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Senior Lecturer Elisa Burrai in The Conversation: Tourists not welcome

Senior Lecturer Elisa Burrai in The Conversation: Tourists not welcome

How to tackle the issues of overtourism in an age of overseas hen and stag parties.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018

Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place from Monday 1 October to Sunday 7 October 2018, and this year’s theme is #21stCenturyDyslexia. The Library has a wide range of support available for students with dyslexia.

Meet Nicola Pearce ABTAs intern for 2018

Nicola applied to be an ABTA's intern as we are an ABTA Education Partner. Find out how she gets on as she provides regular updates during her month-long internship.

Advice for new students VLOG

Advice for new students VLOG

Hi, I'm Ross. Here's my latest vlog, sharing my advice for new students. 

20/09/18
Ross Walton digital brand ambassador profile picture Ross

Studying a music course at Leeds Beckett

Studying a music course at Leeds Beckett

Hi I'm Hari, and here's my first vlog for Leeds Beckett, talking about my course - MA in Music for the moving image. 

20/09/18
Leeds Beckett University Hari

My Leeds Beckett experience VLOG

My Leeds Beckett experience VLOG

Hi, I'm Jennah, I'm from the USA and this is my first vlog for Leeds Beckett.

19/09/18
Leeds Beckett University Jennah

Support for students at Leeds Beckett VLOG

Support for students at Leeds Beckett VLOG

Hi I'm Elettra from Italy, and here's my first vlog for Leeds Beckett, talking about the support available for students. 

19/09/18
Leeds Beckett University Elettra

Welcome to all new students

The Offsite team and Leeds Beckett Library staff are here to help you! Here’s some information that you might find useful.

Serena Williams loss in the US Tennis Open: A stress and coping analysis

Serena Williams loss in the US Tennis Open: A stress and coping analysis

Stress levels from the pressure of competing in a major final, such as a grand slam in tennis, can be extremely high and even a small distraction can have significant detrimental consequences on an athlete´s performance, and potentially their well-being.  As an example, this week’s highlights on the US Open appeared to mainly focus on Serena Williams’s code violations during the women’s final.

Heritage Days

Heritage Days

As commemorations of the Great War draw to a close during 2018, the University’s Archive and Special Collections continue to exhibit photographs of the 2nd Northern General Hospital that occupied the buildings at Beckett Park from 1914 until 1927.

There is No Escaping The Body: Bodily Metaphors and Technology

There is No Escaping The Body: Bodily Metaphors and Technology

In this blog, joint lead for the CCA research strand on the Body Gender and Sexuality, Dr Melanie Chan, writes about her research into the connections between the body and technology.

Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

Dr James Woodall examines the Public Health England report which shows the changing landscape of health in England.

New food on campus!

New food on campus!

A new academic year means tasty new food to keep you fuelled through Fresher’s and beyond! Check out our pick of the new food additions for you to enjoy, including our Food Villages at both campuses from 17 September until mid-October.

Why this is a case of sexism rather than sore loser: Understanding the context in which Serena Williams lost points and ultimately the final of the US Tennis Open

Why this is a case of sexism rather than sore loser: Understanding the context in which Serena Williams lost points and ultimately the final of the US Tennis Open

There is only one headline emanating out of this year’s US tennis open. For once, it is not a celebration of a man’s tennis prowess, for example, discussing Novak Djokovic’s 14th Grand Slam title. Nor is there much analysis of how Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese tennis player to reach and win a Grand Slam final. Instead, the headlines are dominated by three code violations ‘committed’ by Serena Williams, Osaka’s opponent in Saturday’s final, and the subsequent response by Williams to the umpire’s decisions.

Shannon Mycock - Perth, Australia

Shannon Mycock - Perth, Australia

"When I found out I was going on a study abroad year to Perth I could have never imagined that my first semester here would have been this much fun. Of course, it has come with a few lows, but this is by far, the best thing I have ever done!"

04/09/18

"I'd do it all again if I could" - final year students reflect on their time at university

Third year students talk to us about some of their best experiences during their time at the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. From tutors, to work experience opportunities, to the friends they've made and the jobs they have secured, hear from our most recent graduates.

Teaching effort rewarded by student endorsement

Teaching effort rewarded by student endorsement

Success for the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2018's National Student Survey.

Tips for your first week at university

Tips for your first week at university

Hi, I'm Jenny and I'm writing this to confirm a few things that you might want to know for your first week as a Fresher, and to give you some tips for your first lectures.

31/08/18
Jenny Rowbotham Digital Ambassador profile picture Jenny

Study Abroad scheme

Study Abroad scheme

A short question and answer session with our study abroad student Viktoria who went to University of Chur in Switzerland as part of her studies with Leeds Beckett University.

Windrush Bacchanal: Leeds West Indian Carnival Troupe Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Arrival of Empire Windrush

Windrush Bacchanal: Leeds West Indian Carnival Troupe Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Arrival of Empire Windrush

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush bringing Caribbean migrants to Britain, Dr Emily Zobel Marshall reflects on the history of Caribbean culture in Britain and how it has enriched our lives both here in Leeds and throughout the country.

What's new for 2018 at Leeds Beckett Library?

What's new for 2018 at Leeds Beckett Library?

Changes and updates for the new academic year!

Welcome to Leeds Beckett Library

Welcome to Leeds Beckett Library

Welcome to Leeds Beckett Library! We look forward to meeting you at your Library induction, Freshers’ Fairs, out and about around campus and, of course, in the Libraries!

If you want to visit the Library, plus if you’ve graduated or are just about to start your studies

If you want to visit the Library, plus if you’ve graduated or are just about to start your studies

The Sheila Silver Library at Leeds Beckett City Campus will be closed for essential electrical maintenance on Sunday 26th August from 6am to 1pm, but apart from that, the Library remains open 24/7.

Studying social sciences: the Dean's perspective

In this post, Professor John Craig, Dean of the Leeds School of Social Sciences, shares his thoughts on the skills of a social sciences graduate.

Arts degrees teach you much more than how to think

What is the 'value' of an arts degree? Here, Professor Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), discusses why an arts degree goes beyond teaching students 'how to think'.

My journey as a commuter student

My journey as a commuter student

A lot of people would think that spending nearly 2 hours to get to uni would be a bit of a hassle, but after spending 3 years doing just that I have to say it's a great experience, and not nearly as boring as you think it is.

14/08/18
Leeds Beckett University Charlotte

My Commuting Experience

My Commuting Experience

Eyup, my name is Ella. I live in Castleford and have been commuting to Leeds Beckett University for the last four years.

14/08/18
Leeds Beckett University Ella

The new online Reading List system is now live!

The new online Reading List system is now live!

Good news! The migration to our new online Reading List system is complete and has now gone live. It has a new look and feel but is still accessible via MyBeckett and the new system makes it easier to customise and navigate.

The MyBeckett upgrade is now complete!

The MyBeckett upgrade is now complete!

Great news! The MyBeckett upgrade is now complete. It’s available in exactly the same way, with the same tabs, but with a new login screen and a fresher new look.

My journey as an international student

My journey as an international student

Hi! My name is Henna, and I want to share my experience of being an International Student at Leeds Beckett University.

06/08/18
Leeds Beckett University Henna

Events Management students organise glamorous end of year ball

Events Management students organise glamorous end of year ball

Final year Events Management Students have organised the School's end of year ball.

Relieving results day anxiety

Relieving results day anxiety

Hi I'm Ross and I want to give you some tips for keeping calm when it comes to results day!

01/08/18
Ross Walton digital brand ambassador profile picture Ross

Your August Reward Card offers are here

Your August Reward Card offers are here

Buy one hot drink and get another free, available every Friday throughout August.

A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France

A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France

The last Sunday of July saw the final stage of the arduous and most famous three-week pro’ cycling event: Le Tour de France (TdF). France (TdF).

Just graduated? Some final reminders

Just graduated? Some final reminders

Here are some important dates and things you need to do.

France - the FIFA World Cup Winner - and the Territorial Prison Theory of Identity

France - the FIFA World Cup Winner - and the Territorial Prison Theory of Identity

Once France won the FIFA Men’s World Cup a new topic occupied media attention (see BBC, 2018; The Local, 2018) - how ‘French’ was the French team? One commentary stood out; comedian Trevor Noah joked that Africa, not France, had won the World Cup, mostly because of the ethnic origins of its players (see Trevor Noah’s Instagram post).

My university experience

My university experience

Hi! My name is Jenny. I wanted to tell you all about my university experience and life on my course, so here goes!

23/07/18
Jenny Rowbotham Digital Ambassador profile picture Jenny

Some Reflections on a Digital Sociological Turn to Sport Sociology

Some Reflections on a Digital Sociological Turn to Sport Sociology

Different academics propose that the ubiquity of digital devices, and most specifically social media platforms in our daily lives, has had a profound impact on the way we understand and experience culture and society.

Congratulations - Graduation week is here

Congratulations - Graduation week is here

The Offsite team would like to send their warmest congratulations to all those Leeds Beckett University students who are due to graduate this week.

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