Leeds Beckett University has over 28,000 students and just over 3,000 staff offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional provision across its four faculties: Arts, Environment & Technology, Carnegie, Health & Social Sciences, and Business & Law. The university spans two campuses: one in the city centre and one in Headingley, on the outskirts of Leeds. The university is of great standing in the city, contributing around £450m to the regional economy every year. Although a modern university, its heritage dates back to 1824 when its predecessor institution, Leeds Mechanics Institute, was established in the city. The University has strong links with businesses in the region and is well-known for offering practical courses with integrated work placements in a range of courses; offering undergraduate, postgraduate, full time and part time courses, as well as flexible and online courses.
The University is proud of its customer focussed approach and is the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence and Investors in People Gold accreditations.
It’s vision is “to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, our innovation and enterprise, our global reach, and strong local impact,” and the student experience lies at the heart of all of activity.
University research outputs continue to grow focussed around three institutes – the Leeds Sustainability Institute, the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity, and the Institute for Health and Wellbeing, with 10 research centres which add to our thriving research community.