Leeds Beckett University is a modern, professional-based university with a dedicated, diverse community. 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.
We place huge importance on our role as an anchor institution for Leeds and the wider region, maximising the benefit our presence delivers directly and indirectly to our communities.
Leeds Beckett makes a significant impact to the economy, through our teaching and learning, our research and the value of our spending.
We commissioned London Economics, leading specialist economic and policy consultants, to analyse the university’s economic impact on the UK economy.
Every year, the university delivers a £1.43bn impact on the UK economy. This represents a return of more than £6 for every £1 spent on university operations.
Every student completing a first degree experiences a net earnings benefit of £67,000 and delivers a net benefit to the public purse of £60,000.
This economic benefit sits alongside the broader impact of the thousands of highly skilled graduates we produce every year, and our world-leading research making a difference to the major challenges of the 21st Century such as climate change, health and inequality.
The university has agreed a strategic plan to steer our course for the following five years.
We have clearly articulated our purpose: to make a positive and decisive difference to people, organisations and communities through excellent education, research, and service.
Our new strategy is based on seven key plans, setting our direction, and sharpening our focus to meet the challenges ahead.
One of the main drivers of our strategy is to equip Leeds Beckett to navigate the anticipated government reforms of higher education, and to enable us to thrive in the new environment these changes will create.
Learn more here: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/