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Aaron working with children in Bradford

Forged by Fire: Can a history project help save lives?

Leeds Beckett University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Andrews, talks with passion about how events in history can help shape the people we become, and how in some cases, can even help save lives.

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Laurence Grant

Award winning entrepreneur inspired by Leeds Beckett English lecturers

English Literature graduate, Laurence Grant, accredits much of his successful career to the mentorship and patience of his tutors whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University. Inspired to push boundaries, Laurence has gone on to start two companies in his home town of Croydon. Laurence tell us what attracted him to study English Literature at Leeds Beckett and offers advice to new students starting out on their own journey at University.

Laurence Grant Laurence Grant
Rebecca Jackson (a girl in her late teens with dark hair and a red jumpe) stood in a corridor holding a laptop

Green Gecko & Digital Career Cartographies

In conjunction with taking part in the Career Cartographies module as part of her English with Creative Writing course, Rebecca Jackson spent several weeks at Green Gecko, a digital advertising agency in Leeds.

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Samantha Mitchell

History graduate looks to the future with a promising career in HR

After graduating with a first-class honour’s degree in History, the skills Samantha learnt at university, such as historical data analysis, helped her to successfully secure a job in human resources.

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The exhibition

Emily Hobhouse: War Without Glamour

History student Sophia Lambert talks about her involvement in a workshop focussing on the creation of an exhibition documenting the work of the early 20th century peace activist Emily Hobhouse.

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Courtney Castle

Marketing success for English Lit graduate

It was during a university work placement at a publishing house when Courtney Castle, English Literature graduate, discovered how her creative writing talents could be transferred to writing social and online web content. Less than a year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Courtney is already successfully making her way up the marketing career ladder.

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Leeds Cultural Conversations - Dystopia and Women’s Writing

The first in this years Leeds Cultural Conversations series was centred around dystopia and women’s writing. Professor Susan Watkins, from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, examined why dystopian fiction is so popular today, and provided a review of The Testaments, the eagerly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.

Megan in front of the Eifel Tower

Parisian Story: Part 2

Recent graduate Megan continues her Parisian story working on a placement as a travel writer, eating croissants and people watching. This follows on from Megan’s first blog article from September 2019.

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Megan in Paris

My journey from Leeds Beckett University to a Parisian office

Megan, a recent graduate, talks about her experience of taking her creative writing skills to Paris and the world of travel writing.

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Jozef in a pizza restaurant

Getting more out of University

University life can be very hard. But the trick is in the old saying – you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

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