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Remembrance at Leeds Beckett

The university's Lead Chaplain, Reverend Melvyn Kelly, offers thoughts and reflections ahead of Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 11 November.

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National Writing Day: celebrating the power and pleasure of writing

National Writing Day is an initiative that celebrates the life-enhancing potential of creative writing.  The key message is that writing is a democratic act: everyone has a story to tell, and you don’t have to be a professional writer to enjoy it as a liberating form of self-expression.  

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Breaking the Waves: Practice as Research in the Creative Arts

Not all research involves a 100,000 word thesis - it can be a film, a drawing or a dance performance. Professors Simon Morris and Robert Shail show us how.

Top tips for clearing

As thousands of students await A-level, BTEC and other exam results this summer, Stewart Harper, Associate Registrar at Leeds Beckett, explains the clearing process and offers his advice to students.

 Stewart Harper

Autism at uni the challenges and routes to success for autistic students

In today’s Autism Awareness Week post, Dr Marc Fabri talks about his research project, Autism&Uni, and shares some of the project’s insights into the challenges faced by autistic students in higher education, and the support and awareness needed to encourage them to achieve their goals.

Learning disabilities work experience week 2015

Leeds Beckett University teamed up with Mencap again this year to provide two work placements to customers of the charity as part of Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week 2015. Susan Coan, who leads on placements and student engagement as part of the CommUNIty initiative at Leeds Beckett, helped to organise the placements which were once again a great success.


Cognitive bias key to understanding REF results

Following the recent publication of results from the UK wide Research Excellence Framework (REF), Jim McKenna, Professor of Physical Activity and Health takes a look at the 'cognitive biases' involved in analysing the results.

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Keep calm and study on

As results day looms large, Leeds Met BA (Hons) English Literature graduate, Corey Evans, offers his thoughts on how to stay calm and think positively before receiving your exam results.  Professor Jim McKenna then stresses the importance of getting a good night's sleep before results day, whilst Stewart Harper offers advice if results don't go your way.

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Flying the nest - a new beginning

Dr Steve Taylor, who teaches on the BA in Psychology and Society and the MA in Interdisciplinary Psychology, takes a look at 'empty nest syndrome' and suggests that parents shouldn't necessarily feel despondent as their children prepare to leave for University.

Education and training for global health workforce planning

In this blog post, Professor Ieuan Ellis, Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, looks at the role that UK universities have to play in providing education and training for the global health workforce.

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