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23/01/20

Jet2Suite Opening

Jet2Suite Opening

New Jet2Suite opens in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Meet our alumni: Kathryn Ladley

Meet our alumni: Kathryn Ladley

Kathryn was the first woman to complete our Quantity Surveying course, graduating in 1974.

21/01/20

Why bother to give feedback?

We want all our team members to perform well in their roles, deliver their results, and hopefully have an enjoyable time while they are doing it.

Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Breaking and Entering’ fine art show

Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Breaking and Entering’ fine art show

Leeds School of Arts Academics review Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Breaking and Entering’ fine art show at Shandy Hall

Social Media Use In Art

Social Media Use In Art

Special issue of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice edited by LSA doctoral candidate Zara Worth with contributions from LBU staff and Alumni.

Our Interior Architecture Students are Learning from Practising Architects and Interior Designers.

Our Interior Architecture Students are Learning from Practising Architects and Interior Designers.

First Year Interior Architecture & Design students are being taught by a series of design practitioners on their studio projects, alongside their studio tutors. This academic year, the following practitioners, all from diverse design practices, have shared their expertise.

LBU report shows coaching helps head teachers to stay in role

LBU report shows coaching helps head teachers to stay in role

A report by Leeds Beckett University researchers has called on the Government to support overwhelmed headteachers to address a crisis in the nation’s schools.

20/01/20

Leeds School of Arts Academic Developing an Innovative Story Game App

Leeds School of Arts Academic Developing an Innovative Story Game App

Dr Anna Zaluczkowska, a reader from Leeds School of Arts, is supporting the development of a new prototype story gaming app through the SSN. Anna needs writers and colleagues working within media to play some stories as well as offer feedback through the SSN.

Sport, Physical Activity and Health alumni Shania Boom discusses her new role, some career highlights and her time at Leeds Beckett University

Sport, Physical Activity and Health alumni Shania Boom discusses her new role, some career highlights and her time at Leeds Beckett University

Former student Shania Boom, a recent graduate of the Sport, Physical Activity and Health course tells us about her time at university, securing her job at the Yorkshire Sport Foundation and some of her highlights so far.

Interior Architecture Alumni

Interior Architecture Alumni

What sort of careers do our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design alumni follow?

BA (Hons) Performance and Production Student Wins The Belfast Dawson's Singer Songwriter Competition

BA (Hons) Performance and Production Student Wins The Belfast Dawson's Singer Songwriter Competition

After winning her heat in November 2019 Leeds Beckett University student, Lucy Robinson, got through to the grand final which took place on the 10th of December 2019 in the famous Dark Horse, Belfast.

Meet our alumni: Sir Bob Murray CBE

Meet our alumni: Sir Bob Murray CBE

Leeds Beckett University’s Chancellor, Sir Bob Murray CBE, graduated from the university in 1972, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant.

17/01/20

Victor Newsome exhibition

Victor Newsome exhibition

New exhibition celebrating the life an­d work of artist Victor Newsome goes on display in Naples

Welcome to all new students starting in Semester 2

Welcome to all new students starting in Semester 2

If you are joining the University in Semester 2 here are some helpful things to get you started with using the Library.

1974 Leeds Polytechnic student population

16/01/20

Studying at university with a mental illness

Studying at university with a mental illness

I’m Em, I’m a third-year student studying Sports Development, and I suffer from anxiety and depression. In this blog i'm going to talk about my experiences accessing support at university.

16/01/20
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Sport Development alumni Tom talks about his career so far

Watch our vlog and find out about Toms time at Leeds Beckett University and his role at the European Hockey Federation.

Reshaping attitudes towards obesity

Reshaping attitudes towards obesity

Professor Paul Gately has dedicated more than two decades of work to reshaping attitudes to one of the biggest health crises of our time: obesity.

15/01/20

Sustaining a Vital Profession; the impact of Leadership Coaching in schools

Sustaining a Vital Profession; the impact of Leadership Coaching in schools

We hear a lot of the difficulties faced by headteachers in England, but rarely hear of potential evidence-based solutions. At a time when the challenges in the education system are becoming acute it is essential that we find approaches which support school leaders and allow them to contribute to sustainable school cultures.

How to lose weight and keep it off

How to lose weight and keep it off

Losing weight and becoming more healthy is often at the forefront of people’s minds at the start of the year.

14/01/20

Tackling obesity

Tackling obesity

This week is National Obesity Awareness week. The university has done considerable work to tackle this issue and in 2018 The Applied Obesity Research Centre was set up.

13/01/20

Forged by Fire: Can a history project help save lives?

Forged by Fire: Can a history project help save lives?

Leeds Beckett University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Andrews, talks with passion about how events in history can help shape the people we become, and how in some cases, can even help save lives.

Forged by Fire: Can a history project help save lives?

Forged by Fire: Can a history project help save lives?

Leeds Beckett University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Andrews, talks with passion about how events in history can help shape the people we become, and how in some cases, can even help save lives.

13/01/20
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Physical Education alumni graduates with first class honours degree

Physical Education alumni graduates with first class honours degree

Hamza Mohammed tells us about his time studying Physical Education with Outdoor Education modules and discusses becoming the first male in his family to gain a degree.

Inspiring the next generation of female leaders

Inspiring the next generation of female leaders

Leeds Beckett University launched a unique leadership programme in November 2018 designed to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

10/01/20

The benefits of sport at university

The benefits of sport at university

Hi, I’m Molly and in this blog I’m going to talk a bit about why sport at university is so important and why you should get involved. I have been involved with the kayak club for the last two years. Being a part of the club has really enhanced my life whilst at university and in this blog I will tell you why.

10/01/20
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Supporting Wellbeing at HMP Leeds

Supporting Wellbeing at HMP Leeds

In line with Leeds Beckett’s goal to ensure we use our knowledge and resources to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations, eight final year BSc Sports and Exercise Therapy students have broken new ground by supporting  Prison Officers Wellbeing day in HMP Leeds with their sports therapy skills.

1972 Leeds Polytechnic faculties

09/01/20

Speech and language experts at Leeds Beckett University reduce NHS waiting lists and transform the lives of their young clients

Speech and language experts at Leeds Beckett University reduce NHS waiting lists and transform the lives of their young clients

More than 60 children, aged between two and nine, took part in a series of clinics held during the school summer holidays in 2017.

08/01/20

Students design award-winning seal hide

Students design award-winning seal hide

Students from the university’s MArch Architecture course completed a collaborative project on the construction of new seal and bird hides on a North East nature reserve in 2018.

07/01/20

Award winning entrepreneur inspired by Leeds Beckett English lecturers

Award winning entrepreneur inspired by Leeds Beckett English lecturers

English Literature graduate, Laurence Grant, accredits much of his successful career to the mentorship and patience of his tutors whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University. Inspired to push boundaries, Laurence has gone on to start two companies in his home town of Croydon. Laurence tell us what attracted him to study English Literature at Leeds Beckett and offers advice to new students starting out on their own journey at University.

07/01/20
Laurence Grant Laurence Grant

Academic Health Checklist

Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn’t just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic “health” and ensure you keep on track. Have a look at this advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

Designing Wortley Community Centre

Designing Wortley Community Centre

The RIBA Chartered Architecture Consultancy Project Office, a research collaboration between colleagues and students at Leeds Beckett University, designed the New Wortley Community Centre in Leeds.

06/01/20

Academic Health Checklist

Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn't just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic "health" and ensure you keep on track with advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

06/01/20
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1971 Leeds Polytechnic prospectus

03/01/20

Ceremonial gavel marks Polytechnic status

02/01/20

50 years since Polytechnic status granted

01/01/20
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