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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.


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.

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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.

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?

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.

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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:

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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
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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
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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 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

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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?

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?

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...

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?

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

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

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

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...

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'...

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.

Where In The World Can You Spot The Best Sunset?

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

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

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

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

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!

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.