When the time came to house hunt my housemates and I thought we knew it all and would be fine doing it by ourselves, but we were so wrong. Here is what went wrong for us and how to avoid making the same mistakes:
I am currently in my third year at Leeds Beckett University. It was not a difficult decision for me to choose to stay with Unipol for my final year. For the first two years of my degree I have stayed in student halls of residence and a flat in Hanover Square, City Centre.
One of the best feelings in the world is seeing your bank account after your loan comes in. One of the worst is realising how quickly it’s going to run out. Fear not, though, there are plenty of ways for a finance savvy student to stay on top of their money. Here’s our rundown of some of the budgeting basics that can help keep money woes off your mind during your studies.
So, the big day is just around the corner; freedom, fun and frolics await! But you may be feeling a tad apprehensive. Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help!
You’ve had your drawn out emotional goodbye with your parents. Your life is packed up in boxes on your bed waiting to find a new home. Armed with a week’s worth of instant pasta and three pizza cutters you’re ready to start your three (or more) years in style. Where to begin?
So you decided to come to the good ol’ county of Yorkshire... What you didn't realise was that you were landing yourself in the middle of a swarm of people speaking one of the broadest accents of all- its as thick as our gravy! There's no escaping it - you'll have to master t'lingo to get by and blend in with the locals without arousing suspicion!
We've put together our top tips for making the most of your first few weeks at University when it comes to making friends.
Leeds is full of surprises, if you’re thinking of joining us in September of have even lived in Leeds for years here are some things you probably didn’t this wonderful city.
So you know what to expect during your time here, take a look at your Induction Video before you arrive so you're prepared!
Who said being a student was easy? You might think you're the ONLY one struggling, but with all the different things going on at uni, everyone starts to feel the pressure from time to time. Rather than leaving it to get the better of you, try to identify the cause of your stress, and tackle it sooner rather than later.
Cycling is one of the best ways to get around and explore Leeds, so there is nothing worse than discovering that your bike has gone AWOL…
Searching for vegan food can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. That is, unless you have our handy Leeds guide… In a world where meat eaters outnumber those who abstain, good vegetarian food can be hard to find. But the good news is, there are a few restaurants, cafes and bars that making finding great vegan food in Leeds easier than you’d think.
It’s that time of year where your loan is spreading a bit thin, you got a bit excited during fresher’s and now you’re feeling the consequences. Follow our top tips on how you can save the pennies and make your loan last longer…
Freshers week can be busy. You have unpacked, made friends, gone out and started university, no doubt you have traded in a home cooked meal for a cheeky takeaway- but takeaways don’t give you those important nutrients that will keep you going! So, let us do the thinking for you, here’s a list of cheap and easy meals that anyone can throw together…
Wear your colours and support Team Beckett in this year’s Varsity! If you're a regular, there are some things you expect to see and do. But, for any Varsity newbies out there, here's what you can look forward to…
As darkness falls, come and see the city in a new light… Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival which takes over the City Centre for two nights- Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October 6pm - 11pm.
We’re less than a week away until the biggest sporting event in the Leeds Beckett calendar - VARSITY! Tickets are still available and you definitely won't want to miss out! If you’re new to Leeds or haven’t been to Varsity before, don't worry! Here’s everything you need to know about our sporting spectacular
Fancy a night out with your new mates? You’re in the best place! With 3 Universities in the city, Leeds is crammed with bars and clubs to suit every student and every sort of night out.
Leeds is one of the best student cities in the UK with everything from shopping, culture, nightlife and more. Watch this great guide and discover a bit of Leeds before you arrive.
You’ve finally got your freedom but now it dawns on you, what’s for tea? Why is my laundry basket full? What’s that smell? Check out our life hacks for good living.
If you’re having any problems then there are plenty of people on hand to help, have a look at our comprehensive guide of where to go for help. You can also browse the A-Z on the Student Hub website to find more services and information.
Getting ready for uni, packing up your things and saying goodbye to everyone is a lot to take in. To make sure your arrival at Leeds Beckett goes as smoothly as possible, have a look at all the things you'll need to know and do before arriving.
Like any other city, Leeds has plenty of ways to get around. Find out more about getting from A to B and beyond!
Our city campus is located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk away from the main shopping centres, bars, restaurants and train station.
Headingley is just three miles outside the centre of Leeds. The campus is located within 100 acres of parkland, in perfect contrast to the bustling city.
Check out our definitive list of things you're going to want to pack!
Undecided about where to live at university? Here are just 10 reasons why most students choose to live halls in their first year.
Excited? Nervous? Everyone's feeling it - click here to get a feel for what the Leeds Beckett move-in day is actually like!
We think Leeds is one of the best student cities in the UK and once you've read this list we’re sure you’ll agree:
You’re probably just getting the hang of life in halls and already people are talking about looking for somewhere else! The good news is you don’t need to panic, there are plenty of houses available for you and you don’t have think about it till January when the house hunting season fully kicks off.
Nightlife in Leeds pretty great (as we’re sure you’ll have already found out). The buzz will likely continue all the way home and most students’ journeys back go without incident. Even so, as the clocks go back and the evenings get dark, it’s a good idea to take on board our 6 top tips for keeping safe after a top night out.
Last week, Bramley Elderly Action put on a ’21 Again’ celebration for BEA’s 21st birthday celebration and Leeds Beckett students were on hand to assist. Several balloon-pump malfunctions were not enough to deter the hardy Leeds Beckett volunteers who were soon pushing vast quantities of air into oversized balloons, straight from the lungs. Some nearly collapsed.