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

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1. We're a uni on the up

Leeds Beckett climbed 40 places in the Complete University Guide 2024 showing the biggest increase of any institution in the national table. The table is based on criteria including student satisfaction and graduate prospects.

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2. You’ll be work ready

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.

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3. High quality teaching and research

We are dedicated to providing high-quality teaching to suit your needs. Many professional bodies and associations accredit, recognise, and endorse our courses ensuring that your education is up to industry standards. You’ll learn from teaching teams that bring a wealth of experience 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 by engaging you in their research and sharing real-world experiences.

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4. Leeds - a student city

Bursting with life, and with something for everyone, Leeds has been rated as one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2023 guide.

Leeds is 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.

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5. 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.


in the UK for Student Life.

University is a great opportunity to try new hobbies that often 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 played American Football at Beckett, has vlogged about his experience in one of our sports teams.

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6. Expert facilities

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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7. The cost of living

We know the cost-of-living is a concern for many incoming students. You’ll be coming to a University that has a package of support and a number of initiatives designed to help you with some of the extra costs. We also have a dedicated Student Money Team who are there to offer support and advice even before you arrive.

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8. 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.

"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."

We also have a dedicated disability advice 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.

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9. 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.


total carbon reduction since 2005.  

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10. 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 coursemates, in social spaces to societies and online groups, there are plenty of ways that you will settle in.

Our student blog squad regularly write about their experiences. Read their blogs to find out how they made friends at uni.

Student Blog Squad
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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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