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A research retreat into songwriting

A research retreat into songwriting

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 sculpture

Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture

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 America

Youth sport coaching programme launched in America

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 collaborations

Awards of up to £80k available for medical technology collaborations

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 theatre

New international project to boost adults’ involvement in theatre

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 universities

Tackling racial inequality in universities

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 people

International volunteering project to improve lives of young people

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 Beckett

Education for youth sport coaches revolutionised by Leeds Beckett

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 grants

Leeds Beckett academics scoop four British Academy research grants

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 experience

Show homes are shown the door with new virtual reality experience

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 survivors

Virtual physiotherapy system for Stroke survivors

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 patients

Physio technique found to reduce pain for cancer patients

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 Union

New international project to boost the profession of sport coaching across the European Union

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 Bailey

Exploring more than 300 years of justice at the Old Bailey

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 ages

Women’s fiction writing through the ages

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 divide

New research to tackle the digital divide

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 university

Student residentials can help new starters stay at university

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.

Leeds Beckett academics share expertise at UK Congress on Obesity

Leeds Beckett academics share expertise at UK Congress on Obesity

Leeds Beckett University has been taking part in a national conference on obesity.

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