Studying BSc Hons Occupational Therapy during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Studying BSc Hons Occupational Therapy during the Covid-19 Pandemic

My name is Issynine months after the initial COVID-19 outbreak, I started my undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about my experience of online learning so far.

Studying BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy during the Covid-19 Pandemic

My name is Issy Scaife and nine months after the initial COVID-19 outbreak, I started my undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about my experience of online learning so far. 

Media Professionals module creates valuable opportunities for students

Media Professionals module creates valuable opportunities for students

Third-year Media Communications and Cultures student Francesca Haigh, shares with us how her course helped her interact with media professionals and gave her an exciting internship opportunity. 

03/12/20
 Francesca Haigh

Submitting assignments online

If you need help submitting your assignment online, the Library is here to support you.

International Day of People with Disabilities and the CSJ

International Day of People with Disabilities and the CSJ

Thursday 3rd December is International Day of People with Disabilities and offers an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities around the world. This day also reminds society that much still needs to be done to address discrimination and exclusion.

Research on coaching in education: where can we find it, and what does it tell us?

Research on coaching in education: where can we find it, and what does it tell us?

In this blogpost Margaret Barr from Growth Coaching International shares an open-access compilation of research studies and other resources for coaching in education. She gives the background to the resource, some examples of its contents, and a note about its limitations. You are also invited to contribute if you wish. CollectivED work in partnership with GCI.

02/12/20
 Margaret Barr

Management KTP at Leeds Beckett - one year in

Management KTP at Leeds Beckett - one year in

Twelve months ago, we launched the new management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs) at Leeds Beckett University. In this blog post, Jo Griffiths – post-award team manager – reflects on what we’ve learnt, what’s been successful and what makes her positive about future opportunities.

Understanding event experiences

Understanding event experiences

Two members of staff from the School’s UK Centre for Events Management have had their work published in a special issue of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. 

Recent Graduate is Releasing Second Single on Record Label Monomyth Records

Recent Graduate is Releasing Second Single on Record Label Monomyth Records

BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production graduate, Luka Huidobro-Howe, who performs under the name ‘LUKA’, is releasing her second single on label Monomyth Records.

Leeds Law School’s Law Clinic

Leeds Law School’s Law Clinic

My decision to choose the Law Clinic module in the third year of my Law degree was based upon the fact that I wanted to become a solicitor. When choosing this module, the key criteria that stood out to me was that I would be dealing with real-life clients and giving them legal advice.  One of the main jobs of a solicitor is to meet clients, take their instructions and then produce letters of advice; therefore participating in the Law Clinic module was a no-brainer for me to gain relevant experience. 

27/11/20
 Jasmine Page

Creating an Engine Room for Learning

Creating an Engine Room for Learning

Some time ago I completed my PhD. The final conceptualisation of my research findings was represented as a model. I have always found that providing models of complex ideas or procedures is helpful to myself and people I work with.  A model can be used as a tool to scaffold productive and focused thinking. My PhD was titled ‘Metamorphosis, model-making and meaning; developing exemplary knowledge for teacher education’. To cut a long research journey short I produced a new model which (typically for me has been recently re-modelled) and is now called The CoG Model of Professional Learning. Let me tell you how it works.

Leeds Beckett University and Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Leeds Beckett University and Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

As the unusual year that has been 2020 draws to a close we thought we'd take a look back to last year and the amazing inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International.

LS26 School Uniform Scheme

LS26 School Uniform Scheme

Leeds Beckett Student Alice Hennigan has started a School uniform Scheme to benefit the local community. Here she talks about her work and what motivated her to start.

The International Society for Professional Innovation Management call on the expertise of UKCEM students

The International Society for Professional Innovation Management call on the expertise of UKCEM students

Following the success of our partnership last year, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) is again working with the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM). 

Intro to Social Structures Sample Lecture

Dr. Christopher Till presents a short lecture on Social Structures. He provides insight into the concept and displays what a typical sociology lecture involves. 

Hospitality Horizons 2020 – Industry experts say the hospitality industry will bounce back better

Hospitality Horizons 2020 – Industry experts say the hospitality industry will bounce back better

Leeds Beckett University welcomed students from schools and colleges across the region and further afield to our annual Hospitality Horizons Conference so they could hear first hand from experts within the industry.

Online misinformation and propaganda. Are we all involved?

Dr. Christopher Till examines whether misinformation spread in the media is any different to propaganda used by people in power.

Favouring footwear or being barefoot? Gaining insights to the possibility of barefoot activities to aid osteoarthritis of the knee

PhD student, Hannah Blackburn and Professor Mark Johnson examine whether being barefoot can influence knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and see if it can form part of a self-management care plan.

Will the Government’s Green Homes Grant help make homes warmer and cheaper to run?

Will the Government’s Green Homes Grant help make homes warmer and cheaper to run?

COVID has had many impacts on us all, however, there is some hope that the Government's ambitious recovery plan can bring with it benefits to compensate, and bring changes that may make us more resilient as a society in the future. The £2 billion Green Homes Grant voucher scheme is one such financial recovery package that was announced to stimulate the construction industry, and at the same time help resolve the societal ills of cold homes, carbon intensive heating and high fuel bills. 

Studying for assessments and exams?

Studying for assessments and exams?

Assessments and exams can be stressful, and may feel even more difficult in the current situation. To help you feel prepared we’ve put together a checklist of things to support you.

Leeds Beckett Staff - we need your feedback on the Reading List Toolkit!

Have you used our reading list toolkit? We'd love to hear what you think

Recent Graduate Wins RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship

Recent Graduate Wins RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship

Recent MArch Archictecture Graduate Simon Feather has been announced as a joint winner of this year's RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship.

24/11/20
Simon Feather - a man in his early 20s wearing a shirt and jumper Simon Feather

Disability History Month 2020

Disability History Month 2020

UK Disability History Month 2020 – Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go? 

Find out about the work Leeds Beckett Library is doing to make its systems and websites accessible.

Black Friday 2020

Black Friday 2020

Black Friday is almost upon us and to help you prepare we have provided a guide that highlights how you can safely find the best deals online, avoid cyber scams and help protect the environment.

Pioneering Access-to-Water Technology Features in “UN at 75” Sustainability Book

Pioneering Access-to-Water Technology Features in “UN at 75” Sustainability Book

Researchers from Leeds Beckett University have contributed to a landmark publication to celebrate both the 75th year of the United Nations (UN) and advances in engineering sustainability over this period. 

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week is typically in the second week of November where transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community. 

Submitting your assignment online

Submitting your assignment online

When it is time to submit your assignment online, the Library can help.

The importance of self-care

The importance of self-care

During the pandemic, it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced feelings of anxiety and uncertainty to a greater or lesser extent. There’s no doubt that the situation has had an impact on the mental health of each and every one of us in some way. So, if there was ever a time to start taking (better) care of ourselves, it’s now. 

Want to study together online with others? Join the Study Café, Fridays 10-12noon

Want to study together online with others? Join the Study Café, Fridays 10-12noon

The Study Café is a chance for you to focus on your own work in a friendly environment, where you will come together online with other students and be supported by LLI’s Academic Skills Tutors. 

19/11/20
 Libraries & Learning Innovation

Health and safety– applied research in action

Health and safety– applied research in action

In this blog post, Dr Jim Morgan – Head of the Psychology Applied to Safety and Health (PASH) research group at Leeds Beckett – shares the successes of the team’s two recent Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, which have seen significant reductions in injuries and substantial cost savings for both Amey and VolkerRail – and looks ahead to new and future industry collaborations.

Off campus assessments and exams

Off campus assessments and exams

We know assessments can be stressful, and in the current situation things may feel even more difficult. To try to help we’ve put together a checklist of things to help you feel as prepared as possible.

Join our Research Cafes

Join our Research Cafes

One of the hardest things about the current pandemic is maintaining the feeling of belonging to a research culture so the Library is trying to find ways to continue those connections that are normally made on campus.

2020 Architecture Open Lecture Series

2020 Architecture Open Lecture Series

The Architecture subject team at Leeds School of Arts have announced the programme for their winter 2020 open lecture series entitled 'Fortuitous Encounters' - with free public talks taking place on 18th & 25th November and 2nd & 9th December.

School of ETHM graduates scoop CN 30 Under Thirty award

School of ETHM graduates scoop CN 30 Under Thirty award

Two alumna from our BA (Hons) Events Management have been announced as winners of the Conference News 30 under Thirty 2020 prize.

Leeds Beckett academic discusses national commemoration for Covid-19 victims

Leeds Beckett academic discusses national commemoration for Covid-19 victims

UK Centre for Events Management Senior Lecturer, Rev. Ruth Dowson, was invited by Faith Action to present a webinar on the event management implications of a proposed national commemoration event to remember those who have died as a result of Covid, and to provide an opportunity for those who are bereaved and grieving to mark their loss and to begin to engage with the bereavement process.

Returning to face to face teaching: A Day in the life

Returning to face to face teaching: A Day in the life

Linsey King, Course Director for Dietetics, talks about returning to face-to-face teaching. She outlines the different stages of her first day.

How to save money as a student

How to save money as a student

Hi, I'm Izzy and in this vlog I'll be sharing with you a few of my top tips on how you can save money as a student.

16/11/20
Izzy blog squad profile pic Izzy

Moving from music to law

I was very fortunate to have been offered a place to study on the LLB Law degree having previously come from a non-academic background. I originally came to Leeds Beckett in 2016 to study music technology and though I received excellent grades in my first year, I did not feel this was the right course for me. While the jump from a practical music degree to a law degree was big, the transition was seamless, and the academic staff were incredibly supportive. 

16/11/20
Leeds Beckett Logo James Simpson

How to enjoy life on a student budget

How to enjoy life on a student budget

Hi, I'm Chloe and in this vlog I'm going to be talking about how easy it is to have a great time whilst on a student budget.

16/11/20
Chloe Kent Chloe
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