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Vlog: Cooking a healthy student meal

Vlog: Cooking a healthy student meal

Hi, I'm Izzy and I want to show you a quick and healthy stir fry recipe that's perfect for students!

14/06/19
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Developing Agency through Social Innovation

Developing Agency through Social Innovation

On the thirteenth of June the BBC report that “Nurseries in deprived areas ‘face closure over funding gap’”. 

An interview with a Leeds Beckett graduate

An interview with a Leeds Beckett graduate

Hi there, my name is Dorothy and I’m in my final year at Leeds Beckett University! I’ve interviewed a former Leeds Beckett student to help you get a taste of what life is really like after university…

13/06/19
Dorothy profile picture Dorothy

Amey Safety Smart Project

Raj Kandola tells us about her 3 year research and enterprise project with multi-national company Amey.  

13/06/19
Raj Rajkiran Kandola

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

The new framework standards for apprenticeships were introduced by the UK Government in May 2017.

Is failing a-levels the end of the world?

Is failing a-levels the end of the world?

Hi! My name is Dorothy and I’m in my final year at Leeds Beckett University. Failing A-levels is not the end of the world, even though it may feel like it. If results day doesn’t go to plan, it’s important to stay calm and think of the next viable step. To help, I’ve put together some of my top tips below…

12/06/19
Dorothy profile picture Dorothy

5 reasons I've enjoyed studying at Leeds Beckett

5 reasons I've enjoyed studying at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Ben. This is a quick-fire list of the top 5 reasons I’ve enjoyed my time at Leeds Beckett University (just on a quick side note, there are many more than just 5 reasons!)

12/06/19
Ben Thomas student ambassador Ben

Prestigious Award for Leeds Beckett Professor

Prestigious Award for Leeds Beckett Professor

At the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Play (TASP) Professor Fraser Brown received this year's Brian Sutton-Smith Award for Play Scholarship. 

Short List Announced - Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards (CEYH) 2019

Short List Announced - Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards (CEYH) 2019

Organised by our school CEYH Awards focuses attention on some of the most important issues in the construction sector. They recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.

Discounted places for students in East Africa to study MSc Responsible Tourism Management

Discounted places for students in East Africa to study MSc Responsible Tourism Management

Leeds Beckett University are offering substantially discounted fees for five students from East Africa to study the MSc Responsible Tourism Management distance course.  Discounted fees are £5,500 per student.

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.

Getting your Research Heard: Ways to Engage with UK Parliament

Getting your Research Heard: Ways to Engage with UK Parliament

This blog outlines the key methods and channels for engaging with UK Parliament.

The Glitzy Glamour of the Spring Ball

The Glitzy Glamour of the Spring Ball

In May the school held its annual Spring Ball at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds city centre. This is an excuse for the cheap price of £25 to have a two course meal, drink on arrival and DJ with a dancefloor for the night in a fancy ballroom.

06/06/19
 Emma-Louise Ekpo

Reflecting on my exchange in New York

Reflecting on my exchange in New York

Hi, I'm Elettra. Now that I'm back from my semester in New York, I wanted to reflect on my experience.

06/06/19
Elettra profile pic Elettra

My clearing experience

My clearing experience

Hi, I'm Antonia and here's my experience of finding my place at Leeds Beckett via clearing.

05/06/19
Antonia profile pic Antonia

Education advisory groups: policy formation as repertory theatre

Education advisory groups: policy formation as repertory theatre

Anyone with a passing interest in education will have noticed the increasing frequency with which advisory groups spring up.

School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management Celebrate "End of Year"

School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management Celebrate "End of Year"

Final year students and staff from the school enjoyed an ‘End of Year’ Ball at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds.

How to improve your wellbeing around results day

How to improve your wellbeing around results day

Hi there! My name is Dorothy and I’m in my final year of study at Leeds Beckett University. If you’re feeling worried or stress about results day, I’ve put together some helpful tips to see you through this tough time and help improve your wellbeing.

04/06/19
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Gone through clearing? How to research your new uni

Gone through clearing? How to research your new uni

Hi there, my name is Dorothy and I’m a final year marketing student at Leeds Beckett University. If you’ve accepted a place in clearing, here are a few sites that you can use to get to know your university before you arrive in September.

04/06/19
Dorothy profile picture Dorothy

NFS students part of a film shoot featuring artist Damien Hirst in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International

NFS students part of a film shoot featuring artist Damien Hirst in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a place that I hold close to my heart. Set in beautiful countryside I have experienced many happy moments at the park with friends & family. So when the opportunity to assist a professional film shoot featuring Damien Hirst came up I was thrilled to take part.

04/06/19
 Frances Farrell–Oscroft

Vlog: A day in our life

Vlog: A day in our life

Hi, we're Molly and Katie and here's an insight into a day in our life at Leeds Beckett.

04/06/19
Molly profile picture Molly

Cake, Cycling, Doing Business Danish Style!

Cake, Cycling, Doing Business Danish Style!

Two Danish digital companies, Digitypes and Online Fox, visit Leeds Beckett University - a project partner on the Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing programme.

03/06/19
NSR Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing

Reward Card June Offers

Reward Card June Offers

We’re celebrating summer with two great offers.

Vlog: Five questions to ask at an Open Day

Vlog: Five questions to ask at an Open Day

Hi, I'm Leyla and I want to share with you my top five questions I think you should ask university open days.

31/05/19
Leeds Beckett student, Leyla Rose Leyla

Leeds Beckett Lecturer Awarded Title of Queen's Nurse

Leeds Beckett Lecturer Awarded Title of Queen's Nurse

Sharon Underwood has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse by the Queens Nursing Institute (QNI).

Five reasons Leeds Beckett is a great place to study

Five reasons Leeds Beckett is a great place to study

Hi there, my name is Dorothy Edgar and I’m in my final year at Leeds Beckett University. If you’re new to Leeds Beckett or you’re considering studying here in September, here are a few of the great things you can experience when you join the Leeds Beckett Community!

30/05/19
Dorothy profile picture Dorothy

The Library’s still open 24/7!

The Library’s still open 24/7!

Did you know that the Library stays open 24/7 all year round? You can contact us in several different ways and we’ll do our utmost to help you!

What makes a strong summary: writing for a general audience on research grant proposals

What makes a strong summary: writing for a general audience on research grant proposals

The summary is one of the most important and sometimes most difficult part of a research grant proposal. Whilst some researchers think that they have done the job well, bids can fail because the summary is not ‘general enough’.

29/05/19
Leeds Beckett University University Research Team

Engaging with the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development: A role for Integrated Reporting in universities

Engaging with the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development:  A role for Integrated Reporting in universities

The United Nations’ Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is one of the most ambitious and important global agreements in recent history. The agenda, with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core, is a guide to tackling the world’s most pressing challenges – including ending poverty and bringing economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and good governance to all countries and all people.

My clearing story and advice

My clearing story and advice

Hi, I'm Amy and I want to tell you about my clearing experience and give you some tips for making your decisions.

28/05/19
Amy profile pic Amy

Vlog: Student Discounts in Leeds

Vlog: Student Discounts in Leeds

Hi, I'm Izzy. I'm talking about my favourite things to do in Leeds and what discounts you can get for being a student.

28/05/19
Izzy blog squad profile pic Izzy

Vlog: A Tour of City Campus

Vlog: A Tour of City Campus

Hi, I'm Abbie and here's my tour of all of the main areas of city campus - check it out.

28/05/19
Abbie profile pic Abbie

Dr Oliver Bray performs in Venice

Dr Oliver Bray performs in Venice

Dr Oliver Bray, the Dean of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts and Head of Performing Arts performed his solo work Ursonate Post-truth in Venice on Friday 10 May.

Leeds' surrounding areas - Huddersfield

Leeds' surrounding areas - Huddersfield

Hi, I'm Sim. Here's a quick overview of the best places to visit in Huddersfield, for those that fancy a day out in Leeds' surrounding areas.

24/05/19
Sim profile picture blogs Simeon

Professor of Art labelled 'philosophically irresponsible.'

Professor of Art labelled 'philosophically irresponsible.'

Professor Simon Morris founded Information as Material in 2002 - a publishing imprint for experimental literature that has subsequently published over fifty books by artists and poets around the globe. He has variously been described as ‘philosophically irresponsible’ (Revue d’esthétique, Paris, France), ‘a literary pervert’ (Whitechapel Gallery, London), ‘mischevious’ (Times Literary Supplement) and ‘an inspired lunatic’ (Guardian).

22/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Professor Felipe Cussen

Older women in horror

Older women in horror

A doctoral candidate from the Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) has celebrated her first publication.

22/05/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei

Autism & Behavioural Design: Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge Sharing Session.

Autism & Behavioural Design: Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge Sharing Session.

L4 Students from BA(Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, presented their ‘Design a School for Autism’ projects with their tutor, Joan Love, at The Green Sand Foundry, Leeds, this week.

How to prepare for results day

How to prepare for results day

Hi there, my name is Dorothy and I’m a final year student at Leeds Beckett University. Read my blog below to find out all about how to get ready for results day in August.

22/05/19
Dorothy profile picture Dorothy

How To Curate A Blog

In this blog post I have the inside scoop on how to articulate creative writing ideas, story and character development with the extremely talented yet humble Dr. Rachel Connor, Course Director for the English with Creative Writing degree at Leeds Beckett University and published novelist, radio scriptwriter and poet.

How To Curate A Blog

In this blog post I have the inside scoop on how to articulate creative writing ideas, story and character development with the extremely talented yet humble Dr. Rachel Connor, Course Director for the English with Creative Writing degree at Leeds Beckett University and published novelist, radio scriptwriter and poet.

22/05/19
 Sam Smith
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