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.
Becoming a Leeds Beckett sports member gives you access to a huge range of high-quality facilities and fitness classes. Here are 10 reasons why YOU should become a Sports member NOW...
So you know what to expect during your time here, take a look at your Induction Video before you arrive so you're prepared!
Do you love the comfort of living in halls and don't want to leave? Well you don’t have too - students from all years of study can live in halls, so why not return…
Today is International Volunteering Day (5 December) so why not take this opportunity to give something back this Christmas.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Did you know you can invest in your own Leeds Beckett University hoodie for just £25? When it comes to clothing, the humble University hoodie should always come out top. Head over to the campus shop or search online for our range of hoodies that are a great autumn and winter alternative. This student essential is hard to resist, here are 6 reasons why…
The time has come where you realise you’ve nearly spend your loan in 1 month and you need to tighten your belt. Luckily we have your back! There are a few ways that you can save money on campus…
Going to university can be a good opportunity to reinvent your look because – unlike the workplace – anything goes. To give you some inspiration we have listed the top 7 fashion choices at University:
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…
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…
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
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.
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...
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’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.
There is a fine line between being friendly and creepy… Starting University means you will meet a range of different people, and there will almost certainly be a few awkward moments that happen to everyone.
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.
Get a Reward Card today and start getting rewards on campus, your wallet will thank you.
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.
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.
So, you’ve made it! Well done, but now what we hear you ask? Check out our handy guide of what to do next.
Living with strangers can sometimes feel a little bit awkward at first, but not for long with our top tips to break the ice.
It's time to find out what Leeds Beckett is all about! Don’t miss out on feeling part of your new community with our Welcome BBQ at The Acre on Headingley Campus.
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!
Living at Arena Village? Find out essential information about your halls and get to know your local area
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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.
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.
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.
Check out our definitive list of things you're going to want to pack!
With over 10 sites to choose from, you’re not short of options for accommodation. Work out your priorities first and it’ll be much easier.
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:
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.