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Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Kathrin Kloeti

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Kathrin Kloeti

This blog series will introduce all presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

15/08/19
 Emily Howells
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team

Research team take part in a SMART Energy Pilot Project which will make the UK's energy more efficient, sustainable and affordable.

Research team take part in a SMART Energy Pilot Project which will make the UK's energy more efficient, sustainable and affordable.

As part of the SMART Energy Research Lab (SERL) project, a research team from Leeds Sustainability Institute will be supporting an initial pilot phase looking at how to utilise household energy consumption data available via smart meters to fuel a new wave of innovative energy research. 

Are you study ready?

Are you study ready?

If it feels like forever since you did any studying or you’re wondering what it will be like to study at University then the LBU Study Ready course is for you!

Doctors and Dentists: Get Registered

Doctors and Dentists: Get Registered

Don’t wait until you need them, get registered at your local GP Surgery and Dentist as soon as possible.

13/08/19

Civil Engineering Apprentice wins company Values Award.

Civil Engineering Apprentice wins company Values Award.

Leeds Beckett first-year Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship student, Jacob Lindley, has won Taylor Woodrow's Our Values award for delivering his own Health & Safety sessions to colleagues every day for a week.

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Dominic Browning

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Dominic Browning

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

12/08/19
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team
 Emily Howells

Budgeting Basics

One of the best feelings in the world is seeing your bank account after your loan comes in. One of the worst is realising how quickly it’s going to run out. Fear not, though, there are plenty of ways for a finance savvy student to stay on top of their money. Here’s our rundown of some of the budgeting basics that can help keep money woes off your mind during your studies.

Are you Study Ready?

Are you Study Ready?

If it feels like forever since you did any studying or you're wondering what it will be like to study at University then the LBU Study Ready course is for you!

08/08/19

Your First Day What to Expect

Your First Day What to Expect

So, the big day is just around the corner; freedom, fun and frolics await! But you may be feeling a tad apprehensive. Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help!

What to do on your first night in Leeds

What to do on your first night in Leeds

You’ve had your drawn out emotional goodbye with your parents. Your life is packed up in boxes on your bed waiting to find a new home. Armed with a week’s worth of instant pasta and three pizza cutters you’re ready to start your three (or more) years in style. Where to begin?

Cant Cook Have to Cook

Cant Cook Have to Cook

Ever watched Jamie Oliver, Nigella or Heston and thought, ‘how do they make it look so easy’? The good news is you don’t need to be a TV chef to make simple food that tastes great. If you’re staring down at the bottom of your 8th Pot Noodle in a row and thinking you could do with something a little more satisfying, take a look at these easy meal ideas.

Learn The Yorkshire Lingo

Learn The Yorkshire Lingo

So you decided to come to the good ol’ county of Yorkshire... What you didn't realise was that you were landing yourself in the middle of a swarm of people speaking one of the broadest accents of all- its as thick as our gravy! There's no escaping it - you'll have to master t'lingo to get by and blend in with the locals without arousing suspicion!

Life Hacks Making Friends

Life Hacks Making Friends

We've put together our top tips for making the most of your first few weeks at University when it comes to making friends.

Work experience with Shoo Social Media

Work experience with Shoo Social Media

Recent graduate Nazia Hussain reflects on her current role as a graphic designer and how her degree in Fine Art set her up to take the next step.

06/08/19
 

My journey from Leeds Beckett University to a Parisian office

My journey from Leeds Beckett University to a Parisian office

Megan, a recent graduate, talks about her experience of taking her creative writing skills to Paris and the world of travel writing.

Ambient House: “Little Fluffy Clouds” And The Sampler As Time Machine

Ambient House: “Little Fluffy Clouds” And The Sampler As Time Machine

Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Dr Justin Morey investigates the role of ambient music in society and todays musical culture in a new publication that bring together a series of essays on the subject. 

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Alan Simson’s research practice in the world of Urban Forestry.

BBC Gardeners World Live

BBC Gardeners World Live

Postgraduate Landscape Architecture student Johanna Elvidge’s enjoying show garden success. 

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Academics from The Leeds School of Arts are set to mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader with a series of durational readings and in-conversation sessions featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at the Edinburgh festival.

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters : Jayne Cunningham

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters :  Jayne Cunningham

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

06/08/19
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team
 Emily Howells

Alumni Included in US Top Women in Events 2019

Alumni Included in US Top Women in Events 2019

Caz Lockwood, MSc Events Management graduate, has been included in the US Top Women in Events for 2019.

Stakeholders for Productivity Getting in the Right Orbit

There are plethora of potential stakeholders who are attempting to engage SME’s in helping them improve their productivity.

Business School Start-up Competition Winner receives Royal Recognition

Business School Start-up Competition Winner receives Royal Recognition

More than seventy students participated in the first start-up model competition introduced in the Business School earlier this year.  

August Reward Card Offers

August Reward Card Offers

Your August Rewards Have Arrived!

Vlog: My Clearing experience by Alex

Vlog: My Clearing experience by Alex

Hi i'm Alex and in this vlog i'll be talking all about how I came to Leeds Beckett through Clearing and how easy I found the whole thing!

31/07/19
Leeds Beckett University Alex

My journey from Clearing to graduation

My journey from Clearing to graduation

Hi, I’m Gaz and I recently graduated from Leeds Beckett after studying Computer Forensics and Security. I originally came through Clearing and now, after achieving a first class honours I’m just about to start my Graduate job at BT. This is my experience of Clearing and studying at Leeds Beckett.

31/07/19
Student blogger gaz Gaz

Library website re-launched

Library website re-launched

The Library website was re-launched last week with a new structure, look and feel. You should be able to use the site as usual, but please excuse us if some pages don’t look quite right or function correctly straight away. Please contact the Library or Offsite if you have difficulties in finding anything you need. 

Hunting For Hearts on Campus

Hunting For Hearts on Campus

Did you find one of the several hearts hidden on City Campus?

My Commuting Experience

My Commuting Experience

Hello! My name is Laura, I’m a 32-year-old mature student at Leeds Beckett University and I’m just going to tell you a bit about my experience of being a commuting student.

26/07/19
 Laura

My Placement Year in the Sponsorship Industry

My Placement Year in the Sponsorship Industry

University is a platform for a higher earnings potential, but it certainly doesn’t guarantee it. With few real-world skills, more and more graduates are finding that 6 months to a year post graduation: they have yet to find a job in their preferred industry.

How to travel on a student budget

How to travel on a student budget

As a student it is easy to think that debt and loans prevent you from travelling. However the study abroad programme at Leeds Beckett enables students to travel and study at the same time in such a way that it may not cost as much as you think. There are also ways of saving money so that you can travel on a budget. Here are a few tips I have picked up as an exchange student.

25/07/19
Hannah profile picture Hannah

How to travel AND be a successful student

How to travel AND be a successful student

Before coming to Australia I had been both travelling and been a student for 1 ½ years, but I had never been both at the same time. Combining travelling and studying in the study abroad programme uses a different set of skills that I have had to perfect in order to make the most of my time here, without falling behind with uni work. Here are a few tips on how to be a successful student and explore the world, for those of you who are considering studying abroad.

25/07/19
Hannah profile picture Hannah

My experience of applying through Clearing

My experience of applying through Clearing

Hi, I’m Sim and I’m a final year Marketing & Advertising Management student at Leeds Beckett University. If you are worried about what to do after A-levels or wanting to start University later on in life and want to know more about applying through Clearing, then read on.

23/07/19
Sim profile picture blogs Simeon

Using mentoring and coaching to focus on the curriculum in action

Using mentoring and coaching to focus on the curriculum in action

As changes in the curriculum appear on the horizon it is essential for teachers and school leaders to engage critically and constructively with the opportunities and tensions that emerge.

ICRETH PhD researcher presents at Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)

ICRETH PhD researcher presents at Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)

Now in its 7th year, the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA) hosted its annual conference in the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region of south west Scotland at the Laggan conference and activities centre. 

Congratulations to everyone graduating this summer!

Congratulations to everyone graduating this summer!

We'd like to send our warmest congratulations to everyone graduating this summer!

As your time at university draws to a close, some important things to remember.......

Library Website Relaunch

We are relaunching the Library website during w/c 22 July with a new structure, look and feel. You can still use the site but please excuse us if some pages don’t look quite right or function correctly straight away. Please contact us if you have problems finding anything you need.

17/07/19

European Unions: Chapter Three

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.

Workplace Stress and Emotional Labour in Public Relations

Public relations is a stressful occupation. According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) annual member survey, ‘heavy/unmanageable workload’ is the top factor contributing to workplace stress (59%), followed by ‘unrealistic deadlines or expectations from colleagues’ (46%).

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