Support groups and events



Coffee Connections – come and build your community of friends in Leeds

Coffee Connections is a chance for the partners and families of staff and students at the University to meet each other, make new friends and share ideas about how to make the most of living in Leeds. Monthly events take place in a relaxed environment over free tea, coffee and a selection of delicious cakes. Coffee Connections runs throughout the year, so you can still meet people and socialise outside term time. Children are very welcome and there are plenty of toys to keep them busy.

To keep up to date about future events, please join our mailing list or our Facebook group.

The next Coffee Connections will be held on Thursday 28th March 2019 and Thursday 25th April 2019. Both are 12.00 – 14.00 in the Student Common Room on Level 12 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building on campus with tea, coffee and cake!

Whether you’ve been before, or are new to these events, all staff, students and family members are welcome to attend.


Support Groups

You may find the following groups can offer you or your family members support:

  • Japanese School – Held at Leeds Beckett University on Saturday mornings, you can find further information on their website.
  • Japanese Playgroup – This group meets weekly in term time, if you would like further information please contact Noriko at
  • Visit ForStaff for details of formal and informal staff networks, and social clubs/societies.