At Leeds Beckett University we have a strong collective commitment to delivering the best possible experience for our students, staff, partners, and stakeholders. With our rich heritage dating back to the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, our future aspiration is to create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders. We work closely with employers and partners to ensure our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
We have a community of almost 26,000 students studying at our Leeds campuses and over 2,300 members of staff, and offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional provision across our 13 academic schools. Overall, we have 18,700 full-time students, 7,200 students pursuing part-time and flexible programmes, and 1,700 students studying Leeds Beckett programmes abroad. Our international students come to us from 114 different countries across the globe.
Our University estate spans two main campuses: the rural Headingley Campus nestling in 100 acres of woodland on the outskirts of Leeds, and our large City Campus located in the Civic Quarter of Leeds City Centre, with award winning buildings the Rose Bowl and Broadcasting Place.
Our University has an annual turnover of £221m and we contribute an estimated £520m to the regional economy. We are actively engaged in the network of 31 Northern Powerhouse universities who together contribute £18bn to GDP and sustain more than 150,000 jobs, making a formidable contribution to the regional skills base by educating and training some 518,000 highly skilled people every year.