We are Beckett

A modern, professional Leeds-based university with a dedicated, diverse community.

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Who we are

We work closely with employers and partners to help our graduates become ready for work, ready for life and ready to seize all the opportunities that lie ahead. This is strengthened by our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach and strong local impact.

We believe in working hard and having a bold, industrious spirit. And, as a university and major employer, we nurture the abilities that help to shape a lifetime for both students and colleagues alike.

  • £500m

    We contribute an estimated £500m to the economy every year.

  • 28,000 

    We support a community of more than 28,000 students.

  • 190

    We are proud of our 190-year history of education, dating back to the founding of Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824.

  • 140+

    We've now welcomed students from over 140 countries.

  • 2,800

    A big business in our own right, we have around 2,800 staff.

Our university

  1. A bold, industrious spirit

    We foster innovative thinking to create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders.

  2. An environment enriched by research

    Our world-leading and internationally-excellent research informs our curriculum and our students’ experience in all areas.

  3. A community dedicated to success

    Our community is made up of people from a diverse mix of cultural and social backgrounds, brought together in a world-class learning environment.

  4. Excellent corporate services

    Students and colleagues can access a range of professional services within our university - specifically designed to support the effective delivery of our academic provision.

  5. Safe and supportive networks

    Our network of colleague and student groups provides safe and supportive environments in which to discuss issues relating to equality and inclusion.

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We're one of the largest employers in Leeds with nearly 3000 employees across a range of academic disciplines and professional services - care to join us?