global village

The Leeds Beckett Global Village is made up of students and staff who are here to help you settle in, share your culture, and make new friends. 

Here are just some of the ways that Global Village can help you have a smooth and enjoyable first few weeks at Leeds Beckett:

  • Our Meet and Greet service will help you get to your accommodation once you arrive in the UK
  • We host a full programme of International Welcome Events, in addition to regular social events throughout the year
  • The Global Buddies scheme will match you with a current Leeds Beckett student who will help you adjust to uni life, and support you as a friend. If you're a current student, you can also volunteer to be a Global Buddy!   
  • There’s also our Global Ambassador scheme, which is a paid work opportunity for current students to be the ‘face’ of our global community on and off campus

If you have questions about arriving in Leeds and settling in, please drop us an email at

Meet our Global Village team Get to know Kat Firth and Emma McCully. You'll have the chance to meet Kat and Emma at our regular events throughout your time at university.

get involved in our monthly events

Our Global Village Team put on Virtual Café and Speed Friending events every month, allowing you to be in regular contact with other members of our international student community. So don't forget to put next month's events in your calendar!

For a full list of upcoming events, please see the Global Village Facebook page. 

International welcome events

Take a look at our welcome programme; designed to help you settle into Leeds, make new friends and get all the information you need ahead of your studies.

Welcome events

Get to know our Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors are current students just like you, studying a wide range of subjects, and coming from different countries across the world. You’ll meet them at Global Village events, and you can also chat to them online if you have any questions. 


The Global Buddy scheme aims to help new students transition smoothly to life at Leeds Beckett University, and make new friends and connections in the process. New international students can request to be paired up with a Global Buddy volunteer, who is a current student dedicated to supporting international students’ arrival and helping them settle in!

global village social media

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email.