About the University
Leeds Beckett University (LBU), formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University is a public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The roots of the university can be traced back to 1824, when the Leeds Mechanics Institute was founded. In 1992, the institution was granted university status. It's current name was introduced in September 2014.
What began as a technical college now provides a wide variety of programmes, including the arts and humanities, as well as science and technology.
The university maintains its prestige in the field of technology, with three prominent study institutes for sport, sustainability and health. Leeds Beckett is a member of the Athena SWANN Charter, which is committed to gender equality in science and technology.
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Leeds is a thriving city in the 'Northern Powerhouse'. With excellent transport links, including a nearby airport, it is less than 2 hours on the train to London and only 45 minutes by train to Manchester.
The university has a broad range of facilities including specialist laboratories, communication suites, clinical skill suites, computing laboratories, film studios, production offices and edit suites and sports facilities. Students have access to excellent resources and study spaces, and can use the library 24/7.
Leeds Beckett University students benefit from the bustling metropolis of the city and it's popular retail district, pubs, clubs and attractions. With over 50 societies, plus sports clubs, there's a rich programme to get involved with.
There's a strong international presence in Leeds and the university is a welcoming and friendly place for students. The university prides itself on it's tight-knit community and the enriching co-curricular experiences they offer their students.
Ricky Wilson (musician), Alexander Skarsgard (actor), Lucy Bronze (footballer)