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Moving out/Moving in

Moving Out/ Moving In

A handy guide for your next move 

Halls bedroom

How Safe Is Your Room

In today’s world, almost anything worth bringing to Uni needs plugging in at some point. With all those extra cables and leads trailing about the place it’s important to make sure you look after your electricals and know how to use them safely.

Living in harmony

Living In Harmony

Halls is an amazing chance to mix with all types of people – occasionally, though, you might find some quirks a little hard to live with. Enter: The courageous conversation.

Drinking responsibly

Tips For Drinking Responsibly

Drinking makes for a great accompaniment to a night out, helping you to loosen up and enjoy yourself but overdo it and the fun stops quickly.

Life hack: cleaning

Life Hack Cleaning

Cleaning can be one of the last things on your mind when you get back from a day of lectures, but sometimes you might hit that level that goes too far past the messy boundary and it's up to you and your flatmates to sort it before you next flat inspection. Avoid a charge and keep your flat clean and tidy. Here are a few tips to make cleaning and passing your inspections a little easier.

Young and foodish

Young And Foodish: Your First Flat Feast

Now you’ve gotten to know your flatmates and settled in, why not suggest that you all get together and have your first sit down meal? Here are 3 cheap-and-easy courses to share out between you all…

Varsity day

What To Expect On Varsity Day

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…

Learn the Yorkshire lingo

Learn The Yorkshire Lingo

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!

How to be the greatest housemate ever.

How To Be The Greatest Housemate Ever

Living with new people can be challenging, especially if you have never had to live with housemates before. Make sure your living situation is pleasant and fun by becoming the greatest housemate ever with these top tips.

Freshers Myths And Legends

Freshers Myths and Legends

Your first week at university is a week you won't forget! There's a lot to be said about Freshers' Week - some fact, some fiction...

Guide to Leeds nightlife

Leeds Nightlife

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.

The Ultimate Student Guide To Leeds

The Ultimate Student Guide to Leeds

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.

Freshers flu

Freshers Flu what is that

You’re half way through Freshers week and your feeling rotten, all you want to do is wrap up in your duvet. Sounds like you have got yourself a case of Freshers Flu.

Students walking out of halls

Struggling to settle in

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.

Friends playing pool

Life Hacks Making Friends

We've put together our top tips for making the most of your first few weeks at University when it comes to making friends.

Residential officers

Introducing your Residential Officers

Find out more about your Residential Officers, also known as ROs. They're the team to go to if you have any problems whilst staying in accommodation.

Student reading

What to do after you arrive

So, you’ve made it! Well done, but now what we hear you ask? Check out our handy guide of what to do next.

Students laughing on a bench

Living Together Guide

Living with strangers can sometimes feel a little bit awkward at first, but not for long with our top tips to break the ice.

Student unpacking

Your First Day What to Expect

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!

Before you arrive

Before you arrive

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.

Travelling around leeds

Travelling Around Leeds

Like any other city, Leeds has plenty of ways to get around. Find out more about getting from A to B and beyond!

Arena village

Find out more about Arena Village

Living at Arena Village? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Carnegie village

Find out more about Carnegie Village

Living at Carnegie Village? Find out essential information about your Halls and get to know your local area

Kirkstall brewery

Find out more about Kirkstall Brewery

Living at Kirkstall Brewery? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Marsden house

Find out more about Marsden House

Living at Marsden House? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Sugarwell court

Find out more about Sugarwell Court

Living at Sugarwell Court? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Woodhouse flats

Find out more about Woodhouse Flats

Living at Woodhouse Flats? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area

Guide to city campus

Guide to City Campus

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 Campus

Guide To Headingley Campus

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.

Freshers survival guide

Freshers Survival Guide

Freshers is one of the most exciting times of University life. You’re in a new place, with new people and a new found freedom. No doubt you may make mistakes but you will also make lots of great memories. Mix all this together and Freshers can seem a little daunting, but have no fear - we have put together a Freshers survival guide, the ultimate guide to coming out the other end in one piece.

Do I need a TV licence?

Do I Need A TV Licence?

Before you came to university you may have been told you will need a TV Licence to watch your favourite TV shows. But do you actually need to pay for a TV Licence? Let’s find out.

Students in halls

Why choose halls

Undecided about where to live at university? Here are just 10 reasons why most students choose to live halls in their first year.

Students on move in day

What happens on movein day

Excited? Nervous? Everyone's feeling it - click here to get a feel for what the Leeds Beckett move-in day is actually like!

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