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Stay for Summer

If you’re looking to stay with us over the summer holidays you can now book your room from just £99.50 per week, including bills.

Getting out in Lockdown

It has been a difficult time for everyone adjusting to the new ‘distanced’ world. The University has done a huge amount of work to ensure that residents and students are catered for as much as possible. Our lives have become more centred on our homes.

Profile image of Jon Beynon Jon

My Isolation Routine

It’s week 5 for me now of staying at home and it’s getting quite boring, however these are some of the things I’m doing to keep entertained!

Carys Corkhill - Residence Life Advisor Carys Corkhill
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In A World Where You Can Be Anything Be Kind

Following the tragic news of Caroline Flack, and the surge of mental health issues amongst young adults, it seems the most appropriate time to openly discuss our mental health.

Bonfire lit in a dark night

Bonfires in Leeds

Grab your scarves and wrap up warm and get ready to stand in the chill of a November evening whilst the sky lights up above you.

Yorkshire Parkin loaf with blurry trees in the background

Bonfire Recipe: Yorkshire Parkin

In Leeds, Bonfire Night wouldn’t be the same without some traditional Bonfire Night Yorkshire Fayre. Why not get together with flatmates to try one of Yorkshire’s infamous recipes before heading out into the night?

Nitrous Oxide canisters on a wooden table top

Laughing Gas: No Laughing Matter

Nitrous Oxide also known as laughing gas is a colourless gas found in pressurised metal cannisters and is inhaled usually via a balloon.

Student on laptop

House Hunting, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

When the time came to house hunt my housemates and I thought we knew it all and would be fine doing it by ourselves, but we were so wrong. Here is what went wrong for us and how to avoid making the same mistakes:

Picture of a boy in red sunglasses jumping Molly
Students in the social space of their halls

Why I've chosen to live in Unipol properties for three years

I am currently in my third year at Leeds Beckett University. It was not a difficult decision for me to choose to stay with Unipol for my final year. For the first two years of my degree I have stayed in student halls of residence and a flat in Hanover Square, City Centre.

Suzannah Rogerson Suzannah
5 female housemates on a night out

Who should I live with in my second year?

Looking for your student house can be stressful when there’s so much to consider, from location to pricing and décor to local transport links. However, the biggest decision is choosing the people you actually want to live with, so I’ve put together a list of points to help you make your choice.

Lucy Hopwood  Lucy
Students talking together

Five Steps to House Hunting Success

House hunting is just around the corner but to make sure you get the right home for you, follow our five steps to house hunting success.

Harry Alderton Harry

Doctors and Dentists: Get Registered

Don’t wait until you need them, get registered at your local GP Surgery and Dentist as soon as possible.


Budgeting Basics

One of the best feelings in the world is seeing your bank account after your loan comes in. One of the worst is realising how quickly it’s going to run out. Fear not, though, there are plenty of ways for a finance savvy student to stay on top of their money. Here’s our rundown of some of the budgeting basics that can help keep money woes off your mind during your studies.

Your first day

Your First Day What to Expect

So, the big day is just around the corner; freedom, fun and frolics await! But you may be feeling a tad apprehensive. Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help!

What to do on your first night in Leeds

What to do on your first night in Leeds

You’ve had your drawn out emotional goodbye with your parents. Your life is packed up in boxes on your bed waiting to find a new home. Armed with a week’s worth of instant pasta and three pizza cutters you’re ready to start your three (or more) years in style. Where to begin?

Student cooking

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.

Learn the Yorkshire Lingo

Learn The Yorkshire Lingo

So you decided to come to the good ol’ county of Yorkshire... What you didn't realise was that you were landing yourself in the middle of a swarm of people speaking one of the broadest accents of all- its as thick as our gravy! There's no escaping it - you'll have to master t'lingo to get by and blend in with the locals without arousing suspicion!

Life hacks, Making Friends

Life Hacks Making Friends

We've put together our top tips for making the most of your first few weeks at University when it comes to making friends.

Exams at Leeds Beckett

Things You Need To Know About Exams At Leeds Beckett

You’ve done the revision, you’ve kept (more or less) your promise to get an early night, now there’s just the exam to sit. But hang on, where is my exam? How do I get there? And what do I need?!

Getting a job at University

Getting A Job At Uni

Having a job during uni may seem daunting and horrible, but it's actually very beneficial for both your bank account and your future. Not everyone wants to work and study, but it's something you should consider before your bank account goes into the negatives... Read our top tips on bagging part-time work while at uni.

Moving out/Moving in

Moving Out/ Moving In

A handy guide for your next move 

Making the most of summer

Student Life: A Guide To Making The Most Of Summer

The holidays will fly by - so make sure you make the most of them!

Are you in need of some revision fuel

Are You In Need Of Some Revision Fuel?

During exam season, you're always so focused on revision and deadlines but it's important to have a bit of a break too.

Joining a sports team at university

Why Joining A Sports Team Makes Uni Amazing...

At university, there are so many opportunities and one of these is the amount of sport on offer, especially at Leeds Beckett!

12 stages all students go through during exams

12 Stages All Students Go Through During Exams

Whether you want to accept it or not, exams are always going to be a tough and stressful time.

Make the most of the sun

Make The Most Of The Sun

After what feels like an eternity of a winter followed by weeks of torrential rain (not that we're ones for melodrama), there is finally some good news on the horizon - in the form of sun.

Things you didn't know about Leeds

Things You Didn't Know About Leeds

Leeds is full of surprises, if you’re thinking of joining us in September of have even lived in Leeds for years here are some things you probably didn’t this wonderful city.

End of Year Stress Busters

End Of Year Stress Busters

With only three weeks of semester two remaining, exams and deadlines are fast approaching. 

Budget your way through your final loan

Budget Your Way Through Your Final Loan...

As a university student, one of the best days is when you check your balance after your loan has dropped and you've finally got money again!

9 Thing you didn't know about The Vault

9 Things You Didn't Know About The Vault

Kirkstall Brewery Accommodation has its very own entertainment, food and drink hub – The Vault. 

Stay another year in halls

Stay Another Year In Halls

Did you know you don’t have to be a first year student to live in halls? If you’re stuck on what to do next year the answer is simple… stay in halls.

Leaving halls for Easter?

Leaving Halls For Easter

Being on the train back to your hometown is so close you can almost smell your Mum's cooking, but don't forget about your university home before leaving. 

Make the most of the library

Make The Most Of The Library

It might not be the most exciting part of university but exams and assignment deadlines are fast approaching, and it's time for the studying to begin...

Who doesn't love free coffee?

Who Doesn't Love Free Coffee?

Now you're a student and fending for yourself, every penny counts! So did you know you can get money off in all the food outlets on campus?

If you were a dog, which would you be

If You Were A Dog, Which Would You Be?

Dogs are known for being man's best friend and they are possibly one of the best (and most loved) animals in the world!

Things only mum can get away with

Things Only Mum Can Get Away With...

International Women's Day has just passed and with Mothers Day around the corner, it's time to appreciate the amazing woman in your life!

Low on Cash?

Low On Cash?

You're probably getting to that point in the term where cash is running quite short, but don't panic...

Print your heart out

Print Your Heart Out

Need attractive, professional printing at great prices? The Print Room has you covered. They offer a wide range of services from large print posters to dissertation bindings and much more in-between.

Eating disorders: How to help your friend

Eating Disorders: How To Help Your Friend

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week to raise awareness about eating disorders, and show how YOU can be a factor in someone's recovery.

How to spot fake news

How To Spot Fake News

Whether you’re surfing the net for the latest news or researching for an assignment, you’re likely to come across fake news. So don’t take things at surface value. Use this checklist to make sure you know how to spot fake news.

What makes Yorkshire, Yorkshire?

What Makes Yorkshire, Yorkshire...

You have probably realised by now that Yorkshire folk are extremely proud of where they come from and there are so many reasons why!

5 Things Better Than Glasto

5 Things Better Than Glasto'...

Glastonbury Festival is having a year off in 2018 but don’t panic there’s plenty of amazing alternatives that will keep you occupied next June.

Spot the sunset

Where In The World Can You Spot The Best Sunset?

Are you starting to think about booking a summer holiday or a weekend away?

Books that will change how you see the world?

6 Books That Will Change How You See The World

Many believe that the sign of a good book is that it makes you think... It leaves you with a shifted perspective, about the world, society, or yourself.

Where to get rid of all your stuff

Where To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff

No doubt you've accumulated a lot already during your time in halls, and most of it, you probably don't want or need.

Love your pet day

Love Your Pet Day

Love Your Pet Day takes place on 20 February and it’s a great day to show your love for our little furry friends.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Kindness Ideas For Random Acts Of Kindness Day

These days, losing faith in humanity is all too easy to do. So why not restore your faith on Saturday 17 February with national Random Acts of Kindness Day!

The great British bucket list

The Great British Bucket List

If you've made a bucket list, it probably includes things that require a lot of planning, and a lot more saving - am I right? But while Climbing Mount Everest and meeting your favourite celeb are exciting, it's important to remember that there are fun, and even breathtaking things you can do on your doorstep, without the sky-high costs!

Genius clothing hacks you need to know

12 Genius Clothing Hacks You NEED To Know

Don't just throwing your clothes away at the first sign of wear and tear...

First date faux pas to avoid

First Date Faux Pas To Avoid...

Found someone on Tinder you quite like? Well before planning your second date, try to get through your first...

7 ways to make you a superhero

7 Ways To Make You A Superhero

You don't have to wear a cape, or a Lycra suit - unless you want to... Don't worry if you can't fly either because being a superhero just got a whole lot easier!

8 reasons to volunteer

8 Reasons To Volunteer

From 19-25 February its Student Volunteering Week, the perfect opportunity for you to lend a hand and give back to your community.

Otley Run Where to buy your outfit

Otley Run: Where To Buy Your Outfit

One thing you can't cut corners with when it comes to the Otley Run is an outfit. Everyone gets into it so go all out...

8 reasons you must do the Otley Run

8 Reasons You MUST Do The Otley Run

Spring is coming and the days are getting brighter which means it's the perfect time for the Otley Run.

Everyday habits of happy people

10 Everyday Habits Of Happy People

No matter our ambitions, our beliefs or our experiences, there is one universal thing that binds us all - we all want to be happy. But as simple as this sounds, sometimes it's harder to achieve than we think...

Around the world in Leeds restaurants

Around The World In Leeds Restaurants

As you have probably already discovered, Leeds has pretty much anything you will even need, including all the flavours of the world.

Foods that dumb you down

Foods That Dumb You Down

Whilst certain foods can positively impact your mood, ability to focus, and energy levels, other foods can have a more negative effect on your body and mind. To make sure you've got enough energy and in the right frame of mind, we've put together a list of foods to avoid (especially during revision and exam time)!

A slice of heaven

A Slice Of Heaven

ATTENTION pizza lovers - on Friday 9 February its National Pizza Day meaning you can indulge in your favourite mouth-watering slices to celebrate.

11 Things only 90's Kids will remember

11 Things Only 90s Kids Will Remember

Obviously there will be others who remember some of the things mentioned in this article, but only those born in the 90s will truly understand the importance they played in our young lives.

Things you could give up for lent

5 Things You Could Give Up For Lent

As millions of Christians finish celebrating Shrove Tuesday, also known as 'Pancake Day', their attention will turn to Lent - a religious period that lasts 40 days and comes before Easter.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Dog as the Chinese New Year festivities begin.

Pancake day and shrove tuesday

Everything You Need To Know About Pancake Day and Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day will be celebrated across the world next month, which means it’s time to get your frying pans ready and brush up on your pancake-flipping skills.

Walking into February

Walking Into February

Leeds is a great base for exploring, so put your walking boots on and make the most of the beautiful countryside around us this February, it is the perfect way to refresh the brain in preparation for semester two exams and assignments.

Four students enjoying a drink in The Vault bar

Why choose halls?

Undecided about where to live at university? Here are just 10 reasons why most students choose to live halls in their first year.

Start off the Semester right

Start The Semester Off Right

After a long winter break, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of uni. Here are some helpful tips for getting back on the right foot!

Valentine's on a budget

Valentine's On A Student Budget

To some it’s a fake holiday invented by card companies, to others it’s a day to show your beloved exactly what they mean to you. Whatever side you fall on, any excuse to celebrate the people you love in your life should be jumped on.

Househunting: Advice from a third year

House Hunting: Advice From A Third Year

With semester two fast approaching you will be starting to think about who you are going to live with next year and where. But remember, it’s important not to panic and rush into anything!

January Mocktails

Mocktails To Help With That January Recovery

January is a time for recovering – both your waistline and pocket. So tone down the boozy fun and drink these virgin drinks instead.

10 reasons to become a sports member now

10 Reasons To Become A Sports Member NOW

Becoming a Leeds Beckett sports member gives you access to a huge range of high-quality facilities and fitness classes. Here are 10 reasons why YOU should become a Sports member NOW...

New to Leeds Beckett this January?

New To Leeds Beckett This January?

So you know what to expect during your time here, take a look at your Induction Video before you arrive so you're prepared!

Eat, sleep, revise, repeat

Eat, Sleep, Revise, Repeat...

Exams may be boring, they may fill you with dread, but the fact is, you're at uni and they have to be done (sorry!!)

Shake yourself awake

Shake Yourself Awake

Staying healthy is important to beat those January blues, so why not boost your energy with these super tasty smoothies…

Fancy trying dry january

Could You Do Without That Hangover

There's one very simple answer - YES. Waking up with a pounding headache and the inability to move from beds for hours, swearing that it's the last time - we all know we could do without it!

Realistic resolutions

New Year New You - Realistic Resolutions

Tired of making the same old New Year’s resolutions, knowing full well you won’t stick to them? Even though most of us truly want to be healthier, get more exercise, and improve our daily lives, our resolve to do so just doesn’t seem strong enough for us to follow through.

Unwanted Christmas presents?

Unwanted Christmas presents

When clearing up all that post-Christmas clutter it's best to keep in mind that it's the thought that counts...

Exam Prep

Exam Prep Everything you need to know

With revision in full swing and exams just around the corner, we've got some useful information to help everything go as smoothly as possible.

Enjoying your time at halls?

Enjoying Your Time At Halls

Do you love the comfort of living in halls and don't want to leave? Well you don’t have too - students from all years of study can live in halls, so why not return…

Posting dates for Christmas

Last Posting Dates Before Christmas

Planning on sending a gift or card home for Christmas? Well, don't miss the last chance to get it there in time!

Christmas Clean Up

Christmas Clean Up

You’re so close to heading home, you can almost smell your mum's cooking but don't forget about your university home before leaving.

The uni guide to secret Santa

The Uni Guide To Secret Santa

It’s that time of the year again, and being a student, you’re probably worried about how you’re going to scrape together enough money to get presents for your friends and family. Luckily, at uni everyone seems to agree that Secret Santa is the perfect solution.

Christmas Traditions

Britains Christmas Traditions Explained

With only 20 days till Christmas your probably in full Christmas mode by now! In Britain, we go mad for Christmas (some more than others) and can't get enough of it. But have you ever stopped to think that some of our Christmas traditions are a bit weird?

Christmas list ideas

Things You Should Put On Your Christmas List

With not long till the big day, it's time you finished your present wish list!

Voulnteering with Leeds Beckett

Volunteering With Leeds Beckett

Today is International Volunteering Day (5 December) so why not take this opportunity to give something back this Christmas.

Fancy a flat Christmas dinner?

Fancy A Flat Christmas Dinner

There's nothing better than throwing a Christmas dinner with your mates before heading home to the ‘rents – and you can push the (gravy) boat out for less cash than you think!

Drunken Antics

Things You Wouldn't Do Sober

We've all heard of the infamous beer goggles that can cloud judgement from time to time... But apart from making you see things a little differently, and feeling the need to Snapchat your whole night, what other effects has alcohol had on our logical thinking?

Careers Advice

Careers Steps To Get Ahead

It might come as a shock, but life progression post-uni isn't all about grades. Yes, your degree and schooling are important, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg.

How safe is your room?

How Safe Is Your Room

In today’s world, almost anything worth bringing to Uni needs plugging in at some point. With all those extra cables and leads trailing about the place it’s important to make sure you look after your electricals and know how to use them safely.

Looming assignment deadlines

Looming Assignment Deadlines

With 3 weeks left until the end of Semester One you might be starting to feel the pressure. Deadlines and exam dates are fast approaching so now is the time to get a head start and make things easier for yourself… after all, no one actually enjoys pulling an all-nighter!

Living in Harmony

Living In Harmony

Halls is an amazing chance to mix with all types of people – occasionally, though, you might find some quirks a little hard to live with. Enter: The courageous conversation.

Student stresses

Solving The 5 Stresses Of Student Life

Who said being a student was easy? You might think you're the ONLY one struggling, but with all the different things going on at uni, everyone starts to feel the pressure from time to time. Rather than leaving it to get the better of you, try to identify the cause of your stress, and tackle it sooner rather than later.

Black Friday Madness

Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day

Black Friday has been dubbed the biggest shopping day of the calendar year - but are the deals really that good?

Christmas in Leeds

All Things Christmas In Leeds

It’s November and Christmas is slowly creeping in. Leeds knows how to get you in the festive mood with markets, ice-rinks, shopping and loads of other festive treats…

Safe cycle storage

Safe Cycle Storage

Cycling is one of the best ways to get around and explore Leeds, so there is nothing worse than discovering that your bike has gone AWOL…

Vegan food in Leeds

Top Places For Vegan Food In Leeds

Searching for vegan food can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. That is, unless you have our handy Leeds guide… In a world where meat eaters outnumber those who abstain, good vegetarian food can be hard to find. But the good news is, there are a few restaurants, cafes and bars that making finding great vegan food in Leeds easier than you’d think.

How to spot fake alcohol

How To Spot Fake Alcohol

If it’s cheap and cheerful it might be too good to be true… As it’s Alcohol Awareness Week, we thought we would share some top tips on how to spot fake alcohol that, if consumed, can have some pretty nasty side-effects.

Drinking responsibly

Tips For Drinking Responsibly

Drinking makes for a great accompaniment to a night out, helping you to loosen up and enjoy yourself but overdo it and the fun stops quickly.

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

When life’s stresses take their toll it can cause those unfortunate down days - we've all been there. But we all know that when we're feeling off, all it takes is one Random Act of Kindness from somebody to perk us back up again.

How to grow the perfect Mo

How to grow the perfect MO

Men across the world are swapping their clean-shaven, baby-faces for moustaches worthy of a western-movie villain... Yep, you guess it! Movember is back, encouraging men to live happier, healthier and longer lives...

Life on the Frontline

WW1 Life On The Frontline

Remembrance Day is marked for the nation to remember those who fought and died at war.

Keeping safe at night

Keeping Safe At Night

Although it may not seem like we even had a summer this year, British Summer Time has now officially ended and the long winter nights are upon us.

Leeds Christmas Lights switch on

Leeds Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas countdown in Leeds officially starts with the annual Leeds Lights Switch On which takes place on Victoria Gardens outside Leeds Art Gallery on Thursday 9 November from 6:45pm.

Make your bonfire night pictures sparkle

Tips To Make Your Bonfire Night Pictures Sparkle

It’s that time of year when your social media feeds fill up with amateur photos from bonfire night, but were we not always taught that if we're going to do a job that we should do it properly? Here are a few tips that will make your firework photos stand out from the crowd…

Watch the fireworks in Leeds

Places To Watch The Fireworks In Leeds

Make sure your Bonfire Night goes out with a bang this year... Head to one of these with your mates, grab yourself a toffee apple (it's one of your 5 a day after all) and watch some truly memorable bonfire and firework displays. This year, most of the big bonfires will be happening on Friday 3rd November, so you can enjoy the night and not have to worry about getting up for uni the next day! Just take your pick from the list below…

Things to do during the dark nights

Things to Do During the Dark Nights

The clocks have gone back and the dark nights are now upon us. Avoid just going home and wasting your evening in bed, explore Leeds with this useful guide on things to do to lengthen your days during the dark evenings.

Clocks Go Back

Clocks Go Back

The days are getting shorter, the nights are drawing in, and a picnic in the park after uni no longer sounds quite so enticing. It doesn't seem long ago that the clocks were springing forward and we were looking forward to the days of summer. But the clocks going back is the one day of the year that you can actually lie in and at the same time not get up any later, so make the most of it!

Make the most of your loan

5 Ways To Make Your Loan Last Longer

It’s that time of year where your loan is spreading a bit thin, you got a bit excited during fresher’s and now you’re feeling the consequences. Follow our top tips on how you can save the pennies and make your loan last longer…

House hunting? Just relax!

House hunting? Just relax!

Don’t rush into house hunting, here’s what you need to know to bag yourself the best houses for next year.

Life hack: Cleaning

Life Hack Cleaning

Cleaning can be one of the last things on your mind when you get back from a day of lectures, but sometimes you might hit that level that goes too far past the messy boundary and it's up to you and your flatmates to sort it before you next flat inspection. Avoid a charge and keep your flat clean and tidy. Here are a few tips to make cleaning and passing your inspections a little easier.

Halloween Events in Leeds

Halloween Events In Leeds

It’s time for the scariest night of the year, and our round-up of the best Halloween events in Leeds should help you get your plans sorted. Leeds is a great city with a huge selection of Halloween 2017 events to tickle your fancy.

Why return to halls

Why Return To Halls?

Did you know we have rooms available for students who would like to continue to live in Leeds Beckett Halls? You may be thinking of starting to organise a house or flat share for next year, but have you considered all your options? Returning to halls in second, third and fourth year has so many benefits it may be hard to refuse!

Apps to save your student life

Top Apps To Save Your Student Life

There’s (almost) an app for everything nowadays, and this can make student life easier, cheaper, safer and more fun. Your phone has more to offer than Facebook and Candy Crush - so take advantage with some of the apps listed below!

10 Student Cooking Essentials

10 Student Cooking Essentials

You’re probably finding that cooking for yourself is a lot easier than you first thought. There are some essential things you will need for the base of most meals and with just a few basic kitchen essentials, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time at all. Check them out…

Supermarket savers

Supermarket Savers

Unfortunately, feeding yourself isn't something that can be avoided – everyone’s gotta eat. But the good news is that spending a fortune at the supermarket is! Use the tips below to help to reduce your spending, and while you’re at it why not check out our budgeting tools and tips on a range of money draining aspects of adult life?

6 reasons to wear a university hoodie

6 Reasons Why A University Hoodie Is The Greatest Piece Of Clothing Of All Time

Did you know you can invest in your own Leeds Beckett University hoodie for just £25? When it comes to clothing, the humble University hoodie should always come out top. Head over to the campus shop or search online for our range of hoodies that are a great autumn and winter alternative. This student essential is hard to resist, here are 6 reasons why…

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

Still settling into university life? Why not try catching up with someone who has been through it all and come out the other end…

Saving on Campus

Eat And Save On Campus

The time has come where you realise you’ve nearly spend your loan in 1 month and you need to tighten your belt. Luckily we have your back! There are a few ways that you can save money on campus…

Celebrate Curry Week

Celebrate Curry Week

THIS is probably the best foodie news you're going to hear all year. Okay so this could possibly be the most amazing week of the whole year, as between the 9th and 15th of October we are celebrating National Curry week! Heaven!

Work Life Balance

WorkLife Balance at University

Finding the time to fit in coursework, paid work, socialising and time for yourself into everyday life may seem like a challenge for some students, especially if you’re living in a busy flat. Or you may feel like you suddenly have lots of time that isn’t structured, making the day’s stretch ahead with nothing to do. It’s important at University that you find a balance!

10 Reasons to Love Autumn

10 Reasons to Love Autumn

Autumn is now upon us. AND WE LOVE IT. People always get unfairly excited about the summer months, but in reality autumn is where the magic happens. You can bask in the sweet scent of pumpkin, be constantly warm and cosy by a fire, and relish in all the new TV shows. Here are 10 reasons why we love Autumn…

Top 7 student fashion choices

Top 7 Student Fashion Choices

Going to university can be a good opportunity to reinvent your look because – unlike the workplace – anything goes. To give you some inspiration we have listed the top 7 fashion choices at University:

Young and foodish

Young And Foodish: Your First Flat Feast

Now you’ve gotten to know your flatmates and settled in, why not suggest that you all get together and have your first sit down meal? Here are 3 cheap-and-easy courses to share out between you all…

What kind of instagrammer are you?

What Type Of Instagrammer Are You?

Has there ever been a social media platform with such solidly identifiable cliques as Instagram? It's crazy but we all know that person who is obsessed with their cats or food, the gym, selfies, etc. Do you take shameless selfies? Are you constantly posting about food? Find out what type of Instagrammer you are! Take this quiz below to see what kind of Instagrammer you are!

On the go food for freshers

On The Go Food For Freshers

Freshers week can be busy. You have unpacked, made friends, gone out and started university, no doubt you have traded in a home cooked meal for a cheeky takeaway- but takeaways don’t give you those important nutrients that will keep you going! So, let us do the thinking for you, here’s a list of cheap and easy meals that anyone can throw together…

Varsity: What to expect

What To Expect On Varsity Day

Wear your colours and support Team Beckett in this year’s Varsity! If you're a regular, there are some things you expect to see and do. But, for any Varsity newbies out there, here's what you can look forward to…

Leeds Light Night

Leeds Light Night

As darkness falls, come and see the city in a new light… Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival which takes over the City Centre for two nights- Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October 6pm - 11pm.

Your guide to Leeds Varsity

Your Guide To Leeds Varsity 2017

We’re less than a week away until the biggest sporting event in the Leeds Beckett calendar - VARSITY! Tickets are still available and you definitely won't want to miss out! If you’re new to Leeds or haven’t been to Varsity before, don't worry! Here’s everything you need to know about our sporting spectacular

How to be the greatest housemate ever.

How To Be The Greatest Housemate Ever

Living with new people can be challenging, especially if you have never had to live with housemates before. Make sure your living situation is pleasant and fun by becoming the greatest housemate ever with these top tips.

Freshers Myths And Legends

Freshers Myths and Legends

Your first week at university is a week you won't forget! There's a lot to be said about Freshers' Week - some fact, some fiction...

Guide to Leeds nightlife

Leeds Nightlife

Fancy a night out with your new mates? You’re in the best place! With 3 Universities in the city, Leeds is crammed with bars and clubs to suit every student and every sort of night out.

The Ultimate Student Guide To Leeds

The Ultimate Student Guide to Leeds

Leeds is one of the best student cities in the UK with everything from shopping, culture, nightlife and more. Watch this great guide and discover a bit of Leeds before you arrive.

Freshers Flu: What's that?

Freshers Flu what is that

You’re half way through Freshers week and your feeling rotten, all you want to do is wrap up in your duvet. Sounds like you have got yourself a case of Freshers Flu.

Awkward Things That Happen When Making Friends

Awkward things that happen when making friends

There is a fine line between being friendly and creepy… Starting University means you will meet a range of different people, and there will almost certainly be a few awkward moments that happen to everyone.

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Life Hacks: Essential Life Skills

You’ve finally got your freedom but now it dawns on you, what’s for tea? Why is my laundry basket full? What’s that smell? Check out our life hacks for good living.

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Register your Beckett Reward Card

Get a Reward Card today and start getting rewards on campus, your wallet will thank you.

Struggling to settle in

Struggling to settle in

If you’re having any problems then there are plenty of people on hand to help, have a look at our comprehensive guide of where to go for help. You can also browse the A-Z on the Student Hub website to find more services and information.

What to do after you arrive

What to do after you arrive

So, you’ve made it! Well done, but now what we hear you ask? Check out our handy guide of what to do next.

Living together guide

Living Together Guide

Living with strangers can sometimes feel a little bit awkward at first, but not for long with our top tips to break the ice.

Get fresh on the Acre

Get Fresh on the Acre

It's time to find out what Leeds Beckett is all about! Don’t miss out on feeling part of your new community with our Welcome BBQ at The Acre on Headingley Campus.

Before you arrive

Before you arrive

Getting ready for uni, packing up your things and saying goodbye to everyone is a lot to take in. To make sure your arrival at Leeds Beckett goes as smoothly as possible, have a look at all the things you'll need to know and do before arriving.

Travelling in Leeds

Travelling Around Leeds

Like any other city, Leeds has plenty of ways to get around. Find out more about getting from A to B and beyond!

Arena Village

Find out more about Arena Village

Living at Arena Village? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Carnegie Village

Find out more about Carnegie Village

Living at Carnegie Village? Find out essential information about your Halls and get to know your local area

Kirkstall Brewery

Find out more about Kirkstall Brewery

Living at Kirkstall Brewery? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Marsden House

Find out more about Marsden House

Living at Marsden House? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Sugarwell Court

Find out more about Sugarwell Court

Living at Sugarwell Court? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Woodhouse Flats

Find out more about Woodhouse Flats

Living at Woodhouse Flats? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Get Microsoft Office online for free

Get Microsoft Office Online for Free

Want to submit great looking essays but don’t want to have to fork out for expensive software? Well, as a Leeds Beckett student, you don’t have to!

Guide to City Campus

Guide to City Campus

Our city campus is located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk away from the main shopping centres, bars, restaurants and train station.

Guide to Headingley Campus

Guide To Headingley Campus

Headingley is just three miles outside the centre of Leeds. The campus is located within 100 acres of parkland, in perfect contrast to the bustling city.

Freshers Survival Guide

Freshers Survival Guide

Freshers is one of the most exciting times of University life. You’re in a new place, with new people and a new found freedom. No doubt you may make mistakes but you will also make lots of great memories. Mix all this together and Freshers can seem a little daunting, but have no fear - we have put together a Freshers survival guide, the ultimate guide to coming out the other end in one piece.

Do I need a TV licence?

Do I Need A TV Licence?

Before you came to university you may have been told you will need a TV Licence to watch your favourite TV shows. But do you actually need to pay for a TV Licence? Let’s find out.

Two Friends Talking About Meningitis

Meningitis What you need to know

In the last few years there’s been a rapid increase in Meningitis cases among university students. There’s a new vaccine available (MenACWY) by the uptake has been slow – just 33% of school leavers in England took the vaccine in 2016.

Tips for a friendly flat

10 tips for a friendly flat

Oh no! You’re going to have to put up with strangers for a whole year and what’s worse is they’ll have to put up with you! Well the good news is that they won’t remain strangers for long and if you follow our handy tips, you’ll become a housemate hero in no time!

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What to bring to uni

Check out our definitive list of things you're going to want to pack!

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Why choose halls

Undecided about where to live at university? Here are just 10 reasons why most students choose to live halls in their first year.

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How to choose your accommodation

With over 10 sites to choose from, you’re not short of options for accommodation. Work out your priorities first and it’ll be much easier.

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What happens on movein day

Excited? Nervous? Everyone's feeling it - click here to get a feel for what the Leeds Beckett move-in day is actually like!


Loved your time in halls? Book now to stay with us next year!

Did you know we have rooms available for second, third and fourth year students so you can continue to live in Leeds Beckett Halls?

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Top 10 reasons to live in Leeds

We think Leeds is one of the best student cities in the UK and once you've read this list we’re sure you’ll agree:

Finding a Job

Finding A Job

Leeds has many opportunities to earn a bit of extra cash. For many students, having a job while at university means the difference between thriving and surviving. Here’s a few tips to help you get stuck into the working world.


End Of Year Stress Busters

As exams and deadlines approach, we share our stress-busting tips for staying on top of your workload.

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Beckett volunteers help celebrate local charity event

On Thursday 3 March, Bramley Elderly Action celebrated 22 years of fantastic work by volunteers providing support to older people in the community, aged 60 and above. Leeds Beckett students were on hand to welcome guests from the charity to help make an action-packed celebration extra special.


Design a Mural Competition

The Sugarwell Court social space has been recently refurbished and we want your help to give it a final flourish!

Season Greetings

The Season To Be Merry

There’s nothing like blowing off some steam after a hard working term. Whether it’s partying with your new Uni mates or reminiscing with your friends back home, there are going to be plenty of chances to let your hair down. The best nights out are worth remembering and to keep you out of A&E, we’ve put together a few tips to make sure you get through Christmas in one piece.

House Hunting Tips

Househunting 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. 

6 Top Tips

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.

Beckett volunteers battling the elements at bramley elderly action's 21st birthday

Last week, Bramley Elderly Action put on a ’21 Again’ celebration for BEA’s 21st birthday celebration and Leeds Beckett students were on hand to assist. Several balloon-pump malfunctions were not enough to deter the hardy Leeds Beckett volunteers who were soon pushing vast quantities of air into oversized balloons, straight from the lungs. Some nearly collapsed.

Rhapsody in Bloom - The Tournament

And so it began amongst men. One clean, crisp Sunday morning, on one fine April day, and with the exuberance of Spring prevalent and accommodation banners waving in unison; football player and fan alike gathered together and gazed in wonder as a re-enactment of Camus’ philosophic declaration played out in the arena of morality of the football lawn.