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Legal Takeaways with Gosschalks Solicitors Construction Law team

On 21st November 2019, the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing held a Legal Update seminar with it's Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network at Gosschalks Solicitors in Hull.

School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing Professor wins Best Paper Award

School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing Professor wins Best Paper Award

Professor David Johnston, Professor of Building Performance Evaluation within Leeds Sustainability Institute, wins Best Paper Award for the Indoor and Built Environment (IBE) journal produced by Sage Journals

Exam Survival

Exam Survival

From silent study space to motivational playlists there's lots of help available from the Library to help you survive your exams.

Using simulation to develop business mentoring and strategic capability amongst entrepreneurs

Using simulation to develop business mentoring and strategic capability amongst entrepreneurs

Developing business strategy skills to sustain and support the growth of start-up firms in an increasingly complex, uncertain and volatile environment can be a risky challenge

Revisiting the Engineering Without Borders Design Challenge Winners

In June, a team of Leeds Beckett University students won the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Prize for their concept of building a women’s’ community hub in Tamil Nadu, India, using locally sourced natural and affordable materials.

How to be Sustainable in Winter

How to be Sustainable in Winter

Hi, I'm Suyin. I have a few tips and tricks on how we can all enjoy Christmas while ensuring we are also being planet friendly. 

05/12/19
 

Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

The Library is open 24/7 throughout the Christmas Vacation and over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays - see below for key information.

Festive Freebie Calendar

Festive Freebie Calendar

Limited time offers every day in December!

Technology Prototypes Symposium

Technology Prototypes Symposium

Architecture students from across Leeds School of Arts were given the opportunity to engage with the concept of ‘Technology Prototypes’ through a Symposium on Wednesday 13 November 2019.

Dr Bill Davies on BBC's Sunday Politics Show

Dr Bill Davies on BBC's Sunday Politics Show

Dr Bill Davies appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show on 1st December.

03/12/19
Leeds Beckett University School Updates

California Researchin'

California Researchin'

Dr Kiff Bamford talks about his research interest in Jean-François Lyotard and his recent visit to the University of California, Irvine where Lyotard once taught.

The Wired Project

The Wired Project

Leeds School of Arts Music students aim to inspire & educate the next generation of female musicians through The Wired Project.

Do we need leaders and managers in the workplace?

Recently I read two articles written by SharpstoneSkinner one called Love your managers* and the second called Leaders vs Managers – who would win?* And it got me thinking .!

We've Joined Too Good To Go!

We've Joined Too Good To Go!

Grab a bargain and help us fight food waste!

Students gain insight into the practical application of sport and exercise nutrition in elite sport

Students gain insight into the practical application of sport and exercise nutrition in elite sport

MSc students gained a real insight into sport nutrition in practice during a guest lecture delivered by Ruth Wood Martin, Lead Performance Nutritionist with the Irish Rugby Football Union and two-time 1500m Olympian Laura Weightman.

Support for spinal cord and brain injured rugby players

Support for spinal cord and brain injured rugby players

Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO) have delivered 3 day supportive courses for spinal cord and brain injured rugby players since 2017 on behalf of the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) Injured Players Foundation (IPF).

Your December Reward Card Offers

Your December Reward Card Offers

December is filled with festive food, drinks and freebies!

Legal Innovation; Are the robots really taking over?

Legal Innovation; Are the robots really taking over?

Digital transformation, Industry 4.0, Technology Revolution. These terms, and many more, are all designed to encapsulate the rapid advancement of technology and automation within business today.

Festive Treats & Hot Drinks

Festive Treats & Hot Drinks

Warm up with our limited edition hot drinks and treats!

Women in UK’s Advertising Industry: Female managers better bosses, but women not listened to

Women in UK’s Advertising Industry: Female managers better bosses, but women not listened to

I recently completed an analysis of data on the UK’s advertising industry, which revealed some problematic findings.

Sport Development graduate tells us how she secured a job working at the National Trust

Sport Development graduate tells us how she secured a job working at the National Trust

Former Sport Development student, Fran Musgrave tells us about her motivations for choosing the course at Leeds Beckett, and her new role as Active Outdoor Development Officer at the National Trust.

26/11/19
Fran Musgrave Fran Musgrave

Responsible Tourism Management team wins ATHE Award for Innovation

Responsible Tourism Management team wins ATHE Award for Innovation

The Responsible Tourism Management team at Leeds Beckett University have recently won the ATHE Innovation award for Building Leadership and Management Capacity in the Visitor Economy. The award is sponsored by Tourism Society.

MSc Responsible Tourism Management student wins ATHE Best PG Student Award

MSc Responsible Tourism Management student wins ATHE Best PG Student Award

Daniela Schoeb, a recent graduate from the Responsible Tourism Management MSc at Leeds Beckett University has just been awarded ATHE Best PG Student for 2019.

Anthony Burgess cassette archive

Anthony Burgess cassette archive

21 November 2019 saw the launch of Conversations with the Anthony Burgess cassette archive (1964-1993), a double LP/CD curated by Senior Lectuer Dr Alan Dunn, in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and poet/producer Guy-Marc Hinant of the Belgian record label Sub Rosa.

History graduate looks to the future with a promising career in HR

History graduate looks to the future with a promising career in HR

After graduating with a first-class honour’s degree in History, the skills Samantha learnt at university, such as historical data analysis, helped her to successfully secure a job in human resources.

Emily Hobhouse: War Without Glamour

Emily Hobhouse: War Without Glamour

History student Sophia Lambert talks about her involvement in a workshop focussing on the creation of an exhibition documenting the work of the early 20th century peace activist Emily Hobhouse.

21/11/19
Leeds Beckett University Sophia Lambert

Visiting other university libraries

Visiting other university libraries

Did you know that you can visit other university libraries closer to home? SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme that allows students to borrow from most higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. For full-time undergraduate students this is for reference only.

Social Enterprise on the Rise

Social Enterprise on the Rise

Thursday 21 November is Social Enterprise Day, marking day four of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Dr Ian Lamond talks Brexit and Events of Dissent at the University of Bucharest

Dr Ian Lamond talks Brexit and Events of Dissent at the University of Bucharest

The capital of Romania is not one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to discussing the management of events associated with the leave and remain campaigns of the UK referendum on EU membership; however, Dr Ian Lamond was invited by colleagues from the National University of Political Science and Public Administration and the University of Bucharest to do just that.

Mirror Mirror on the wall: the function of data in constructing child subjectivity

Mirror Mirror on the wall: the function of data in constructing child subjectivity

Data has become an increasingly important aspect of all our lives. Huge quantities of data are collected about us and used in increasingly complex ways to impact on our lives.

Productivity Performance: Hitting the High Notes together

Whilst the manufacturing sector in the UK has declined as the economy has become increasingly reliant upon services, it remains a significant part of the economy accounting for almost half of our exports and seventy percent of the UKs research and development (Oxford Economics.)

Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

The Library is open 24/7 throughout the Christmas Vacation and over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays - see below for key information.

#gew2019 – Opportunities for students at Leeds Beckett

#gew2019 – Opportunities for students at Leeds Beckett

10 million people in more than 170 countries have participated in entrepreneurship-related events, activities and competitions during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Planning for our Future Environment: Thoughts on two pioneering engineering schemes in Yorkshire

Planning for our Future Environment: Thoughts on two pioneering engineering schemes in Yorkshire

There is growing concern in the UK regarding climate change and the effects that increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather is having on the places we live and work. The latest Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber seminar explored the role construction has in combating this and featured presentations on a flood protection scheme in York and a coastal defence scheme in Runswick Bay, Scarborough. The School's Head of Subject for Construction, Surveying and Project Management, Mark Wilson, chaired the event and has written his thoughts below.

International Tourism Graduate Wins Second Prestigious Award

International Tourism Graduate Wins Second Prestigious Award

2019 International Tourism Management graduate, Ana Seidi, was recognised by senior travel and tourism industry experts as the “One to Watch” at the Everywoman in Travel Awards.

A Week in the Life of a Masters in Laws Student

Gail wrote a blog about a week studying the LLM Master of Laws (Distance Learning) with Leeds Law School.

15/11/19
 Gail Moyra John

Professor Sue Backhouse and Meghan Bentley present at BDA sports nutrition study day

Professor Sue Backhouse and Meghan Bentley present at BDA sports nutrition study day

Professor Sue Backhouse and Meghan Bentley from the Carnegie School of Sport are in Birmingham today presenting at the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Sports Nutrition Study Day.

Vlog: World Kindness Day

Vlog: World Kindness Day

Hi, we're Molly and Katie and in this vlog we are sharing our stories about random acts of kindness we have experienced at university and sharing ideas of how you can spread kindness too.

13/11/19
Molly profile picture Molly

Human Geography and Planning Students Study Visit to Lille

Human Geography and Planning Students Study Visit to Lille

Last week saw the annual Year Four student field trip to Leeds’ twin city of Lille in Northern France. This started with a welcome from Oliver Dupas and Catherine Polito, Head and Deputy Head of the Lycee Pasteur, our French partner college, and was followed by a workshop in which French and English students discussed their experiences of life and higher education.

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