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Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Dean of HSS
Professor Ieuan Ellis 
Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Our innovative courses provide students with an exceptional learning experience through high quality research-informed teaching. Following recent major investment in our estate, we provide outstanding new specialist teaching and learning facilities and our library is open 24/7. Our experienced staff possess a wealth of professional and academic experience and engage in research which is recognised as being nationally and internationally excellent. The Faculty works in strong and effective partnerships with a wide range of regional employers across the health and social care sectors, providing work-related placement learning opportunities and ensuring high-levels of graduate employment.

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Our Schools

Health & Community Studies

The School of Health & Community Studies provides research and education in health and social care. Our teaching is located in the workplace and we have strong links with employers across the region and overseas.

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Health & Wellbeing
The School of Health and Wellbeing has achieved worldwide recognition for research in Healthy Communities, Men’s Health, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity and health promotion.

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Rehabilitation & Health Sciences
The School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences offers a portfolio of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research opportunities. Our work is supported by several laboratories which provide up to date facilities for undertaking biomedical ‘bench’ research as well as behavioural research in human participants. 

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Social, Psychological & Communication Sciences
The School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences offers a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which address the key psychological, social, political and interpersonal communication issues of today.

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Faculty Case Studies

Nicholas Renn Nichol BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development, 2012

The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

Emma O'HaraBSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, 2009

The tutors made learning really relaxed; they were easy to approach and really happy to explain areas where I wanted to know more.

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Our Faculty Research Areas

Faculty News

Leeds Beckett celebrates research assessment outcomes

Leeds Beckett University is celebrating its growing reputation for research following its best ever assessment results from the UK wide Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF is an assessment of university research activity which is used to determine funding in coming years for universities across the country in a range of subject areas.

Dietetics graduate scoops prestigious NHS award

Radhika Surelia, a 2012 BSc (Hons) Dietetics graduate from our University, has received an NHS Trust Award for providing exceptional care.

Tomorrow's Professionals get started at Leeds Beckett

A programme of activities for Year 12 students across West Yorkshire to learn about the opportunities available to them at Leeds Beckett University was launched last week with a day of workshops and inspirational talks.

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Faculty Events

Jan 28

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

This one day workshop with Dr Elliot Cohen introduce mindfulness meditation and a wide range of mindfulness-based approaches to a diverse audience.

Feb 3

'Leadership, Strategy and the European Governance Model' - Professor Dean Fathers

In what is an annual link-up between the Institute of Directors and Leeds Beckett University, this lecture will look to draw on the experiences of Dean Fathers who became Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in January 2011.

Feb 4

'Creating Safer Organisations: Practical implications of research about abuse in professional settings' - Marcus Erooga

Marcus Erooga will discuss the impact of recent high profile cases of abuse by people in a position of trust.

Feb 10

PG Dip Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) Taster Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about current policy / practice issues impacting on young people, families and their communities? Do you want to meet other practitioners and engage in critical debate?

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