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Autism-Friendly Design: Learning about Real Life through the Virtual Environment

Students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design have been on a mission to spread the word about their autism-friendly design projects, with their tutor Joan Love. Additionally, the briefs provided an opportunity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, integrating a series of design ideas relating to social distancing, hygiene and materials with natural anti-microbial properties.

29/06/20
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LSA Festival Student Stories: Simon Feather / MArch Architecture

Re-Foresting – My Strategy for Timber Production within the Northern Forest in Response to the Climate Crisis

25/06/20
Simon Feather - a man in his early 20s wearing a shirt and jumper Simon Feather
Bringing the Outside In A sound installation by Paul Radcliff for International Dawn Chorus Day

Temple Newsam Grounds

Principal Lecturer Paul Ratcliff was recently commissioned to create an artwork featuring the recordings of various birds and animals in the grounds of West Yorkshire stately home Temple Newsam.

15/05/20
 
Yorkshire Dales Review Cover

Landscape Architecture students write about the Yorkshire Dales

Two students from Leeds School of Arts each wrote a short article for the Yorkshire Dales Review 150th anniversary issue about their research in the landscape.

15/05/20
 David Ade Oyedemi
 Joe Richardson
BBC Studio

Broadcast Media Technologies Students benefit from long-running partnership with BBC Introducing

The long-running partnership between Leeds Beckett University and the BBC Introducing project has provided our students with numerous opportunities to work with up and coming artists over the past few years.

Student housing plan

New Wortley Housing Association Submits Planning Application

Student design work from Leeds Beckett University undergraduates has paved the way for a local community group to submit a Planning Application to Leeds City Council for a new housing scheme in Leeds’ most under-funded postcode.

01/05/20
Rafael Perez Evans

Rafael Pérez Evans Awarded the Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship

We sat down with Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans who has been awarded the 2020 Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship.

19/02/20
Burgess recording at home

Anthony Burgess cassette archive

21 November 2019 saw the launch of Conversations with the Anthony Burgess cassette archive (1964-1993), a double LP/CD curated by Senior Lectuer Dr Alan Dunn, in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and poet/producer Guy-Marc Hinant of the Belgian record label Sub Rosa.

Visitors at the exhibition

Leeds Beckett Architecture Student helps win RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette

A team of students from different universities, including a Leeds Beckett Architecture student, have been named as the winning entrant in this year’s RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette.

08/11/19

Northern Film School Successes - Winter 2019

A roundup of some successes, stories and achievements from some of the graduates from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University.

08/11/19
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The interior design model

Autism-friendly design recommendations incorporated into ‘The National Autistic Societies’ knowledge base

Joan Love, a Senior lecturer on BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, has had an article on ‘Autism-friendly architecture’ included on The National Autistic Societies ‘Network Autism’, Good Practice and Knowledge base. This highly regarded platform shares the most up to date expertise, practice and resources amongst professionals across the community.

07/11/19
Rowena Smith

Studying MA Music Production

Recent graduate Rowena Smith talks about studying for her MA Music Production; what she learnt, her practice as a producer and her numerous subsequent successes.

28/10/19
Rowena Smith Rowena Smith
Poster for the film The Last Tree

"The Last Tree" at Hyde Park Picture House

Alex Ashcroft, a senior lecturer at the Northern Film School, worked as Production Sound Mixer on The Last Tree, a Sundance “Grand Jury Prize” nominated film directed by Shola Amoo.

Shoo Social Media (Nazia, far right)

Work experience with Shoo Social Media

Recent graduate Nazia Hussain reflects on her current role as a graphic designer and how her degree in Fine Art set her up to take the next step.

06/08/19
Nazia Hussain Nazia Hussain
Montage of images from Johanna Elvidge's project

BBC Gardeners World Live

Postgraduate Landscape Architecture student Johanna Elvidge’s enjoying show garden success.

Group of people sat on stairs outside studio

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

Ruth Parker

From Graduation to the Film & TV Industries in less than a year...

... another graduate employment success for the Northern Film School.

Congratulations to Ruth Parker who is currently working on the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Get Even!

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International society success for graphic design students

Two Leeds Beckett students have received recognition from the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) for their outstanding work.

17/05/19
Staff and Students

European Unions: Chapter Two

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

The  Veolia building exterior

Student Site Visit to Veolia

Second year Architecture students visit Veolia’s Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility.

07/03/19
Lisbon Ateliermob Architects

Students and Academics visit Ateliermob Architects in Lisbon

Leeds School of Architecture post graduate students from the MArch CITYzen D Design Studio and Project Office directors exchanged presentations with Ateliermob architects in Lisbon.

Music:Leeds

Sound good together with Music:Leeds

New organization launched to coordinate, support, promote and develop the Leeds’ music industry.

The Community Centre

Leeds Beckett Architecture Recognised in UK Breakthroughs List

A new community centre developed by RIBA Chartered Architecture Consultancy Project Office, a research collaboration between staff and students at Leeds Beckett University, has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

20/01/19

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