The university officially changes its name to Leeds Beckett University from Leeds Metropolitan University on Monday, when around 10,000 new students will head to the university to enrol.
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 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.
Professor Price added: “We are a modern, dynamic and vibrant university contributing around £475m to the regional economy. 190 years after our predecessor, Leeds Mechanics Institute, was established we are looking forward to our future as Leeds Beckett University.”