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You’ll learn from some truly incredible people during your time at our university. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to:


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Our university is a community of great people and our academics help transform the way our students view the world.

From Ken Scott, our Senior Lecturer in Music Production, talking about his work with David Bowie and The Beatles, to Matty Bovan, our new Senior Lecturer in Art, Architecture and Design, who has been described as one of ‘London’s pre-eminent young designers’. Our teaching will challenge and inspire you.

Part of this is the wealth of experience our academics bring to the table from their time working in industry. Examples include:

  • Emlyn Butterfield, our Course Director in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering who worked as an expert witness, senior forensic analyst and forensic manager.
  • Sue Sherwin, who was a NHS mental health nurse and now is Dean of our School of Health and Community Studies.
  • Professor and Director of our Leeds Sustainability Institute, Chris Gorse, who worked in the construction industry, operating as an engineer and project manager on both building and civil engineering projects and who continues to undertake legal and technical consultancy.

Academics across all of our subject areas are able to share with you their first-hand experiences and help prepare you for the workplace.

Transforming music: "No-one does a first take like David Bowie" - Kenn Scott - School of Film, Music & Performing Arts

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As well as our Silver status in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - a nationally recognised mark of quality for the education we offer students – many of our courses are also accredited by professional bodies. Working with accrediting bodies to recognise our courses ensures that our teaching remains relevant and contemporary.

Accrediting bodies that recognise our courses include:

  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
  • JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support)
  • BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences)
  • CSP (Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy)
  • NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)

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We are immensely proud of the ground-breaking research we are carrying out: making public stadiums safer; improving the care available to people with dementia; detecting use of illicit drugs in sport and changing the way mental health is approached in schools.

Other recent examples include: Dr James Nobles’ work to help shape the next version of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan; 42 colleagues and students from the School of Sport who undertook the largest biomechanical study in the history of athletics for the IAAF at last year’s World Championships, Claire Surr, who is leading a team of researchers to improve the quality of training for health and social care staff that provide care for people with dementia.

Find out more about our colleagues who are transforming lives.

Transforming dementia care: "Our goal is to help people with dementia and their families experience a better quality of life" - Professor Claire Surr - School of Health and Community Studies

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There are many opportunities to hear from visiting experts from across sectors who will share their thoughts on topical discussions and experiences of industry. Recent speakers have included:

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer QC MP.
  • Suzanne Robinson, Yorkshire and Humberside’s Managing Partner for global firm Ernst and Young LLP.
  • Will Holman, Deputy Agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • Joe Egan, The President of the Law Society of England and Wales.

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