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Aimee Hunter – Volunteering in Greece

Aimee Hunter – Volunteering in Greece

"If you are thinking of doing international volunteering, I would really recommend it. It is a wonderful experience that really teaches you a lot about the world and yourself."

19/09/19

Accelerate – the new Leeds Beckett growth programme for SME’s is launched

Accelerate – the new Leeds Beckett growth programme for SME’s is launched

Accelerate is a new six-month business growth programme for SME’s in the Leeds City Region delivered as part of the successful ERDF funded programme, AD:VENTURE.  

19/09/19
Accelerate_web_logo block stacked Accelerate at Leeds Beckett University

Keep yourself safe online

Keep yourself safe online

Follow our tips to keep yourself safe online.

19/09/19

Leeds Beckett hosts the International Computer Science and Engineering conference 'DESSERT 2019'

In June this year, the Computer Science team at Leeds Beckett hosted the International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT) at our Headingley Campus.

Vlog: International Welcome Week tips by Leyla

Vlog: International Welcome Week tips by Leyla

Hi I'm Leyla and is this vlog I'll be giving you some tips on British customs and what to expect if you're moving to the UK for your studies

17/09/19
Leeds Beckett student, Leyla Rose Leyla

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road

Last weekend with three uni friends I took the road trip of a lifetime along The Great Ocean Road of Australia.

17/09/19
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Beckett Kitchen launches at Headingley Campus

Beckett Kitchen launches at Headingley Campus

The Headingley Food Court serving area has now been refreshed and is relaunching this week as Beckett Kitchen.

What's new for 2019 in the Library?

What's new for 2019 in the Library?

Welcome back to the Library - see below for what's new to help you with your studies.

16/09/19

Bridging the Generation Gap to Produce Peer Mentoring Programmes for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Leeds

Bridging the Generation Gap to Produce Peer Mentoring Programmes for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Leeds

On 4 September, seven students were awarded Certificates of Attendance for their contribution to the development of a new Peer Mentoring Programme designed to help Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) settle in to life in Leeds.

Print Media Patterns UK

Print Media Patterns UK

A previous blog post (see Petersen-Wagner, 2019) discussed the coverage of women’s sport in online media, using machine learning algorithms to classify the news in respective sport. That post showed how women’s sport features in only 13% of news, and more often on what Wanta (2009) and Coche and Tuggle (2018) define as ‘acceptable sports’. The visualisation from that blog post showed that BBC Sport coverage was 50%(+) football. I wondered how this would compare across British print media outlets.

The Rising Star: OTT and its entry in Sports

The Rising Star: OTT and its entry in Sports

Imagine: you are an avid Cricket fan, but also you love Liverpool FC. What do you watch when England is playing the Ashes at Headingley Stadium, and its Liverpool versus Arsenal at the same time at Anfield?

The salary increase for new teachers is welcome news, but the government also needs to focus retention.

The salary increase for new teachers is welcome news, but the government also needs to focus retention.

The proposal to increase teachers’ salaries to £30,000 by 2022-23 necessary and will be welcomed by many. However, as Dr Mary Bousted rightly points out, the government also needs to set out how teachers will be retained. 

Your September Reward Card Offers

Your September Reward Card Offers

We're excited to welcome our Leeds Beckett community back to a new academic year with some fantastic new offers and a brand new look for our Reward Card.

Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the Library

Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and Headingley Library are open 24/7, 365 days a year and MyBeckett is where you’ll find your modules, assignments, reading lists, and email plus Library resources for your subject. There's a lot to take in during the first few weeks of university so we've put together a checklist to get you started.

Leeds Beckett to Host 2019 ARCOM Construction Management Conference

Leeds Beckett to Host 2019 ARCOM Construction Management Conference

Leeds Beckett University will play host to the 2019 Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, with an evening at Salts Mill and our famous Headingley Campus.

Learning to be an Expert Witness is all part of our Computer Forensics and Security course

Learning to be an Expert Witness is all part of our Computer Forensics and Security course

Dr Maurice Calvert explains why its important we provide students with real-life experiences.  

Making the most of the Spectrum of Mentoring and Coaching in Education

Making the most of the Spectrum of Mentoring and Coaching in Education

The CollectivED research and practice centre is working in partnership with Growth Coaching International (GCI), this partnership was celebrated at the CollectivED Knowledge Exchange Conference which took place this July. 

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Hannah Temme

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Hannah Temme

To open the conference, this presentation will consider the mental health of the world’s population, as people awaken to the reality of our future prospects, created by the climate collapse, the greatest threat to life humanity has ever seen.

28/08/19
 Emily Howells
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Suyin Chia

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Suyin Chia

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

28/08/19
 Emily Howells
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team

Welcome to the Library!

Welcome to the Library!

Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and Headingley Library are open 24/7, 365 days a year and MyBeckett is where you’ll find your modules, assignments, reading lists, email and timetable plus Library resources for your subject. There's a lot to take in during the first few weeks of university so we've put together a checklist to get you started.

27/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Rachael Roberts

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Rachael Roberts

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

23/08/19
 Emily Howells
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team

Avant-Garde Literature

Avant-Garde Literature

Two of the books that have been published by the publishing imprint, Information as Material which was founded in 2002 by Professor Simon Morris, have been reviewed in a recent edition of the Times Literary Supplement.

Reward Card - New look, same great rewards!

Reward Card - New look, same great rewards!

From 2 September 2019, the Beckett Food Reward Card has a new look but you'll still get the same great rewards!

Leeds Beckett Social Work student wins national essay competition

Leeds Beckett Social Work student wins national essay competition

Nadira Siddique who studies MA Social Work at Leeds Beckett University is one of four winners of the Social Work Union (SWU) World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition. 

Dew Uwadia - Volunteering in the United States of America

Dew Uwadia - Volunteering in the United States of America

"Volunteering gave me a chance to step out of my comfort zone. I also got the opportunity to increase my knowledge and skillset and use the skills I had built from my last three years at university."

20/08/19

Leeds Law School Student Achievement Prizegiving

Leeds Law School Student Achievement Prizegiving

Leeds Law School celebrated student success this summer awarding numerous achievement prizes supported by law firms and the Crown Prosecution Service. As well as awards for individual final year modules including Child Law, Mental Health Law and Employment Law, there was also recognition for the overall highest performing student across each year group.

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Leah Earnshaw

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Leah Earnshaw

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

19/08/19
 Emily Howells
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Kathrin Kloeti

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Kathrin Kloeti

This blog series will introduce all presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

15/08/19
 Emily Howells
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team

Research team take part in a SMART Energy Pilot Project which will make the UK's energy more efficient, sustainable and affordable.

Research team take part in a SMART Energy Pilot Project which will make the UK's energy more efficient, sustainable and affordable.

As part of the SMART Energy Research Lab (SERL) project, a research team from Leeds Sustainability Institute will be supporting an initial pilot phase looking at how to utilise household energy consumption data available via smart meters to fuel a new wave of innovative energy research. 

Are you study ready?

Are you study ready?

If it feels like forever since you did any studying or you’re wondering what it will be like to study at University then the LBU Study Ready course is for you!

Doctors and Dentists: Get Registered

Doctors and Dentists: Get Registered

Don’t wait until you need them, get registered at your local GP Surgery and Dentist as soon as possible.

13/08/19

Civil Engineering Apprentice wins company Values Award.

Civil Engineering Apprentice wins company Values Award.

Leeds Beckett first-year Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship student, Jacob Lindley, has won Taylor Woodrow's Our Values award for delivering his own Health & Safety sessions to colleagues every day for a week.

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Dominic Browning

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Dominic Browning

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

12/08/19
Leeds Beckett Sustainability Sustainability Team
 Emily Howells

Budgeting Basics

One of the best feelings in the world is seeing your bank account after your loan comes in. One of the worst is realising how quickly it’s going to run out. Fear not, though, there are plenty of ways for a finance savvy student to stay on top of their money. Here’s our rundown of some of the budgeting basics that can help keep money woes off your mind during your studies.

Are you Study Ready?

Are you Study Ready?

If it feels like forever since you did any studying or you're wondering what it will be like to study at University then the LBU Study Ready course is for you!

08/08/19

Your First Day What to Expect

Your First Day What to Expect

So, the big day is just around the corner; freedom, fun and frolics await! But you may be feeling a tad apprehensive. Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help!

What to do on your first night in Leeds

What to do on your first night in Leeds

You’ve had your drawn out emotional goodbye with your parents. Your life is packed up in boxes on your bed waiting to find a new home. Armed with a week’s worth of instant pasta and three pizza cutters you’re ready to start your three (or more) years in style. Where to begin?

Cant Cook Have to Cook

Cant Cook Have to Cook

Ever watched Jamie Oliver, Nigella or Heston and thought, ‘how do they make it look so easy’? The good news is you don’t need to be a TV chef to make simple food that tastes great. If you’re staring down at the bottom of your 8th Pot Noodle in a row and thinking you could do with something a little more satisfying, take a look at these easy meal ideas.

Learn The Yorkshire Lingo

Learn The Yorkshire Lingo

So you decided to come to the good ol’ county of Yorkshire... What you didn't realise was that you were landing yourself in the middle of a swarm of people speaking one of the broadest accents of all- its as thick as our gravy! There's no escaping it - you'll have to master t'lingo to get by and blend in with the locals without arousing suspicion!

Life Hacks Making Friends

Life Hacks Making Friends

We've put together our top tips for making the most of your first few weeks at University when it comes to making friends.

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