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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are joining the University in Semester 2 here are some helpful things to get you started with using the Library.
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).
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...
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.
Hi, I'm Molly and I have some top tips for you to get your studying done well!
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.
Hi, I'm Becky and I want to give you some ideas for improving your mood this winter!
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.
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.
Leeds Beckett University’s MSc Responsible Tourism Management have been awarded five further Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships.
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.
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.
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.
Hi, I'm Molly and I have some advice for getting your revision and your room organised.
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.
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.
Over 50 of our Events Management and Sports Events Management students signed up to take part in a global sustainability programme with Positive Impact.
Our third year Events Management students took part in a Futures Conference at the end of November.
Hi, I'm Anagha and I want to give you some tips for getting your university life organised after the holidays.
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?
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.
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.
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.
As 2019 hits with a vengeance it looks like someone in government is coming up with new year resolutions.
Hi, I'm Leyla and I wanted to share with you my best tips for studying.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?!
This year's highly-anticipated Christmas adverts have been more miss than hit, according to the critics.
Dr Kate Dashper, Reader in Events Management, has been appointed as a mentor on the Fast Forward 15 programme for 2019-20.
We interviewed Mieke van Loenen, Director Events at ICCA to find out why they work closely with our School.
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.
Hi, I'm Anagha and I'm reflecting on my first semester at Leeds Beckett.