Buddy Network for new international colleagues

What is the Buddy Network and what do i do next?

Leeds Beckett is committed to be a globally engaged university. Our international buddy network has been set up to support people joining the University from overseas. This network aims to make the transition to working in the UK easier by giving you the opportunity to contact a Leeds Beckett colleague who has experienced it themselves and is able to support based on their own real-life experiences.

If you feel that this could be of benefit to you, please have a read through the profiles below and decide who you would like to get in touch with. Please contact buddies directly (using the contact details below) to introduce yourself. Buddies are happy to be contacted in advance of you arriving in the UK and can help with a range of practical questions that you may have.

Abdullah Faruq

I am originally from Dhaka-Bangladesh and have been working in Leeds Beckett University (LBU) as Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing with the Carnegie School of Sport for the last 4 years. I have been a resident in UK since 2010 with my family consisting of my wife and my 11 year old son. Over the last 10 years, I have gained significant experience here in UK in the area of housing (rent & purchase), education for children and insurance schemes (content, health & life). I am happy to share my experience with you such that you get settle with ease in LBU and UK , please feel free to contact me in LBU email and office telephone extension.