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Studying social sciences: the Dean's perspective

In this post, Professor John Craig, Dean of the Leeds School of Social Sciences, shares his thoughts on the skills of a social sciences graduate.

Arts degrees teach you much more than how to think

What is the 'value' of an arts degree? Here, Professor Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), discusses why an arts degree goes beyond teaching students 'how to think'.

My Commuting Experience

My Commuting Experience

Eyup, my name is Ella. I live in Castleford and have been commuting to Leeds Beckett University for the last four years.

14/08/18
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My journey as an international student

My journey as an international student

Hi! My name is Henna, and I want to share my experience of being an International Student at Leeds Beckett University.

06/08/18
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Relieving results day anxiety

Relieving results day anxiety

Hi I'm Ross and I want to give you some tips for keeping calm when it comes to results day!

01/08/18
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A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France

A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France

The last Sunday of July saw the final stage of the arduous and most famous three-week pro’ cycling event: Le Tour de France (TdF). France (TdF).

France - the FIFA World Cup Winner - and the Territorial Prison Theory of Identity

France - the FIFA World Cup Winner - and the Territorial Prison Theory of Identity

Once France won the FIFA Men’s World Cup a new topic occupied media attention (see BBC, 2018; The Local, 2018) - how ‘French’ was the French team? One commentary stood out; comedian Trevor Noah joked that Africa, not France, had won the World Cup, mostly because of the ethnic origins of its players (see Trevor Noah’s Instagram post).

My university experience

My university experience

Hi! My name is Jenny. I wanted to tell you all about my university experience and life on my course, so here goes!

23/07/18
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Some Reflections on a Digital Sociological Turn to Sport Sociology

Some Reflections on a Digital Sociological Turn to Sport Sociology

Different academics propose that the ubiquity of digital devices, and most specifically social media platforms in our daily lives, has had a profound impact on the way we understand and experience culture and society.

FiFA World Cup (1) - Wimbledon (Love): Sport fandom in a crowded marketplace

FiFA World Cup (1) - Wimbledon (Love): Sport fandom in a crowded marketplace

Is there room for two major sporting events on the same day? Kacy Mackreth, Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing at Leeds Beckett University's Carnegie School of Sport, examines the sports market.

Three Lions roar: the mixed fortunes of England’s football anthems

Three Lions roar: the mixed fortunes of England’s football anthems

Rio Goldhammer talks about football anthems and their influence.

10/07/18
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Sport may be an opium of the people but it matters

Sport may be an opium of the people but it matters

Senior Lecturer Dr Jon Dart, from Leeds Beckett University's Carnegie School of Sport, talks about the importance sport.

Government’s LGBT Action plan

Government’s LGBT Action plan

Professor Jonathan Glazzard, from the Carnegie School of Education, has written a response to the government's LGBT action plan, which was published earlier this week.

The Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

The Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

Pinki Sahota, Professor of Nutrition and Childhood Obesity, looks at the Childhood Obesity plan to mark National Childhood Obesity Week.

The Last Flight of Arthur Louis Aaron

The Last Flight of Arthur Louis Aaron

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, it seems an appropriate time to look into the heroic story of Acting Flight Sergeant Arthur Louis Aaron V. C. The only Leeds recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Second World War.

The NHS at 70 Years - Catherine Coates

The NHS at 70 Years - Catherine Coates

Catherine Coates is Director of Practice Learning, Health and Social Care for the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. Here she talks about her time working in the NHS and how it helps in her current role.

Sue Sherwin - the NHS at 70 Years

Sue Sherwin - the NHS at 70 Years

Sue Sherwin is the Dean of the School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University. Here in celebration of 70 years of the NHS, she talks about her time working for them and how she came to join the university.

Why I chose Carnegie Village

Why I chose Carnegie Village

Hi, I'm Chloe and I want to tell you about why I chose to live in Carnegie Village accommodation. 

04/07/18
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National Writing Day: celebrating the power and pleasure of writing

National Writing Day: celebrating the power and pleasure of writing

National Writing Day is an initiative that celebrates the life-enhancing potential of creative writing.  The key message is that writing is a democratic act: everyone has a story to tell, and you don’t have to be a professional writer to enjoy it as a liberating form of self-expression.  

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Breaking the Waves: Practice as Research in the Creative Arts

Breaking the Waves: Practice as Research in the Creative Arts

Not all research involves a 100,000 word thesis - it can be a film, a drawing or a dance performance. Professors Simon Morris and Robert Shail show us how.

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Why Write?

Why Write?

On National Writing Day Dr Nasser Hussain, from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities, asks 'why write?

The FIFA World Cup and 'Banal Nationalism'

The FIFA World Cup and 'Banal Nationalism'

What source of information do fans rely on to be in touch with their favourite club or national team?

My international exchange in Leeds

My international exchange in Leeds

Hi, I’m Vera, I’m from the Netherlands and I went on an International Exchange at Leeds Beckett University. Read my blog about the great time I had studying and living in Leeds.

26/06/18
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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'.

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