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School of Built Environment expands Construction Informatics and Digital Enterprise research portfolio

Our research focuses on the investigation, design, development, deployment and use of digital technologies and solutions such as BIM, digital twin, big data analytics, IoT and Machine Learning, among others, to address various issues affecting productivity, sustainability and/or efficiency in the AEC industry.

Dissertation dilemmas? The Library can help!

Dissertation dilemmas? The Library can help!

Avoid any dissertation dilemmas by taking advantage of all the help available from the Library.

Leeds Beckett Architecture Student helps win RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette

Leeds Beckett Architecture Student helps win RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette

A team of students from different universities, including a Leeds Beckett Architecture student, have been named as the winning entrant in this year’s RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette.

MA Landscape Architecture Amsterdam Trip 2019

MA Landscape Architecture Amsterdam Trip 2019

As part of the Post Graduate Landscape Architecture course, students studying the ‘Cities Alive’ Landscape and Urban Design module recently visited Amsterdam.

Autism-friendly design recommendations incorporated into ‘The National Autistic Societies’ knowledge base

Autism-friendly design recommendations incorporated into ‘The National Autistic Societies’ knowledge base

Joan Love, a Senior lecturer on BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, has had an article on ‘Autism-friendly architecture’ included on The National Autistic Societies ‘Network Autism’, Good Practice and Knowledge base. This highly regarded platform shares the most up to date expertise, practice and resources amongst professionals across the community.

Book Your Christmas Dinner

Book Your Christmas Dinner

Join us from Tuesday 3 December for Christmas Dinner!

Research identifies a new process for how cells can quickly respond and survive when exposed to cellular stresses

Research identifies a new process for how cells can quickly respond and survive when exposed to cellular stresses

A new research paper co-authored by Professor of Biomedical Science Gary Jones, has identified a new process for how cells can quickly respond and survive when exposed to cellular stresses such as heat shock or oxidative stress.

We need to celebrate Brilliant Women More Often

We need to celebrate Brilliant Women More Often

We were delighted to welcome Cathy Newman to open the 2019-20 Leeds Business School guest lecture series this year.

Marketing Success for English Lit Graduate

Marketing Success for English Lit Graduate

It was during a university work placement at a publishing house when Courtney Castle, English Literature graduate, discovered how her creative writing talents could be transferred to writing social and online web content. Less than a year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Courtney is already successfully making her way up the marketing career ladder.

05/11/19
Leeds Beckett University Courtney Castle

Dissertation dilemmas? The Library can help!

Dissertation dilemmas? The Library can help!

Avoid any dissertation dilemmas by taking advantage of all the help available from the Library.

Leeds Beckett project to boost job prospects for graduates with autism

Leeds Beckett project to boost job prospects for graduates with autism

The IMAGE project (Improving Employability of Autistic Graduates In Europe) led by Dr Marc Fabri aims to address this employment gap by focusing on the transition from higher education into the world of work, and the support universities and employers can provide during this transition.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Success

Graduate Teaching Assistant Success

Alistair Palferman, one of our Graduate Teaching Assistants, is celebrating a double success. He defended his thesis on absorptive capacity in the events industry and has been awarded his PhD.

Leeds Beckett secures £360k Erasmus+ grant to help young people make informed decisions when leaving school

Leeds Beckett University has secured funding for a new multi-national project that focuses on how best to support young people, predominantly from marginalized groups, as they plan to make the transition from compulsory schooling towards future positive destinations.

Your November Reward Card Offers

Your November Reward Card Offers

Try something new this November and get Rewards!

Ace your literature review with Beckett Books Extra!

Ace your literature review with Beckett Books Extra!

Starting to think about your dissertation or final project? The Library can support every stage of your academic writing journey, and one way to develop your literature review is to use Beckett Books Extra. Find out more…

Incredible Edibles - Human Geography Field Trip to Knaresborough

On a sunny Tuesday, sandwiched between two extremely wet weather fronts, Human Geography students from the Placements and Professional Skills module enjoyed a short trip to the picturesque town of Knaresborough.

Students Collaborate to Combat Mental Health Challenges at Healthcare Hackathon

Students Collaborate to Combat Mental Health Challenges at Healthcare Hackathon

On the weekend of 11th – 13th October Leeds Beckett hosted an exciting partnership Hackathon event in which students from universities in the Leeds City Region studying were tasked to come up with innovative solutions to real challenges relating to mental health.

Top five spooky places in Leeds

Top five spooky places in Leeds

This Spook-tober I'm going to introduce some scary-cool places that you can visit in Leeds.

30/10/19
Keely profile ambassador Keely

'One to Watch': Award winning student shortlisted for another prestigious award

'One to Watch': Award winning student shortlisted for another prestigious award

Fresh from her visit to the Houses of Parliament to receive her Institute of Travel and Tourism 'Student of the Year' award,  Ana Seidi has now also been announced as one of just three short-listed candidates in yet another prestigious travel industry final.

Georges Perec book chapter and reading

Georges Perec book chapter and reading

Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts in the Leeds School of Arts, delivered a reading at the book launch of a new edited volume titled Georges Perec’s Geographies.

A guide to Halloween in Leeds

A guide to Halloween in Leeds

As a student, Halloween Is one of the most important nights out of the year. So it’s important to get it right! Part of Halloween is to get dressed up and put a costume on! Here are some of my top tips to make your Halloween one to remember!

30/10/19
Molly profile picture Molly

House Hunting

House Hunting

When house hunting there are many questions flying through your head: who am I going to live with, how many people are going to live in the house, which company am I going to use, are the bills included? And the most important question, where am I going to live?

30/10/19
Keely profile ambassador Keely

Leeds Beckett to lead project supporting service leavers and full time learners into construction

Leeds Beckett to lead project supporting service leavers and full time learners into construction

The School of Built Environment and Engineering have been successful in their bid for funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to develop and deliver a pathway into construction for service leavers and full-time learners.

Leeds Cultural Conversations - Dystopia and Women’s Writing

The first in this years Leeds Cultural Conversations series was centred around dystopia and women’s writing. Professor Susan Watkins, from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, examined why dystopian fiction is so popular today, and provided a review of The Testaments, the eagerly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.

New energy smart storage system cuts carbon emissions in homes

New energy smart storage system cuts carbon emissions in homes

RED WoLF is a € 6 million European project led by Leeds Beckett University and run jointly with 13 Partner Institutions from UK; France, Germany, Belgium and Republic of Ireland. Dr Giuseppe Colantuono from the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing leads the RED WoLF project. 

Bonfires in Leeds

Bonfires in Leeds

Grab your scarves and wrap up warm and get ready to stand in the chill of a November evening whilst the sky lights up above you.

BSc (Hons) Public Health Graduation in Zambia

BSc (Hons) Public Health Graduation in Zambia

On 19th September we held our graduation ceremony for the BSc (Hons) Public Health which is delivered in Lusaka. This course first ran in January 2015 and our 3rd cohort of students have now started graduating.

Bonfire Recipe: Yorkshire Parkin

Bonfire Recipe: Yorkshire Parkin

In Leeds, Bonfire Night wouldn’t be the same without some traditional Bonfire Night Yorkshire Fayre. Why not get together with flatmates to try one of Yorkshire’s infamous recipes before heading out into the night?

Laughing Gas: No Laughing Matter

Laughing Gas: No Laughing Matter

Nitrous Oxide also known as laughing gas is a colourless gas found in pressurised metal cannisters and is inhaled usually via a balloon.

Studying MA Music Production

Studying MA Music Production

Recent graduate Rowena Smith talks about studying for her MA Music Production; what she learnt, her practice as a producer and her numerous subsequent successes.

28/10/19
Rowena Smith Rowena Smith

Trust survey reveals it’s not what is said but who said it that matters - External advocates more trusted than communications professionals

Over the past six months I have been working with colleagues from Germany and Italy exploring the issue of trust in different organisational stakeholders.

Academic Staff Support Quality Assurance and Innovation in Cyprus

Academic Staff Support Quality Assurance and Innovation in Cyprus

Staff from the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality have recently spent time in Cyprus, working with other subject specialists in the areas of Quality Assurance and Research and Innovation.

The library isn’t scary – in fact, it helps you think critically

The library isn’t scary – in fact, it helps you think critically

Many people when they think of a library, especially new students, dream up images of vast numbers of books and resources, stressed students typing furiously and scary librarians that will shush you if you speak. Let’s be honest the first two are true. However, libraries and librarians aren’t as scary or quiet loving as Harry Potter made us think, and certainly won’t shush you if you’re talking. Though one of the students who has 3 essays to submit by the end of the week may shush you instead.

24/10/19
Ryan P. Harris, student blogger 

Help Shape Our New Vegan Offer

Help Shape Our New Vegan Offer

Take the survey before Friday 22 November for a chance to win £10 credit!

Vlog: Leeds Light Night

Vlog: Leeds Light Night

Hi, I'm Izzy and I'm showing you what you can get up to at Leeds Light Night, one of the biggest cultural events in the city.

24/10/19
Izzy blog squad profile pic Izzy

Scared of writing that essay? Leeds Beckett Library can help!

Scared of writing that essay? Leeds Beckett Library can help!

We know University assignments can be scary so whether you are worried about finding information, referencing or leaving things to the last minute, don't worry there is lots of support available. Library staff will be out and about this Halloween to help calm your fears!

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment!

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment!

Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top ten tips for writing the perfect assignment.

Louis Le Prince and the Birth of Film in Leeds

Louis Le Prince and the Birth of Film in Leeds

To mark the 2nd Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Lecture featuring prizewinning filmmaking Ben Rivers on 19 November 2019, local writer and historian Irfan Shah takes a closer look at the life and cinematic achievements of Louis Le Prince.

22/10/19
Leeds Beckett University Irfan Shah

Parisian Story: Part 2

Parisian Story: Part 2

Recent graduate Megan continues her Parisian story working on a placement as a travel writer, eating croissants and people watching. This follows on from Megan’s first blog article from September 2019.

Story Makers Festival: A critical response to the imagination gap felt by children

Story Makers Festival: A critical response to the imagination gap felt by children

Collectively reimagining the ways in which we can live together and share this planet is more pressing than ever! 

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