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Making the most of your Open Day

Making the most of your Open Day

Hi, I’m Ryan and I want to give you my tips for making the most of your university Open Days! 

23/05/18
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The performance of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Royal Wedding

The performance of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Royal Wedding

In this blog, Oliver Bray, Head of Performing Arts at the university, looks at the performance of the Royal Wedding, the new Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry.

Healthy Eating Week 2018

Healthy Eating Week 2018

Work at Leeds Beckett? Passionate about home cooking and healthy eating? Then we've got just the thing for you! 

REACT

REACT

Growing appreciation of the fundamental limitations of the detection-deterrence approach to anti-doping (e.g., limited effectiveness of tests) necessitate a shift in focus to doping prevention through education and training.

Moving Out/ Moving In

Moving Out/ Moving In

A handy guide for your next move 

Living at Mill Street accommodation

Living at Mill Street accommodation

Hi, I'm Louie and I want to tell you about my experience of living at Mill Street in first year.

21/05/18
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'Clean' Carnegie

'Clean' Carnegie

This year the Carnegie School of Sport has taken a step forward to ‘clean’ our procedures around the purchasing and provision of supplements for research and teaching projects. In line with guidance provided in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Expert Statement on Inadvertent Doping in Sport, we will only purchase batch-tested products (e.g., Informed Sport) where they are available.

Studying Creative Media Technology at Leeds Beckett

Studying Creative Media Technology at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I’m Ryan and I want to talk to you about my course – Creative Media Technology.

17/05/18
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Our involvement in the Injured Players Foundation ski trip

Our involvement in the Injured Players Foundation ski trip

The School of Sport, through Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO), has built an outstanding reputation for delivering bespoke support to wounded injured and sick service personnel through the BattleBack Centre at Lilleshall.

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.

Volunteering in Thailand

Volunteering in Thailand

Hi, I'm Ellen. I want to talk to you about my volunteering trip to Thailand and what I'm most looking forward to.

15/05/18
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Social media users freely share personal data but fear highly-regulated Government ‘snooping’

Social media users freely share personal data but fear highly-regulated Government ‘snooping’

Dr Simon Hale-Ross, law lecturer at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University, writes on digital security.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Success - Rethinking the Health Experience and Active Lifestyles of Chinese Students.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Success - Rethinking the Health Experience and Active Lifestyles of Chinese Students.

Two senior academics in the School of Sport, Emeritus Professor Anne Flintoff and Dr. Beccy Watson, have won prestigious European Union, Marie Curie Individual Fellowship funding.

10/05/18
Leeds Beckett University Professor Anne Flintoff
Dr Beccy Watson Dr Beccy Watson

Calling on the Government for more to be done on Childhood Obesity

Calling on the Government for more to be done on Childhood Obesity

Based on the current estimates that 4.5 million UK children can be classified as either overweight or obese, the Government – after extensive lobbying – published a Childhood Obesity Plan in August 2016. It was met with severe disappointment all-round, including from the food industry.

Cognitive Bias - As Bad As Our Biases Would Have Us Believe?

Cognitive Bias - As Bad As Our Biases Would Have Us Believe?

Over the course of my work as an educator, often with very clever and experienced practitioners I have heard several saying the words; “but that might just be my bias”. These words have made me curious and so I thought it might be useful to explore what biases are.

Student Life: A Guide To Making The Most Of Summer

Student Life: A Guide To Making The Most Of Summer

The holidays will fly by - so make sure you make the most of them!

Your May Reward Card Offers are here

Your May Reward Card Offers are here

This month we’ve got three fantastic offers that will have your purses and wallets jumping for joy! So, Reward Cards at the ready, here they are…

01/05/18

My Clearing Experience

My Clearing Experience

Hi, I'm Jade. I came to study here at Leeds Beckett through Clearing, and it ended up being the best thing that could have happened to me. I'm going to tell you all about my experience in this blog.

30/04/18
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Using Outdoor Adventure to build resilient learners for a 21st Century University Entry

Using Outdoor Adventure to build resilient learners for a 21st Century University Entry

Concerns about young adults' growing mental health problems and disengagement from university have been attributed to their declining resilience. This poses a serious challenge to every HE institute; all are facing a unique array of demands on services at a scale never seen.

Cheap vegan eats in Leeds

Cheap vegan eats in Leeds

Hi, I’m Holly and I’m going to tell you my favourite places to get vegan food in Leeds.

27/04/18
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Marathon running: a battle against both the body and the mind barrier

Marathon running: a battle against both the body and the mind barrier

The big run is finally here, hours and miles of training completed and you have gels and trainers at the ready. Whilst a target time is in mind for completion, mostly you just want to complete it without premature exhaustion and without fatigue preventing you crossing the finish line. How do our bodies and minds execute this?

A day in the life of an Events Management student

A day in the life of an Events Management student

Hi, I'm Chloe. I'm going to show you what a typical day looks like for me as a final year Events Management student at Leeds Beckett.

25/04/18
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Are You In Need Of Some Revision Fuel?

Are You In Need Of Some Revision Fuel?

During exam season, you're always so focused on revision and deadlines but it's important to have a bit of a break too.

24/04/18

My favourite places on and off campus

My favourite places on and off campus

Hi, I’m Jenny and I study Speech and Language Therapy here at Leeds Beckett. I’m going to show you my favourite places both on and off campus.

24/04/18
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Why Joining A Sports Team Makes Uni Amazing...

Why Joining A Sports Team Makes Uni Amazing...

At university, there are so many opportunities and one of these is the amount of sport on offer, especially at Leeds Beckett!

Technology, society and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology, society and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

At a recent Leeds Beckett Innovation Network event, Jamie Morgan, Professor Economic Sociology, spoke about the opportunities – and challenges – of the rise of Artificial Intelligence. In this post, he considers the impact of the forthcoming ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

FA aim to double girls football participation through girls only sessions

FA aim to double girls football participation through girls only sessions

Women’s increased participation in football has been dramatic. Football is now the number one participation team sport for women in many countries, including England (UEFA, 2016). However, despite their interest, young girls can still be reluctant to take the first steps to get involved.

12 Stages All Students Go Through During Exams

12 Stages All Students Go Through During Exams

Whether you want to accept it or not, exams are always going to be a tough and stressful time.

Recycle Your Coffee Cups On Campus

Recycle Your Coffee Cups On Campus

We’re a nation of coffee lovers who enjoy an estimated 5 billion hot drinks every year. But have you ever thought about what happens to your coffee cup after you’ve finished your flat white, latte or cappuccino? 

Make The Most Of The Sun

Make The Most Of The Sun

After what feels like an eternity of a winter followed by weeks of torrential rain (not that we're ones for melodrama), there is finally some good news on the horizon - in the form of sun.

The Facebook privacy scandal proves that if it’s free online, you are the product

The Facebook privacy scandal proves that if it’s free online, you are the product

Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to congress last week highlights one of the key issues of our time - Data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation.

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?!

Leeds Beckett friendship stories

Leeds Beckett friendship stories

Hi, I'm Becky, and I have a collection of heart-warming friendship stories from our students here at Leeds Beckett.

16/04/18
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Artificial Intelligence - the verge of a revolution?

Artificial Intelligence  - the verge of a revolution?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential impact for businesses was the subject of a recent Leeds Beckett Innovation Network event at the Yorkshire Post. In this blog post, Dr Abdulrahman Altahhan – who spoke at the event - considers the opportunities and challenges of AI.

Things You Didn't Know About Leeds

Things You Didn't Know About Leeds

Leeds is full of surprises, if you’re thinking of joining us in September of have even lived in Leeds for years here are some things you probably didn’t this wonderful city.

End Of Year Stress Busters

End Of Year Stress Busters

With only three weeks of semester two remaining, exams and deadlines are fast approaching. 

Budget Your Way Through Your Final Loan...

Budget Your Way Through Your Final Loan...

As a university student, one of the best days is when you check your balance after your loan has dropped and you've finally got money again!

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