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Varsity 2017

Wear your colours and cheer on Leeds Beckett as we aim for a thirteenth consecutive victory in this year's Leeds Varsity on Wednesday 4 October.

For more information on how to watch our teams, buy your tickets and to even get involved please see below details of our big Varsity events!

Plus Icon Varsity After Party 

Event information

When: Wednesday 4 October

Where: PRYZM Nightclub

How to buy tickets

Entry tickets can be purchased in person, either from our Sports Office or at our Freshers Fairs on Wednesday 20 September (Headingley Campus) or Thursday 21 September (City Campus).

Tickets cost £5

Plus Icon Varsity Netball Opener Tickets - Tuesday 3 October

Get in to the Varsity spirit with our Netball Opener where the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University will go toe to toe in the battle for a Varsity point.

Over 350 of you joined us last year at the Sports Arena on Leeds Beckett's Headingley campus, lets get an even bigger turn out this year.

Don't forget to wear your colours!

Event information

When: Tuesday 3 October, kick-off 8pm

Where: Sports Arena, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, LS6 3QQ

How to buy tickets

Tickets cost just £6 for the Netball Opener and can be bought online here

For more info

Contact Jo Mannion - j.mannion@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 

Keep up to date with our Facebook event page

Plus Icon Varsity Festival Information - Wednesday 4 October

Wear your colours and support Team Beckett as they aim to make it 13 years running of defeating the University of Leeds.

Come along and enjoy all our Varsity Fixtures at Headingley Campus for FREE.

As well as fixtures on the day, you can also take advantage of our bar, BBQ, food stalls and entertainment as well as some great freebies.

Don't forget to pick up your Varsity Lanyard for £1 that will give you great discounts at the Festival and other local venues.

Make sure to follow our Festival Facebook page for the most up to date information about Varsity Festival

Plus Icon Varsity Park Run - Sign up information

Wear your colours and represent Team Beckett

Get involved with the greatest sporting event in the Leeds Beckett calendar by taking part in the Varsity Park Run.

Anybody can get involved with the Park Run, from students to Alumni and staff!

Each runner and volunteer will score a point for Leeds Beckett and the University with the most points wins parkrun Varsity.

About the Park Run

Where: The run will take place at Woodhouse Moor

When: Saturday 30 September 2017

How can I join?

The Varsity Park Run is a FREE event to take part in, but here's a few things you'll need to do before the race!

  • Register with Parkrun online before the event
  • Print off your barcode from Parkrun online and bring it with you on the day
  • Make sure to get to the start line for no later than 8:50am

Event tips

  • Make sure to leave all bags, coats & other belongings at the Finish line NOT the start line
  • Make sure to listen carefully during the run briefing
  • Come dressed in Leeds Beckett colours - purple
  • Cross the finish line the third time you see it!
  • Try to seed yourself on how fast you'll complete the run in
  • After you cross the finish line collect your purple finish token
  • Get your barcode and purple finish token scanned at the Leeds Beckett scanning station only

More info

For more information on the event email Jo Mannion at j.mannion@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Stay up to date with the event with our Facebook Event page.

Plus Icon Varsity Rugby Finale Ticket Info - Wednesday 4 October 

Wear your colours and get behind Team Beckett!

On October 4th, the ultimate sporting rivalry between Leeds Beckett and University of Leeds culminates as our rugby union teams go head-to-head for he final varsity point of the series.


When: Wednesday 4 October, 5pm until 10pm

Where: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Cost: £15

How to buy

This year, Headingley Carnegie Stadium will have a reduced capacity due to the redevelopment work of both the South and North Stands. Leeds Beckett have been allocated tickets for the Carnegie Terrace, which includes a standing and seating capacity. Tickets are still available for seating capacity but we recommend you buying your tickets asap to avoid disappointment.

SEATING TICKETS - Can be purchased online from the Yorkshire Carnegie Website - we recommend you buy these in groups if you wish to attend with your friends.


LIVE STREAMING - Miss out on tickets for the big game? 

 You can still cheer on the boys by watching the live stream from our Students' Union (City Campus) tickets cost just £5. BUY HERE


For more information please contact Jo Mannion via email j.mannion@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or call 0113 812 9169

Visit our Facebook page

Plus points

  • One of the biggest university Varsities in the country
  • A whole day of competitive sport
  • Fantastic finale event at Headingley Carnegie Stadium
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