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Well Met goes green for 2019

12 April 2019

Well Met, the conference office at Leeds Beckett University, is putting sustainability at the heart of its day delegate rate (DDR) for 2019 with the introduction of a series of products and processes to bolster the conference organisation’s green credentials.

Aviation Minister welcomes new investment to improve passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport

8 April 2019

Major progress has been made on a project to improve the passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport, the Aviation Minister saw first-hand on a visit today (Monday 8 April).

ConferenceLeeds strengthens team with new Head of Visitor Economy

8 April 2019

ConferenceLeeds, the conference bureau for the city of Leeds, has strengthened its team by welcoming Wendy Earl as the new Head of Visitor Economy, Inward Investment and International Relations. Wendy joins the team in a re-location from Perth, Western Australia, where she worked as Head of Economic Development for the capital city

Well Met welcomes back Visual Media Conference 2019 to Leeds Beckett

29 March 2019

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University is pleased to welcome back The Visual Media Conference (VMC) returning to the Rose Bowl City Campus for a sixth consecutive year on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

MEETinLEEDS awarded Customer Service Excellence® standard

26 March 2019

MEETinLEEDS, the conference and events facilities at the University of Leeds, has achieved the Customer Service Excellence® standard as part of the University of Leeds’ Commercial and Campus Support Services (CCSS). In addition to achieving the government standard, which recognises the organisation’s commitment to putting customers first, the service achieved a significantly positive result, receiving ‘Compliance plus’ for eight standard criteria - the most criteria that any first time participating organisation, for this accreditation, has ever received.

Leeds event empowers women in tech this International Women’s Day

8 March 2019

A sold out event, aimed at celebrating the contributions of women in the digital, science and technology industries, is being hosted in Leeds to celebrate International Women’s Day this March.

first direct arena confirms increased standing floor and overall capacity

14 February 2019

Following a review of its capacities and operational procedures the first direct arena are delighted to announce a significant increase to the capacity of its standing floor to 4,321.

Well Met hosts DigitalLEAP pilot project to get students work ready

6 February 2019

Leeds Beckett University will host DigitalLEAP, a six-week pilot project, to give students an understanding of the skills required for a career in digital and tech industries.

The night-classes cover a different topic each week, with advice and guidance about working in the industry and practical workshops on coding, problem-solving and a hackathon. Local digital and tech industries have contributed to the course programme, giving students an insight into real-work situations, outside of their own degree subjects.

Leeds Announced As Rugby League World Cup 2021 Host

29 January 2019

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced the chosen host towns, cities and venues for the tournaments taking place in England in two years’ time.

Easier travel to Leeds Bradford Airport is on its way

28 January 2019

From 28 January people traveling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport can take advantage of easier and more affordable journeys when traveling by rail, with a bus connection. Arriva Group operators, CrossCountry and Yorkshire Tiger, have come together to introduce a new range of Mobile Tickets (m-Tickets) to include through ticket options for the airport.