To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

10 reasons to choose Leeds Beckett

1. High quality teaching

Leeds Beckett has been awarded Silver Status in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of our learning and teaching provision, course design and links with employers.

Studying a distance learning qualification at Leeds Beckett is a rewarding and flexible option to take your career to the next step. The combination of our dedicated expert teaching staff, award winning resources and graduate reputation means that Leeds Beckett is the right choice for your future.

2. Graduate employability

Leeds Beckett is renowned throughout a variety of industries for providing world class graduates. With an impressive 96.7% of our graduates in work or further study six months after graduating*.

Our Student and Graduate Futures team is here to support you with all aspects of your career planning, whether you're at the beginning of your career, or looking at ways to progress. Our expert advice along with our industry connections is why we have been given a five-star rating for employability**.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015-16. Includes all UK, EU and overseas undergraduates and postgraduates

**QS Stars University Ratings


3. Student satisfaction

Our commitment to our students is a priority at Leeds Beckett, and one way we measure that is through an independant survey that measures student satisfaction. We are delighted that 82% of Leeds Beckett students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course*. 

Our pledge to our students means that we will extend our support to not only include academic support, but help our distance learning students succeed personally and professionally as well.

*2017 National Student Survey

Distance Learning male on laptop in his living room

4. Fantastic facilities

Leeds Beckett is renowned for our fantastic facilities, and it's not only our students on campus that benefit from them. Being ranked 4th in the world for virtual learning*, you will find our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) a great tool to support your study. The VLE is the hub to where you will find information on student support, all of your course materials, IT support, global career opportunities and much much more. You will also use it to submit your assignments and to receive feedback.

Our online library is also available through the VLE and offers access to 140,000 ebooks, journals, databases and newspapers. As well as this we have a book postal service for students who live in the UK or the EU. Our library staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. This means no matter what time of day you choose to study, library support is available. 

*i-graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2016

5. International volunteering opportunities

As a distance learning student at Leeds Beckett you will have the opportunity to join our volunteering teams around the world. From building playgrounds in Uganda, protecting sea turtles in Greece to maintaining nature reserves in Costa Rica, we have a variety of projects to suit your interests.

To make them as flexible as possible for working professionals, our projects vary in duration and run at different times of the year. Whether you would like to enhance your CV, develop new skills or simply give something back, our International Volunteering Program is a great option.

6. Individually designed modules for working professionals

All of our modules are individually designed for our distance learning students, offering the same teaching experience as our students on campus, but in bite-sized, more manageable activities.

Our experience of running distance learning qualifications for a number of years means that we understand the pressures of studying whilst balancing work pressures and family commitments, that’s why we offer students the flexibility of studying at their own pace.

Each module has weekly activities that are carefully created to be engaging, interactive and insightful. Each activity outlines how long it should take you and is designed to be compatible with all devices, which means you can study on the go.

Female outside on tablet

7. Our partners

We make sure our courses are relevant to the ever changing needs of your industry by partnering with specialist organisations who help us develop our programs. These partnerships mean that many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.

To find out more information about partners involved in the delivery of your chosen course, visit our course pages.


8. Student support

As a Leeds Beckett student, you will have access to a wide range of support options to help you during your time studying with us. Our Student Hub is made up of specialist teams in a wide range of areas such as disability support, money advice, careers advice, counselling, English language assistance and much much more. 

As well as all of this, we understand the additional pressures a distance learning student has. You’ll be appointed a module tutor who understands the commitments of a distance learning student and will guide you both personally and academically. Our teaching staff have the skills, research and expertise to guide you through the course and offer support throughout your studies via email, telephone and skype.

Student studying at home

9. Online community

As well as your module tutor, you will have access to our online community boards, where you can receive that additional support from both university staff and other students around the world who are studying a online qualification just like you.

10. Student perks

Being a student has a range of benefits, including all the perks associated with it. After you've enrolled you can download up to five free copies of MS Office 365, one for each device. Once you've received your student ID you can log on and access all the support facilities available, this is also when you can apply for a Totum discount card. 

For more information about being a distance learning student at Leeds Beckett contact our admissions team.

Contact Us Right Arrow
Back to Top Button