From Angelina Jolie and a Kenyan refugee camp to Leeds Beckett graduation15 July 2019
Following a journey that saw him reach Leeds via a Kenyan refugee camp, Adenweli Garad Nunow is planning to give something back to his adopted city after graduating from Leeds Beckett University this week.Read more
A research retreat into songwriting26 February 2019
In our latest PhD spotlight feature, we caught up with Carl Flattery, principal lecturer in Music here at Leeds Beckett, who is studying for a practice-based PhD in songwriting, delving into ideas of memory and place.
Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture31 January 2019
In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we met up with Julia McKinlay, an artist studying for a practice-based PhD alongside developing a new international sculpture festival for Yorkshire.
Youth sport coaching programme launched in America30 January 2019
A successful European programme providing innovative approaches to education for youth sport coaches – led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – is now being launched in the United States.
Awards of up to £80k available for medical technology collaborations20 December 2018
There is still time for Leeds Beckett researchers working in fields linked to medical technologies to apply for the latest round of funding to develop innovative new products that will benefit patients.
New international project to boost adults’ involvement in theatre18 December 2018
Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.
Tackling racial inequality in universities18 December 2018
Leeds Beckett is set to co-host an international workshop in Brazil next year, with the aim of tackling racial inequality in universities.
International volunteering project to improve lives of young people14 December 2018
A new project to improve young people’s integration within society in countries across the world has been launched at Leeds Beckett University, thanks to a student’s international volunteering placement.
Education for youth sport coaches revolutionised by Leeds Beckett13 December 2018
A new series of free online courses to develop youth sport coaches - launched by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – has been recognised as one of the most innovative approaches to coach education in the world.
Leeds Beckett academics scoop four British Academy research grants15 November 2018
Projects investigating the impact of ‘bloke-ification’ on women working in advertising, media stigmatisation of benefit claimants, the work of philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, and modern energy services in The Gambia, have all received funding from the prestigious British Academy.
Show homes are shown the door with new virtual reality experience6 November 2018
A new virtual reality show home experience is revolutionising the house-buying journey for clients of Leeds-based property developers, Citu.
Virtual physiotherapy system for Stroke survivors31 October 2018
An intelligent system to support home rehabilitation for Stroke survivors has been developed by a Leeds Beckett University academic.
Physio technique found to reduce pain for cancer patients24 October 2018
Thousands of cancer patients could receive life-enhancing physiotherapy treatment thanks to new research by a Leeds Beckett PhD student, funded by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
New international project to boost the profession of sport coaching across the European Union16 October 2018
A new project, led by Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial at Leeds Beckett University, will develop practical tools to promote and build the recognition, representation and status of sport coaching as a profession.
Exploring more than 300 years of justice at the Old Bailey28 September 2018
A Leeds Beckett professor is exploring the history of victims’ access to justice in England over the course of three centuries in a new research collaboration.
Women’s fiction writing through the ages20 September 2018
In the latest in our PhD student spotlight features, Victorian literature researcher Fern Pullan talks sensation fiction, imposter syndrome, and rifling through new libraries.
New research to tackle the digital divide14 September 2018
Our Department of Languages is set to take part in a European-wide project to develop teachers’ digital skills and address the digital divide across the continent.
Student residentials can help new starters stay at university13 September 2018
As students all over the country prepare to start university, research at Leeds Beckett University has shown that those who take part in an outdoor adventure (OA) student residential are more likely to stay.