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Dr Oliver Bray performs in Venice

Dr Oliver Bray performs in Venice

Dr Oliver Bray, the Dean of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts and Head of Performing Arts performed his solo work Ursonate Post-truth in Venice on Friday 10 May.

Leeds' surrounding areas - Huddersfield

Leeds' surrounding areas - Huddersfield

Hi, I'm Sim. Here's a quick overview of the best places to visit in Huddersfield, for those that fancy a day out in Leeds' surrounding areas.

24/05/19
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Professor of Art labelled 'philosophically irresponsible.'

Professor of Art labelled 'philosophically irresponsible.'

Professor Simon Morris founded Information as Material in 2002 - a publishing imprint for experimental literature that has subsequently published over fifty books by artists and poets around the globe. He has variously been described as ‘philosophically irresponsible’ (Revue d’esthétique, Paris, France), ‘a literary pervert’ (Whitechapel Gallery, London), ‘mischevious’ (Times Literary Supplement) and ‘an inspired lunatic’ (Guardian).

22/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Professor Felipe Cussen

Older women in horror

Older women in horror

A doctoral candidate from the Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) has celebrated her first publication.

Autism & Behavioural Design: Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge Sharing Session.

Autism & Behavioural Design: Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge Sharing Session.

L4 Students from BA(Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, presented their ‘Design a School for Autism’ projects with their tutor, Joan Love, at The Green Sand Foundry, Leeds, this week.

How to prepare for results day

How to prepare for results day

Hi there, my name is Dorothy and I’m a final year student at Leeds Beckett University. Read my blog below to find out all about how to get ready for results day in August.

22/05/19
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How To Curate A Blog.

In this blog post I have the inside scoop on how to articulate creative writing ideas, story and character development with the extremely talented yet humble Dr. Rachel Connor, Course Director for the English with Creative Writing degree at Leeds Beckett University and published novelist, radio scriptwriter and poet.

22/05/19
 Samantha Smith

How To Curate A Blog

In this blog post I have the inside scoop on how to articulate creative writing ideas, story and character development with the extremely talented yet humble Dr. Rachel Connor, Course Director for the English with Creative Writing degree at Leeds Beckett University and published novelist, radio scriptwriter and poet.

22/05/19
 Samantha Smith

The types of people you need to make friends with at university

The types of people you need to make friends with at university

Hi, I'm Abbie and here's my list of people you're guaranteed to meet at university, and why you should be friends with them. 

22/05/19
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The best things about Yorkshire

The best things about Yorkshire

Hi, I'm Molly. I want to show you the reasons Yorkshire is so great, and give you some ideas for days out here.

20/05/19
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Childhood Development & Playwork Copenhagen Study Tour 2019

Childhood Development & Playwork Copenhagen Study Tour 2019

Members of the Childhood Development & Playwork course team accompanied ten students from across levels 4 to 6 on a three-day study tour of Copenhagen, Denmark in March 2019. The aim of the visit was to explore alternative models of provision for children and young people between the ages of 0 – 14 years of age.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Important steps have been made, but continue to be warranted

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Important steps have been made, but continue to be warranted

The prevalence of mental health concerns has continued to rise in the UK. This increased prevalence may reflect improved methods of identification by individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations and/or that the incidence of mental health concerns are rising.

Preparing for uni: Six top tips

Preparing for uni: Six top tips

Hi, I'm Molly. I've got some tips to get you all set to move to university.

17/05/19
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Cinemas in Leeds

Cinemas in Leeds

Hi I'm Chelsea, and here's my review of the cinemas in Leeds.

17/05/19
Chelsea R blog squad Chelsea R

International society success for graphic design students

International society success for graphic design students

Two Leeds Beckett students have received recognition from the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) for their outstanding work.

Making the most of your summer

Making the most of your summer

Hi, I'm Molly. Here's a few ideas for how to make the most of your summer, now that exams are over.

17/05/19
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Fun theory boosts on the go recycling at Leeds Beckett

Fun theory boosts on the go recycling at Leeds Beckett

After a 6 month trial the results are in!

Working at a distance throughout the summer?

Working at a distance throughout the summer?

The Library remains open 24/7 to support you.

Interior Architecture and Design Students Present Proposals to Crescent Arts

Interior Architecture and Design Students Present Proposals to Crescent Arts

On Friday May 3rd 2019 second year Interior Architecture and Design students presented their proposals to convert Scarborough’s Sunbathing Building into a new home for Crescent Arts.

Leeds Beckett Writers ‘Writing on Air’ ’19 Festival

Leeds Beckett Writers ‘Writing on Air’ ’19 Festival

Every year, Chapel FM hosts numerous writers and readers On Air for this four-day writing festival. This year, three hundred writers, readers and performers from the ages of eight to ninety-four took part in this legendary event.

Get Healthy, Get Active: A successful physical activity intervention for inactive community-dwelling older adults?

Get Healthy, Get Active: A successful physical activity intervention for inactive community-dwelling older adults?

Globally, less than 12% of older adults (≥65 years) are physically active daily and over 60% spend more than ten hours per day engaged in sedentary behaviour.

ICRETH Assembly: ‘What is this thing called ‘diversity’ in tourism studies?

ICRETH Assembly: ‘What is this thing called ‘diversity’ in tourism studies?

Professor of Tourism Donna Chambers from University of Sunderland presented to ICRETH audience a critical enquiry into the meaning of diversity in tourism studies and the consequences for tourism pedagogy and practice.

Ways to have fun in Leeds without alcohol

Ways to have fun in Leeds without alcohol

Hi, I'm Molly and here's some ideas for ways you can have fun in Leeds on your next sober day or night out!

15/05/19
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Reshaping our Towns and Cities

Reshaping our Towns and Cities

At a conference earlier this year Bill Grimsey, author of two influential reviews on town centres, provided a vision for the future.

Leeds Beckett University makes an impact at the biggest digital festival in the north

Leeds Beckett University makes an impact at the biggest digital festival in the north

Leeds Digital Festival celebrates the cities thriving digital sector, its innovation, successes and annual growth. Collaboration is key, and as a city we seem to get better at it every year. The Festival is an open platform affair, which means anyone can run events over the busy two week period. And with over 250 events, 2019 was the busiest year to date.

14/05/19
 Deborah Hetherington

Studying Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett

Studying Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Amy. Here's why I chose to study Physio, and what I enjoy about the course.

14/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Amy

A tasty partnership for Leeds Beckett and Rhubarb Radio

A tasty partnership for Leeds Beckett and Rhubarb Radio

When we met Dave Stankler, Operations Director of Rhubarb Radio, we knew this was going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

14/05/19
Fran Fran Parkinson

Getting involved at Leeds Beckett

Getting involved at Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Ben and and I want to share a few ideas for how you get socially involved at Leeds Beckett.

14/05/19
Ben Thomas student ambassador Ben

Mental Health in Young People

Mental Health in Young People

Mental ill health in young people appears to be increasing. There is a link between social deprivation and mental ill health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse, neglect and insecure attachments with primary caregivers also contribute to poor mental health.

Body image and mental health

Body image and mental health

The rise of social media has led to an increase in the number of digitally manipulated images and researchers across the globe are giving increased attention to the effect of digital editing on young people’s self-esteem.

Mental Health in the Early Years and in Primary Schools

Mental Health in the Early Years and in Primary Schools

Schools can play a significant role in reducing mental ill health in children and young people but this is a sticking plaster which masks the underlying causes of poor mental health.

Staying on for Postgraduate study

Staying on for Postgraduate study

Just graduated? Planning to stay on for a postgrad course? The Library can help keep your study skills on track.

Vivobarefoot partners with the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences

Vivobarefoot partners with the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences

Researchers from the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences at Leeds Beckett University have launched a partnership with minimalist footwear company Vivobarefoot.

My course explained: Childhood Development and Playwork

My course explained: Childhood Development and Playwork

Hi, I'm Beth and here's more information about my course, and what I enjoy about it.

09/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Beth

Why mature students would love Leeds Beckett

Why mature students would love Leeds Beckett

Hi, I'm Kate. I'm 35 and I study English & History. Here's my story, and why I think other mature students would love studying at Leeds Beckett.

08/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Kate

Ten things to bring to university

Ten things to bring to university

Hello everyone, in this post I’m going to be running through the list of the top 10 things to think about bringing when packing for uni.

08/05/19
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Join the conversation

Join the conversation

Our conference is going to be a bit different to most, and yes, I know everyone says that, but I do believe it is true.  Here’s why;

Quantity Surveying - working with industry partners to provide real life experiences

Quantity Surveying - working with industry partners to provide real life experiences

As part of their final year studies, the quantity surveying students have been presenting their concepts, cost forecasts and recommendations for the development of the Tetley Brewery site in Leeds.

Canopy Housing – Human Geography Work Placement

Canopy Housing – Human Geography Work Placement

Second Year Human Geography Student Orla Carr spent her work placement with housing charity Canopy – find out how she got on.

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