With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, we are proud of our history and excited about our future.
Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
At Leeds Beckett University we are committed to building our reputation and research profile; within our region, nationally and internationally as stated in our Strategic Plan. With over 600 academic staff we cover a wide range of research disciplines.
In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the ‘quality, reach and significance’ of our research was rated as ‘world-class’ across all four of our faculties. We are continuing to expand and enhance our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students.
93.6% of our graduates were in work and/or further study within six months of graduation
Our Student Hub is your first port of call for queries about student life and support. Located on both campuses, we can provide you with a range of information to give you the help and support you need. If we can't help you immediately, we will make sure that you get the assistance you need as soon as possible from one of our specialist advice teams.
At Leeds Beckett we know that moving home is a big part of starting university life - that's why we offer some of the best student accommodation in the UK. It's an exciting part of your university experience, mixing with other students who may go on to become life-long friends.
With more than 4,250 rooms available in our halls of residence, you really are spoilt for choice. All our accommodation is located within easy travelling distance of our campuses with facilities such as en-suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, or a TV in the lounge area.
Our libraries are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and offer more than just books; you can borrow laptops and camera equipment, print and photocopy, book a presentation room or attend free Skills for Learning workshops. If you can’t come to us, access the Library website and search over 100,000 electronic books, journals and newspapers from home, work or wherever you choose to study.
Leeds Beckett University is investing in a new Creative Arts building and Sporting and Research building.
Situated in the heart of Leeds, our City Campus is ideally placed. On our doorstep are hundreds of businesses and organisations that offer work placements and employment opportunities to many of our students.
Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds. Home to our art, design, architecture and built environment courses, it provides you with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking.
Here at Leeds Beckett we love sport. Join our sporting community and be part of something special.
With 40 Athletic Union Clubs and more than 80 teams, including Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Athletics and Gymnastics, there are lots of opportunities to play competitive sport. We’re undefeated Leeds Varsity champions since 2004 – Be Beckett and help us make it 13 years undefeated against Leeds University in October 2017. It’s not all about the mainstream, we have a wide range of sports on offer including Lacrosse, American Football, Tchoukball and Surfing.
Construction of a new state-of-the-art building at the Headingly Campus is underway. It will provide a new home for the Carnegie School of Sport.