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Paralympic gold medallist awarded honorary degree

Paralympic gold medallist awarded honorary degree

Paralympic athlete Victoria Aggar, a former student of Leeds Beckett, has received an honorary degree from the university.

Beckett leads the way in athletics research

Beckett leads the way in athletics research

Researchers from Leeds Beckett University have revealed their findings after carrying out the biggest sports research project of its kind in the world.

How to take a penalty like a pro

How to take a penalty like a pro

World Cup fever is well and truly underway – there have already been highs, the lows, and definitely a few penalties. And scoring a penalty can be the deciding factor of many important football matches.

Shooting for World Cup glory

Shooting for World Cup glory

With England facing Colombia tonight, the prospect of a knock-out game decided by penalties is getting ever closer.

Goalkeeping solutions for England’s World Cup penalty shoot-outs

Goalkeeping solutions for England’s World Cup penalty shoot-outs

With England facing Belgium tomorrow and already through to the next round, and with it the prospect of a knock-out game decided by penalties, a Leeds academic has been looking into the ins and outs of penalty taking.

Study to explore perfectionism and athlete burnout

Study to explore perfectionism and athlete burnout

Volunteers are needed for a study that will look at perfectionism and burnout.

New centre to tackle obesity launched in Leeds

New centre to tackle obesity launched in Leeds

With the government’s new Childhood Obesity Strategy due out any day, internationally-renowned academics, Professor Pinki Sahota and Professor Paul Gately, from Leeds Beckett University are launching a new centre to bring together the vast expertise on obesity from across the whole university.

Goalkeeping solutions for England’s World Cup penalty shoot-outs

Goalkeeping solutions for England’s World Cup penalty shoot-outs

With England’s first World Cup game tonight, and with it the prospect of a knock-out game decided by penalties in the future, a Leeds academic has been looking into the ins and outs of penalty taking. England have never won a World Cup penalty shoot-out. So what can Gareth Southgate and his team do to better prepare for the seemingly inevitable?

Are our high expectations damaging England’s chances in the World Cup?

Are our high expectations damaging England’s chances in the World Cup?

With the World Cup starting tomorrow, research from Leeds Beckett University is suggesting that placing high expectations on players could be detrimental to their performance.

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