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LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Schools

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Schools

600 children aged four to 11 were withdrawn from the city’s Parkfield Community School this month over the No Outsiders programme in a series of weekly demonstrations by parents.

PhD Researcher travels to Central Asia for tourism fieldwork

PhD Researcher travels to Central Asia for tourism fieldwork

Conducting doctoral research at our School and the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) is an exciting endeavour that takes you places.

Architecture River Aire Project Visit

Architecture River Aire Project Visit

Leeds Beckett University First Year Architecture students were treated to a tour along the River Aire in Leeds City Centre on 12 March 2019.

English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week

As part of the Delivering Successful Hospitality Operations module, and to celebrate English Tourism Week students in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management designed and delivered a Yorkshire themed dessert using local produce.

ICRETH PhD students meet world leading visiting scholar

ICRETH PhD students meet world leading visiting scholar

Professor Jennie Germann Molz from the College of the Holy Cross in the USA is currently visiting our School and the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH). During her visit Jennie met with some of our PhD students and discussed about their research projects and interests.

What Is Love? Leeds International Festival Event

What Is Love? Leeds International Festival Event

Dr Divine Charura will be presenting a talk at Leeds International Festival.

Grimly Fiendish – Horror books success for three LBU staff

Grimly Fiendish – Horror books success for three LBU staff

The castle on the hill. The fog on the moor. A baying hound howling at the moon. A vampire takes flight. And an evil scientist creates a Man-Made Monster...

Academics work premieres at SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance

Academics work premieres at SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance

Dance academic and choreographer Beth Cassani (Leeds Beckett University) has collaborated with Joseph Mercier (NSCD and Panic Lab) to make a new full-length touring show. The Faun Project premiered at the SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance at York Theatre Royal at the end of February.

Architecture students disuss projects at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

Architecture students disuss projects at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

Leeds School of Architecture students and senior lecturer have been discussing the work of postgraduate design studio CITYzen D and Project Office with students and staff at the architecture department of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, USA.

Q&A with Dr Kate Dashper

Q&A with Dr Kate Dashper

Reader Kate Dashper discusses gender issues in the events, tourism and hospitality industry and gives us her take on what it means for women moving forward.

What makes a good business mentor for entrepreneurs?

What makes a good business mentor for entrepreneurs?

“A Mentor is Someone Who Helps You to Wake-up and Smell the Coffee”

Visiting other university libraries

Visiting other university libraries

Did you know that you can visit other university libraries closer to home? SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme that allows students to borrow from most higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland.  For full-time undergraduate students this is for reference only.

How to write a successful assignment

How to write a successful assignment

Hi I'm Anagha and I've got some advice for how to write an amazing assignment.

11/03/19
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What should a PE teacher look like

What should a PE teacher look like

The stereotypical perception of ‘The PE Teacher’ suggests a physically fit, athletic, able-bodied, muscular, attractive, and perhaps, graceful person.

Bilge Pump - Album Release

Bilge Pump - Album Release

Leeds band release new album part-recorded at Leeds Beckett studios with Lecturer Michael Ward.

Student Site Visit to Veolia

Student Site Visit to Veolia

Second year Architecture students visit Veolia’s Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility

Film School staff pick up seven awards for horror hit 'Book of Monsters'

Film School staff pick up seven awards for horror hit 'Book of Monsters'

Support staff at the Northern Film School recently returned from New York City with seven awards for their horror feature film Book of Monsters.

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management graduate awarded a Leisure Studies Association (LSA) ‘Nikki Ventris Dissertation of the Year’ award

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management graduate awarded a Leisure Studies Association (LSA) ‘Nikki Ventris Dissertation of the Year’ award

Jennah, who is currently studying for an MA in Popular Culture and Music at Leeds Beckett, was nominated by her tutor Brett Lashua to the LSA, for her outstanding dissertation entitled ‘A Critical Analysis of Gender and Alternative Rock: How Female Musicians in Leeds Experience and Resist Discrimination’.

Using other university libraries

Did you know that Leeds Beckett students and staff can use other university libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme?

Northern Film School students sweep RTS Yorkshire Student Awards

Northern Film School students sweep RTS Yorkshire Student Awards

What an incredible evening at the RTS Yorkshire Student Awards which was held at Leeds College of Music. The Northern Film School won two out of the five main categories including the coveted Best Drama Award and also Best Short Form. Our third prize of the evening was awarded to Tobias Gavelle, one of our talented screenwriting alumni who is also a formidable sound designer who won an individual craft award for Best Sound Design for Animation.

'CITE WOMEN!'

'CITE WOMEN!'

To mark International Women’s Day 2019, students, academic staff and librarians have joined together in an event ‘CITE WOMEN!’

Professor Parneet Paul, REDR Trustee, meets The Princess Royal HRH Princess Anne at Patrons Event

Professor Parneet Paul, REDR Trustee, meets The Princess Royal HRH Princess Anne at Patrons Event

REDR Trustee, Professor Parneet Paul from the School of Built Environment and Engineering attended a REDR Patrons Drinks Reception and Evening Event held on Thursday 28th February and hosted by AXA XL.

Remembering Miss Gray

Remembering Miss Gray

To mark International Women's Day on Friday 8 March, Keith Rowntree explores the life of a long forgotten member of staff at the City of Leeds Training College.

How can the Library support you with referencing?

How can the Library support you with referencing?

Getting good marks for your assignment, whether it is an essay, a report or a dissertation, depends on many things, including the citing and referencing of all the sources you have consulted. Don’t lose marks through poor or careless referencing. See how we can help you.

#BalanceforBetter

#BalanceforBetter

As debates regarding transgender athletes continue apace this week it is clear that multiple gender inequalities in sport persist.

Five questions people usually ask before uni

Five questions people usually ask before uni

Hi, I'm Em and I want to answer (from my experiences) five questions which people commonly ask before university.

06/03/19
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My first week in sunny San Diego

My first week in sunny San Diego

Hi I'm Chelsea and in this article I will discuss my first week as a solo traveller in the sunny, Spanish influenced city; San Diego.

05/03/19
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Leeds Business School Start Up Competition 2019

Leeds Business School Start Up Competition 2019

Learning about enterprise and entrepreneurship while at university introduces students to alternative perspectives on career options.  

Vlog ideas for cheap days out

Vlog ideas for cheap days out

Hi, I'm Izzy and here's my first vlog, showing you an idea for a cheap day in Leeds - a picnic on the acre. 

04/03/19
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Vlog: My favourite places in Leeds

Vlog: My favourite places in Leeds

Hi, I'm Leyla and here's my latest vlog about my favourite places in Leeds.

04/03/19
Leeds Beckett student, Leyla Rose Leyla

Societies at Leeds Beckett

Societies at Leeds Beckett

Hi there! My name is Dorothy Edgar and I’m here to tell you everything you need to know about the societies at Leeds Beckett.

04/03/19
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Why is it that is 2019 we are still talking about gender balance across sport

Why is it that is 2019 we are still talking about gender balance across sport

We all know we need to recruit people on a skills basis and provide the diversity of thought and appropriate challenge to help sporting organisations innovate and stay ahead of the pack.

#Balanceforbetter

04/03/19
Annamarie Phelps Annamarie Phelps CBE

Write Right with the Library

Write Right with the Library

The Library and the Students’ Union Advice Service are once again offering support and information to ensure you “Write Right” - develop good academic practice and maintain your academic integrity as you prepare for dissertations and final assignments.

04/03/19

Hospitality Business Management Graduate to Utter Waffles CEO

Hospitality Business Management Graduate to Utter Waffles CEO

Hospitality Business Management Graduate, Julia, tells us about her journey to CEO of Utter Waffle.

Reward Card March Offers

Reward Card March Offers

One big Reward Card offer this March!

Doctoral Students Research Day

Doctoral Students Research Day

On Wednesday 27th February the first research day for ICRETH doctoral students took place.

Cracking the concrete ceiling in sport - Gender equality

Cracking the concrete ceiling in sport - Gender equality

In 2017, the year I became  the first black female Non-Executive Director of Football in the 138 years in County Football didn’t come by accident. Last year, I was described by Moya Dodd (former FIFA council member) as a “strong, articulate role model and pioneer in Diversity and Inclusion in football”.

#Balanceforbetter

01/03/19
Vivienne Aiyela Vivienne Aiyela

Working to give female coaches the opportunities: The role that men can play

Working to give female coaches the opportunities: The role that men can play

This is the future, I thought, as I said my goodbyes to Chris Ramsey and Manisha Tailor at the Kick It Out 25th Anniversary dinner last week.

#Balanceforbetter

01/03/19
Shelly Alexander Shelley Alexander
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