International welcome events

Page last updated 10/12/2020

We are excited to welcome you to our university.

We’re offering a variety of online sessions to help you make friends, learn more about life in the UK, and start your Leeds Beckett experience!

Meet our International Student Engagement Team Watch as Kat and Emma introduce themselves and how they're here to help you


  1. Virtual Helpdesk

    Our Virtual Helpdesk will provide you with the opportunity to join our Ambassadors each day for any questions you may have on your arrival.

    This helpdesk will be running at the following times:

    • 5 Jan - 29 Jan between 11:00 and 12:00
    • You can join this event via Microsoft Teams
  2. Meet a new buddy

    Meet our Leeds Beckett International Buddies who will be there to support you during your time at Leeds Beckett. Ask them any questions you might have about being a new student in Leeds, and make some new friends too.

    We will be running this event at the following times:

  3. Culture Shock Drama

    Join our International Students Club and watch their 'Culture Shock' drama and learn about British culture. The club will be holding events throughout the year, and they can answer any questions you may have about life in the UK. These events are taking place at the following times:

  4. International Induction

    Welcome to Leeds Beckett!

    Our Student Immigration and Advice team will be holding induction sessions covering important topics such as:

    • Student visas
    • Bank accounts
    • Safety
    • Registering with a doctor

    Theses sessions will be taking place at the following times:

  5. 'Speed Friending'

    We know things will be a little different when you join us in January, and we want to make sure you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible. Our Speed Friending Event will give you the opportunity to meet new friends and connect online.

    We will be running these events at the following times:

  6. International Welcome Party!

    An evening of fun and laughter, where you can dance your way round your living room with your housemates to some great tunes! You can also take part in our lockdown house of fun game and win FREE pizza, as well as some other prizes! All are welcome. 

    • This event is running on 28 Jan 19:00-21:00 - you can join it via Microsoft Teams


Check out our International Welcome YouTube playlist, where you can find helpful tips on opening a UK bank account and getting groceries delivered to your door. 

Contact our International Social Network team