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The Foundry – Student Housing Near Leeds Beckett University


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*Abodus Student Living is a third-party student accommodation operator and is not an affiliated partner of Leeds Beckett University. 

With an almost 200-year history and a reputation for a great student experience, Leeds Beckett University welcomes 28,000 new students every year. The rich history of this exceptional institution began with the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, which soon grew into the fully pledged university it is today. Diverse, innovative, and youthful, with students and staff coming from 100 different countries, Leeds Becket prides itself on its enterprise, global reach and impression on the local community.

Leeds students who choose to study here often find the experience to be more than courses and assignments. They feel part of a student community and receive plentiful opportunities for career development and personal growth. This modern university aims to create exceptional graduates, star employees, dynamic citizens, and enterprising leaders. Working closely with employers and partners means you’ll be ready for to enter a job market when you leave.

This is proven by numbers: 97.7% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating.


Situated in the Leeds city centre, known for being the biggest financial district outside of London, Leeds Beckett University has many head-turning facilities that flock Leeds students here. From biomedical laboratories, film & broadcasting studios to landscape resource centres and communication suits, Leeds Beckett makes your studies practical and accessible no matter what your subject is.

If you choose to live at our all-inclusive, private student accommodation in LeedsThe Foundry, you’ll be in a perfect location – only a 10min walk to Leeds Beckett City Campus and the city centre around you, giving an opportunity to enjoy the local culture as well as get involved with on-campus activities. A variety of social and study spaces means you can study and spend free time here during your breaks. And if sporting facilities are on your must-have list, then Leeds Becket won’t disappoint. Carnegie Sports Centre offers an extensive range of high-quality sport and fitness equipment and a place to host your next sporting event.

In addition to what’s already there, the university will be investing £200 million in campus developments to enhance and improve the infrastructure and provide modern and state-of-the-art facilities.

Student Union

Leeds Beckett Student Union is led by the Officer Team elected by students and aims to improve student wellbeing and address the many different needs of the student body. Every year, they run events and campaigns that will surely pique your interest! And if you’re looking to pick up a new hobby or meet new friends during a fun activity, you can join one of the many societies and clubs on offer at Leeds Beckett SU. From academic, media, faith, and culture groups to liberation and political parties to societies based on a hobby such as watching films or photography, the opportunities are endless!

The student union also offer a number of social spaces, like The Hive, to hang out or meet friends. Here, you can take advantage of a new vegan menu, grab a coffee or a drink, or browse the pop-up LBSU Thrift shop.


Leeds Beckett University has the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award (first awarded to the University in July 2015) in recognition of its continued commitment to the career development and management of its research staff.

Leeds Beckett Student Union has been awarded a NUS Award for Relationships and Partnerships in 2018.

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Our Leeds student accommodation, The Foundry, is in an ideal location to absorb the energy of the city, an easy walk into Leeds University, Leeds Beckett, and the renowned high street.

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