Leeds Beckett and Youth Hotels Association sign pledge
The agreement includes a pledge from both organisations to work together to extend and increase geographical and social access; provide high quality educational products and services through joint initiatives; and use knowledge and resources to make a positive difference to people, communities and organisations.
The university already works closely with YHA through Carnegie Great Outdoors – a leading provider of outdoor education, adventure activities and leadership development, which is part of the university.
Mark Robinson, Director of Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO), said: “Both organisations have been working together for many years and this agreement cements our partnership. It will provide opportunities for further growth including research and enterprise activity, the delivery of educational experiences, and support to charitable initiatives.”
Through CGO, the YHA annually accommodates over 4,000 Leeds Beckett students and 15,000 young people and school pupils on outdoor activity residentials. CGO are the contracted provider of ‘Action Adventure’ activity programmes in the North of England.