City Build receive email of thanks from Leeds Beckett University

We are delighted to have received the below email from the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University, Professor Peter Slee. We have worked with Leeds Beckett University by providing work experience for students undertaking courses in Construction and the Built Environment.

We hope to continue this relationship by continuing to support the University and it’s students moving forward.

Dear Toby

I hope this finds you well.

We have just celebrated the graduation of 5,500 students from over 100 countries at Leeds Town Hall. Almost two thirds will take up jobs with more than 2,000 employers here in our region, supplying the vital skills and talent our economy needs to prosper.

I would like to thank you for your contribution to their success. Your support makes an important contribution to our graduates’ preparedness for work.

Leeds Beckett University plays a strong role in supporting the regional economy. We are a major employer in our own right and partner with some 12,000 organisations on research, knowledge transfer, and the education of our students. Our commitment to local suppliers keeps as much of our expenditure circulating within the Leeds economy as possible. Our impact on the local economy is estimated to be more than half a billion pounds per year, sustaining more than 5,000 jobs.

Our graduates and academics are agents for change, applying knowledge and research that has a lasting impact and changes society for the better. We have been listed by the Times Higher as one of the world’s leading universities. To read more about how we are transforming the lives of individuals around the globe, visit

Although we have a global presence, we remain firmly rooted in Yorkshire. The pride we have in our roots and our positive impact in this region is embedded in our new logo. It represents three of our essential characteristics: the Yorkshire rose, depicting our heritage and our home; a compass, pointing to our clear sense of direction; and a seal because a Leeds Beckett degree is a mark of excellence and quality.
The support of our partners and friends is vital to our continued success. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is more we can do together.

Best wishes
Professor Peter Slee
Vice Chancellor, Leeds Beckett University