When the time came to house hunt my housemates and I thought we knew it all and would be fine doing it by ourselves, but we were so wrong. Here is what went wrong for us and how to avoid making the same mistakes:
I am currently in my third year at Leeds Beckett University. It was not a difficult decision for me to choose to stay with Unipol for my final year. For the first two years of my degree I have stayed in student halls of residence and a flat in Hanover Square, City Centre.
A recent British Academy study showed that students studying social sciences develop a wide range of transferable skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers. They are able to analyse complex problems, explore and assess different solutions, and communicate their findings effectively.
The Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen) at Leeds Beckett University hosted the annual PROMS conference on 13 June 2019.
Leeds Beckett University and Amey, a multi-national supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services, have worked together to develop an industry leading ‘ThinkSafe’ toolkit.
Last week it was disappointing to hear on the radio that disability hate crime in West Yorkshire is higher than anywhere else in the country.
Looking for your student house can be stressful when there’s so much to consider, from location to pricing and décor to local transport links. However, the biggest decision is choosing the people you actually want to live with, so I’ve put together a list of points to help you make your choice.
House hunting is just around the corner but to make sure you get the right home for you, follow our five steps to house hunting success.
James Johnson graduated from BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security in July 2016 with 1st class Honours. He took a place on the graduate training programme at NCC Group but was moved to the role of Security Consultant after only 3 months. James is now a Senior Security Consultant with the company.
Carnegie School of Education are launching their unique pastoral service to students this week. The team of eight dedicated pastoral staff are available for students to talk to each day via face-to face meetings, on the telephone or email chat.
In September 2020 schools will be required to implement the new statutory guidance on Relationships Education for primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education for secondary schools. This guidance was last updated in 2000 and the revisions in the 2020 guidance reflect the changes in society that have occurred since that time.
Students on our Computer Forensics and Security courses attended a talk at Headingley Campus on Tuesday 8th October by the Yorkshire and Humberside regional Cybercrime Unit to find out about the potential graduate opportunities and internships available in this increasingly important area of work.
On 18th September, the School's Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network partnered with Leeds-based property developers, CEG, to deliver a site visit and progress update on Kirkstall Forge. Kirkstall Forge is a £400 million, 57 acre mixed-use development scheme that will eventually provide over 1000 homes and 400,000 sq ft of high quality office, leisure and retail space just outside the centre of Leeds.
In October 2019 Leeds Beckett University launched a partnership with Growth Coaching International (GCI) which will see CollectivED, a research and practice centre in Carnegie School of Education build further on the collaboration that has developed between Professor Rachel Lofthouse and GCI. In this blog post Rachel Lofthouse talks to both Rose Blackman-Heganci (GCI) and Leeds Beckett colleague Rachel Bostwick about the new partnership.
To celebrate National Album Day, we’ve spoken to some of our academic staff from Music and Sound at Leeds School of Arts to find out which music album they hold in high esteem.
Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top 10 tips for writing the perfect assignment.
In recent years, the conversation around mental health and mental health issues has become more accepted, open and understood, and necessarily so.
In February 2019, undergraduates at the UK Centre for Events Management were asked to submit creative ideas for a display to be showcased at the Countryfile Live event at Castle Howard, Leeds. Winning student, Eleanor Rousell, reflects on this experience:
In this short blog-post I am going to describe the emerging clarity of purpose that our research and practice centre CollectivED is generating, and also recognise the importance of our new Advisory Board.
Leeds Beckett Data Science Team visited Roundhay School this week to run a workshop on Data Science to Y13 students and promote our new BSc Data Science course, starting in 2020.
Knowledge, adoption and perceptions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in strategic communication and public relations is one of the key topics explored in the European Communication Monitor 2019.
On Thursday 26th September colleagues from School of Education successfully delivered the first research symposium for the Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) Learning Academy.
A sugar tax on soft drinks has now been in operation in the UK for more than a year and results so far seem to indicate it’s working. But campaigners say more still needs to be done and that the next target should be biscuits, cakes and snacks –- many of which contain high amounts of sugar.
It is nearly two years on from the publication of the Green Paper in 2017. With its bold title, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision, the paper set out the government’s strategy to correct the ‘historic injustice’ (p.2) of discrimination, poor treatment and stigma associated with mental health.
Our bodies are designed to move (Designed to Move, 2012), however, due to the rapid rise in industry and technology, young people in the UK are experiencing lifestyles that are more sedentary than ever.
It is perhaps appropriate that this year the 5th October falls on a Saturday. For those who don’t recognise the date it is the internationally observed as The United Nations' (UN) World Teachers’ Day.
The opportunity to study in a country and experience a new culture was too appealing to turn down.
Messy? Poor flatmates? Faulty appliances? These are just some of the issues university accommodations often get associated with. For me it has been the opposite.
The opportunity to study in a country and experience a new culture was too appealing to turn down
We've compiled our favourite recipes for you to take away and make at home!
This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week which runs from 7 to 13 October. The theme this year is empowering people with dyslexia. The Library has lots of resources and support available which aim to empower students with dyslexia to become independent learners and to succeed at University.
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We were very proud to host the third Independent Food and Drink Academy quarterly event, this time based around on the topic of Recruitment and Retention.
As Autumn approaches we've got some heart and hand warming offers ready for you.
As students arrive back in Leeds and teaching gets underway, summer feels like a distant memory here at Leeds Beckett. Grow MedTech and Translate have a number of calls and events open to academics and students to brighten up your October - don’t let these exciting opportunities pass you by!
‘Let her Through (The Roller)’ a winning song commission taken from this year’s Leeds School of Art’s ‘Knowing the Score’ conference which explored the historical links between music and sport has received its official release online.
Traditional research practice often fails to acknowledge our embodied, entangled and complex roles, with ‘ethics’ becoming merely a form to tick off along a path to neutral and objective positions of enlightenment. Anxious to avoid the ‘god-trick’ of the all-seeing and all-knowing observer (Haraway, 1988, p. 575), this blog explores the potential for new modes of enquiry that trouble positivist paradigms and open spaces for new understandings and becomings.
Despite years of monitoring and targets, the professional workforce of education, from early years to university, remains generally unrepresentative of the wider population that it serves, in terms of indices such as gender, social class and ‘race’; this is even more marked at leadership levels (Cabinet Office, 2017). The production of educational knowledge is, therefore, predominantly the outcome of the collective contributions of a partial and skewed sample, with restricted opportunities for its underpinning assumptions to be challenged by those who can offer different gender, social and cultural perspectives.
As a new professor I was invited to establish a research and practice centre, and it was suggested by the dean of my school that creating a working paper series would be a valuable output. The idea both enticed me and created some anxiety. Would I be able to encourage enough people to contribute? Would they be read? Would it detract from my capacity to undertake work deemed significant in external evaluation? While these questions bubbled up, I could not erase the thought that I could take the thread of this conversation and use it to create something new and of value.
Turning the PROMISE into a reality; making sense of teachers’ dilemmas as the basis of professional learning
Late September 2019; the Brexit debacle rumbles on in the UK, but our European partnership project has regained momentum. This week the Erasmus+ PROMISE project group reconvened in Scotland where we were greeted by a warm welcome from colleagues at The School of Education at The University of Aberdeen and where we were enveloped in autumn mists.