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Social Care students join live radio chat at Fever FM

Social Care students Imaan and Insha, were rewarded with a visit to Fever FM for their improved performance on the 'Politics of Everyday Life' module.

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Talking Therapies: What is Love?

Dr Divine Charura, Course Director for Postgraduate Psychological Therapies & Mental Health courses, sat down with UKCP CEO, Sarah Niblock to discuss self-love.

Listen to the full podcast here.

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BSc (Hons) Public Health Graduation in Zambia

On 19th September we held our graduation ceremony for the BSc (Hons) Public Health which is delivered in Lusaka. This course first ran in January 2015 and our 3rd cohort of students have now started graduating.

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Leeds Beckett Social Work student wins national essay competition

Nadira Siddique who studies MA Social Work at Leeds Beckett University is one of four winners of the Social Work Union (SWU) World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition. 

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Prestigious Award for Leeds Beckett Professor

At the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Play (TASP) Professor Fraser Brown received this year's Brian Sutton-Smith Award for Play Scholarship. 

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Leeds Beckett Lecturer Awarded Title of Queen's Nurse

Sharon Underwood has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse by the Queens Nursing Institute (QNI).

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Childhood Development & Playwork Copenhagen Study Tour 2019

Members of the Childhood Development & Playwork course team accompanied ten students from across levels 4 to 6 on a three-day study tour of Copenhagen, Denmark in March 2019. The aim of the visit was to explore alternative models of provision for children and young people between the ages of 0 – 14 years of age.

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Counselling study visit to Cambodia

Four of our PG Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy students are visiting Puthisastra University in Cambodia.

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What Is Love? Leeds International Festival Event

Dr Divine Charura will be presenting a talk at Leeds International Festival.

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Rising mental distress in young girls

Paul Nicholson discusses the rising mental distress in young girls.


Cambodia study trip for Psychological Therapies and Mental Health students

Four students from the Psychological Therapies and Mental Health subject group have been chosen to take part in a study visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Gypsy and Traveller Health Improvement Evaluation

Inequality is rarely starker than that experienced by the Gypsy and Traveller community. Average life expectancy is estimated to be in its 50s. The oldest man at one Leeds site, housing over 100 families, is 60 years old. The Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) was commissioned by Leeds CCG, to evaluate a project aiming to improve the health of the city’s Gypsies and Travellers.

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Partnering with the Children’s Society

Caroline Mountain, Children, Young People and Communities subject group, recently collaborated with the Children’s Society to deliver peer mentor training to young asylum seekers and refugees.

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Newton Researcher Funded Workshop in Malaysia

Alys Griffiths, Research Fellow, attended a three day workshop in Kuala Lumpur that examined how health and well-being can be improved for those living in rural and urban Malaysia.

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Social relations, health and wellbeing and the case of the missing evidence

Anne-Marie Bagnall, Professor of Health and Wellbeing Evidence, gave her inaugural lecture “Social relations, health and wellbeing and the case of the missing evidence” on 3rd October 2018.

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