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Leeds, learning and the School of Built Environment - my student experience

Hi, my name is Sophie. I’m a third-year student, studying Human Geography at the School of Built Environment, Engineering & Computing. In this blog I’ll give a few hints/tips for new students and talk about my 1st year experiences.

3D printed robotic hand

Robot fingers point to success for Leeds Beckett engineering student

With the “rise of the robots” comes the need for talented and creative robotics engineers. Here at Leeds Beckett, we really nurture and develop these future roboticists. One such student who is, literally, in touch with our future robot friends, is George Brayshaw.

James using practicing using a theodolite

Experiences of studying from home - Keep it structured!

Hi, my name is James and I’m a first year Quantity Surveying student alongside playing for the Leeds Rhinos. In this post, I’ll talk about my transition from both studying and working full-time, to studying online with the support of the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing.


TRADA University Challenge 2020

Participating student Joe Allison recounts how the team from Leeds Beckett performed - despite the winter storms causing a few problems along the way.  


First Year Sketching Award – The Winners, Sponsored by Curtins Consulting

Sketch books of three students were chosen as being exemplary in their year group. The winning Civil Engineering students were invited to Curtins Leeds office for a working breakfast and be presented with their prizes.

Engineering Alumnus Joins Us For Guest Lecture

It is always nice to see alumni returning back to the university to help educate and inform our currently masters students. 

Students in the factory as part of their visit

Industrial Trip to "Plastek UK Ltd"

A group of three postgraduate students from MSc Advanced Engineering Management had the opportunity to visit Plastek UK and work on a project with Unilever. Chanderkant Vaid, reflects on his experience.

Leeds Beckett Logo Chanderkant Vaid
A building being constructed

Degree Apprenticeships - Building my Career in the Construction Industry

With the right mindset and desire to progress, an apprenticeship will enable you to springboard both your academic studies and your working life, providing a solid foundation for the rest of your career. Hear from Oliver Gibbs about his experience as an apprentice on the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - Design Engineer course. 

Leeds Beckett Logo Oliver Gibbs

Revisiting the Engineering Without Borders Design Challenge Winners

In June, a team of Leeds Beckett University students won the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Prize for their concept of building a women’s’ community hub in Tamil Nadu, India, using locally sourced natural and affordable materials.

Students posing in front of a mural in Lille

Human Geography and Planning Students Study Visit to Lille

Last week saw the annual Year Four student field trip to Leeds’ twin city of Lille in Northern France. This started with a welcome from Oliver Dupas and Catherine Polito, Head and Deputy Head of the Lycee Pasteur, our French partner college, and was followed by a workshop in which French and English students discussed their experiences of life and higher education.

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