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Leeds Beckett University

By ,Written on Apr 25 , 2019

MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Overall Rating

Overall my experience has been amazing, and I'm going to miss uni once it ends. I did my undergrad at Beckett and returned to do Masters, so it goes to show how good the uni is. It feels like a safe space that's really welcoming no matter what background you come from.

Student Union

The Beckett Students' Union is really active. I'm not personally involved as I haven't found a society I really want to join, but I have noticed that there are always events and activities going on, there's always campaigns and work towards equality, diversity and fair conditions for students.

Clubs and Societies

There are quite a few interesting societies at Beckett, however there isn't such a huge choice as other unis have. In terms of sports clubs there are tons to choose from.

Uni Facilities

The facilities are really good, sports facilities are top quality. I'd say the City Campus library isn't big enough, it can get really crowded and hard to get a computer sometimes. However, I really like the fact there are meeting rooms we can book and also sofas/booths with tables and plugs that you can use for group work. There are cafes and food courts which can be a little pricey, but the food in the SU bar is really cheap.

Course and Lecturers

What I like the most about my course is the number of guest lecturers that we have. It's so useful to have people who work in the industry come in and give advice to us on how to enter the workplace, especially with something like Public Relations that's constantly changing.
What I like least is how for some modules, we don't get much background information before diving straight into the assessments which take the whole semester. I'd much prefer there to be a few weeks teaching on the subject so that we have background knowledge on how to go about the projects.

City Life

Leeds is amazing for students, there's always something going on. It always has exhibitions, films, markets, shows, music, etc so you won't get bored. The nightlife is pretty good as well, there's something for everyone.

Job Prospects

Leeds Beckett University has a careers advice team who run workshops and one to ones on anything employability related, eg CV/cover letter help, interview advice, mock assessment tutorials etc. For student who want to do a placement, there is also a placement office who help you find related work experience opportunities. This is geared more towards undergrads, I have had experience asking for help for placement on my Masters and the placement office advised me to consult with my course leader instead.

Student Support

Personally I've found support at Beckett to be excellent. I found that people really care about you and there's no problem that's too small. I have used the personal support offered and I really appreciate how kind the staff are. Tutors also emphasise that they are available to contact if you need any help with anything.

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