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Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - June 2020

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

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Leeds Beckett English Literature student shares her opinion on the BLM movement

Leeds Beckett English Literature student, Alexandra Thompson has written a comment piece on the Black Lives Matter movement.

 Alexandra Thompson
Me, Derrick and my sister in Law Lorraine, at my mums wedding in 2017

The Walters Family Windrush Story

Shalikah Walters-Watson, Leeds Beckett MA Contemporary Literature student, remembers her family history on this year’s Windrush Day.

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National Writing Day 2020 – a short guide to writing creatively

As a reader, writer and tutor, one of my favourite genres is life writing: biographies, autobiographies, and most all, memoirs. In this post for National Writing Day 2020, I want to encourage readers (regardless of prior writing experience) to think about writing creatively of episodes in their own lives.

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Leeds Love Letters

In light of National Writing Day on 24 June 2020, English Literature student, Ali Thompson shares with us how letter writing can combat loneliness and how she created 'Leeds Love Letters' in order to unwind and help others.

 Alexandra Thompson
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The cleaner who won an Oscar

Lockdown does strange things: I’ve never been attracted to Netflix’s The Crown before, but that’s what 10 weeks of lockdown does.

 Jayne Raisborough
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Students explore the WW2 history of multinational consultancy firm

Second year students from across the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities work with industry partners on live briefs as part of their ‘Applied Humanities’ module, enabling them to develop a range of practical employability skills.

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History student excelling in the recruitment sector

Ben tells us about his time on the BA (Hons) History course at Leeds Beckett, and how now working as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, he’s supporting the next wave of humanities graduates. 

 Ben Emmerson
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Challenging Gaming Culture

Challenging Gaming Culture is a new module created for third year students wanting to enhance and develop their understanding of the video gaming world and is accessible to all students, regardless of how experienced they are when it comes to the gaming culture.

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A poets journey back to education

Years after leaving education, Shona Marshall shares with us how she reconnected with her love of music and poetry, which led her to study BA (Hons) Creative Writing in Contemporary Culture at Leeds Beckett University.

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