LSA Festival Student Stories: Poppy Brown / Filmmaking

LSA Festival Student Stories: Poppy Brown / Filmmaking

We are excited to announce Northern Film School Documentary Specialist and BA (Hons) Filmmaking student, Poppy Brown, has been awarded a place on the prestigious and extremely competitive Grierson Doc Lab for 2020/21.

11/07/20
 Poppy Brown

Rugby Union World Player of the Year (Women's)

Rugby Union World Player of the Year (Women's)

Carnegie School of Sport graduate Emily Scarratt is best known as the player who secured England’s 2014 Women’s World Cup triumph with six minutes left in the game. She was named World Rugby's Women's Player of the Year in November 2019 and became the highest ever Red Roses points scorer in the 2020 Six Nations. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by Leeds Beckett University in 2015.

10/07/20

LSA Festival Student Stories: Ellen Price / Fashion

LSA Festival Student Stories: Ellen Price / Fashion

On one hand I was about to enter my final year studying fashion, a subject I love and am passionate about. On the other hand I was volunteering in Holbeck for a local charity that support women who are caught in life crippling addictions, many who have turned to street prostitution to support their habit.

10/07/20
 Ellen price

RFU Injured Players Foundation Research Grant Award

RFU Injured Players Foundation Research Grant Award

Dr Toni Williams and Dr Chris Kay have been awarded a research grant from the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) to develop a 5-10 year research plan.

LSA Festival Student Stories: Adam Alcock / Music Technology

LSA Festival Student Stories: Adam Alcock / Music Technology

The goal of this piece is to create a thought-provoking view of Mass Surveillance in our society, leaving the viewer with an unsettling awareness of its intrusive nature in our lives. It uses cameras, sensors, speakers, and the internet, to observe, analyse, and highlight surveillance in our everyday lives, through the medium of sound, video, and data.

A gold standard athlete

A gold standard athlete

Kadeena Cox, who graduated from Leeds Beckett with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science, became the first British Paralympian to win Gold in multiple sports at the same Games since 1984. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her global sporting excellence in the face of adversity in 2017.

09/07/20

Vlog | How I changed my Course by applying through Clearing

Vlog | How I changed my Course by applying through Clearing

Hi I'm Katie and in this vlog I'm going to be talking about how I changed my mind about what course I wanted to study at university and my experience applying to Leeds Beckett through Clearing.

09/07/20
Gild with blonde hair wearing a grey top and black cardigan Katie

Five Leeds artists to watch

Five Leeds artists to watch

Sam Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Music at the university picks five artists with a strong Leeds connection who are currently breaking through to get national recognition.

Transforming attitudes towards obesity

Transforming attitudes towards obesity

Professor Paul Gately has dedicated over two decades of work to reshaping attitudes to one of the biggest health crises of our time: obesity. An influential figure in campaigning to end the stigma surrounding obesity, Paul balances his academic role with running MoreLife, a specialist weight management training and services provider he founded at the university in 1999.

Paul has used his own innovative research into obesity ranging from the environmental influences on obesity, to the impact of high protein diets on obese children, to grow MoreLife into one of the largest providers for tackling childhood and adult obesity in Britain.

08/07/20

LSA Festival Student Stories: Jakub Maziarski / Creative Media Technology

LSA Festival Student Stories: Jakub Maziarski / Creative Media Technology

'Coach's Bestfriend' is a printed basketball playbook, which has been created to make teaching and instructing easier for coaches.

Moderate Demands become Revolutionary when Leaders Refuse to Listen

Moderate Demands become Revolutionary when Leaders Refuse to Listen

Charmaine Roche was the driving force behind a CollectivED symposium held on the 23rd June.  Charmaine is a PhD student at Carnegie School of Education and a member of the CollectivED Advisory Group.  

08/07/20
 Charmaine Roche

Bar Scholarship success – my experience and tips

Bar Scholarship success – my experience and tips

On the 7th March 2020, I travelled to London for a scholarship interview with The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple. On the 2nd April 2020, I got the news that I was successful and had been awarded an Exhibition Award.

08/07/20
Verity Barnes, Level 6 LLB student, profile picture Verity Barnes

Becoming a better self-coach

Becoming a better self-coach

Lockdown was just the nudge many people needed to activate positive new daily routines. Working from home created the ‘extra’ time we used to claim was missing and holding us back to create new behaviours.

LSA Festival Student Stories: Francesca Tirpak / Digital Journalism

LSA Festival Student Stories: Francesca Tirpak / Digital Journalism

Signs of Tenderness is a photobook dedicated to chosen family and platonic love, especially within a circle of queer people.

07/07/20
Fran - a young woman in her 20s with short hair and glasses Francesca Tirpak

New Talent Hub up and running at Leeds Beckett University to support talented athletes and coaches

New Talent Hub up and running at Leeds Beckett University to support talented athletes and coaches

British Athletics and England Athletics have worked with LBU, London Marathon Events and the Talented Athlete and Scholarship Scheme (TASS) to provide a new performance pathway for athletes that sees LBU and the University of Birmingham as the chosen Talent Hub venues.

07/07/20

Life after Leeds Law School

Life after Leeds Law School

My time at Leeds Beckett was easily the most compelling four years of my life. Considering the different opportunities of joining a society, studying abroad and the possibility to start a business, there were many things that the university had to offer. 

06/07/20
Leeds Law School student, Elijah Elijah Botsie

Leeds Beckett University Light it in Red to support the UK event industry

Leeds Beckett University Light it in Red to support the UK event industry

Our university joined over 600 venues that have signed up to draw attention to the impact of Covid 19 on the event industry by illuminating their buildings in red on the evening of 6th July 2020

Leeds Beckett University Light it in Red to support the UK event industry

Leeds Beckett University Light it in Red to support the UK event industry

Our university joined over 600 venues that have signed up to draw attention to the impact of Covid 19 on the event industry by illuminating their buildings in red on the evening of 6th July 2020

I trusted my instinct and it paid off

I trusted my instinct and it paid off

Dew Uwadia, who graduated with a first-class degree in 2019, remembers her time at Leeds Law School.

06/07/20
Photo of Dew Dew Uwadia

Athletes benefit from regional centre for sports psychology

Athletes benefit from regional centre for sports psychology

A ground-breaking centre to nurture the next generation of elite athletes in the North of England has been launched at Leeds Beckett University. The hub, part of the Carnegie School of Sport, provides a centre of excellence and promotes sport and exercise psychology across the region. Leeds Beckett was selected by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as the base for the project in recognition of the university’s reputation in the field.

06/07/20

My placement experience at Irwin Mitchell LLP

My placement experience at Irwin Mitchell LLP

Victoria Ademilokun, a final year LLB student, tells us a little about her final year LLB placement.

06/07/20
Final year LLB student, Victoria, selfie Victoria Ademilokun

Pioneering the progression of disabled athletes

Pioneering the progression of disabled athletes

Dr Bob Price OBE has campaigned throughout his four-decade career for the equal promotion of disability groups within Paralympics. 

03/07/20

Leeds School of Arts supports the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign

Leeds School of Arts supports the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign

The UK’s music sector contributes an enormous amount to our society, it supports 600,000 jobs, contributes £5.2 billion GVA to the UK economy and is a source of enjoyment and pleasure for just about everyone in the country. It’s currently under an enormous strain, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the restriction placed on our daily lives due to social distancing and the gradual reopening of the country’s economy.

Helping children lead healthy lives

Helping children lead healthy lives

A ground-breaking programme to promote physical and mental wellbeing in primary schoolchildren has been officially unveiled. The Creating Active Schools (CAS) framework is the first UK-based whole-school physical activity framework of its kind. Developed with the expertise of 50 regional, national and international stakeholders, the framework has been published in the prestigious International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Development of the CAS was led by Dr Andy Daly-Smith from the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, working in close partnership with Dan Wilson from the Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Nicola Corrigan from Public Health England, Yorkshire and Humber.

 

02/07/20

Peter Mackreth, Dean of Carnegie School of Sport

Peter Mackreth, Dean of Carnegie School of Sport

At Leeds Beckett University, we have a long and rich tradition of leading the field in sport education. Sport plays a huge part in many of our lives. The absence of sport for the last three months has made this particularly evident, from playing at the local sports club, to watching elite athletes performing on a world stage.

01/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Find out how the Library can support your studies

Joining us in September 2020? Find out how the Library can support your studies

We know lots of prospective students have questions about what it will be like to study at University in the autumn so we thought it would be helpful to let you know more about our services.

Dr Sue Miller presents her Latin Music Research Project at the British Academy Summer Showcase

Dr Sue Miller presents her Latin Music Research Project at the British Academy Summer Showcase

Led by Dr Sue Miller this British Academy funded research project investigates the performance aesthetics of Latin music in the recording studio using a variety of approaches including the technique of experimental archaeology. 

Spotlight on MSc Responsible Tourism Management for Sustainability Leaders Project interview

Spotlight on MSc Responsible Tourism Management for Sustainability Leaders Project interview

Lucy McCombes talks about her teaching on responsible tourism and how it has been put it into practice in The Gambia. 

My Clearing Experience

My Clearing Experience

Hi, I’m Leah, a Postgraduate student studying Sport and Exercise Physiology here at Leeds Beckett University. I am going to be talking about my experience going through Clearing and my journey that got me to where I am today.

30/06/20
Photo of student Leah  

Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - June 2020

Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - June 2020

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.

Collaborations between General Practitioners and Voluntary and Community Sector organisations examined

Collaborations between General Practitioners and Voluntary and Community Sector organisations examined

More needs to be done to encourage collaborations between General Practitioners (GPs) and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University. The squeezing of public finances and the growing pressures on GPs – particularly in socio-economic deprived communities – mean the need for collaboration between GPs and VCS organisations is greater than ever.

30/06/20

LSA Festival Student Stories: Adam Bishop / Product Design

LSA Festival Student Stories: Adam Bishop / Product Design

COVID-19: How Did it Affect my Design Studies?

This year has definitely been an interesting one, one that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. I’m Adam, a Product Design Student basically finishing my last year, hopefully studying MA 3D Design when I next return to Leeds Beckett University.

29/06/20
 Adam Bishop

Bloke-ification in a Feminising Industry

Do women have to start communicating and acting like men to have a successful career in a fast growing sector of the UK economy? In this post Dr Martina Topić  explores ‘bloke-ification’ and its implications in terms of equality, culture and leadership in the public relations and communications sector. 

Autism-Friendly Design: Learning about Real Life through the Virtual Environment

Autism-Friendly Design: Learning about Real Life through the Virtual Environment

Students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design have been on a mission to spread the word about their autism-friendly design projects, with their tutor Joan Love. Additionally, the briefs provided an opportunity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, integrating a series of design ideas relating to social distancing, hygiene and materials with natural anti-microbial properties.

How to live on a Student Budget

How to live on a Student Budget

Hi, I’m Will and in this blog, I’m going to be talking about how you can enjoy university life whilst on a student budget. I’ll be sharing with you my personal experiences and top tips that I have found useful during my time at university.

29/06/20
Will Jeffries blog squad profile picture Will

Prisoners benefit from university learning partnership

A recent prison inspectors report on HMP Full Sutton has praised the impact of a Leeds Beckett University initiative which saw students study alongside prisoners.

29/06/20

Leeds Beckett English Literature student shares her opinion on the BLM movement

Leeds Beckett English Literature student shares her opinion on the BLM movement

Leeds Beckett English Literature student, Alexandra Thompson has written a comment piece on the Black Lives Matter movement.

29/06/20
 Alexandra Thompson

MONICA - Management of Networked IoT Wearables

MONICA - Management of Networked IoT Wearables

After 3 productive and rewarding years, the European Commission project; MONICA came to an end.  The Horizon 2020 Project on wearable technologies for outdoor events has just passed the final review as the most successful Large-Scale Project (LSP) on Internet of Things (IoT)! All three reviewers and the PO congratulated the team for the tremendous good work, professional management and extremely useful results for open-air events in large cities!

Reopening the Library Buildings

Reopening the Library Buildings

We're busy working on the plan to reopen our Library buildings, and to welcome you back on campus safely. 

Building Teaching Capacity for LGBTQ+ Inclusion with Queer Ethnic Studies

LGBTQ+ students have led movements for more fairness, inclusion, and justice in schools. Student groups, individual student activists, as well as their adult allies often do the work of educating themselves, their peers, and the larger community. While the knowledge created by and for young people is especially powerful and effective, students come to school to learn and adults are meant to guide and support them. So, how can educators further step up to be allies and accomplices with movements for LGBTQ+ inclusion? 

26/06/20
 Mario Espinoza-Kulick
 Dr. Alex Espinoza-Kulick
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