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Student Experience

Everything you need to know about Leeds Beckett life

Thought university was just about attending lectures and spending long hours writing essays? Think again. The Leeds Beckett experience is about so much more – it’s about living in an exhilarating city, making friends for life, being a part of a tight-knit community and having enriching experiences that will set you up for your dream career. Take a look through this section to find out all the things that make Leeds Beckett life so exciting.

 

Life in Leeds

It’s no secret that Leeds is a fantastic student city. It really does have it all – there’s the buzzing nightlife that you can enjoy every night of the week, a huge city centre shopping centre, one of the largest and (in our opinion) prettiest parks in Europe, plus it’s a foodie’s dream. Leeds is also the fastest growing economy in the country. Huge names such as Channel 4 and Burberry recently decided to open offices here, which all means that there’s plenty of opportunity to kick-start your dream career here in Leeds.

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A Day In The Life

We asked our students to document a day in their life sharing what it's like to study at Leeds Beckett University.

Thanks to all of our students for providing the footage:

Matas, Ellen, Emily, Elettra, Ross, Jenny and Keely

 

Courses & study

Now, of course, your studies will make up a large part of your experience here at Leeds Beckett. That’s why we make sure our courses challenge and excite you, ensuring you develop vital transferable and professional skills. We have expert tutors with an abundance of real-world experience and we’re proud of the teaching excellence we provide.

There are top notch facilities across the University, giving you access to the best tools to support your learning and development. Work is also currently underway to develop two new major teaching and research hubs. The Creative Arts Building will provide a state-of-the-art creative education hub in the city and the Carnegie Teaching and Research Building will offer highly specialised facilities in the field of sport.

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Leeds Beckett gave me the perfect balance

My favourite part about the course, apart from the modules themselves is the whole learning atmosphere. Everyone has an eagerness to learn, even the tutors.

Anagha
MA Public Relations

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Volunteering & study abroad

If you have a serious case of wanderlust, you’ll love the opportunities to study and volunteer abroad with Leeds Beckett. Our experienced team can help you to organise either a semester or a year studying abroad in destinations such as Australia, the USA, Europe and more. There’s also the opportunity to undertake volunteering trips all over the globe. This means you get to see the world, help others and develop skills that will help your CV stand out - all at the same time.

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Moving in & making friends

Studying at Leeds Beckett University also gives you plenty of opportunities to make friends for life. Our halls are a great place to start – we ask you questions about yourself before you move in to ensure you’re living with people just like you. We also have Residential Officers who are always on hand to give you advice and support. Then there’s all of our extra activities designed to help you make friends – from tea parties, to nights out and trips away. We’re sure you’ll find your forever friends in no time.

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Sports & societies

We’re not exaggerating when we say that you can indulge in almost any hobby here at Leeds Beckett. If you’re sporty, you’ll be pleased to know that we have more than 80 teams that you can join. Why not try your hand at something new, like surfing, water polo or korfball?

We also have our fantastic array of societies. From the hacking society to the Harry Potter society, there’s plenty of choice. Plus, if you don’t see one that relates to your interests, you can always create your own.

 

Friends for life

The kayaking club has allowed to come out of my shell and become more sociable ... Since I have joined the club, I've made friends for life

Keely
Sports Coaching

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Employability & student support

One of the great things about our university is how dedicated we are to helping you become the most employable version of yourself. Lots of our courses include placement opportunities, and many students to go on a ‘sandwich’ year to develop key skills, solidify their knowledge and get paid. 

We have our Job Shop, providing students with part-time work opportunities in local businesses that complement their skills.

Then there’s the support provided to ensure your time here goes as smoothly as possible. We have teams that can support you with mental or physical health issues, money problems and much more.

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