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Student from the Land of Smiles

Student from the Land of Smiles

Kong Kunpaya may very well be the first international student at our University; certainly, he is one of the first.

CollectivED: Making sense of coaching for professional development in education

Our Leeds Beckett University research and practice centre ‘CollectivED: the Mentoring and Coaching Hub’ officially launched on the 14th March with over 50 Teachers, Teacher Educators, Academics and Education / Coaching Professionals attending our inaugural event - Coaching in Education: Why bother?

Need help with your first assignment?

Need help with your first assignment?

The Library and Skills for Learning team provide a range of support to help you with academic skills.

Find out here how you can receive help and information on tackling your first assignment.

Celebrate Curry Week 2018

Celebrate Curry Week 2018

Celebrate National Curry Week from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October at the Food Court and treat yourself to a special range of curry-themed options.

 

Sarah McManus - One Love Manchester

Sarah McManus - One Love Manchester

During induction week 2018, we had the pleasure of hosting one of our alumni students, Sarah McManus, to join us for a guest lecture. This would be delivered to staff and students across the year groups, including those who had just joined the university that week.

Victoria Greenhalgh - Volunteering in Fiji

"I’m sure everyone would agree to say that the three weeks you spend teaching the children will be the most rewarding weeks of your life."

16/10/18

What is a School of Education for?

So what is the point of a School of Education? There are those that position themselves first and foremost as providers of teacher training, but we believe we should be about more than this.

Why I chose to study a masters

Why I chose to study a masters

Hi, I'm Anagha and I want to tell you about why I chose to study a masters in Public Relations, and why I chose to do it here at Beckett.

16/10/18
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Isaac Haines - Volunteering in Costa Rica

Isaac Haines - Volunteering in Costa Rica

"A very important skill throughout my time in Costa Rica was communication, and doing all of these jobs and marketing tasks allowed me plenty of time to communicate to my peers and to the public."

16/10/18

Settling in at Leeds Beckett

Settling in at Leeds Beckett

Hi I'm Isabelle, and I want to talk about how I've found my first few weeks at Leeds Beckett.

15/10/18
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Are We There Yet? Sport, Diversity and Inclusion

Are We There Yet? Sport, Diversity and Inclusion

Many argue that in 2012 the London Olympic/Paralympic Games brought our diverse country together in a display of national unity. London was described in the Games’ 2012 report as ‘a world in one city’ and our successful athletes reflected these aspirations. It appears from Sport England that we still have work to do because on Monday 8th October we were invited to join around 60 of the key stakeholders in sport to discuss diversity and inclusion and how we might create impact at all levels of the industry.

My audition at Leeds Beckett

My audition at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Bethany and I want to tell you about the audition I had here at Leeds Beckett before I received my offer. 

15/10/18
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Student shortlisted for the mia Conference and Event Management Student Awards 2018

Student shortlisted for the mia Conference and Event Management Student Awards 2018

Rhys Gillard, our Masters Deans Prizewinner at Graduation this year has been selected as one of the shortlisted nominees for the  mia Conference and Event Management Student Awards 2018.

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Time to tackle that first assignment? Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top 10 tips for writing the perfect assignment. 

11/10/18

Societies and clubs series: Kayaking

Societies and clubs series: Kayaking

Hi, I'm Keely and I want to talk about the kayaking club here at Leeds Beckett.

11/10/18
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Leading scholar visits our School

Leading scholar visits our School

Professor Haiyan Song from Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management today made a presentation to academic staff and researchers about his latest research.

Living in a frantic world

‘Resilience’ is a term that has become more frequently adopted within our discipline – but what is it? What does this term mean and how can we as individuals, in our frantic day to day existences, benefit from it?

Are you on a distance learning course?

Are you on a distance learning course?

Are you on a distance or non- standard course?

Did you know you can sign up for Offsite postal loans?

 

My first week at Leeds Beckett

My first week at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Anagha and I want to talk about how I settled into life at Leeds Beckett.

10/10/18
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A first look inside the new £80m Creative Arts building

As we move into the tenth month of construction on the new Creative Arts building, a new fly-through video has been released which reveals exactly what this exciting new development will look like inside.

05/10/18
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Write Right with the Library

Write Right with the Library

The Library and the Students’ Union Advice Service are offering support and information to ensure you “Write Right” - develop good academic practice and maintain your academic integrity as you prepare for your first university assignment.

05/10/18

National Libraries Week 2018! Find your favourite place to study

National Libraries Week 2018! Find your favourite place to study

The Library at Leeds Beckett provides lots of different spaces to help you work together on group assignments, study in silence and more. Find out about our recommended places as we celebrate National Libraries Week with its theme of "My Time. My Space. My Library".

05/10/18

Preparing Graduates for Working Life

Preparing Graduates for Working Life

Rachel Brown - Senior Digital Account Manager at Banana Kick, Carnegie School of Sport Alumni

Back to where it all began

Last week, myself and Oli, two Leeds Beckett University alumni along with Rob, were invited to Headingley Cricket Stadium to share our insight and give advice to students looking to land themselves a job after graduation.

Armed with questions, the students were given an hour to chat to us about everything from what skills and attributes companies look for in graduate applicants to our day to day roles and responsibilities while at work.

03/10/18
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Why I chose LBU for my Erasmus

Why I chose LBU for my Erasmus

Hi, I'm Katie from Ireland and I want to talk about why I chose to do study abroad in Leeds, and why I'm glad I did it!

03/10/18
Leeds Beckett University Katie

MAking performance at Leeds Beckett

MAking performance at Leeds Beckett

Hi I'm Jaye, and I'm discussing studying an MA in Performance at Leeds Beckett.

02/10/18
Leeds Beckett University Jaye

Studying Education at a distance?

Studying Education at a distance?

Meet your Academic Librarian Maria Kulas who has created the Education subject support pages which contain relevant resources, information, help and guides on your subject area.  Here you will find a list of new book titles, journals, key databases, teacher support, special needs inclusion, dissertations and much more.

Your October Reward Card offers

Your October Reward Card offers

Get your Reward Cards at the ready for three fantastic offers to help you save this October!

Wartime Lessons for Recycle Week

Wartime Lessons for Recycle Week

Dr Henry Irving is a senior lecturer in public history and is writing a book on the social history of recycling in the Second World War.

This week is Recycle Week. The campaign aims to encourage all of us to recycle more of our household waste and has been marked by various councils, waste management companies and a growing number of retailers.

Getting A Job At Uni

Getting A Job At Uni

Having a job during uni may seem daunting and horrible, but it's actually very beneficial for both your bank account and your future. Not everyone wants to work and study, but it's something you should consider before your bank account goes into the negatives... Read our top tips on bagging part-time work while at uni.

Beckett Books Extra Support Students with Dyslexia

Beckett Books Extra lets you recommend books, computer games, CDs and DVDs to add to Library stock and almost 1,000 new resources are now available as a result of student recommendations over the last 2 years.

As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018 Librarian Amy explains how the service is tailored to meet the needs of our students with dyslexia or another disability...

Senior Lecturer Elisa Burrai in The Conversation: Tourists not welcome

Senior Lecturer Elisa Burrai in The Conversation: Tourists not welcome

How to tackle the issues of overtourism in an age of overseas hen and stag parties.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018

Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place from Monday 1 October to Sunday 7 October 2018, and this year’s theme is #21stCenturyDyslexia. The Library has a wide range of support available for students with dyslexia.

Meet Nicola Pearce ABTAs intern for 2018

As an ABTA Education Partner our students have the opportunity to apply for internships. Nicola is this years successful intern, find out how she gets on.

Advice for new students VLOG

Advice for new students VLOG

Hi, I'm Ross. Here's my latest vlog, sharing my advice for new students. 

20/09/18
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Studying a music course at Leeds Beckett

Studying a music course at Leeds Beckett

Hi I'm Hari, and here's my first vlog for Leeds Beckett, talking about my course - MA in Music for the moving image. 

20/09/18
Leeds Beckett University Hari

My Leeds Beckett experience VLOG

My Leeds Beckett experience VLOG

Hi, I'm Jennah, I'm from the USA and this is my first vlog for Leeds Beckett.

19/09/18
Leeds Beckett University Jennah

Support for students at Leeds Beckett VLOG

Support for students at Leeds Beckett VLOG

Hi I'm Elettra from Italy, and here's my first vlog for Leeds Beckett, talking about the support available for students. 

19/09/18
Leeds Beckett University Elettra

Welcome to all new students

The Offsite team and Leeds Beckett Library staff are here to help you! Here’s some information that you might find useful.

Serena Williams loss in the US Tennis Open: A stress and coping analysis

Serena Williams loss in the US Tennis Open: A stress and coping analysis

Stress levels from the pressure of competing in a major final, such as a grand slam in tennis, can be extremely high and even a small distraction can have significant detrimental consequences on an athlete´s performance, and potentially their well-being.  As an example, this week’s highlights on the US Open appeared to mainly focus on Serena Williams’s code violations during the women’s final.

Heritage Days

Heritage Days

As commemorations of the Great War draw to a close during 2018, the University’s Archive and Special Collections continue to exhibit photographs of the 2nd Northern General Hospital that occupied the buildings at Beckett Park from 1914 until 1927.

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