.
Yasmin Andrews Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Female scholarship recipient Carla Peniston standing in front of a tree.
Carla Peniston Right Arrow
Carnegie Class of 75-77 Scholar
Female scholarship recipient Meagan Botha standing in front of a tree.
Meagan Botha Right Arrow
Carnegie Class of 78-82 Scholar
Ebony celebrates receiving her scholarship
Ebony Wright Right Arrow
Professor Bligh Scholar
Gareth celebrates being awarded his scholarship on the acre
Gareth Payne Right Arrow
Professor Bligh Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar Azeem Khan
Azeem Khan Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar James Lucas
James Lucas Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar Nihal Choudhury
Nihal Choudhury Right Arrow
Sit Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sir Bob Murray CBE scholar Sofian Sarfraz
Sofian Sarfraz Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
White LBU logo on purple background
Harrison North Right Arrow
Andrew Platten Scholar
White LBU logo on purple background
Ben Harding Right Arrow
Paul Wilmott Scholar
Female scholarship recipient standing in front of brick wall.
Mariam Shahid Right Arrow
Halifax Law Society Scholar
Male scholarship recipient standing in front of brick wall.
Zain Khan Right Arrow
Halifax Law Society Scholar

2018/19 scholars

Aleta celebrates receiving the scholarship
Aleta Fraylich Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Cole celebrates receiving his scholarship
Cole Parker Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Debbie celebrates receiving her scholarship
Debby Van Aelst Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Jacqueline celebrates receiving the scholarship
Jacqueline Hammond Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Matthew celebrating receiving his scholarship
Matthew Oldring Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Rhiannon celebrates receiving her scholarship
Rhiannon O'Reilly Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Susan celebrates her scholarship award
Susan McCourt Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Demi Louise meets Professor Bligh
Demi-Louise Bostock Right Arrow
Professor Bligh Scholar
White LBU logo on purple background
Amber Higgins Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Haleemah Hussain meets Sir Bob at graduation
Haleemah Hussain Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Jacob Ellington and Sir Bob Murray CBE meet at graduation
Jacob Ellington Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Rachael meets Sir Bob at graduation
Rachel Limbert Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Thoams Stafford meets with Sir Bob
Thomas Stafford Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Dale celebrates his scholarship award at Headingley Campus
Dale Starkie Right Arrow
Andrew Platten Scholar
Woman posing
Siobhan Smith Right Arrow
Paul Wilmott Scholar

2017/18 scholars

Alanya Wilson celebrates on the acre
Alanya Wilson Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Filmmaking student Bethany Goode recieves a Bright Futures Scholarship
Bethany Goode Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Jenna Edwards celebrates on the acre
Jenna Edwards Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Bright Futures Scholar Kit Hollingsworth - woman posing
Kit Hollingsworth Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing
Nicole Wightman Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing
Rebecca Harding Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing
Shannon Page Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing amongst bookshelves
Chloe Sykes Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing amongst bookshelves
Daniela Hamill Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing amongst bookshelves
Emily Rollo Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Woman posing amongst bookshelves
Emily West Right Arrow
Bright Futures Scholar
Sheree celebrating in front of the James Graham building
Sheree Smith Right Arrow
Professor Bligh Scholar
Aamna meets with Sir Bob Murray CBE
Aamna Bahadar Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar 
Abusufiyan meets Sir Bob
Abusufiyan Kalam Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Sohail shakes hands with Sir Bob Murray CBE
Sohail Iqbal Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar
Umar sits reading a book
Umar Farooq Riaz Right Arrow
Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholar