why study at leeds beckett?

Our university gives you the chance to experience and learn new things in one of the biggest and most vibrant student cities in the UK. 

With our acclaimed high quality teaching and impressive campuses and facilities, at Leeds Beckett you can broaden your horizons and prepare yourself for success in your chosen career.

Take a look at our top 10 reasons why choosing Leeds Beckett will be the best decision you make:

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1) Excellent teaching

We have been awarded Silver Status in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of our learning and teaching provision, course design, placements and links with employers. Take a look at why we’re so proud of our academic excellence.

  1. 2) Guaranteed accommodation

    There are more than 3,500 rooms available in our halls of residence and through our network of private suppliers. Moving home is a big part of starting university life and we guarantee accommodation for all students who refer themselves to us through Clearing.

  2. 3) We get you ready for work

    90% of graduates are in work or further study within 15-months of graduating.

    Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18

My lecturers had direct experience of different areas of the industry which meant that my course was varied enough to open up a number of job options when I graduated.

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4) A great student city

You'll love life in Leeds, it's a vibrant, fun city, full of amazing nightspots, shops, eateries and cultural corners (and the people are great too!).

"With so many cool places in Leeds to explore, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Leeds has so much to do that you’ll never be bored, and there’s places to be visited to suit everyone, whatever the weather" - Georgie

Thinking about Clearing? We spoke to 5 of our current students who came to us through Clearing. We asked them about their experience on the day, what they think about Leeds, and how they have since settled into Leeds Beckett University.

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  1. 5) Amazing campuses

    When you live here, it’s easy to take our campuses for granted. However, our idyllic Headingley Campus, set in nearly 100 acres of parkland, and our City Campus, located in the heart of a thriving city centre, are definitely worth shouting about.

  2. 6) Exciting opportunities

    We arrange more than 5,000 exciting student work placements a year, as well as study abroad (We have lots of places you can choose from including the USA, Australia and Japan).

Studying in Northern Arizona was the most incredible experience of my life. I learnt about and saw so much of the USA whilst I lived there. I would recommend studying abroad to everyone as what it gives you is invaluable; the friends, the amount you learn, the travelling and the independence

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7) Sports and societies

Whatever your passion, we have a club or a society for you. We have more than 70 societies, ranging from a Harry Potter Society to an African Caribbean Society, and our sports teams compete across a range of sports and at different levels, from novice to elite. 

"The American Football team got me through hard times and changed my whole university experience for the better. I would never have been able to win a championship at national level without this university" - Stephen

  1. 8) Fantastic facilities

    We’ve got loads of amazing facilities across our university. Recent investment includes a £45m building for the Carnegie School of Sport at our Headingley Campus. The highly specialist teaching and research laboratories will open in September 2020. An innovative £80m home for the creative performing arts at our City Campus will follow in Spring 2021. Our library will offer you online support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

  2. 9) Sport and fitness

    There's loads of ways to get involved with sports at Leeds Beckett with 40 sports clubs, and over 85 teams in our Athletic Union. We also have social leagues, turn up and play sessions and, an Active Beckett Plus Membership gives you access to our gyms, fitness classes and swimming pool. We’ve also got a student bike hire scheme, with prices starting at only £35 per semester.

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