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Your university experience

Making friends

Just because you’re not staying in our Halls of Residence doesn’t mean you will miss out on making those life-long university friendships like your fellow students. At Leeds Beckett many of our students commute in from surrounding towns and cities, and just like you, they have access to an array of societies, events and other friendship networks.

Our Student Union societies are a great place to start, from the DJ Society to the Debating Society they have a diverse collection of clubs to choose from. Interested in Sport? Our sporting community offers 40 different clubs to choose from and is a great way to meet new people with the same interests as you.

Don’t forget to join our Official Freshers Facebook Group where you can keep up to date on all upcoming events and activities as well as chat with other new students.

If you would like to chat with students who also live at home just like you, try joining the Leeds Beckett Commuters Facebook group run by the Students Union. 

Many of your course mates won’t be familiar with Leeds, use your local knowledge and show them some of your favourite places to go. 

Making the most of your time on campus

When you first start with us, take some time to find your way around. Welcome Week is a great opportunity to do this with plenty of people on hand to point you in the right direction.

Once you’re timetable has started, if you have a break in between lectures, use this time wisely. Why not catch up on your study in the onsite library? Grab a bite to eat in our food court or Students Union, another option is to join our on-site gym – which is free to all first year students!

Still looking for ways to make the most out of your time on campus? Why not sign up to our Job Shop which advertises part time jobs around the university. Or alternatively, both of our campuses are surrounded by local businesses who advertise part time to students throughout the year.

Be part of the university community

As a student at Leeds Beckett you have a number of exciting opportunities available to you to help you feel part our of student community. 

The Students Union hold a number of events throughout the year that help you connect with students who share similar interests. Find them during Welcome Week to find out what events are coming up.

You could also try one of our volunteering programs, the Students Union hold a number of local volunteering projects throughout the year that you can get involved with. Or if you fancy going further afield, our international volunteering program brings students together from across the uni to sign up for life changing projects around the world.

Make the most out of your time on campus

Your time on campus is much more than attending lectures and workshops. As a Leeds Beckett student you have access to a wide range of activities, clubs and support networks to make the most out of your university experience.
You don't have to be studying sport to take advantage of our varied sport facilities. Whether you want to get involved in a sports club, take a fitness class or just keep fit in our gym, you will find plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Need some help? Our student hub is available to all our students, and can provide help and support with both academic and personal issues. Whether you want careers advice, budgeting tools or even travel information, our friendly teams are available at both campuses.

If you would prefer an area to have some down time, the Students' Union is a great place to head. Whether you want to check out a gig, or if you're just looking for somewhere to chill out and play pool, the student union bars are a perfect option.

Looking for the perfect study spot? our on site libraries are a great option. Whether you're looking for somewhere to do group work, a silent haven or simply need access to a computer, you will soon find your ideal study spot.

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