Leeds Beckett University celebrates 10 years in India
Leeds Beckett University – previously Leeds Metropolitan University – began operations in India in 2004 with a base in New Delhi. Since then, the office has helped to recruit over 2,000 students for the Yorkshire institution.
University leaders, including Vice Chancellor, Professor Susan Price, visited New Delhi to mark the milestone with a celebratory evening event on Monday 10 November. The Director of Education for the British Council in India, Richard Everitt, was in attendance as well over 100 guests including a number of Indian graduates of Leeds Beckett.
Speaking ahead of the visit Vice Chancellor, Professor Susan Price said: “We are delighted to be able to join with colleagues from our India Office to celebrate a decade of our presence in the region. I’m so looking forward to meeting with our graduates and hearing more about their success in their chosen careers.
“We recently reached a milestone for our University as we became Leeds Beckett University and have made significant progress over the last few years and that is down to the hard work and dedication of staff and students. We don’t just help to create great graduates here at Leeds Beckett, but exceptional employees, dynamic citizens, and enterprising leaders. Over the last ten years we have enjoyed a number of fruitful academic and non-academic partnerships in India as well as sending our home students on a range of volunteering projects and we look forward to welcoming many more Indian students to Yorkshire in years to come.”
The Leeds Beckett University India Office is based in the business district area in South Delhi and provides support to students in India to ensure that their journey from India to Leeds is as smooth and effortless as possible, whilst maintaining a good working relationship with key partners in the region and nurturing alumni relations.
The office also manages academic partnerships with some of India’s leading universities including Symbiosis International University, Amity University and Manav Rachna University where exchange of students and academic conferences have taken place.