Professor Jeanne Keay, Pro Vice Chancellor Global Engagement

Professor Jeanne Keay, Pro Vice Chancellor Global Engagement

Over the past 50 years, Leeds Beckett University’s academics and graduates have used their skills to help shape the world and make a difference to the global society that we live in. 

05/08/20

'What Comes Next?' Independent Food and Drink Academy Discussion Group, June 2020

Businesses from across the hospitality sector in the Leeds City Region were invited to come together for a virtual IFDA event to discuss opportunities and challenges related to the COVID-19 lockdown and reopening

03/08/20
Leeds Beckett Logo Gemma Bridge

Mature students with children can study law

Mature students with children can study law

When I left school in 2005, I went straight into a hairdressing career. I never felt like this was right for me, however, I gave it my all and qualified in 2009 with my NVQ level 3 certificate. After having my son at age 22, I slipped in and out of various careers and never felt fulfilled with any.

03/08/20
Fiona Haigh LLB final year student profile image Fiona Haigh

IE Velocity 2020 National Studio Project Award Success

IE Velocity 2020 National Studio Project Award Success

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design student Miles Davidson has recently won the Interior Educators Velocity 2020 National Studio Project Award for his proposal to repurpose the subterranean RAF Bempton Bunker.

Promoting physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer

Promoting physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer

BA (Hons) Physical Education graduate Vicki Gilbert is a lecturer and researcher at Leeds Beckett. During her time studying at the university she was wrongly diagnosed with bone cancer and this experience has shaped her life and research. Using her own experiences of living with and beyond cancer, Vicki also delivers classes specialising in adapted physical education.

31/07/20

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - Finding ways to support victims

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - Finding ways to support victims

Thursday 30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Professor Rachel Julian, from Leeds School Of Social Sciences, is currently carrying out research in this area funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Together with Haart Kenya, Professor Julian is working to counter human trafficking using narratives to understand more about the ways victims can be supported.

Using Student Discounts

Using Student Discounts

Hi, I’m Caitlin and in this blog, I’m going to be sharing with you my top tips to make the most out of student discounts in Leeds. 

30/07/20
caitlin 

My Clearing Experience

My Clearing Experience

Hi, my name is Tom, and in this blog I will talk about my experience of applying for a course at Leeds Beckett through Clearing.

30/07/20
Student blogger, Tom Tom

Applying for a Postgraduate Degree through Clearing

Applying for a Postgraduate Degree through Clearing

Hi, my name is Nadia, and I am here to tell you about my clearing experience and how I was offered a place to study for my PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate for Education) through Clearing.

30/07/20
 Nadia

My Clearing Experience

My Clearing Experience

Hi, my name is Amreen, and in this blog I’m going to talk about my experience applying through Clearing and how the process was easy and stress free.

30/07/20
 Amreen

How I used Becky the Chatbot to apply through Clearing

How I used Becky the Chatbot to apply through Clearing

Hi I’m Alex and in this blog I’m going to tell you about my experience applying through Clearing, how I didn’t get the grades I wanted and how I used Becky the Chatbot, Leeds Beckett’s online chat platform to do this.

30/07/20
student blogger, Alex Alex

Why I love studying in Yorkshire

Why I love studying in Yorkshire

Hi, my name is Elettra, I am a 3rd year student here at Leeds Beckett doing my bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and I want to share with you why I love Yorkshire.

30/07/20
Elettra profile pic Elettra

Great Places to Visit in Yorkshire

Great Places to Visit in Yorkshire

Hey everyone, I’m Chloe and I am going to talk to you about some of the amazing places to visit in Yorkshire. As someone who has lived in Yorkshire their entire life, I have managed to go visit quite a few places and these three are my top favourites. 

30/07/20
 Chloe

Sport research uses magic of Disney to encourage girls to play football

Sport research uses magic of Disney to encourage girls to play football

A major youth sport programme based on Leeds Beckett University research has been launched by UEFA. The Playmakers scheme, which will include coaching sessions inspired by films and characters from Disney, has been designed for girls aged five to eight.

30/07/20

No Spring Chicken: is there ageism in the coop?

No Spring Chicken: is there ageism in the coop?

There’s every chance that you’ll remember Chicken Run from 2000- the story of plucky Ginger, galvanising a reluctant, bewildered hero, Rocky, to save her fellow hens from the jaws of Mrs Tweedy’s Chicken Pie machine. The animated film pulled in a record breaking £161.3 million at the Box Office. I can’t be the only person to have reconsidered my roast chicken dinner habit after the film nor the only one to be so relieved to see a credible female lead: she may be a hen, but Ginger was no chicken. 

EduTwitter; a space of public engagement and private dilemmas

EduTwitter; a space of public engagement and private dilemmas

EduTwitter can become a very volatile place. It is perhaps inevitable that people who use it to express views and share ideas and resources find some of their natural communication styles and proclivities distilled and sharpened there.

Wicketz and Super 1s event at Leeds Beckett University

Wicketz and Super 1s event at Leeds Beckett University

Students from the Carnegie School of Sport delivered a Wicketz hub in the Canterbury Estate, a deprived area of Bradford. Wicketz Yorkshire is a community cricket programme for young people aged 8 – 16 which uses cricket to improve physical and mental well-being, promote positive life choices, enhance the future prospects of participants and increase community cohesion.

29/07/20

Cycle your way to a better work day!

Cycle your way to a better work day!

Thursday 6 August is Cycle to Work Day 2020. As we begin to return to the daily commute – or continue to work from home – many of us may be looking to take up or get back into cycling. But how can we motivate ourselves to swap four wheels for two? And how could the change improve our work lives?  Jim McKenna, Professor of Physical Activity & Health, explains in this blog post.

Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - July 2020

Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - July 2020

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities in July 2020.

Leeds Beckett research helps tackle sporting inequality

Leeds Beckett research helps tackle sporting inequality

Leeds Beckett has joined forces with Sporting Equals to promote diversity across sport. The partnership allows Leeds Beckett’s centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to become the lead research partner for the national organisation, which promotes greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities - particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population.

28/07/20

The C-word, what is it and why is everyone so afraid of it?

The C-word, Commercial awareness, can be a difficult concept to come to terms with and this short blog aims to dispose of some myths, understand it and apply it to the real world! Being commercially aware has far more applications than just within the law as you will soon find out.

28/07/20
 Shaan Fernando

Eid ul Adha

Eid ul Adha

Leeds Beckett University Casework Co-ordinator and Co-Chair of the Faith & Belief Forum, Rehana Bakhat, writes on the Muslim observance of Eid which will be celebrated on 31 July.

27/07/20
 

Leeds Beckett student Alex Yee claimed Gold in 2019 Triathlon World Cup event

Leeds Beckett student Alex Yee claimed Gold in 2019 Triathlon World Cup event

In 2019 Sport and Exercise Science student, Alex Yee, won the event in Cape Town, South Africa on a successful weekend for the university’s triathlon and athletics representatives.

27/07/20

Two Leeds Law School work experience students hired as paralegals at Thrive Law after completing placement

Two Leeds Law School work experience students hired as paralegals at Thrive Law after completing placement

Law students at Leeds Beckett University have the option to choose a ‘day release’ module as part of their third-year studies. This module is highly beneficial to law students as many students get to the final year of their studies without much experience in a law firm. Therefore, this legal placement is a great opportunity for those students to gain experience working on legal cases and contributing to the wider team in a law firm.

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – A New Way to Grow Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Region

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – A New Way to Grow Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Region

Innovation is a key to sustained business success.  In this blog, Jo Griffiths provides an insight into the introduction of Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs) by Innovate UK as an incentive to encourage university – industry collaboration and improve business productivity and performance. 

Five years into my law career...

I started my legal career at Leeds Beckett University back in 2015. I had absolutely no experience in the legal industry and I was the first person in my family to go to University. I can so easily recall sitting in the lecture theatre during my very first induction. The panic started to set in slightly when the tutors began explaining the long and difficult process of becoming a solicitor. I had no idea what to expect and I could not imagine ever getting to the finish line which seemed way off in the vague and unimaginable future. 

24/07/20
 Molly Ripley

Kevin Sinfield MBE - one of the most successful players in rugby league

Kevin Sinfield MBE - one of the most successful players in rugby league

Kevin Sinfield MBE completed both his BSc and MA at Leeds Beckett alongside his professional rugby career at Leeds Rhinos. His accolades are numerous and is one of the most successful players in rugby league. In 2019 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sports Science by the university.

24/07/20

Time is running out for the Legal Practice Course

If the Solicitors Regulation Authority gets its way, aspiring solicitors wanting to qualify using the current Legal Practice Course (LPC) route should start their law degree or GDL conversion course as soon as possible...

Outstanding results from the 2020 National Student Survey

Outstanding results from the 2020 National Student Survey

Only days after learning that the School had been placed in the top 50 globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, we received a ringing endorsement from our graduating students. 

Leeds Beckett at the Olympics

Leeds Beckett at the Olympics

In honour of the original 2020 Tokyo Games start date today, we are recognising the success of our athletes who have taken part in the Games. Leeds Beckett University has a rich history of talented athletes and coaches who have competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with our athletes claiming 40 medals across both competitions, including 22 gold medals.

23/07/20

The Benefits of having Yorkshire on your Doorstep

The Benefits of having Yorkshire on your Doorstep

Hi, I’m Chelsea. There’s no shortage of great things to see and do in Yorkshire, and in this blog I will do my bit to cover a tiny proportion of it.

23/07/20
Chelsea R blog squad Chelsea R

My experience of a placement at Thrive Law

Hi, I am Mollie, a final year Law student. In this blog I am going to address the ‘day release’ module available for law students and how it has positively benefitted me.

23/07/20
Mollie Eckersley Mollie Eckersley

Leeds announce partnership with PRS Foundation and expand existing Launchpad offer

Leeds announce partnership with PRS Foundation and expand existing Launchpad offer

Music:Leeds, the organisation set-up and led by Leeds Beckett music academic Sam Nicholls, have announced the expansion of their Launchpad program to support emerging artists and music industry professionals, as well as new funds in partnership with PRS Foundation

More holistic approach needed to help female football players get to the top

More holistic approach needed to help female football players get to the top

Female football players need more support and better communication to help them reach their full potential, according to research from Leeds Beckett University and Loughborough University. The study was the first to explore UK female football players’ perceptions of their Talent Development Environments (TDE). A player’s TDE encompasses all elements within the football setting, as well as considering some of the broader elements outside football.

22/07/20

My placement at Leeds Law Society and Schofield Sweeny

I consider myself to be very fortunate to have undertaken my placement at Leeds Law Society, which developed into a split placement with Schofield Sweeny Solicitors.

22/07/20
Fiona Haigh LLB final year student profile image Fiona Haigh

Tales of my Father: a story of immigration, racism and success

Professor Vini Lander shares her thoughts and reflections to paper not only to remember her father but to ensure the story of one man’s quest to serve education and his community is recorded and celebrated appropriately. 

Ground-breaking research brought to life in video examining doping in sport

Ground-breaking research brought to life in video examining doping in sport

Academics from the Carnegie School of Sport joined forces with Leeds School of Arts' Northern Film School to create a video to highlight new research on the process of reporting doping in sport. The research, conducted on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency, found that fewer than half of athletes and coaches felt their sport encouraged them to report doping.

21/07/20

Student Success at the 2020 Institute of Travel and Tourism Future You Awards

Student Success at the 2020 Institute of Travel and Tourism Future You Awards

In collaboration with the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the tourism teaching team at Leeds Beckett University is proud to announce the recipients of its annual student prizes.

Lifting the lockdown: Pricing perceptions and the paradigm shift

Following the gradual release of the lockdown, hairdressers and pubs, amongst other businesses, are opening their doors again and welcoming back customers. Some people are desperate to get back into these ‘non-essential’ spaces, to be pampered, to have fun and to leave the confines of their immediate environment.

Leeds Beckett University provide coaching and nutrition support for Leeds United FC

Leeds Beckett University provide coaching and nutrition support for Leeds United FC

In April 2019, the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University pledged to forge closer relationships with Leeds United FC and provide sports performance support.

The university had already been working with the Championship club behind the scenes throughout their successful campaign season and the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together.

20/07/20
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