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FiFA World Cup (1) - Wimbledon (Love): Sport fandom in a crowded marketplace

FiFA World Cup (1) - Wimbledon (Love): Sport fandom in a crowded marketplace

Is there room for two major sporting events on the same day? Kacy Mackreth, Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing at Leeds Beckett University's Carnegie School of Sport, examines the sports market.

Three Lions roar: the mixed fortunes of England’s football anthems

Three Lions roar: the mixed fortunes of England’s football anthems

Rio Goldhammer talks about football anthems and their influence.

10/07/18
Rio Goldhammer Rio Goldhammer

Sport may be an opium of the people but it matters

Sport may be an opium of the people but it matters

Senior Lecturer Dr Jon Dart, from Leeds Beckett University's Carnegie School of Sport, talks about the importance sport.

Government’s LGBT Action plan

Government’s LGBT Action plan

Professor Jonathan Glazzard, from the Carnegie School of Education, has written a response to the government's LGBT action plan, which was published earlier this week.

The Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

The Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2

Pinki Sahota, Professor of Nutrition and Childhood Obesity, looks at the Childhood Obesity plan to mark National Childhood Obesity Week.

The Last Flight of Arthur Louis Aaron

The Last Flight of Arthur Louis Aaron

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, it seems an appropriate time to look into the heroic story of Acting Flight Sergeant Arthur Louis Aaron V. C. The only Leeds recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Second World War.

The NHS at 70 Years - Catherine Coates

The NHS at 70 Years - Catherine Coates

Catherine Coates is Director of Practice Learning, Health and Social Care for the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. Here she talks about her time working in the NHS and how it helps in her current role.

Sue Sherwin - the NHS at 70 Years

Sue Sherwin - the NHS at 70 Years

Sue Sherwin is the Dean of the School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University. Here in celebration of 70 years of the NHS, she talks about her time working for them and how she came to join the university.

Why I chose Carnegie Village

Why I chose Carnegie Village

Hi, I'm Chloe and I want to tell you about why I chose to live in Carnegie Village accommodation. 

04/07/18
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National Writing Day: celebrating the power and pleasure of writing

National Writing Day: celebrating the power and pleasure of writing

National Writing Day is an initiative that celebrates the life-enhancing potential of creative writing.  The key message is that writing is a democratic act: everyone has a story to tell, and you don’t have to be a professional writer to enjoy it as a liberating form of self-expression.  

NEW! Get 20p off when you use a Reusable Cup

NEW! Get 20p off when you use a Reusable Cup

We’ve just made our reusable cup offer even bigger and better - Get 20p off any hot drink!

Breaking the Waves: Practice as Research in the Creative Arts

Breaking the Waves: Practice as Research in the Creative Arts

Not all research involves a 100,000 word thesis - it can be a film, a drawing or a dance performance. Professors Simon Morris and Robert Shail show us how.

Your July Reward Card offers are here

Your July Reward Card offers are here

Hold on to your sun hats, we’ve got three fantastic offers for our Reward Card holders this July.

Why Write?

Why Write?

On National Writing Day Dr Nasser Hussain, from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities, asks 'why write?

The FIFA World Cup and 'Banal Nationalism'

The FIFA World Cup and 'Banal Nationalism'

What source of information do fans rely on to be in touch with their favourite club or national team?

My international exchange in Leeds

My international exchange in Leeds

Hi, I’m Vera, I’m from the Netherlands and I went on an International Exchange at Leeds Beckett University. Read my blog about the great time I had studying and living in Leeds.

26/06/18
Vera student blog squad Vera

Student Success at Young Guns 2018

Student Success at Young Guns 2018

Congratulations to Victoria Robertson, Catherine Dowson and Luke Jenkins who reached the final eight in the prestigious Young Guns 2018 competition.

Why is the World Cup so hard on the knees?

Why is the World Cup so hard on the knees?

Professor Nick London, Visiting Professor of Sports Medicine talks about the World Cup and how knee injuries happen.

A "New" Form of Fandom? Looking at Social Media as the "New Pub"

A "New" Form of Fandom? Looking at Social Media as the "New Pub"

It is argued by numerous academics that globalisation has altered the way people enjoy and ‘consume’ sport (see Giulianotti and Numerato, 2018). In the last fifteen years a new social phenomenon has emerged: social media.

Russia 2018, Racism and the Plight of England's Footballers

Russia 2018, Racism and the Plight of England's Footballers

The World Cup in Russia 2018 is fast becoming a lightning rod for many of the unresolved global issues concerning racism and discrimination in football.

England Expects: Getting an inside track on the pressure of expectations for the England team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

England Expects: Getting an inside track on the pressure of expectations for the England team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

It’s only hours until England take the centre stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and English fans will be cheering on their nation, hoping for victory. As the team have been preparing for the World Cup, the number of media reports making reference to expectations around how they will perform have started to soar.

Academics published in a leading international journal for the study of tourism destinations

Academics published in a leading international journal for the study of tourism destinations

We are pleased to announce that a paper co-authored by our academics, Milka Ivanova and Xavier Font, has won a 'Highly Commended Award 2017'.

Why I chose to study performance at Leeds Beckett

Why I chose to study performance at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I’m Bethany and I want to talk to you about why I decided to study performance here at Leeds Beckett.

13/06/18
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Subtle goalkeeping solutions for Englands World Cup penalty shootout problem

Subtle goalkeeping solutions for Englands World Cup penalty shootout problem

“Everyone seems to know the score, they've seen it all before” (Broudie, Baddiel & Skinner, 1996).

Where to watch the World Cup in Leeds

Where to watch the World Cup in Leeds

Hey, I'm Ryan and I'm going to recommend some places where you can watch the World Cup matches in Leeds.

11/06/18
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ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

ECB Reaching Out to South Asian Communities

Four Leeds Beckett University academics have produced a report - South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds) - on behalf of Yorkshire Cricket Partnership.

07/06/18
Leeds Beckett University Professor Jonathan Long

The Big Beckett Hand-in

The Big Beckett Hand-in

The Big Beckett Hand-In celebrated final year students from across the school as they near the end of their undergraduate journey and hand in their dissertations.

"We position ourselves among the global leaders in the field"

"We position ourselves among the global leaders in the field"

Dean Rhodri Thomas attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s (HKPU) School of Hotel and Tourism Management recently, as they played host to the inaugural World Summit for Deans of Independent Schools of Hospitality and Tourism.

Golden Robes winners and research recognition

Golden Robes winners and research recognition

Double celebrations this week as academics win 'Best Lecturer' and the 'Best Module' at the Golden Robe awards, and researchers at the school are commended by the Journal of Destination Marketing and Management.

Why I chose Leeds Beckett VLOG

Why I chose Leeds Beckett VLOG

Hi, I'm Alex. Take a look at my first vlog, all about why I chose to study Filmmaking here at Leeds Beckett. If you have any topics you'd like me to cover in a future vlog, comment them below!

04/06/18
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Student scholarships to ICCA annual congress in Dubai

Student scholarships to ICCA annual congress in Dubai

We are one of only a small handful of universities across the globe who are members of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Our membership offers our students a new world of potential internships, access to job vacancies and two funded scholarships to the ICCA annual Congress - which this year is in Dubai.

Weight stigma and discrimination: finally at the top table

Weight stigma and discrimination: finally at the top table

On the 15 May 2018, I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on obesity’s launch of the “The Current Landscape of Obesity Services”. Within the report, the findings of a survey that amongst other topics explored patients’ perceptions and experiences of weight stigma and discrimination were disseminated.

Enabling physiotherapists to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury - an international collaboration

Enabling physiotherapists to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury - an international collaboration

This semester I was successful in obtaining a research fellowship at Leeds Beckett University to lead a project aiming to enhance physical activity (PA) promotion by physiotherapists to people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Things to do in Leeds

Things to do in Leeds

Hi, I'm Georgie. I know that a lot of the time, people worry that they won't 'fit in' as a student in a big city if they don't drink alcohol. Well, here I've listed some of my favourite things to do which don't involve drinking, to hopefully give you some inspiration.

01/06/18
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Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new 5-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, featuring many of the components of the highly regarded Multi Activity Course for serving personnel.

Coaching female athletes (Part 2) – Put the athlete first!

Coaching female athletes (Part 2) – Put the athlete first!

As described in my previous post on the carnegieXchange blog, I have recently moved into a role where, for the first time, I am providing S&C coaching to a group of high-performance female athletes. Part 1 of this reported information on the differences between male and female athletes, gathered to inform my practice in this role. This post is a reflection on how I modified my practice both in response to the research I’ve done and through what I have learnt through coaching the all-female group.

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