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144-159 UCAS Points
Average range for Leeds Beckett University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
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Leeds Beckett University Reputation
Leeds Beckett University is located in North England, West Yorkshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 23,570 students are enrolled at Leeds Beckett University:
- 22,185 of these students come from the UK
- 415 come from other EU countries
- And 975 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for Leeds Beckett University show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Leeds Beckett University, is £18,500 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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This university doesn't adequately deal with complaints. I reported my housemate for violence and threats. It took almost a year for the guy dealing with it to tell. Me the outcome of the process. They made her write 3 lines of an 'apology' which wasn't actually an apology, but her blaming me. They seriously believed that was sufficient. We also had a lecturer turn up an hour late for an exam, so we had to start an hour later. Most of my course complained and nothing was done about it. I can count 4 decent lecturers, the rest cancelled lectures last minute or simply didn't turn up. Hardly any guidence on coursework. You have to pay for graduation tickets. Don't waste your money by attending Leeds beckett.
Terrible for students with disabilities and mental health. I left Beckett after a meeting with my personal tutor at the very end of the second semester when she told me that there was an “unofficial policy that anyone on high doses of antidepressants should leave or take some time out” I was diagnosed in the first semester had been doing really well and was on track for a 2:1 she told me with my medication I would be unlikely to get a 2:2. I took the exams (even though the disability worker forgot to request extra time or adjusted papers) and I got a 2:1 overall. I left and restarted at a smaller uni near by and in my first year got a 1:1 (first) in my second now and on track to get a 2:1/1:1 again and have started looking at PHD and masters. The tutors made me feel inferior and unwanted due to my health problems and mental health problems. I have been progressing and improving.
Worst place to get a degree. I do not recommend no-one to go there. The staff are rude, they act like your enemy. Special in the faculty of business. They turned my life into a nightmare. I started my degree in Business Management in 2014 and I'm still trying to finish it in 2019 because of the lack of helping from the faculty of business and the bad staff from this University. Please, do not go there!
Both the city and Headingley campus is beautiful, all of the staff and lecturers are brilliant and go above and beyond to do all they can for student to achieve the very best. There are so many opportunities from international volunteering to sports clubs and societies.
Overall Leeds Beckett is a fanstastic university with quality facilities, especially for those studying a sports degree. There are many opportunites to join various societies and sport teams and lots of support available. Only issue is the SU at Headingley campus is poor compared to most others I have experienced.
Not a great experience with teaching and support. No external marking on the arts/architecture courses with very bias and unprofessional tutors - tutors that have the attitude as if they don’t want to be there teaching. Some courses are probably run better and work that is correctly marked; however I definitely wouldn’t advise anyone to come here as it’s a waste of money, messy rooms and little access to facilities in which you have to use. A huge disappointment.
This is the worst education experience I have ever had - DO NOT GO HERE! The teachers do not care at all, rude and dismissive set of people who would obviously rather be elsewhere. The facilities are dirty and rubbish. The lack of support from both staff and in terms of post-graduate activity makes it pointless to even go. Put it this way - I was getting around 50% on assignments and exams in my 1st and second year. Third year, I did not go to a SINGLE lesson or lecture and I average around 75%!! Avoid at all costs. The WORST place ever.
I can only offer the university praise. I have been studying part-time on an MSC programme and the support was excellent. The teaching staff really do go the extra mile. The buildings are in excellent condition with thousands of up-to-date computers everywhere. This is my 3rd university course i have completed and i wish i had come to Leeds Beckett sooner. Can't recommend enough.
I think Leeds Beckett gets a bad rep for being a "poly". I agree there are better universities to go to, but if you're looking for a more vocational course then Beckett ticks the boxes. I loved my accommodation, it was friendly and fun. It was the most modern but its student halls, I wasn't expecting the Ritz. I've seen far worse at other universities ranked much higher. The SU is a bit dated but they hold pretty good nights out, especially during freshers. Support in the student hub was good. the only problem was booking online could be a bit of a pain... Although people say its not got a very good "campus feel" I disagree. The Headingley campus is really nice, especially the Acre in summer. The city campus is exactly that. People complain that its too spread out but you can get from each building in about 2 minutes. Its pretty much in the middle of town as well... Overall I really enjoyed my time at this uni and wouldn't change it. I got a really nice uni experience.
Hated my experience here. Good facilities but very bad teaching staff - act like they hate their jobs and hate you too. The course (law) was very unstructured and the assessment methods were beyond comprehension. They teach you like you're stupid, because the university seemingly doesn't appeal to the more academic students (I only picked it cos it was close). No campus feel because the buildings are too dotted around and very unfriendly people. Overall horrible time here and am leaving after first year.
Very bad place. One of the sick methods of the teachers is that they put a lot of effort into making everyone in the class hate everyone else. Not to mention the extreme shouting, screaming and hate attacks they impose upson students. No wonder some of them went nuts and cut all the chairs in the library, which incidentally is the only nice place there, it even has a nice library award, that they totally deserve. If you would like your children to be emotionally abused and called all sorts of offensive things, send them to the army instead, that certainly is a lot cheaper! Also, they will give your kids so much paper work to carry around all the time, that they will feel like soldiers, who must read lots of stuff they will never ever need and that is in no way related to their future jobs. The library is full of frustrated students typing corrections for their teachers, over and over again. Many students fail for no reason. In addition, girls vanish. It is a very dangerous place too.
Great uni, clean, in the centre of the city, or in a more sub-urban part of Leeds dependent upon your course...either way the campuses are placed perfectly for a modern student, with excellent transport links between them
Did not enjoy my university experience. Poorly structured course with poor assessment techniques with no real direction. Sense that we were the first year to have the new assessment methods and they simply don't work.
Leeds Beckett University
Modern facilities, enthusiastic and experienced teachers, and a dedication to students.
The negative connotations of what used to be 'the met' still linger with staff, pupils, and those outside of the university.