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Applicant Exercises

Applicant Exercises

Given that schools and colleges are closed, that this summer’s exams and assessments have been cancelled, and that some of you may be returning to study after a break from education, we have prepared some exercises for you to think about, should you wish to do so.

Completion of these exercises are completely voluntary, there’s no deadline, and the exercises will have no impact upon your offer of a place at Leeds Beckett.

If you do complete any of the below exercises and would like to send your thoughts/answers to the academic team at The School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, we’ll come back to you with some feedback and comments.

Media exercises

Pre-course activity one: Anti-age culture and Apocalyptic demography

Pre-course activity two: The Virtual Stages of Hate: What Motivates Cyber-Hate?

Please submit your thoughts / answers to either of the media exercises to Dan Kilvington, BA (Hons) Media Communication Cultures Course Director:

English exercises

Pre-course activity one: Gender and post-apocalyptic fiction

Pre-course activity two: Shakespeare, Pandemics and Writing 

Please submit your thoughts / answers to the English exercise one to either Dr Rachel Connor, Course Director of BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing, at or Dr Emily Marshall, Course Director of BA (Hons) English Literature, at

Please submit your thoughts / answers to the English exercise two to Dr Nick Cox, Senior Lecturer in English at
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