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House Hunting, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

House Hunting, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

When the time came to house hunt my housemates and I thought we knew it all and would be fine doing it by ourselves, but we were so wrong. Here is what went wrong for us and how to avoid making the same mistakes:

16/10/19
 Molly

Why I've chosen to live in Unipol properties for three years

Why I've chosen to live in Unipol properties for three years

I am currently in my third year at Leeds Beckett University. It was not a difficult decision for me to choose to stay with Unipol for my final year. For the first two years of my degree I have stayed in student halls of residence and a flat in Hanover Square, City Centre.

15/10/19
 Suzannah

Benefits of studying social sciences

Benefits of studying social sciences

A recent British Academy study showed that students studying social sciences develop a wide range of transferable skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers. They are able to analyse complex problems, explore and assess different solutions, and communicate their findings effectively.

Advances in Patient Reported Outcomes: Integration and Innovation

Advances in Patient Reported Outcomes: Integration and Innovation

The Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen) at Leeds Beckett University hosted the annual PROMS conference on 13 June 2019.

15/10/19
Leeds Beckett University School Updates

Outstanding status for ground-breaking health and safety programme

Outstanding status for ground-breaking health and safety programme

Leeds Beckett University and Amey, a multi-national supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services, have worked together to develop an industry leading ‘ThinkSafe’ toolkit.

15/10/19
Leeds Beckett University School Updates

Disability Hate Crime in West Yorkshire

Disability Hate Crime in West Yorkshire

Last week it was disappointing to hear on the radio that disability hate crime in West Yorkshire is higher than anywhere else in the country.

Who should I live with in my second year?

Who should I live with in my second year?

Looking for your student house can be stressful when there’s so much to consider, from location to pricing and décor to local transport links. However, the biggest decision is choosing the people you actually want to live with, so I’ve put together a list of points to help you make your choice.

15/10/19
Lucy Hopwood  Lucy

Five Steps to House Hunting Success

Five Steps to House Hunting Success

House hunting is just around the corner but to make sure you get the right home for you, follow our five steps to house hunting success.

Inspirational talk on Data Security by Guest Lecturer and Leeds Beckett alumnus, James Johnson

Inspirational talk on Data Security by Guest Lecturer and Leeds Beckett alumnus, James Johnson

James Johnson graduated from BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security in July 2016 with 1st class Honours. He took a place on the graduate training programme at NCC Group but was moved to the role of Security Consultant after only 3 months. James is now a Senior Security Consultant with the company.

Who cares? We care!

Who cares? We care!

Carnegie School of Education are launching their unique pastoral service to students this week. The team of eight dedicated pastoral staff are available for students to talk to each day via face-to face meetings, on the telephone or email chat.

15/10/19
Leeds Beckett University School Updates

Inclusive Relationships Education

Inclusive Relationships Education

In September 2020 schools will be required to implement the new statutory guidance on Relationships Education for primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education for secondary schools. This guidance was last updated in 2000 and the revisions in the 2020 guidance reflect the changes in society that have occurred since that time.

Yorkshire and Humberside Cybercrime Unit October Visit

Yorkshire and Humberside Cybercrime Unit October Visit

Students on our Computer Forensics and Security courses attended a talk at Headingley Campus on Tuesday 8th October by the Yorkshire and Humberside regional Cybercrime Unit to find out about the potential graduate opportunities and internships available in this increasingly important area of work.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network visit to Kirkstall Forge Development

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network visit to Kirkstall Forge Development

On 18th September, the School's Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network partnered with Leeds-based property developers, CEG, to deliver a site visit and progress update on Kirkstall Forge. Kirkstall Forge is a £400 million, 57 acre mixed-use development scheme that will eventually provide over 1000 homes and 400,000 sq ft of high quality office, leisure and retail space just outside the centre of Leeds.

Growing coaching through partnership

Growing coaching through partnership

In October 2019 Leeds Beckett University launched a partnership with Growth Coaching International (GCI) which will see CollectivED, a research and practice centre in Carnegie School of Education build further on the collaboration that has developed between Professor Rachel Lofthouse and GCI. In this blog post Rachel Lofthouse talks to both Rose Blackman-Heganci (GCI) and Leeds Beckett colleague Rachel Bostwick about the new partnership.

National Album Day

National Album Day

To celebrate National Album Day, we’ve spoken to some of our academic staff from Music and Sound at Leeds School of Arts to find out which music album they hold in high esteem.

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top 10 tips for writing the perfect assignment.

World Mental Health Day – Exploring the Connection Between the Built Environment and Mental Health

In recent years, the conversation around mental health and mental health issues has become more accepted, open and understood, and necessarily so.

BBC Country File Live: Reflections from UKCEM Undergraduate Competition Winner, Eleanor Rousell

BBC Country File Live: Reflections from UKCEM Undergraduate Competition Winner, Eleanor Rousell

In February 2019, undergraduates at the UK Centre for Events Management were asked to submit creative ideas for a display to be showcased at the Countryfile Live event at Castle Howard, Leeds. Winning student, Eleanor Rousell, reflects on this experience:

Throwing down the gauntlet: the new CollectivED Advisory Board

Throwing down the gauntlet: the new CollectivED Advisory Board

In this short blog-post I am going to describe the emerging clarity of purpose that our research and practice centre CollectivED is generating, and also recognise the importance of our new Advisory Board.

Promoting Data Science in Schools

Promoting Data Science in Schools

Leeds Beckett Data Science Team visited Roundhay School this week to run a workshop on Data Science to Y13 students and promote our new BSc Data Science course, starting in 2020.

Artificial Intelligence in communications

Knowledge, adoption and perceptions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in strategic communication and public relations is one of the key topics explored in the European Communication Monitor 2019.

First Research Symposium at National Practitioners PE and Sport Conference

First Research Symposium at National Practitioners PE and Sport Conference

On Thursday 26th September colleagues from School of Education successfully delivered the first research symposium for the Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) Learning Academy.

Sugary drinks tax is working – now it’s time to target cakes, biscuits and snacks

Sugary drinks tax is working – now it’s time to target cakes, biscuits and snacks

A sugar tax on soft drinks has now been in operation in the UK for more than a year and results so far seem to indicate it’s working. But campaigners say more still needs to be done and that the next target should be biscuits, cakes and snacks –- many of which contain high amounts of sugar.

Mental Health in Schools for World Mental Health Day

Mental Health in Schools for World Mental Health Day

It is nearly two years on from the publication of the Green Paper in 2017. With its bold title, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision, the paper set out the government’s strategy to correct the ‘historic injustice’ (p.2) of discrimination, poor treatment and stigma associated with mental health.

Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week

Our bodies are designed to move (Designed to Move, 2012), however, due to the rapid rise in industry and technology, young people in the UK are experiencing lifestyles that are more sedentary than ever.

Thank a Teacher

Thank a Teacher

It is perhaps appropriate that this year the 5th October falls on a Saturday. For those who don’t recognise the date it is the internationally observed as The United Nations' (UN) World Teachers’ Day.

Applying to Study Abroad

Applying to Study Abroad

The opportunity to study in a country and experience a new culture was too appealing to turn down.

03/10/19
Will Jeffries blog squad profile picture Will

My Accommodation in Western Sydney

My Accommodation in Western Sydney

Messy? Poor flatmates? Faulty appliances? These are just some of the issues university accommodations often get associated with. For me it has been the opposite.

03/10/19
Will Jeffries blog squad profile picture Will

Applying to Study Abroad

Applying to Study Abroad

The opportunity to study in a country and experience a new culture was too appealing to turn down

03/10/19
Will Jeffries blog squad profile picture Will

Beckett Kitchen's Favourite Recipes

Beckett Kitchen's Favourite Recipes

We've compiled our favourite recipes for you to take away and make at home!

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week which runs from 7 to 13 October. The theme this year is empowering people with dyslexia. The Library has lots of resources and support available which aim to empower students with dyslexia to become independent learners and to succeed at University.

Please click to access an audio version of this blog post.

01/10/19

The Independent Food and Drink Academy turns to the topic of Recruiting Staff and Keeping Them

The Independent Food and Drink Academy turns to the topic of Recruiting Staff and Keeping Them

We were very proud to host the third Independent Food and Drink Academy quarterly event, this time based around on the topic of Recruitment and Retention.

Your October Reward Card Offers

Your October Reward Card Offers

As Autumn approaches we've got some heart and hand warming offers ready for you.

Ready, Set, Innovate: Funding Opportunities and Events in October

As students arrive back in Leeds and teaching gets underway, summer feels like a distant memory here at Leeds Beckett. Grow MedTech and Translate have a number of calls and events open to academics and students to brighten up your October - don’t let these exciting opportunities pass you by!

Music & Sport ‘Knowing the Score’ song commission winner now available to download

Music & Sport ‘Knowing the Score’ song commission winner now available to download

‘Let her Through (The Roller)’ a winning song commission taken from this year’s Leeds School of Art’s ‘Knowing the Score’ conference which explored the historical links between music and sport has received its official release online.

Nomadic enquiry: Reimagining research ethics for ‘posthuman’ times

Traditional research practice often fails to acknowledge our embodied, entangled and complex roles, with ‘ethics’ becoming merely a form to tick off along a path to neutral and objective positions of enlightenment. Anxious to avoid the ‘god-trick’ of the all-seeing and all-knowing observer (Haraway, 1988, p. 575), this blog explores the potential for new modes of enquiry that trouble positivist paradigms and open spaces for new understandings and becomings.

Unexamined privilege and schools as sites of othering: Towards an ethics of commentary and debate.

Despite years of monitoring and targets, the professional workforce of education, from early years to university, remains generally unrepresentative of the wider population that it serves, in terms of indices such as gender, social class and ‘race’; this is even more marked at leadership levels (Cabinet Office, 2017). The production of educational knowledge is, therefore, predominantly the outcome of the collective contributions of a partial and skewed sample, with restricted opportunities for its underpinning assumptions to be challenged by those who can offer different gender, social and cultural perspectives.

CollectivED: Curating voices in professional learning

The thread

As a new professor I was invited to establish a research and practice centre, and it was suggested by the dean of my school that creating a working paper series would be a valuable output. The idea both enticed me and created some anxiety. Would I be able to encourage enough people to contribute? Would they be read? Would it detract from my capacity to undertake work deemed significant in external evaluation? While these questions bubbled up, I could not erase the thought that I could take the thread of this conversation and use it to create something new and of value.

Turning the PROMISE into a reality; making sense of teachers’ dilemmas as the basis of professional learning

Turning the PROMISE into a reality; making sense of teachers’ dilemmas as the basis of professional learning

Late September 2019; the Brexit debacle rumbles on in the UK, but our European partnership project has regained momentum. This week the Erasmus+ PROMISE project group reconvened in Scotland where we were greeted by a warm welcome from colleagues at The School of Education at The University of Aberdeen and where we were enveloped in autumn mists.

I Come from a Land Down Under

I Come from a Land Down Under

Hi, I’m Kyle, and I’m here to tell you why studying in Australia was one of the best decisions that I have ever made!

26/09/19
Leeds Beckett University Kyle Stobbs
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