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Brexit and the Politics of Aid

Brexit and the Politics of Aid

The politics of UK Aid and of Brexit are deeply intertwined.

Potential benefits of peer mentoring for supporting international students in Higher Education

Potential benefits of peer mentoring for supporting international students in Higher Education

Trang Nguyen and Anne Temple Clothier

Leask (2009) suggests the globalization of higher education requires more efficient engagement and interaction with students in all universities. However, international students often experience a range of adjustment difficulties including isolation (Riche and Jacklin 2007; Sawir et al. 2007), language proficiency and limited support networks. 

Cool study spaces in Leeds

Cool study spaces in Leeds

Hi, I'm Suzannah and I'm going to suggest some cool places to study in Leeds.

14/02/19
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School of Events Tourism and Hospitality Management are now IOH accredited for a further 5 years

School of Events Tourism and Hospitality Management are now IOH accredited for a further 5 years

Programmes offered by Leeds Beckett University have been accredited by the Institute of Hospitality since May 2007. 

How to lose weight and keep it off - according to science

How to lose weight and keep it off - according to science

Losing weight is often at the forefront of many people’s minds at the start of the year. But if weight loss was your goal for 2019, chances are that by now, you’ve probably already experienced some challenges.

How to save money

How to save money

Hi, I'm Ben and I've got some tips on how to save your money as a student in Leeds.

13/02/19
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A day in my life by Em

A day in my life by Em

Hi, I’m Em and I want to give you an insight into what an average day is like for me, and how you can make the most out of being here. 

13/02/19
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The best student deals in Leeds this February

The best student deals in Leeds this February

Hi, I'm Dororthy and I've listed some student deals for you to make the most of this month! 

13/02/19
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Why attend university workshops and webinars

Why attend university workshops and webinars

Hi, my name is Shraddha and I want to talk about my very first experience of attending a university workshop.

13/02/19
Shraddha Shraddha

Leadership Skills of the Future - Leigh Jagger, former CEO of Banks Sadler, gives Keynote speech to final year students.

Leadership Skills of the Future - Leigh Jagger, former CEO of Banks Sadler, gives Keynote speech to final year students.

“Inspiring to meet the future leaders of the events industry and share learnings that will hopefully help them navigate their future path!” – Leigh Jagger

Liam Musgrave - Volunteering in Costa Rica

Liam Musgrave - Volunteering in Costa Rica

"Looking back on my time in Costa Rica, I would highly recommend it to anyone of any background or experience as you may be surprised by how much it can benefit your studies as well as motivate you as a person."

12/02/19

The best things about being a student in Leeds

The best things about being a student in Leeds

Hi, I'm Dorothy. To find out about what Leeds has to offer its student population, read my full blog below.

12/02/19
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Shanice Mulla - Volunteering in Fiji

Shanice Mulla - Volunteering in Fiji

"Happiness can come from the simplest of things and I learnt to embrace whatever life throws at you. Volunteering in Fiji gave me an unforgettable experience and I developed and learnt lots of new skills which will be beneficial to me in life and in my employability."

12/02/19

Studying in New York - my experience so far

Studying in New York - my experience so far

Hi, I'm Elettra and I've been studying abroad in New York for 2 weeks now. Here's how I'm finding it so far!

12/02/19
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The Economy in 2019 and Beyond - 5 Key Takeaways

The Economy in 2019 and Beyond  - 5 Key Takeaways

In the first Leeds Business School Guest Lecture of 2019 sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, Will Holman one of the Bank of England’s two representatives in Yorkshire provided some significant insights into the state of the economy ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU.

Share the love this Valentines Day

Share the love this Valentines Day

Whether you’re treating yourself, your significant other or your best friend we have the perfect treat for you!

Tiki Café is now open!

Tiki Café is now open!

Come in from the cold and check out our exciting new look and food and drink offer! 

15 things to do this Valentines Day

15 things to do this Valentines Day

Hi, I’m Molly and I want to share with you 15 unusual ideas for things to do with your partner or friends this Valentine’s Day in Leeds!

08/02/19
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Keepers of Lost Clothes

Keepers of Lost Clothes

Keepers of Lost Clothes is an ongoing project exploring the relationship we have with found or discarded garments and considers the ways in which this clothing might be remade.

Student Study Trip to Lisbon

Student Study Trip to Lisbon

A group of Leeds Beckett students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design have recently returned from exploring Portugal’s vibrant capital city, Lisbon.

Guide to Valentines Day in Leeds

Guide to Valentines Day in Leeds

Hi, I'm Manon and I have some ideas for you for what you can do in Leeds for Valentine's Day.

08/02/19
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Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences?

Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences?

Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences? Reflections on Isokinetic Medical Group Conference Football Medicine Outcomes – Are we winning? from a trainee sport and exercise psychologist.

07/02/19
 Kelly Butterworth

Is Education Oppressive?

Is Education Oppressive?

Student, Bruno Mallett written piece: Education, whilst being a motivational icon of inspiring change, knowledge and liberation amongst people and policy makers, it is the policy makers that arguably manipulate the divine concept of such moralist ideals to oppress.

Teacher mentoring; rising to the challenge of the Early Career Framework

Teacher mentoring; rising to the challenge of the Early Career Framework

New teachers are often working at points of tension. They can feel the need to adopt practices which seem relatively safe.

Social Media and its effects on children and young people’s mental health

Social Media and its effects on children and young people’s mental health

Anne Longfield, England’s Children’s Commissioner, has written to the biggest social media companies, urging them to commit to tackling issues of disturbing content.

Heard about Skills for Learning?

Heard about Skills for Learning?

Have you heard about Skills for Learning?

It might be that your course just started this January? Or maybe you’re starting to work on your dissertation?

The academic work you need to do at university can sometimes seem a bit daunting. It might be a while since you’ve done any studying and you might feel the need to brush up on your study skills. Or it might be that thinking about your dissertation sends you into a panic. There’s no need to worry – there is plenty of help and support with study skills available from Skills for Learning to get you started.

Professional Practice Symposium

Professional Practice Symposium

In January the Leeds School of Architecture hosted a whole school Professional Studies Symposium to reconsider the Inter-disciplinary Landscapes of Architectural Production.

The Early Career Framework for Newly Qualified Teachers

The Early Career Framework for Newly Qualified Teachers

This week the Department for Education has published its Early Career Framework for teachers.

The pros and cons of commuting to university

The pros and cons of commuting to university

Hi, I'm Charlotte and I want to talk to you about the good and not so good parts of living at home while at university.

05/02/19
Leeds Beckett University Charlotte

Casey Orr's Saturday Girl wins top prize at Format International Photography Festival

Casey Orr's Saturday Girl wins top prize at Format International Photography Festival

A collection created by photographer and Senior Lecturer Dr Casey Orr has scooped top prize at this year's Format photography festival.

My placement year in London

My placement year in London

Hi, I'm Sim and I want to talk to you about my placement year at a luxury travel company in London.

04/02/19
Leeds Beckett University Simeon

Vegetarian restaurants in Leeds

Vegetarian restaurants in Leeds

Hi, I'm Anagha and I want to share where you can get some vegetarian food in Leeds!

04/02/19
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Pioneering business mentoring in Europe

“A mentor helps people to get where they really want to go.”

Signed, Sealed, Delivered....are we yours? Write a Love Letter or Break up Letter to your Library

With Valentines Day approaching, we felt this was the perfect time to ask you about your feelings towards your Library

Signed, Sealed, Delivered....are we yours? Write a Love Letter or Break up Letter to your Library

With Valentine's Day approaching, we felt this was the perfect time to ask you about your feelings towards your Library

Dissertation help from the Library

Time to focus on your dissertation or final project? The Library can help!

04/02/19

Ruskin's Gift

Ruskin's Gift

John Ruskin was born on the 8 February 1819, 200 years ago. To commemorate his bicentenary Keith Rowntree explores the links between the celebrated art critic and Leeds School of Art. 

Ruskin's Gift

Ruskin's Gift

John Ruskin was born on the 8 February 1819, 200 years ago. To commemorate his bicentenary Keith Rowntree explores the links between the celebrated art critic and Leeds School of Art. 

Reward Card February Offers

Reward Card February Offers

Take advantage of these fantastic February offers for our Reward Card customers! 

Keep warm and study from home

Keep warm and study from home

If you've no lectures and you don’t want to venture outside in the cold weather, you can access a huge range of resources from the comfort of your room!

01/02/19
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