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Using mentoring and coaching to focus on the curriculum in action

Using mentoring and coaching to focus on the curriculum in action

As changes in the curriculum appear on the horizon it is essential for teachers and school leaders to engage critically and constructively with the opportunities and tensions that emerge.

ICRETH PhD researcher presents at Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)

ICRETH PhD researcher presents at Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)

Now in its 7th year, the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA) hosted its annual conference in the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region of south west Scotland at the Laggan conference and activities centre. 

Congratulations to everyone graduating this summer!

Congratulations to everyone graduating this summer!

We'd like to send our warmest congratulations to everyone graduating this summer!

As your time at university draws to a close, some important things to remember.......

Library Website Relaunch

We are relaunching the Library website during w/c 22 July with a new structure, look and feel. You can still use the site but please excuse us if some pages don’t look quite right or function correctly straight away. Please contact us if you have problems finding anything you need.

17/07/19

European Unions: Chapter Three

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.

Workplace Stress and Emotional Labour in Public Relations

Public relations is a stressful occupation. According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) annual member survey, ‘heavy/unmanageable workload’ is the top factor contributing to workplace stress (59%), followed by ‘unrealistic deadlines or expectations from colleagues’ (46%).

The FIFA Women's World Cup and Social Network Analysis

The first semi-final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France saw the reigning champions, United States of America, clash with England’s lionesses.

MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

We upgrade to a new version of MyBeckett every year to make sure it’s in the best shape possible to support you. But, we need time to complete the upgrade and to test the system and functionality so that MyBeckett is in full working order when it comes back online. The upgrade is carried out over the Summer to minimise disruption during the teaching year - this years upgrade means it should never need to be down for future maintenance!

Wellness and Staying Healthy in Leeds Over Summer

Wellness and Staying Healthy in Leeds Over Summer

Hi I’m Chelsea.

Now that exams are over, and hopefully with no resits to consider, the focus now shifts to your summer holidays. Whether you’re lucky enough to be out enjoying the sunshine, or if you have to work, these tips will help you make the most of your time and leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the next academic year.

09/07/19
Chelsea R blog squad Chelsea R

Best Paper Award - International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference 2019

Best Paper Award - International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference 2019

Rev Ruth Dowson, Senior Lecturer in the UK Centre for Events Management has won a ‘Best Paper’ award at the 11th International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage conference held at Singidunum University, Belgrade Serbia. 

Skint

Skint

On the evening of 17 February 1916, Gilbert Ashcroft sent a postcard to his mother Hannah thanking her for a recent parcel and a letter he had received just that day. 

Jason Statham Scholars take work on tour in run-up to book’s release

Jason Statham Scholars take work on tour in run-up to book’s release

Northern Film School researchers Dr Steven Gerrard and Natasha Parcei recently took their work to the Fan Studies Network at the end of June, hosted at the University of Portsmouth, to promote their forthcoming book on British action hero Jason Statham.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei

Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony

Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony

On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei

From Graduation to the Film & TV Industries in less than a year...

From Graduation to the Film & TV Industries in less than a year...

... another graduate employment success for the Northern Film School.

Congratulations to Ruth Parker who is currently working on the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Get Even!

The EU Funding landscape and the Elephant in the room – BREXIT! UK Research Office (UKRO) annual visit to Leeds Beckett.

The EU Funding landscape and the Elephant in the room – BREXIT!  UK Research Office (UKRO) annual visit to Leeds Beckett.

Our University membership to UKRO provides us with expert advice, information and resources in our mission to participate in European funding programmes; plus, an additional visit giving us the opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with our UKRO advisor.

04/07/19
Leeds Beckett University University Research Team

Football Club Community Trusts Tackling Global Health Issues Locally

Football Club Community Trusts Tackling Global Health Issues Locally

While the nation is gripped with following the Women’s World Cup, it is important to remember that the work of football extends from global competitive events to global challenges including health and wellbeing.

RIBA Award Success

RIBA Award Success

A Leeds Beckett student is celebrating after winning the Best Presentation Prize (Part 1) at the recent RIBA North East and Yorkshire Student Awards 2019 for his final year design project, beating entries from six schools of architecture.

Thinking sociologically when comparing women's and men's football

Thinking sociologically when comparing women's and men's football

In the build up to any major women’s football tournament, popular debate often inevitably turns to comparative discussion of women’s abilities in the context of their male counterparts.

Against the Run of Play: An Investigation into Women Footballer's Negotiation of Gender

Against the Run of Play: An Investigation into Women Footballer's Negotiation of Gender

The 2019 Women’s World Cup showcases the growing interest in women’s football, with over 6 million people watching England play against Scotland and Cameroon.

Demanding more from match analysis in the women's game

Demanding more from match analysis in the women's game

As a football fan, it is hard not to get excited about a World Cup, and this Women’s World Cup has certainly been a fascinating event to follow.

03/07/19
 Alice Harkness-Armstrong

From France 2019 to 'Monday Night footy'

From France 2019 to 'Monday Night footy'

Football – ‘the beautiful game’ – should be a sport everyone can play and enjoy.

It's not about flooding the market but building a pipeline

It's not about flooding the market but building a pipeline

It’s not about flooding the market but building a pipeline: Improving gender diversity in football coaching workforces.

03/07/19
Leanne Norman Dr Leanne Norman
 Marina McGoldrick (ORD Consultants)

Look How Far We've Come?

Look How Far We've Come?

As we enter the final stages of the World Cup 2019 it is worth spending some time reflecting on how far the women’s game has come.

MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

We upgrade to a new version of MyBeckett every year to make sure it’s in the best shape possible to support you. But, we need time to complete the upgrade and to test the system and functionality so that MyBeckett is in full working order when it comes back online. The upgrade is carried out over the Summer to minimise disruption during the teaching year - this years upgrade means it should never need to be down for future maintenance!

Women's football: Look how far we've come

As we enter the final stages of the World Cup 2019 it is worth spending some time reflecting on how far the women’s game has come.

From France 2019 to 'Monday night footy'

Football – ‘the beautiful game’ – should be a sport everyone can play and enjoy.

Demanding more from match analysis in the women's game

As a football fan, it is hard not to get excited about a World Cup, and this Women’s World Cup has certainly been a fascinating event to follow.

02/07/19
Leeds Beckett University Alice Harkness-Armstrong

Against the Run of Play: An Investigation into Women Footballers' Negotiation of Gender

The 2019 Women’s World Cup showcases the growing interest in women’s football, with over 6 million people watching England play against Scotland and Cameroon.

Thinking sociologically when comparing women's and men's football

In the build up to any major women’s football tournament, popular debate often inevitably turns to comparative discussion of women’s abilities in the context of their male counterparts.

It’s not about flooding the market but building a pipeline: Improving gender diversity in football coaching workforces

As we celebrate this final week of the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup it is worth shining the spotlight on the coaches.

01/07/19
Leanne Norman Dr Leanne Norman
Leeds Beckett University Marina McGoldrick

An entrepreneurial celebration at the House of Lords

An entrepreneurial celebration at the House of Lords

The Small Business Charter Summer Reception at the House of Lords provided an opportunity to hear about how business schools and small businesses are working together to benefit our society and economy.

It's hotting up at #EUPromise

It's hotting up at #EUPromise

Tübingen in southern Germany was experiencing the June European heatwave when members of the Erasmus project ‘PROMISE; Promoting Inclusion in Society through Education: Professional Dilemmas in Practice’ attended the project meeting at the end of the first year of work.

July Reward Card Offers

July Reward Card Offers

Your July offers have arrived!

FOUR EYES: exploring digital art, sound and dementia

FOUR EYES: exploring digital art, sound and dementia

A project that focusses on bringing arts and creativity into care homes.

PE does matter

PE does matter

This week a series of blogs have celebrated National School Sport Week.

Right to be Active (R2BA) research shared with MPs at the APPG for looked-after children and care-leavers.

Right to be Active (R2BA) research shared with MPs at the APPG for looked-after children and care-leavers.

A prevailing societal discourse frames care-experienced youth as having family issues, being troublesome and uneducated and, having poor physical and mental health.

Women's Sport and Media

Women's Sport and Media

We are witnessing a new age in regard of media coverage of women’s sport in the UK (Petty and Pope (2019), based on 2015 data).

My experience of going through Clearing

My experience of going through Clearing

Hi, I’m Ryan and I have just completed my second year in English Literature at Leeds Beckett University! I am going to be talking about my experiences of going through Clearing, and how I found myself to be studying at Leeds Beckett.

26/06/19
Ryan student brand ambassador profile picture Ryan

Celebration story with a sting in the TALIS

Celebration story with a sting in the TALIS

This short blog offers reflections on three things which happened on Wednesday 19th June 2019 which were of note to me.

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