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Marking Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day. A day that prompts those of us who champion the principles of equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights, to reaffirm our commitment to work alongside others to help shape a common future for the good of all, and to make our individual contributions, however flickering, to be part of a greater communal ‘light in the darkness’.

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Physical Activity: What gets more people moving

Leeds Beckett launch new podcast series, Beckett Talks. In this podcast, Professor Jim McKenna from Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Sport talks about his research and how changes in our behaviour impacts on our physical activity.


Adapting to change

One of the consequences of the pandemic has been the need to reimagine and redesign the ways that we work. 

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The importance of self-care

During the pandemic, it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced feelings of anxiety and uncertainty to a greater or lesser extent. There’s no doubt that the situation has had an impact on the mental health of each and every one of us in some way. So, if there was ever a time to start taking (better) care of ourselves, it’s now. 

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Want to study together online with others? Join the Study Café, Fridays 10-12noon

The Study Café is a chance for you to focus on your own work in a friendly environment, where you will come together online with other students and be supported by LLI’s Academic Skills Tutors. 

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Poster for event titled 'National Roundtable Bereavement' featuring speakers who talked about commemorating victims of the pandemic

Leeds Beckett academic discusses national commemoration for Covid-19 victims

UK Centre for Events Management Senior Lecturer, Rev. Ruth Dowson, was invited by Faith Action to present a webinar on the event management implications of a proposed national commemoration event to remember those who have died as a result of Covid, and to provide an opportunity for those who are bereaved and grieving to mark their loss and to begin to engage with the bereavement process.

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Eating well during self isolation

If you are self-isolating, and have to stay indoors, it can be overwhelming and you may feel claustrophobic. 

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Three simple strategies to enhance your wellbeing during lockdown

It’s likely that your mood will dip during periods of self-isolation or lockdown. So let me offer three simple ways in which you can enhance your sense of wellbeing.

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Boost your mental health through online workshops

As we continue to adapt to the new challenges thrown up by the pandemic, taking care of our mental health remains essential. 


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Doing, being, belonging, becoming...

Hello, my name is Rob and I am the Course Director for Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University. As an occupational therapist I understand that what we do is part of who we are - maybe you are a runner, a knitter or a baker? Covid-19 has put restrictions on how, where, when and who with we can do the things in our life.