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How the traditional Sunday lunch could help decrease obesity

How the traditional Sunday lunch could help decrease obesity

We are now not far into the New Year and it is National Obesity Awareness Week. If you have made a new year’s resolution to improve your health, here are a few small nudges that would have a true impact on your family meals. Some of the key components of a healthy meal for a family can be seen in the traditional Sunday meal, portion of potatoes (starchy carbohydrates), a portion of meat (protein), and a heap of veggies.

Research should be with rather than on service users

At some point near the end of many weight management programmes service-users are asked “Would you mind completing this short survey about the programme”? Questions usually focus on a range of issues such as the usefulness of the programme, staff support, facilities, communication, post-programme goals etc. A rating scale is often presented and instructions given to respond between 1 and 10, with 1 reflecting that you ‘strongly agree’ and 10 ‘strongly disagree’ with a particular statement. We believe it is important to gain the views and options of services-users about their programme experiences.

17/01/19
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The education inspection framework: draft for consultation 2019

The education inspection framework: draft for consultation 2019

On the 16th January Ofsted produced a draft inspection framework for schools, further education colleges and skills provision. The draft has been released for consultation and the feedback received through this process will inform the final inspection framework.

SoBEE Showcase Water Engineering Research at Careers Fair

SoBEE Showcase Water Engineering Research at Careers Fair

Staff from the School of Built Environment and Engineering (SoBEE) visited John Leggott Sixth Form College STEM Outreach Careers Fair, meeting Y7-13 pupils from across Scunthorpe and Doncaster.

Welcome to all new students starting in Semester 2

Welcome to all new students starting in Semester 2

If you are joining the University in Semester 2 here are some helpful things to get you started with using the Library.

Landfill or Lunchbox, should we really be eating this rubbish?

Landfill or Lunchbox, should we really be eating this rubbish?

On the 10th of January 2019 the BBC ran a story entitled Hungry children “eating from bins” in Morecambe, and within it Collingwood, a Head Teacher, reports one in ten of the pupils at her school come from families using foodbanks (BBC para. 3).

My placement year at FireCask

My placement year at FireCask

Hi there, my name is Dorothy and I’m a marketing student in my final year at Leeds Beckett University. I’m going to tell you a little bit about my placement year with Manchester-based digital marketing firm, FireCask, so read on to see what I got up to...

17/01/19
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Whole systems approaches: what's the evidence in public health?

The concept of a whole systems approach has seen a dramatic rise in popularity in recent years. Five years ago, you would have struggled to find this terminology, yet today its use seems ubiquitous. Defined as a 'strategic integrated approach to planning and delivering services', a quick internet search demonstrates examples in patient safety, acute kidney injury, public financial management, active lifestyles, youth justice, asthma management, homelessness, dementia care and poverty, to name but a few.

Revision and studying advice

Revision and studying advice

Hi, I'm Molly and I have some top tips for you to get your studying done well!

16/01/19
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Welcome to all new January starters

Welcome to all new January starters

We’d like to wish a very warm welcome to all new January starters.  We hope you enjoy studying with us.

Why not check out the Offsite web pages dedicated to supporting distance learners in using the Library. You can contact us with any Library/IT related queries. We also provide a service to post out books to students on eligible courses living in the UK or mainland Europe.

How to improve your mood this winter

How to improve your mood this winter

Hi, I'm Becky and I want to give you some ideas for improving your mood this winter!

16/01/19
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What are the Government doing to tackle obesity?

The role of the government is to set and influence the public health agenda and, where relevant, set expectations and boundaries for associated actors that have a role in supporting healthy behaviours. As such, the government has a responsibility to act through evidence collation, and ultimately, by developing associated policies, campaigns and other work. In the UK, several public health policies have emerged specifically focused on or with reference to obesity.

My international exchange in New York

My international exchange in New York

Hi, my name is Elettra, and I want to share with you my excitement about my approaching departure to be an exchange student in the US.

15/01/19
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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Leeds Beckett University’s MSc Responsible Tourism Management have been awarded five further Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships.

Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

Currently there is a national debate about whether obesity should be recognised as a disease in the UK. Most people are unaware that obesity is already classified as a disease in the UK, however, is not recognised as a disease. The implications of this is that healthcare settings do not approach, measure or where appropriate treat obesity in the same way that they do other diseases, and healthcare professionals therefore are not mandated for their actions. This debate has been bubbling away for some time, and very recently the Royal College of Physicians announced their backing for obesity to be recognised as a disease.

SoBEE attend & fund International Research Seminar

SoBEE attend & fund International Research Seminar

From 26th – 30th November 2018, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) hosted the International Workshop on Sustainable Urban Water Technologies & Construction at their Islamabad campus in Pakistan. 

Support for students at Leeds Beckett

Support for students at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Molly and I want to talk to you about the support that you can access as a Leeds Beckett student - from academic, to personal and more.

11/01/19
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Organising your revision and your room

Organising your revision and your room

Hi, I'm Molly and I have some advice for getting your revision and your room organised.

11/01/19
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Gypsy and Traveller Health Improvement Evaluation

Inequality is rarely starker than that experienced by the Gypsy and Traveller community. Average life expectancy is estimated to be in its 50s. The oldest man at one Leeds site, housing over 100 families, is 60 years old. The Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) was commissioned by Leeds CCG, to evaluate a project aiming to improve the health of the city’s Gypsies and Travellers.

Partnering with the Children’s Society

Caroline Mountain, Children, Young People and Communities subject group, recently collaborated with the Children’s Society to deliver peer mentor training to young asylum seekers and refugees.

UKCEM students supporting white paper initiative

UKCEM students supporting white paper initiative

Over 50 of our Events Management and Sports Events Management students signed up to take part in a global sustainability programme with Positive Impact.

Events Management Futures Conference

Events Management Futures Conference

Our third year Events Management students took part in a Futures Conference at the end of November. 

How to get organised

How to get organised

Hi, I'm Anagha and I want to give you some tips for getting your university life organised after the holidays.

10/01/19
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Need some help with assignments?

Need some help with assignments?

Do you need some help completing your assignments?

Skills for Learning have loads of useful information on a whole range of topics from help with Maths, to academic communication and reflective writing, to name but a few.....

How do white people do anti-racist work in the context of pervasive institutional whiteness across our educational institutions?

How do white people do anti-racist work in the context of pervasive institutional whiteness across our educational institutions?

This is a thorny question. Any response will have a range of complex and challenging dimensions for educators working from a social justice ethos; educators like those of us in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett.

09/01/19
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Avoiding winter blues by Dr Emma Dunmore

Avoiding winter blues by Dr Emma Dunmore

Hi, I'm Becky and I asked Dr Emma Dunmore, senior lecturer in Leeds School of Social Sciences, to share some of her expert advice on avoiding winter blues. 

08/01/19
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Where's your 'social pollution'?

Where's your 'social pollution'?

Did you catch up with some reading over Christmas? I had been eyeing my growing pile of skim-read titles for weeks into the run-up to the break. One cracker (no pun intended) from what I did read is still with me. It is Jeffrey Pfeffer’s ‘Dying for a Paycheck’ (2018). Read on if, like me, you find it difficult to combine doing well and being well with helping others do the same.

New Year, (not so new) new thinking

New Year, (not so new) new thinking

As 2019 hits with a vengeance it looks like someone in government is coming up with new year resolutions.

Vlog: Study Tips

Vlog: Study Tips

Hi, I'm Leyla and I wanted to share with you my best tips for studying.

04/01/19
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Your January 2019 Reward Card Offers

Your January 2019 Reward Card Offers

Say hello to 2019 with three great new offers for our Reward Card customers! Since launching we've given away over 100 monthly VIP offers!

Aping History

Aping History

Guest blogger James Fisher investigates the fascinating story behind a little known big sculpture.

A previous post highlighted the somewhat forgotten history between Leeds Beckett University and the original Leeds College of Art, and consequently the University’s legitimate claim of Henry Moore as part of its heritage. Moore’s legacy in Yorkshire is extensive, a permanence which is especially apparent with the eponymous Henry Moore Institute located on The Headrow in central Leeds.

Academic Health Checklist

Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn’t just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic “health” and ensure you keep on track.  Have a look at this advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

Academic Health Checklist

Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn't just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic "health" and ensure you keep on track with advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

03/01/19

Things You Need To Know About Exams At Leeds Beckett

Things You Need To Know About Exams At Leeds Beckett

You’ve done the revision, you’ve kept (more or less) your promise to get an early night, now there’s just the exam to sit. But hang on, where is my exam? How do I get there? And what do I need?!

Death of the Christmas Ad

This year's highly-anticipated Christmas adverts have been more miss than hit, according to the critics.

Appointment of a Fast Forward 15 mentor

Appointment of a Fast Forward 15 mentor

Dr Kate Dashper, Reader in Events Management, has been appointed as a mentor on the Fast Forward 15 programme for 2019-20. 

'Students from Leeds Beckett are some of our best interns!'

'Students from Leeds Beckett are some of our best interns!'

We interviewed Mieke van Loenen, Director Events at ICCA to find out why they work closely with our School.

ATHE - Best Overall Student award

ATHE - Best Overall Student award

Graduate Zoey Tierney wins the Best Overall Student award and explains how the ATHE award will help with her future career in the tourism industry.

Looking back at semester one

Looking back at semester one

Hi, I'm Anagha and I'm reflecting on my first semester at Leeds Beckett. 

17/12/18
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Influencer marketing – the next big thing?

Very few things drive sales as effectively as word-of-mouth recommendations.

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