Originally from Germany, Fabian Wagner graduated from the Northern Film School in 2003 with an MA in Film & Moving Image Production beforegoing on to work as a cinematographer in both film and TV. Fabian has worked on shows including Game of Thrones, for which he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series.
An education programme aims to promote the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and newly-arrived migrants in the classroom. The Promise project - involving seven European partners - will develop strategies to address the integration of children and young people with special educational needs, ethnic minorities, Roma and Sinti populations and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Dr Jill Gibbon, has been drawing international arms fairs since 2007 under the guise of a ‘war artist’. After eventually being challenged by a security guard, who noticed that she was drawing the dealers as well as the weapons, she took drastic measures to ensure she could continue to shine a spotlight on the secretive world of the international arms trade.
Innovative new medical technologies being developed at Leeds Beckett University – including a project using sensors to improve the lives of patients with Parkinson’s disease – will be supported by a new partnership aiming to support the commercialisation of university research.
Imagine a world where trained, unarmed people can put an end to armed violence in their own communities. That’s what Dr Rachel Julian – a Reader in Leeds Beckett’s School of Social Sciences – is striving to achieve.
Graduates Rossukon Mahutthanasakul, originally from Thailand and Di Zhao from China, met at Leeds Beckett when they studied MSc International Hospitality Management, graduating in 2004. They married in 2016 with Rossukon living and working in Bangkok and Di working in Beijing, China.
Education network OneHE has named Leeds Beckett University’s Dr Jessica Guth as the convenor of its Global Subject Centre for Law.
Caz Lockwood, MSc Events Management graduate, has been included in the US Top Women in Events for 2019 The Top Women in Events is an initiative from LASSO recognising the top-performing women in the Events Industry for their positive impact on growth and the success of their teams.
Film crewed by students & staff from the Northern Film School received its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film festival
Feature film crewed by students & staff from the Northern Film School (NFS) to receive its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film festival in January 2020.
The Department of Languages is taking part in a European-wide project to develop teachers’ digital skills and address the digital divide across the continent.
Edward Dam graduated from Leeds Beckett in 2011, he now uses the skills and experience he gained at university to promote LBU to applicants across South East Asia.
In 2018 Leeds Beckett University teamed up with the globe’s most northern higher education institution. The university became the latest member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) - an international network that promotes education and research in the Arctic and the circumpolar north region.
Over the past 50 years, Leeds Beckett University’s academics and graduates have used their skills to help shape the world and make a difference to the global society that we live in.
BA (Hons) Physical Education graduate Vicki Gilbert is a lecturer and researcher at Leeds Beckett. During her time studying at the university she was wrongly diagnosed with bone cancer and this experience has shaped her life and research. Using her own experiences of living with and beyond cancer, Vicki also delivers classes specialising in adapted physical education.
A major youth sport programme based on Leeds Beckett University research has been launched by UEFA. The Playmakers scheme, which will include coaching sessions inspired by films and characters from Disney, has been designed for girls aged five to eight.
Students from the Carnegie School of Sport delivered a Wicketz hub in the Canterbury Estate, a deprived area of Bradford. Wicketz Yorkshire is a community cricket programme for young people aged 8 – 16 which uses cricket to improve physical and mental well-being, promote positive life choices, enhance the future prospects of participants and increase community cohesion.
Leeds Beckett has joined forces with Sporting Equals to promote diversity across sport. The partnership allows Leeds Beckett’s centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to become the lead research partner for the national organisation, which promotes greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities - particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population.
In 2019 Sport and Exercise Science student, Alex Yee, won the event in Cape Town, South Africa on a successful weekend for the university’s triathlon and athletics representatives.
Kevin Sinfield MBE completed both his BSc and MA at Leeds Beckett alongside his professional rugby career at Leeds Rhinos. His accolades are numerous and is one of the most successful players in rugby league. In 2019 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sports Science by the university.
In honour of the original 2020 Tokyo Games start date today, we are recognising the success of our athletes who have taken part in the Games. Leeds Beckett University has a rich history of talented athletes and coaches who have competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with our athletes claiming 40 medals across both competitions, including 22 gold medals.