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Student Success at Young Guns 2018

Student Success at Young Guns 2018

Congratulations to Victoria Robertson, Catherine Dowson and Luke Jenkins who reached the final eight in the prestigious Young Guns 2018 competition.

Why is the World Cup so hard on the knees?

Why is the World Cup so hard on the knees?

Professor Nick London, Visiting Professor of Sports Medicine talks about the World Cup and how knee injuries happen.

A "New" Form of Fandom? Looking at Social Media as the "New Pub"

A "New" Form of Fandom? Looking at Social Media as the "New Pub"

It is argued by numerous academics that globalisation has altered the way people enjoy and ‘consume’ sport (see Giulianotti and Numerato, 2018). In the last fifteen years a new social phenomenon has emerged: social media.

Russia 2018, Racism and the Plight of England's Footballers

Russia 2018, Racism and the Plight of England's Footballers

The World Cup in Russia 2018 is fast becoming a lightning rod for many of the unresolved global issues concerning racism and discrimination in football.

England Expects: Getting an inside track on the pressure of expectations for the England team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

England Expects: Getting an inside track on the pressure of expectations for the England team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

It’s only hours until England take the centre stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and English fans will be cheering on their nation, hoping for victory. As the team have been preparing for the World Cup, the number of media reports making reference to expectations around how they will perform have started to soar.

Academics published in a leading international journal for the study of tourism destinations

Academics published in a leading international journal for the study of tourism destinations

We are pleased to announce that a paper co-authored by our academics, Milka Ivanova and Xavier Font, has won a 'Highly Commended Award 2017'.

Why I chose to study performance at Leeds Beckett

Why I chose to study performance at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I’m Bethany and I want to talk to you about why I decided to study performance here at Leeds Beckett.

13/06/18
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Subtle goalkeeping solutions for Englands World Cup penalty shootout problem

Subtle goalkeeping solutions for Englands World Cup penalty shootout problem

“Everyone seems to know the score, they've seen it all before” (Broudie, Baddiel & Skinner, 1996).

Where to watch the World Cup in Leeds

Where to watch the World Cup in Leeds

Hey, I'm Ryan and I'm going to recommend some places where you can watch the World Cup matches in Leeds.

11/06/18
Ryan student brand ambassador profile picture Ryan

ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

Four Leeds Beckett University academics have produced a report - South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds) - on behalf of Yorkshire Cricket Partnership.

07/06/18
Leeds Beckett University Professor Jonathan Long

The Big Beckett Hand-in

The Big Beckett Hand-in

The Big Beckett Hand-In celebrated final year students from across the school as they near the end of their undergraduate journey and hand in their dissertations.

"We position ourselves among the global leaders in the field"

"We position ourselves among the global leaders in the field"

Dean Rhodri Thomas attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s (HKPU) School of Hotel and Tourism Management recently, as they played host to the inaugural World Summit for Deans of Independent Schools of Hospitality and Tourism.

Golden Robes winners and research recognition

Golden Robes winners and research recognition

Double celebrations this week as academics win 'Best Lecturer' and the 'Best Module' at the Golden Robe awards, and researchers at the school are commended by the Journal of Destination Marketing and Management.

Why I chose Leeds Beckett VLOG

Why I chose Leeds Beckett VLOG

Hi, I'm Alex. Take a look at my first vlog, all about why I chose to study Filmmaking here at Leeds Beckett. If you have any topics you'd like me to cover in a future vlog, comment them below!

04/06/18
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Student scholarships to ICCA annual congress in Dubai

Student scholarships to ICCA annual congress in Dubai

We are one of only a small handful of universities across the globe who are members of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Our membership offers our students a new world of potential internships, access to job vacancies and two funded scholarships to the ICCA annual Congress - which this year is in Dubai.

Weight stigma and discrimination: finally at the top table

Weight stigma and discrimination: finally at the top table

On the 15 May 2018, I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on obesity’s launch of the “The Current Landscape of Obesity Services”. Within the report, the findings of a survey that amongst other topics explored patients’ perceptions and experiences of weight stigma and discrimination were disseminated.

Enabling physiotherapists to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury - an international collaboration

Enabling physiotherapists to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury - an international collaboration

This semester I was successful in obtaining a research fellowship at Leeds Beckett University to lead a project aiming to enhance physical activity (PA) promotion by physiotherapists to people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Your June Reward Card Offers are here

Your June Reward Card Offers are here

Check out our June Reward Card offers!

Things to do in Leeds

Things to do in Leeds

Hi, I'm Georgie. I know that a lot of the time, people worry that they won't 'fit in' as a student in a big city if they don't drink alcohol. Well, here I've listed some of my favourite things to do which don't involve drinking, to hopefully give you some inspiration.

01/06/18
Georgie Coulston digital brand ambassador profile picture  Georgie

Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new 5-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, featuring many of the components of the highly regarded Multi Activity Course for serving personnel.

Coaching female athletes (Part 2) – Put the athlete first!

Coaching female athletes (Part 2) – Put the athlete first!

As described in my previous post on the carnegieXchange blog, I have recently moved into a role where, for the first time, I am providing S&C coaching to a group of high-performance female athletes. Part 1 of this reported information on the differences between male and female athletes, gathered to inform my practice in this role. This post is a reflection on how I modified my practice both in response to the research I’ve done and through what I have learnt through coaching the all-female group.

Coaching female athletes - What's really different?

Coaching female athletes - What's really different?

It has been a momentous last few months in female sport, with a number of significant milestones achieved. The recent Rugby League World Cup hosted by Australia was the first to ensure equal provision for the male and female competitors regarding facilities, accommodation and medical support at an international tournament.

Living at the Plaza accommodation by Ellen

Living at the Plaza accommodation by Ellen

Hi I'm Ellen, and I want to tell you about my experience living at the Plaza accommodation in my first year at Leeds Beckett.

30/05/18
Ellen Lucas digital brand ambassador profile picture Ellen

Why Leeds is the ultimate cycling city

Why Leeds is the ultimate cycling city

Hello I’m Joe, and I want to show you why Leeds is the ultimate cycling city.

25/05/18
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Concerns over sport supplement usage

Concerns over sport supplement usage

Yesterday, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) raised concerns over ‘quick fix’ sport supplement usage amongst exercising adults in Britain. Findings of a YouGov study showed that 87% of the exercising adults (N=1028) who have taken a supplement have done so without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional. These findings corroborate our own research with athletes, teachers and coaches alike.

“An important cog in the wheel”, but not the driver: Coaches’ perceptions of their role in doping prevention

“An important cog in the wheel”, but not the driver: Coaches’ perceptions of their role in doping prevention

Clean Sport Week provides an opportunity to shine a light on several pertinent matters, and for our team, something of particular importance is the concept of collective responsibility. This community-based approach means every individual involved in sport – athletes, coaches, parents, medical staff, managers, etc. – acknowledging and embodying their role in anti-doping efforts.

The performance of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Royal Wedding

The performance of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Royal Wedding

In this blog, Oliver Bray, Head of Performing Arts at the university, looks at the performance of the Royal Wedding, the new Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry.

Making the most of your Open Day

Making the most of your Open Day

Hi, I’m Ryan and I want to give you my tips for making the most of your university Open Days! 

23/05/18
Ryan student brand ambassador profile picture Ryan

Healthy Eating Week 2018

Healthy Eating Week 2018

Work at Leeds Beckett? Passionate about home cooking and healthy eating? Then we've got just the thing for you! 

REACT

REACT

Growing appreciation of the fundamental limitations of the detection-deterrence approach to anti-doping (e.g., limited effectiveness of tests) necessitate a shift in focus to doping prevention through education and training.

Moving Out/ Moving In

Moving Out/ Moving In

A handy guide for your next move 

Living at Mill Street accommodation

Living at Mill Street accommodation

Hi, I'm Louie and I want to tell you about my experience of living at Mill Street in first year.

21/05/18
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'Clean' Carnegie

'Clean' Carnegie

This year the Carnegie School of Sport has taken a step forward to ‘clean’ our procedures around the purchasing and provision of supplements for research and teaching projects. In line with guidance provided in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Expert Statement on Inadvertent Doping in Sport, we will only purchase batch-tested products (e.g., Informed Sport) where they are available.

Studying Creative Media Technology at Leeds Beckett

Studying Creative Media Technology at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I’m Ryan and I want to talk to you about my course – Creative Media Technology.

17/05/18
Ryan student brand ambassador profile picture Ryan

Our involvement in the Injured Players Foundation ski trip

Our involvement in the Injured Players Foundation ski trip

The School of Sport, through Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO), has built an outstanding reputation for delivering bespoke support to wounded injured and sick service personnel through the BattleBack Centre at Lilleshall.

ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

Four Leeds Beckett University academics have produced a report - South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds) - on behalf of Yorkshire Cricket Partnership.

Volunteering in Thailand

Volunteering in Thailand

Hi, I'm Ellen. I want to talk to you about my volunteering trip to Thailand and what I'm most looking forward to.

15/05/18
Ellen Lucas digital brand ambassador profile picture Ellen

Social media users freely share personal data but fear highly-regulated Government ‘snooping’

Social media users freely share personal data but fear highly-regulated Government ‘snooping’

Dr Simon Hale-Ross, law lecturer at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University, writes on digital security.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Success - Rethinking the Health Experience and Active Lifestyles of Chinese Students.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Success - Rethinking the Health Experience and Active Lifestyles of Chinese Students.

Two senior academics in the School of Sport, Emeritus Professor Anne Flintoff and Dr. Beccy Watson, have won prestigious European Union, Marie Curie Individual Fellowship funding.

10/05/18
Leeds Beckett University Professor Anne Flintoff
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