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Creating a greater sense of community

Our students, colleagues and alumni are finding thoughtful, innovative and inspiring ways to respond to the new challenges we are all facing in the fight against COVID19.

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Leeds Beckett University has partnered up with University College London, Leeds University and Public Health England to understand the impact of COVID-19 weight management practice

Evidence has accumulated rapidly to demonstrate that people living with obesity are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 infection. There is also evidence that people from certain Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and those living in our most deprived neighbourhoods are also at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. It is therefore important to understand what is happening in terms of weight management practice, and to share learning to support local considerations and national thinking.

Art with people and brains

Help us explore how shielding impacts people's health and happiness

Over the last few months, it has become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on life for us, changing our lives in many ways. However, we don’t yet know how this will change over time and what the impact will be on our health and well-being. 

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The Best Books to Read in Quarantine

In this blog post, Susan Watkins, Professor of Women’s Writing in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, has some suggestions for leisure reading during this difficult time.

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There is no “I” in STREAM – Youth Sport Coaching During Lockdown

COVID-19 social distancing measures have forced coaches to develop new ways to engage with their participants. Technology is central to helping coaches do just that. In this blog, Sergio Lara-Bercial reflects on the first 4 weeks of cybercoaching.