2 June 2021

GBS expands into Leeds to change more lives through education

Higher education provider announces plans for opening its new campus in Leeds later in 2021

Higher education provider announces plans for opening its new campus in Leeds

Global Banking School (GBS), one of the fastest growing Higher Education providers in the UK, has announced it will be opening its latest UK campus in the heart of Leeds this autumn.

Taking over a 41,000 sq ft building in Great George Street, GBS aims to continue its mission of ‘changing lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to living standards and access to learning’ throughout the community in Leeds and beyond.

The building, formerly occupied by Leeds City Council, will accommodate up to 1,000 students at any one time.

Students will have access to all the latest facilities to ensure a positive study environment, including a state-of-art IT suite, library and dedicated study zones.

GBS has been established since 2010 and so far has four campuses in London, one in Birmingham and one in Manchester. More are set to be announced in the coming months.

GBS offers flexible, quality higher education courses in the fields of banking/finance, healthcare and business management – designed to fit into the lives of students with family and other work commitments.

The organisation has taken great care to provide industry-relevant courses that maximise the chances for students to achieve their dream career, start a new business or expand an existing one.

Professor Ray Lloyd, GBS Chief Executive Officer, said: “Having lived and worked in Leeds for many years I know that it is a fantastic city, one of the most exciting and dynamic in the UK and we are delighted to be able to contribute to its continued development.

“Our fundamental belief is that higher education is something that should be accessible to everyone who can benefit from it and we work hard to remove the barriers that can get in the way once people are at work or have families to bring up – GBS is here to help those in Leeds who have the dream of bettering their lives, and a qualification with us helps them move one step closer to that.”

Leeds City Council has offered GBS a warm welcome at a recent round table meeting the company held in the city.

Councillor Abigail Marshall-Katung, Lead Member for BAME communities, said: “Education is a huge part of our community, and we are pleased to see what you can offer. We want to see how we can assist GBS into our city, and how we can partner with yourselves.”

The Leeds campus is opening in June, ready to start teaching the first cohort of students in September.