Why choose Leeds Beckett if you’re an

At Leeds Beckett, you'll be part of a diverse community of students from around the world.

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1. GREAT STUDENT life

We are ranked 6th in the UK for Student Life according to the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022. The awards are based on reviews from university students around the UK.

6th

in the UK for Student Life.

One of our current students, Heppni, blogs about her top reasons why choosing Leeds Beckett was the best decision for her.

HEPPNI'S BLOG
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2. AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE

Ranked 4th in the UK for Facilities (Whatuni Awards, 2022), we are constantly investing to improve the student experience on campus, including £80m on a new Leeds School of Arts Building and £45m on a new state of the art Sports building. Both of these new developments opened in 2021.

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3. WE DON’T JUST THINK GREEN – WE ARE GREEN

The first English university to achieve the international environmental standard ISO 14001, you’ll be joining a university that cares about the environment. We’ve almost achieved zero waste too – only 1% of our waste goes to landfill. We're proud to say that 8% of campus electricity is generated by solar panels.

64%

total carbon reduction since 2005. 

Alicia from our student Allotment Society has been blogging about what some of our students have been doing to be more sustainable.

ALICIA'S BLOG
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4. YOU’LL BE IN A STUDENT CITY

Bursting with life, and with something for everyone, Leeds has been given the prestigious Purple Flag status for the fifth year running. The award is in recognition for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents.

Leeds is also a well-connected city in the middle of the UK, making it straight forward to visit friends and family from all corners of the country. It’s easy to see why so many students choose to study in Leeds year after year.

Leeds is the happiest major city in the UK according to a study by Safestore in 2019.

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5. YOU’LL BE WORK READY

Our teaching teams bring a wealth of experience to the table. From Ken Scott, who can talk about his work with Bowie and The Beatles, to Matty Bovan – described as one of ‘London’s pre-eminent young designers’, our academics make sure you are ready for the workplace.

Making you more employable is at the forefront of what we do – that’s why we organise thousands of work placement opportunities every year. Don’t just take our word for it though, we are ranked 6th in the UK for Career Prospects (Whatuni Awards, 2022).

6th

in the UK for Career Prospects.

Our Careers Team
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6. make friends for life

University is a place where you will meet people from all over the world, from different backgrounds and cultures. There are many opportunities to make friends and find your tribe at Beckett. From accommodation to course mates, in social spaces to societies and online groups, there are plenty of ways that you will settle in.

One of our students, Kate, has blogged about top tips on making friends at Uni.

KATE'S TIPS
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7. we'll support you

From the moment you show interest in studying with us, we will support you. We provide a constant stream of useful information and support during your application process and have a team of dedicated student support services available during your time at Beckett, including a wellbeing team who are always there for you, should you need them.

 

In Sixth Form I had excellent support and so I was terrified of coming to University and losing that. However, things were the complete opposite. I couldn’t have asked for anything more than the support I received.

 

STUDENT WELLBEING
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8. discover new interests 

University is a great opportunity to try new hobbies and interests. These may lead to new friends, new career choices and a new social life. We have a variety of societies and sports clubs that provide a safe space to try something new and get involved.

Sean, who plays American Football at Beckett, has vlogged about his experience in one of our sports teams.

CHECK OUT OUR SOCIETIES
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9. become independent

It may be your first time living away from home, your first time studying and motivating yourself independently, or your first time budgeting for yourself. All these experiences are part of your personal growth, they’ll shape you into the person you’ll become. 

Caitlin has blogged about her experience starting at university and what ‘independent study’ is all about.

At university you are encouraged to try and find answers yourself first by using resources available and talking to your peers. However, the tutors are always there to help. 

CAITLIN'S EXPERIENCE
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10.  your learning experience comes first

We are dedicated to providing high quality teaching to suit your needs. We currently have a wide variety of online resources available and the pandemic has strengthened our approach to flexible learning and understanding students need for working in their own time. 

We also have a dedicated disability support team who are there to support your learning experience, should you need them. Robyn has blogged about her learning experience as a student with dyslexia.

ROBYN'S BLOG
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Kick start your career today

Decided that Leeds Beckett is the university for you? Why not kick start your future today by checking out our open days or, if you really are certain, apply now through our course pages!

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