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Welcome to Leeds Beckett

Arriving at Leeds Beckett

You're probably feeling excited about starting your course with us and have some questions about how to prepare for your journey to Leeds Beckett University. Find out all you need to know about arriving in Leeds and settling into university life in the Leeds Beckett International Student Guide.

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Watch our International Arrival video to find out what to do before and after you arrive at Leeds Beckett University.

Airport Meet & Greet 

We can meet you at Leeds Bradford International Airport and help you find transport for the final part of the journey to your accommodation. Our student ambassadors will be at the airport to answer your questions and guide you to your taxi.

We can meet you from 11 to 19 January between the hours of 09:00 to 21:00*

Book our airport meet and greet and include the following information in your email:

  • Your full name
  • Country of origin
  • Your Leeds Beckett student ID number
  • Date and time of your arrival*
  • Your flight number 
  • Your student accommodation address

*If your flight arrives outside the hours of 09:00 to 21:00, we will do our best to accommodate your arrival.

International Check-in

If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa you will need to attend our International Check-in when you arrive at Leeds Beckett. 

You will need to bring your passport, student number, student visa and any other documentation you have been asked to bring. International Check-in takes place on the following dates and times:

Monday 20th January to Friday 31st January

Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 3.00pm

The Interview Rooms, The Student Hub, Campus Central, Headingley Campus.

See our Campus Maps

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Collection

Leeds Beckett is now an Alternative Collection Location for your Biometric Residence Permit, which is your permit (visa) for being in the UK. This means that you can have your BRP delivered to the University, and you can collect it from us at International Check-In (City Campus only). When you apply for your Tier 4 visa, you can select this option on the BRP collection page by using our ACL Code: 3HE237

If you do not choose to use the ACL code, you will have to collect your BRP from a designated Post Office. 

The advantages of using the ACL code are:
• Safe and secure delivery of your BRP to the University
• The University will contact you once your BRP is ready for collection
• No queues or repeated visits to a Post Office to collect your BRP
• Quicker processing at International Check-in when you arrive at the University

International Induction

When you arrive at Leeds Beckett you will also need to attend an International Induction. This session is compulsory for non-EU students, but students from the EU may also find it useful to attend this session. You will find out about visas, banking, and our class registration app. View the Welcome Week schedule to see International Induction dates and times. 

International Welcome Week

Once you arrive, you can take part in many different events to help you settle in. This is a great way to meet other new students and sign-up to join societies and book some of our events and trips. Welcome Week takes place between 20 - 24 January 2020. Take a look at the full Welcome Week schedule here!

Start making friends 

There are many opportunities to meet new people and start making friends when you arrive at Leeds Beckett. Our International Social Network arranges social activities, trips, clubs and societies. Follow our Facebook group to keep up-to-date with trips, social events, part-time job opportunities and much more.

We also have an International Student Society along with many other groups in our Student Union that you can join and meet like-minded people.

International Social Network

During your time at Leeds Beckett we will organise a variety of activities for you to join, including trips to UK attractions such as Alton Towers Theme Park and the historical city of York. Take part in community events around Leeds and celebrate UK holidays such as Bonfire Night and Burns Night. 

Leeds Beckett Buddies 

When you come to a new environment - whether it is a new country or university  - it can sometimes take a little while to settle in. Our 'Meet a New Buddy' event is here to help. Current international and UK students provide support, advice and their valuable experience.

But most importantly it is a great way to make new friends and learn about the social side of Leeds Beckett in the first few weeks of arriving in Leeds. 

Social clubs and events

The International Students' Club is a great way to practice your English and meet new people. For more information and details of where to meet, visit the International Students' Club Facebook page.

We also work with the tourism company Don't be a tourist who has selected top destinations in the UK and Europe for you to explore. Please note that the cost of these excursions is not included in your course fee.

There are loads of events on every day across Yorkshire - make the most of your time and check out What's on in Yorkshire.

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