Welcome Professor Matthew Molineux

Welcome Professor Matthew Molineux

The Occupational Therapy team are delighted to welcome Professor Matthew Molineux as a visiting professor. 

University module shortlisted for national award

University module shortlisted for national award

The team who nurture the next generation of business minds at Leeds Business School have been shortlisted alongside the UK’s top businesses and universities for a prestigious prize.

Leeds Beckett University review helps maximise the benefits of global research programmes for poverty alleviation and educational development

Leeds Beckett University review helps maximise the benefits of global research programmes for poverty alleviation and educational development

An independent review of current policy and practice impact support resources for three global research programmes operated by the Economic and Social Research Council and Department for International Development (ESRC-DFID), has been conducted by academics from the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Athletes for Action: Examining the Bare Facts of LGBTQ+ Allyship Among Male Athletes

Leeds Beckett researchers Prof. Brendan Gough and Adam Lowe, PhD. (pending) of the School of Social Science, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Kehler of University of Calgary, Canada, will be exploring and evaluating the inclusivity-in-sport project Worldwide Roar. 

Helping to improve the cancer care and treatment experiences of people living with dementia

Helping to improve the cancer care and treatment experiences of people living with dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Month – and in this blog post, Professor Claire Surr shares her team’s research into what it is like for the many older people who are living with both cancer and dementia – and what services can do to better support them.

My first week commuting at Leeds Beckett

My first week commuting at Leeds Beckett

Hi, my name is Imaan and I have just completed my first year at Leeds Beckett. The main aim of my blog is to share my journey as a first-time university student and the different emotions I felt during the first week.

08/09/20
Imaan 

My experience moving from the South to the North

My experience moving from the South to the North

Hi, my name is Tom and I am a third-year student at Leeds Beckett. I am originally from Colchester in North Essex and in this blog post I will discuss what it was like to make the move ‘up North’ to study in Leeds.

08/09/20
Student blogger, Tom Tom

Tips to prepare for university

Tips to prepare for university

 Hi, I'm Albina, a final year student at Leeds Beckett and I'm going to provide you with some tips to get you ready for university. These are all things that I found useful before I started my first term at university. 

08/09/20
Leeds Beckett Student  Albina

Planning for observation of novice teachers

Planning for observation of novice teachers

CollectivED Fellow Henry Sauntson, tells us how important it is for mentors to remember their trainees are not yet fully fledged teachers and they need to support them in many different ways. 

 

Think Pacific: Students support Mental Health in Fiji

Think Pacific: Students support Mental Health in Fiji

We make every effort to help our students prepare for their future career. This summer we provided financial scholarships to enable 3 BSc Counselling & Mental Health students to join Think Pacific's virtual internship programme.

A fresh perspective from the Post Award Team

A fresh perspective from the Post Award Team

As we move into a new academic year, following a six month shift in working strategies, Michelle Clare – Project Coordinator in the Research & Enterprise Post-Award team - is reflecting on what’s changed, how things operate in our ‘new normal’ working lives, and the support that our academics can access from the team.

When Le Tour came to Yorkshire and what it left behind

When Le Tour came to Yorkshire and what it left behind

The postponed 2020 Tour de France has now begun – prompting memories of the 2014 Tour, which put Yorkshire on the map by beginning here in Leeds. Seven years later, Professor Karl Spracklen in the Leeds School of Social Sciences contemplates the legacy of the Tour de Yorkshire and asks, what has it left behind?

From West Yorkshire to Westeros

From West Yorkshire to Westeros

Originally from Germany, Fabian Wagner graduated from the Northern Film School 2003 with an MA inFilm & Moving Image Production beforegoing on to work as a cinematographer inboth 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.

04/09/20

Creating purpose and meaning from Covid-19 bereavement – how I used my grief to campaign for change

Creating purpose and meaning from Covid-19 bereavement – how I used my grief to campaign for change

When I lost my dad to Covid-19 in April it came as a devastating shock.  He was sixty years old with no underlying health conditions – this was not meant to happen to someone like him. 

04/09/20

Coaching for Creativity – Think About it!

Coaching for Creativity – Think About it!

CollectivED Fellow Jasen Booton tells us how embedding creative thinking into coaching conversations, often generates more possibilities and creative solutions. 

My Top Tips for starting your Postgrad Course

My Top Tips for starting your Postgrad Course

Hi, I’m Emily and in this blog, I’m going to share some short pieces of advice to prepare you for your postgraduate course so that you can get off to the best start possible.

03/09/20
Blog Squad student Emily, smiling in a denim jacket Emily

Preparing for your Master's Course

Preparing for your Master's Course

Hello, I’m Eleanor and I am studying a master’s degree in Dietetics. Within this blog, I will share with you some of my tips on how to prepare for your master’s degree at Leeds Beckett University.

03/09/20
Blog squad author Eleanor Eleanor

Top 5 Things I wish I knew before starting Uni

Top 5 Things I wish I knew before starting Uni

Hi, I’m Savannah and if you are anything like me, starting university can seem pretty daunting. I want to share some of my wisdom with you so here are a few things I wish I had known before starting university. 

03/09/20
Girl with long, dark brown hair looking at the camera Savannah

Students to review unsolved missing person cases

Students to review unsolved missing person cases

From September, our Criminology students are set to start reviewing investigations into people who have been missing for several years.

My Experience with Online Learning

My Experience with Online Learning

Hi, I’m Caitlin and in this blog, I’m going to share my experience of online learning so hopefully others have a better idea of what this next year could be like.

02/09/20
caitlin 

Help out at The Secret Garden

Help out at The Secret Garden

If you’ve developed a green thumb over summer you might be interested in our new secret garden at Headingley Campus.

01/09/20

Through and beyond the pandemic; implications for supporting the teaching profession

Through and beyond the pandemic; implications for supporting the teaching profession

The pandemic has shed light on the role of education networks and the need to feel supported.  As leaders and teachers adjusted to the new normal official guidance was often hard to come by, policies and practices were constructed on the hoof and adjustments were made down the line.  Spaces opened up to develop new ways of working, and some educators had more capacity and confidence than others to occupy these spaces.  At times it must have felt like a race, and at other times it was probably a relief to see a peer get one step ahead and forge a way that that they could mentor you through.  

TALKING ‘ASYLUM IN ART’ WITH MARIA DE ANGELIS

The ‘Asylum in Art’ photo-exhibition and ‘composite’ audio (narrating women’s experiences as a whole) is a photo-voice project taking the audience on an experiential tour of lived reality.

Will kids return to play?

Will kids return to play?

After five months of unstructured sport at home, PlayStation and YouTube, children are going back to school and it’s time to start getting them engaged in sport again. But how can PE teachers, sports centres and youth coaches get kids excited about getting their heads back into the game? Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial, Reader in Sport Coaching, explains how we can make sport a more positive experience for kids.

Teacher training alumni shares her achievements since graduating from Leeds Beckett University

Teacher training alumni shares her achievements since graduating from Leeds Beckett University

Teacher training alumni, Christie Waite, shares with us how her experience studying in Carnegie School of Education gave her the confidence she needed, her enthusiasm for the education sector and how this helped her progress to Acting Headteacher just 6 years after graduating. 

 

So you must finish your Master’s soon right?

During the last 5 months, we have all been navigating our way through the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought. Students in the Graduate School are no exception and Emily Ankers has shared her experiences of working to complete her Masters by Research during lockdown and beyond. This is Emily’s story;

Lost, Taken, Murdered

Lost, Taken, Murdered

Devastated by the tragic and brutal death of George Floyd, Dr Vivien Sabel (Senior Lecturer - Psychological Therapies & Mental Health) decided to explore her feelings and express them through the art of poetry. 

 

Discovering Painting

Discovering Painting

Having never painted before, Dr Vivien Sabel (Senior Lecturer, Psychological Therapies & Mental Health) used lockdown to discover a hidden talent.

24/08/20

Fresh thinking from new CollectivED Fellows

Fresh thinking from new CollectivED Fellows

In August we welcomed six new CollectivED Fellows, all of whom contributed to Issue 11 of the CollectivED Working Papers. As such their insights into practice and research related to supporting the learning and wellbeing of other educators are illustrative of some of the freshest thinking around. As one school year rolls into the next the profession welcomes colleagues into new leadership roles, primary and early years teachers switch year groups, new parents return from maternity leave and our student and trainee teachers graduating in 2020 become our Newly Qualified Teachers. 

Reflections on my first two years as a mature Law School student

Reflections on my first two years as a mature Law School student

Hello, I’m Brad, age 23, studying the Law LLB here at Leeds Beckett and this is my story. In 2015, I finished my A-Levels and was given an apprenticeship as a Car Sales Executive. In this job I was subjected to some gruelling tasks but not a moment goes by that I am not thankful for the skills I gained. From customer care to showroom etiquette, I was taught the basics and beyond of a good salesperson.

21/08/20

Tackling diversity in the classroom

Tackling diversity in the classroom

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.

20/08/20

Vlog: My favourite yorkshire foods

Vlog: My favourite yorkshire foods

Hi, I'm Izzy and in this vlog I'm going to be talking about some of my favourite Yorkshire delicacies that you should definitely try when you arrive.

20/08/20
Izzy blog squad profile pic Izzy

Between money and trauma - communist heritage tourism in Eastern Europe

Between money and trauma - communist heritage tourism in Eastern Europe

Dr Milka Ivanov, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and Prof. Dorina Maria Buda from Nottingham Trent University draw from their recent research on communist heritage and dark tourism to make sense of the troubled history of tourism sites and sights associated with the communist regime in eastern and central Europe.

Transforming the art of war

Transforming the art of war

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.

19/08/20

£10m plan to take Yorkshire's medical technologies expertise to the world

£10m plan to take Yorkshire's medical technologies expertise to the world

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.

 

18/08/20

Finding a Passion for Play

Finding a Passion for Play

Jess Gosling writes how her experience of the Masters in Childhood Studies and Early Years has provided inspiration and influenced her personal and professional lives. 

Transforming conflict resolution

Transforming conflict resolution

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.

17/08/20

Love in Leeds

Love in Leeds

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.

14/08/20

Academic to lead new global law network

Academic to lead new global law network

Education network OneHE has named Leeds Beckett University’s Dr Jessica Guth as the convenor of its Global Subject Centre for Law.

13/08/20
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