Originally from Germany, Fabian Wagner graduated from the Northern Film School in 2003 with an MA in Film & Moving Image Production beforegoing on to work as a cinematographer in both film and TV. Fabian has worked on shows including Game of Thrones, for which he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series.
An education programme aims to promote the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and newly-arrived migrants in the classroom. The Promise project - involving seven European partners - will develop strategies to address the integration of children and young people with special educational needs, ethnic minorities, Roma and Sinti populations and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Dr Jill Gibbon, has been drawing international arms fairs since 2007 under the guise of a ‘war artist’. After eventually being challenged by a security guard, who noticed that she was drawing the dealers as well as the weapons, she took drastic measures to ensure she could continue to shine a spotlight on the secretive world of the international arms trade.
Innovative new medical technologies being developed at Leeds Beckett University – including a project using sensors to improve the lives of patients with Parkinson’s disease – will be supported by a new partnership aiming to support the commercialisation of university research.
Imagine a world where trained, unarmed people can put an end to armed violence in their own communities. That’s what Dr Rachel Julian – a Reader in Leeds Beckett’s School of Social Sciences – is striving to achieve.
Graduates Rossukon Mahutthanasakul, originally from Thailand and Di Zhao from China, met at Leeds Beckett when they studied MSc International Hospitality Management, graduating in 2004. They married in 2016 with Rossukon living and working in Bangkok and Di working in Beijing, China.
Education network OneHE has named Leeds Beckett University’s Dr Jessica Guth as the convenor of its Global Subject Centre for Law.
Caz Lockwood, MSc Events Management graduate, has been included in the US Top Women in Events for 2019 The Top Women in Events is an initiative from LASSO recognising the top-performing women in the Events Industry for their positive impact on growth and the success of their teams.
Film crewed by students & staff from the Northern Film School received its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film festival
Feature film crewed by students & staff from the Northern Film School (NFS) to receive its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film festival in January 2020.
The Department of Languages is taking part in a European-wide project to develop teachers’ digital skills and address the digital divide across the continent.
Edward Dam graduated from Leeds Beckett in 2011, he now uses the skills and experience he gained at university to promote LBU to applicants across South East Asia.
In 2018 Leeds Beckett University teamed up with the globe’s most northern higher education institution. The university became the latest member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) - an international network that promotes education and research in the Arctic and the circumpolar north region.
Over the past 50 years, Leeds Beckett University’s academics and graduates have used their skills to help shape the world and make a difference to the global society that we live in.
BA (Hons) Physical Education graduate Vicki Gilbert is a lecturer and researcher at Leeds Beckett. During her time studying at the university she was wrongly diagnosed with bone cancer and this experience has shaped her life and research. Using her own experiences of living with and beyond cancer, Vicki also delivers classes specialising in adapted physical education.
A major youth sport programme based on Leeds Beckett University research has been launched by UEFA. The Playmakers scheme, which will include coaching sessions inspired by films and characters from Disney, has been designed for girls aged five to eight.
Students from the Carnegie School of Sport delivered a Wicketz hub in the Canterbury Estate, a deprived area of Bradford. Wicketz Yorkshire is a community cricket programme for young people aged 8 – 16 which uses cricket to improve physical and mental well-being, promote positive life choices, enhance the future prospects of participants and increase community cohesion.
Leeds Beckett has joined forces with Sporting Equals to promote diversity across sport. The partnership allows Leeds Beckett’s centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to become the lead research partner for the national organisation, which promotes greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities - particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population.
In 2019 Sport and Exercise Science student, Alex Yee, won the event in Cape Town, South Africa on a successful weekend for the university’s triathlon and athletics representatives.
Kevin Sinfield MBE completed both his BSc and MA at Leeds Beckett alongside his professional rugby career at Leeds Rhinos. His accolades are numerous and is one of the most successful players in rugby league. In 2019 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sports Science by the university.
In honour of the original 2020 Tokyo Games start date today, we are recognising the success of our athletes who have taken part in the Games. Leeds Beckett University has a rich history of talented athletes and coaches who have competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with our athletes claiming 40 medals across both competitions, including 22 gold medals.
Female football players need more support and better communication to help them reach their full potential, according to research from Leeds Beckett University and Loughborough University. The study was the first to explore UK female football players’ perceptions of their Talent Development Environments (TDE). A player’s TDE encompasses all elements within the football setting, as well as considering some of the broader elements outside football.
Academics from the Carnegie School of Sport joined forces with Leeds School of Arts' Northern Film School to create a video to highlight new research on the process of reporting doping in sport. The research, conducted on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency, found that fewer than half of athletes and coaches felt their sport encouraged them to report doping.
In April 2019, the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University pledged to forge closer relationships with Leeds United FC and provide sports performance support.
The university had already been working with the Championship club behind the scenes throughout their successful campaign season and the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together.
Graduate Laura Weightman is a middle-distance runner and has competed in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells us how studying at LBU helped her build a team around her to become a successful athlete.
Elite athletes from across the globe are poised to benefit from ground-breaking research by Leeds Beckett University. At the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, 28 high-speed cameras recorded all the action as part of the most extensive biomechanics study ever conducted at the sports meeting.
Alistair Brownlee MBE and Jonny Brownlee have been awarded Honorary Doctorates by Leeds Beckett University. The brothers, who became sporting superstars after picking up gold and bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, were recognised for their achievements over the past decade.
Jim McKenna’s fascination with human behaviour began when he noticed how students behaved differently in his lessons as a PE teacher, which inspired him to become involved in academia.
Now a prolific researcher who has contributed to more than 230 research items, the insights Jim gains through his academic work play a central role in his design of behaviour-focused programmes.
iCoachKids leaves lasting impression as the team embark on a journey to encourage coaches to support children and their education through the enjoyment of Basketball.
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.
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.