Leeds Beckett University
Published: 12 Jul 2016
Choosing a University can be a difficult choice, particularly as you are not only looking at the subject you wish to study, but also the perfect place to move to and live your student life.
Leeds Beckett University (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk) is a public university in West Yorkshire. The institution gained full University status in 1992, now having approximately 26,000 students from around the world. With its current name being adopted in 2012, Leeds Beckett has made many developments over the years, all in order to create the best possible experience for its students.
The University is split over 2 campuses (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/our-university/our-campuses/) in the city centre and in Headingly, home to the vibrant student community right outside the city centre. The city campus, where Nutrition courses are taught, covers a number of locations on the northern side of Leeds city centre. There are several main buildings that form the city campus, for example the Old Broadcasting House, the former home of the BBC in Leeds, the Old School Board, the birthplace of school education in Leeds and also the Broadcasting Tower, voted the best tall building in 2010. The facilities on offer at Leeds Beckett University are second to none, and students are bound to feel like a big part of the university’s community as soon as they step foot in Leeds.
Food courses at Leeds Beckett University
At Leeds Beckett University, food motivated students are given the opportunity to study a 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition (https://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/nutrition/#Year3CoreModules) course. This specific course aims to give students an understanding of the factors influencing nutrition, alongside requiring two work-based placements in order to experience the wide variety of food industry roles available once students have graduated.
Throughout the 3 years of this specific course, students are taught a range of core modules all relating to the food sector. Modules include the Introduction to Nutrition, Food Science and Food, Health and Society. Alongside this, the invaluable work placement will provide students with a brilliant knowledge of what the food industry has to offer and will create fantastic links between students and companies for after graduation. Students of Leeds Beckett University has previously chosen placements within health promotion and research, or have decided to undergo their placement overseas in places such as the USA or even Uganda as part of the universities volunteering programme. Recent graduates of the University have managed to secure some excellent jobs within the food industry, including working within the NHS, Children’s Food Trust and the British Nutrition Foundation.
The fantastic facilities on offer for those studying nutrition at Leeds Beckett University are guaranteed to assist students in their studies. The University has multiple Nutrition labs used to develop practical skills, as well as a recently built £1 million Clinical Skills Suite deigned to meet the growing needs of the food profession.
Why choose Leeds?
Leeds (http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/#) is a city in West Yorkshire, England and currently has the fourth largest student population in the country. With is buzzing student community and thriving culture, Leeds is the perfect place to study your degree.
Headingley and Hyde Park are two of the most popular areas within the City of Leeds, with students heading there to live and socialise every year.
- Headingly is filled with independent boutiques and gift shops, supermarkets, charity shops and bakeries
- Not so far away from Headingly is Hyde Park, from vintage emporiums to fancy dress shops and cafés, Hyde Park has it all
- The Hyde Park Picture House (http://www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk) is a historic cinema showing both independent films and the latest releases
Leeds is an extremely vibrant city, with its local attractions, retail outlets, sport scenes and culture, it is clear why people decide to visit and live in the city.
- Leeds United A.F.C is the city’s main football club, alongside the rugby squads, Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie, who play at their 21,000 capacity stadium
- Whether you are attending the annual Leeds Festival (http://www.leedsfestival.com) or going to watch your favourite act perform live at Leeds arena, the music in Leeds suits all tastes
- Leeds is one of the largest shopping locations in the UK, with shopping centres such as Trinity Leeds and the Corn Exchange, as well as independent stores. If it’s high street such as Zara and Gap you are looking for, or the luxury retailers Louis Vuitton and Harvey Nichols, there is something for everyone’s budget
- If you’re in the mood for a show, to wonder round a gallery or museum or have a laugh at a comedy club, there is a huge selection of entertainment on offer in Leeds. The Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds Grand Theatre are just some of the brilliant attractions
Student Life at Leeds Beckett University
With over 200,000 students filling its streets, Leeds is the perfect place to move to and pursue your University career. Leeds Beckett Students’ Union (http://www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk) is the student voice for the University. Run by students, for students, the Students’ Union is the perfect place to meet friends, join a society or socialise with those just like you.
Getting involved with a sports club or society at University is a brilliant way to spend your spare time and meet people you share the same interests with. Societies at Leeds Beckett University are student-led activity groups, including anything from academic related activities, media, faith and culture, to societies based on your hobbies or political persuasion. Leeds Beckett has over 40 sports clubs, with around 85 teams competing in the league weekly. Whether it’s Netball and Football or Cheerleading and Handball, there really is something for everyone.
The Leeds Beckett Students’ Union also operate 2 venues across its 2 campuses – the City Bar and the Headingly Bar. Both venues are open during the day and right through the night, hosting a variety of events. Poetry evenings, band nights and society meetings are just some of the weekly Student Union happenings. The City Bar is used as a café and relaxing spot during the day, and turns into one of the University’s favourite club nights in the evening. Some of the most well known acts that have performed at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union; performances from Coldplay, the Foo Fighters and Radiohead are just a few.
Yourfoodjob.com – Food Jobs and Careers
Deciding to go to University is not the only way to achieve a successful career within the food industry. Yourfoodjob.com is a brilliant way to gain the best career advice and receive great experience within the food sector. Our Job Board (http://www.yourfoodjob.com/jobs/) offers a wide range of jobs in a variety of locations, Leeds being one of them.
Our careers advice page (http://www.yourfoodjob.com/careers/) is also available, providing the latest news and informative articles about the industry, with relation to both University courses and job opportunities.
Choosing to study at Leeds Beckett University would be a fantastic opportunity for future students. Alongside the Nutrition course, the social life within Leeds will put students in the perfect position to succeed in their future food related career.