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:
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.
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.
So you know what to expect during your time here, take a look at your Induction Video before you arrive so you're prepared!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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!
Still settling into university life? Why not try catching up with someone who has been through it all and come out the other end…
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!
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.
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.
Find out more about your Residential Officers, also known as ROs. They're the team to go to if you have any problems whilst staying in accommodation.
So, you’ve made it! Well done, but now what we hear you ask? Check out our handy guide of what to do next.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Excited? Nervous? Everyone's feeling it - click here to get a feel for what the Leeds Beckett move-in day is actually like!
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:
As exams and deadlines approach, we share our stress-busting tips for staying on top of your workload.
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.
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.