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Leeds Metropolitan University becomes Leeds Beckett University  

Leeds Beckett University signage
Leeds Metropolitan University officially became Leeds Beckett University earlier this week (22 September), when around 10,000 new students arrived at the university to enrol. The change reflects the University’s desire to have a name which is unique and which reflects its ambition and distinctive position in a competitive global context.

Professor Susan Price, Vice Chancellor, said: “We have reached a milestone for our University as we become Leeds Beckett University. We’ve made significant progress over the last few years and that is down to the hard work and dedication of staff and students. We don’t just help to create great graduates here at Leeds Beckett, but exceptional employees, dynamic citizens, and enterprising leaders.”

The conferencing facilities will remain under the Well Met Conferencing brand. 

Kate Davis, Head of Business Development for Campus and Residential Services at Leeds Beckett University comments: “This is an exciting milestone in our University’s rich history. While the University’s name is changing, our commitment, dedication and all of our core elements will remain the same. We look forward to continuing to delivering exceptional service to our existing and new clients.”

The university’s City Campus will also be transformed over the coming months as its buildings are to be bathed in purple light - the colour of Leeds Beckett University’s iconic rose logo.

In addition to the colourwash features around the City Campus, plans are being drawn up for a new architectural feature which will sit proudly on the Portland Building roof and which will be visible from right across the city. Well Met Conferencing’s flagship building, The Rose Bowl, is a landmark for the city of Leeds. Centrally located, and offering a corporate level of service and state of the art AV facilities, the venue is ideal for banquets, receptions, conferences, exhibitions, meetings and training. Meeting rooms are available for up to 80 people, the largest auditorium will hold 256 delegates and banquets can cater for up to 300 dinner guests.

The first university venue to achieve the Gold Accredited in Meetings status awarded by the Meetings Industry Association, Well Met Conferencing is one of the most distinctive conference sites in the UK.  Providing a portfolio of award-winning urban and parkland venues including The Rose Bowl, Carnegie Village, Cloth Hall Court, The Great Hall and Queenswood, these venues collectively provide the perfect destination for conferences, meetings and exhibitions, product launches, dinners, filming, corporate away days and team building events.

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