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History and Media student tells us how she's found starting university during the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus has impacted many people in many ways. Mature student, Bethany tells us about her anxiousness in starting her studies during the Covid-19 pandemic, but also how she has felt supported whilst learning from home.

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Cultural Studies and Humanities Good News - November 2020

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities in November 2020.

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Media Professionals module creates valuable opportunities for students

Third-year Media Communications and Cultures student Francesca Haigh, shares with us how her course helped her interact with media professionals and gave her an exciting internship opportunity. 

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Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - October 2020

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities in October 2020.

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The New British Cookbook Event at the Being Human Festival

Leeds Beckett Course Director, Dr Rachel Rich is taking part of the Being Human Festival this November. Rachel will be talking about British food in the Georgian era and today.

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The matter of writing: how to draft a novel in a month

NaNoWriMo has become an international phenomenon, a writing challenge undertaken by thousands of people around the globe each November, with the aim of producing a draft of a novel (target length 50,000 words) in thirty days.  In this post, Dr Rachel Connor, Course Director of Creative Writing, offers some insights on the process for would-be participants.

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Caribbean and Black British writing and the publishing industry

As part of the LBU Centre for Culture and the Arts Black History Month programme, on Oct 27th Drs Emily Zobel Marshall and Rachel Rich will be in discussion with Jeremy Poynting, the editor of Leeds-based Peepal Tree Press; a press which is the biggest publisher of Caribbean literature globally. This will be a unique opportunity for students to learn more career opportunities in publishing and for the literary community both in the UK and the Caribbean to hear Jeremy discuss his long and outstanding career. 

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Leeds Cultural Conversations - Vernon Lee

Delivering the third talk in the 2019/20 Leeds Cultural Conversations series in February, Ruth Robbins talked about the fin-de-siecle writer Vernon Lee (real name Violet Paget) and how she used the genre conventions of the ghost story to speak of desires that in her own time had very little visibility.

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Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - September 2020

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities in September 2020.

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Black History Month Online Events

During Black History Month in October, Leeds Beckett’s School of Cultural Studies and Humanities hosted a series of online live events.