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 SATISFACTION

We rank above the national average for student satisfaction. What’s more, 15 of our courses scored 100% and 23 scored higher than 90%. 

85%

overall satisfaction score in the National Student Survey results.

One of our current students, Molly, blogs about her experience applying to and starting life at Beckett.

MOLLY'S BLOG
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    2. AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE

    We’re dedicated to making sure you have top-class facilities and the best environment in which to live and learn, which is why we continue to invest.

    £300m is being spent on new buildings and campus developments, which include a new state of the arts sports centre and creative arts building.

    Campus developments
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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.

      58%

      reduction in our carbon emissions since 2005. 

      Alicia from our student Gardening 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, with something for everyone, it’s easy to see why so many students choose to study in Leeds year after year. It's also a well-connected city in the middle of the UK, making it easy to visit friends and family from all corners of the country.

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

        Life in Leeds
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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.

          90%

          graduate employability rate.

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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 marketing students, Dorothy, has blogged about top tips on making friends at Uni.

            DOROTHY'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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