New Students

Welcome to Leeds Beckett University

To help prepare you for your first year of study and ensure you understand the academic, social and online aspects of the environment at Leeds Beckett the Graduate School hold an induction for all postgraduate research students.

Induction basics

  • The day will introduce you to university and the key processes involved in studying for a research degree. It will also cover the various services, support and training available to you throughout your time with us. The induction is then followed by Development Day.

  • The next induction will take place in person on Thursday 3 October 2024 on Headingley Campus. This is followed by the Development Day on Friday 4 October which will be held online. The programme is still to be confirmed but both days are currently scheduled to take place between 10am–4pm.

*Please note attendance at Induction is compulsory for full-time and part-time research students

prior to arrival

international students

  • We have a large number of postgraduate students who come from outside the UK, so at Leeds Beckett University we work hard to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive.
  • The university provides support to international students throughout your time here, whether it's about your initial application, visas, social events, opening a bank account or even preparing to return home. Please read our helpful advice and guidance.


Read information on how to pay your tuition fees. If you have a sponsorship, you will need to provide proof prior to your arrival. Please email this to

Induction is compulsory and if you are unable to attend you may have to defer your start date. However, if you do have a problem which may prevent you from attending you need to contact us immediately. Please email

The deadline for returning CAS documentation will be communicated in your offer letter. If you have missed the deadline please contact

Your Campus Card can be collected from one of our Student Advice Hubs once you have registered online. Read more information about accessing your Campus Card.

All students and visitors can access Wi-Fi on both campuses.

A full list of important documents and forms can be found here.

student entitlements

As a research student, a number of Standard Student Entitlements will be available to you, from access to facilities such as desk space to funding to help you attend up to three conferences during your studies. The Standard Student Entitlement document provides more details of what is available. Administrative support is available to you to ensure that you have access to the Standard Student Entitlements.

Contact us

If you have a suggestion for a workshop, need support with your development plan or have any questions about your researcher training, please contact the training and development team.