student support

accessing the help you need

At Leeds Beckett our student support teams will work together to give you the help you need, whenever you need it. We have a number of services you can access, covering disability support, money advice, academic guidance, emergency situations and counselling, to name just a few.

Student Services can support you, not only when things might get a bit difficult, but to help you plan ahead and ensure you make the most of your time here with us.

Student Services presentation Hear from members of our Student Services team about support we provide, how they can help you and the different ways you can access them.

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Student Advice is a great place to start if you don't know where to go for something or how to access the support you need. You will find the team in the Student Services Centres on both campuses

Our support teams

Disability Advice Team

The Disability Advice Team offers support, information and guidance on any disability related matters while you're at university.

Support is available to you for a range of disabilities and long term conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, a mental health condition (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), a long term health condition (e.g. epilepsy, IBS, diabetes, etc.), autism, a physical or a sensory condition.

If you have a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difference, we believe this should never be a barrier to studying at our university.

Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure everything is in place before your course starts. 

  1. What should I do next?

    • Register with our Disability Advice Team
    • We will ask you to provide evidence of your disability, usually from a health professional or educational psychologist. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any, we can support you with this
    • We will arrange an appointment with your Disability Adviser to discuss any adjustments you might need to fully participate on your course and support you in applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance

Disability Support We want to make sure you have all the support you need in place, find out more about registering with our Disability Advice Team.

  1. What is Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)? 

    DSA is government funding to help with the cost of any additional support you might need while studying, such as: one-to-one support, specialist equipment, useful software and travel.

I have found that being a disabled student at university hasn’t taken anything away from the university experience and has actually made me more comfortable in my disability.

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Get more information about the services we offer and how you can access them.

Disability Advice Team

Disabled Students' Commission guide for disabled applicants applying to undergraduate courses

As a disabled person, you may feel unsure if your requirements will be met in relation to learning, accommodation and socialising. This guide aims to help you by providing pointers and questions to ask to help ensure a smooth journey. 

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Student Wellbeing Team

We understand that while university is an exciting time, it can also have its stresses. Moving away from home, exam pressure and dealing with mental health difficulties are things some students seek support for during their time at Leeds Beckett.

As well as your course tutor you can talk to our Student Wellbeing Team made up of counsellors and mental health practitioners. They are skilled and experienced in recognising how emotional and mental health difficulties can affect your time at university and can offer a range of support to help you.

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Get more information about the services we offer and how you can access them.

Student Wellbeing Team

Careers support

Our dedicated team of careers professionals are here to support you with all aspects of career planning to prepare you for the working world. From finding a part-time job at uni to discussing your career options or finding a placement, Beckett Careers will help you build work experience so that you can achieve your goals.

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Money Advice Team

Our Student Money Advice Team can help you with all things money related. They will provide you with all the information you’ll need about funding available to you, as well as tips for student budgeting or support with debt.

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Get more information about the services we offer and how you can access them.

Money Advice Team

student view

Take a look through our Blog Squad pages to hear from our students about their own experiences and the support they received.


Be Beckett Ready podcast series

Hear from our students on anything from being the first in your family to go to university, to dealing with learning difficulties, disabilities or mental health concerns while your away from home, in our podcast series - Be Beckett Ready.

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I was a little nervous asking for help at first as I didn’t want to be seen as incapable, but the staff here are so calm and caring which allows me to clearly express clearly what I’m struggling with. I couldn’t have asked for better tutors.

At Leeds Beckett, all the teachers aim to make sure that every individual student understands the content of work, is comfortable with the course and has knowledge of where and when to seek guidance and help.

CHAT TO A STUDENT

What better way to find out about university life than from our students? They can give you first hand insights about your chosen course, accommodation, student life in Leeds, what to expect and how to prepare. Send them a message on our online chat platform and they will be happy to help.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about what support is available to you and you’re not sure who to ask, you can speak to our Student Advice Hub. They can provide information in relation to any element of university life that you might need help with. And don't forget, you can always speak to one of our amazing student ambassadors or stay in touch by providing us with a few contact details to get all the latest information about courses, events and student life!