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Hotels near Leeds Beckett University

Hotels near Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University is a multi-campus university with its main city centre campus located just 1.3 miles from the Clayton Hotel Leeds. The Universities Headingly campus situated on the stunning Beckett Park grounds is a little further at 4.6 miles from the Clayton Hotel Leeds.

Leeds Beckett University, amongst other things, prides its self on being a green university and achieves this with many of their buildings obtaining a BREEAM excellence standard which takes into account heat retention, energy efficiency and occupant well-being. Carnegie Village, on-site student accommodation, even achieved a Passivhaus classification. The University is recognised for this and has been awarded a ‘First’ by People and Planet every year since the Green League of Universities was published in 2007. Leeds Beckett University also prides its self on being a sporting institution and with over 700 students taking part in intermural leagues and the University ranking number 6 in the British University and College Sports (BUCS) league table of all British universities.


The oldest building on either of the Leeds Becket University sites is The Grange built in 1752, located on the modern-day Headingly campus. The longest standing educational institute at Leeds Becket University is the Leeds Mechanics institute which was founded in 1824 The next major institute to be founded was the Leeds Institute of Commerce 1845 which provided the grounds for the Headingly campus today. This was closely followed by the founding of the Leeds Collage of Art in 1846. Over the years more and more collages and institutes were founded and added to the existing campus at Beckett Park. In 1970 Leeds Polytechnic is formed from a combination of numerous collages and institutions, the Polytechnic continues to evolve and expand until becoming a university in its own right in 1992. Leeds Beckett University continued to grow and expanded and now owns building all over the city including the architecturally awarded Bridgwater place which is home to Leeds Beckett’s Art, Environment and Technology departments. Some of the other buildings owned by the university include The Carnegie Stand at Headingly Rugby Stadium and The Rose Bowl an iconic city centre building.

Students and satisfaction

Although growing from a Polytechnic into a metropolitan university, which many see as lacking the ethos and values of “red brick universities”, Leeds Beckett can stand up as a university in its own right having an impressive list of achievements. These include students from 125 countries and territories and 94.1% of all graduates being in work or further study six months after they graduate. The university also boasts some impressive figures being ranked 1st in the world for technology, 2nd in the world for virtual learning and 3rd in the world for their laboratories by the i-graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2015.

There are numerous courses in multiple departments available to the students of Leeds Beckett University and with great facilities and equipment for all departments Leeds Becket University has secured its place amongst the UK’s universities.

With all this opportunity, just a short walk from the Clayton Hotel Leeds why not book a stay with us and explore what Leeds has to offer?


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