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Bomb Squad Called to Kirkstall Halls of Residence

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence were evacuated yesterday, as West Yorkshire Police responded to information about the possibility of firearms being on the site. The Leeds Beckett student accommodation houses about 800 students, who were evacuated at 2pm on Thursday 8th February, as bomb disposal experts were called in. A … Read More

Police confirm Leeds Beckett student died in Manchester bombing

1 year ago / 0 comments

Police have confirmed that Courtney Boyle, 19, died in the terror attack on Manchester Arena. The Leeds Beckett University student was reported missing following the bomb blast at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Miss Boyle attended the concert with her mother’s partner, 32-year-old Phil Tron. His death has … Read More

Beckett students forced from flats by second flood

2 years ago / 0 comments

Hundreds of students staying in a Leeds Beckett University accommodation have been evacuated due to flooding. This is the second time there has been a flooding at The Plaza accommodation, after a flood in October 2016 saw equal amount of damage caused. The flood, which occurred last Sunday, was caused … Read More

Students left in dark over absent Leeds Beckett President

2 years ago / 0 comments

Beckett Students’ Union President Joe Murray absent from post for over two weeks amidst suspension rumours A number of students have signed an open letter to Nicky Goldthorpe, Chief Executive of Leeds Beckett Student’s Union, calling on the Union to provide information as to why President, Joe Murray, is absent … Read More

Beckett student jailed for unprovoked assault

2 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds Beckett student has been jailed for 18 months after an unprovoked violent attack left a fellow student partially blind. Sam Kalati had been drinking heavily prior to the assault and was seen on CCTV crawling out of a lift in the Plaza student halls. Sports therapy student, Bruno … Read More

“Varsity could be cancelled” following rowdy behaviour

2 years ago / 0 comments

A University official has warned that the future of Varsity could be in danger following disorderly behaviour at the men’s rugby final last Wednesday. Headingley Stadium has handed out a string of £1,000 fines to students who ran on to the pitch on the night of the game. Police are … Read More

Brodka @ Leeds Beckett, 03/10/16

2 years ago / 0 comments

Floating onto stage with glittery cheeks and a Princess-Leia-esque jumpsuit, Polish singer Brodka managed to make Leeds Beckett Union shimmer with her stratospheric vocals and celestial aura. The crowd were lulled by the band’s starry synths, which melted into Brodka’s heartfelt vocals. After paying tribute to the women who are protesting … Read More

Beckett Attack Too Much for Gryphons

3 years ago / 0 comments

Men’s Hockey University of Leeds 1sts 1 – 3 Beckett 1sts UNI’s hockey men’s 1sts lost 3-1 away to local rivals Beckett despite an attacking second-half display, in a match watched by two-time Ashes-winning cricket and Leeds Beckett graduate Jonny Bairstow. The game got off to an even start, with … Read More

Uni to rival Beckett in student rankings

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University will take on rival Leeds Beckett to be in with a chance of winning Best International University this year. Leeds has been rated among the best institutions for City Life, and is also competing against Yorkshire rivals Hull and Sheffield for the title of Best Student Union. Rankings … Read More

News | Leeds Met to change name

5 years ago / 0 comments

    Leeds Met is currently seeking permission to change its name from to Leeds Beckett University.  If the board of governors is successful the change will cost the uni £250,000. According to Vice Chancellor Professor Susan Price Leeds Met has “outgrown” the Metropolitan name. The other possible names shortlisted … Read More