Building a business when times are tough

Building a business when times are tough

BA (Hons) Tourism Management alumnus Steve Hull talks about the building a ski holiday business, the challenges posed by the global pandemic and how they are looking to overcome them.

Business School academic scoops sustainability award for work in Colombia

More than ever, countries across the world are looking to sustainable solutions to help solve unique problems that they face. 

How to reuse your Halloween pumpkins

How to reuse your Halloween pumpkins

The Beckett Sustainability team offer their top tips to make sure your Halloween pumpkins don't go to waste.

Keep on Track

Keep on Track

We know being at Uni this year is challenging so the Library has teamed up with Student Services to help you keep your studies on track:

The next big thing in social mobility: UpReach

With how competitive the field of law is, making the right impression with employers in the application process is extremely valuable. UpReach’s programme offers advice, extra knowledge and tips and tricks for applications and interviews so your CV looks good and therefore, employers will want to offer you the training contract or work experience you’re looking for. After a 100 no’s (which is expected in a growing graduate field) UpReach helps you secure that one yes which changes your complete career and life.

22/10/20
 Kelsey Jones

Developing markets using sustainability values

Developing markets using sustainability values

How can business leaders adapt to global changes in markets, competition and supply whilst at the same time growing a sustainable business? Dr Neil Richardson argues that businesses must now align their values with customers who increasingly seek people, and planet-friendly products and services. 

22/10/20
 

When silence is not a virtue: how traditional masculinities keep men from seeking mental health advice

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, WHO Europe launched a new report on how masculinity norms can discourage men from recognising and seeking help for mental health problems.

Supporting our Students to gain Practical Experience During Covid-19

Supporting our Students to gain Practical Experience During Covid-19

When the pandemic hit and we were asked to lockdown by the government it left many of our students uncertain about their situation. This was particularly difficult for our level 5 undergraduate Dietetic students who were told to lockdown in March but were due to go into the NHS on their practice placements in May 2020.

Our Work with St George's Crypt

Our Work with St George's Crypt

The provision of a weekly single session physiotherapy service to St Georges Crypt, led by Senor Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Lecturer Dr Phil Commons, began in 2011 and has resulted in a win-win situation for both organisations.   

Annex 67: Exploring the potential for buildings to be more flexible in their consumption of energy

Annex 67: Exploring the potential for buildings to be more flexible in their consumption of energy

The foreseen large deployment of renewable energy sources may seriously affect the stability of energy grids. It will therefore be necessary to control energy consumption to match instantaneous energy production.

Caribbean and Black British writing and the publishing industry

Caribbean and Black British writing and the publishing industry

As part of the LBU Centre for Culture and the Arts Black History Month programme, on Oct 27th Drs Emily Zobel Marshall and Rachel Rich will be in discussion with Jeremy Poynting, the editor of Leeds-based Peepal Tree Press; a press which is the biggest publisher of Caribbean literature globally. This will be a unique opportunity for students to learn more career opportunities in publishing and for the literary community both in the UK and the Caribbean to hear Jeremy discuss his long and outstanding career. 

Ensuring the future of packaging is sustainable

Ensuring the future of packaging is sustainable

The Retail Institute has released its ‘Future of Packaging’ report, which outlines the steps the government, organisations and the public can take to making sure that packaging is recyclable and sustainable in the future. In this guest blog, Olga Munroe and Ben Mitchell discuss the report’s findings. 

Finding information for your assignments

Finding information for your assignments

The Library has thousands of resources to help you find the information you need for your assignments. We've put together a YouTube playlist to get you started but there's lots more information below.

Supporting Leeds Rhinos, on and off the pitch

Supporting Leeds Rhinos, on and off the pitch

 As Leeds Rhinos prepare for the Challenge Cup final, this year’s game holds extra significance for colleagues and students at the Carnegie School of Sport. 

Taking steps for better health

Taking steps for better health

In this blog, fashion marketing student Charlotte talks about the benefits to physical and mental health of wallking and exercise and how it can help other students adapt to university life during the currenty pandemic.

16/10/20
Headshot of Blonde Woman Charlotte Nunnerley

My experience with the Bright Network Internship

I’ve just finished my first year at Leeds Beckett University studying law. I've been really keen to take every opportunity to enhance my career and skills to strengthen my CV. When I was emailed about the opportunity to take part in the Bright Network Internship, I thought it would be a good opportunity to further my experience.

16/10/20
 Hannah Gill

Education Changemakers; Celebrating our new CollectivED Fellows

What does it take to be a changemaker? This is a question I have reflected on recently, and in particular with regard to my good fortune to engage with some amazing educators over the last few months, all from the comfort of my own home.  During August and September we confirmed seven new CollectivED Fellows who are joining a buoyant international network, each one is a changemaker and worthy of celebration.

Keep in touch

Keep in touch

There's lots of ways to keep in touch with us and take advantage of Library support to help you achieve academic success

Battle Back is Back!

Battle Back is Back!

The Battle Back Centre has re-opened.

Graduate partners with Adidas to launch new shoe

Graduate partners with Adidas to launch new shoe

A Leeds Beckett graduate has swapped the rugby pitch for the small screen as part of an advertising campaign for sportswear giant Adidas filmed at the Carnegie School of Sport.

15/10/20

Space time and shopping centres

Space time and shopping centres

Ahead of the opening of Barnsley’s Glassworks shopping centre in 2021, Senior Lecturer Dr Esther Pugh reflects on the enduring appeal of shopping centres in her latest guest blog.     

Graduate partners with Adidas to launch new shoe

Graduate partners with Adidas to launch new shoe

A Leeds Beckett graduate has swapped the rugby pitch for the small screen as part of an advertising campaign for sportswear giant Adidas filmed at the Carnegie School of Sport.

Welcome to the Library at Leeds Beckett University

Welcome to Leeds Beckett University Library.  For both new and returning distance learning students please see below for a summary of our services and how we can support your studies.

Join our new project to support a safe COVID-19 recovery for UK businesses

Join our new project to support a safe COVID-19 recovery for UK businesses

In this blog post, Dr Matteo Curcuruto explains how his new international research project is supporting UK-based organisations in striking the balance between maximising their productivity and maintaining the highest safety standards to keep their employees and customers free from the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Leeds Cultural Conversations - Vernon Lee

Leeds Cultural Conversations - Vernon Lee

Delivering the third talk in the 2019/20 Leeds Cultural Conversations series in February, Ruth Robbins talked about the fin-de-siecle writer Vernon Lee (real name Violet Paget) and how she used the genre conventions of the ghost story to speak of desires that in her own time had very little visibility.

You can be certain of uncertainty and controversy with chronic pain

You can be certain of uncertainty and controversy with chronic pain

The National Institute of Health Care Excellence (NICE) is set to publish new guidelines on the assessment and management of chronic pain this winter – with a likely shift away from reliance on painkillers. In this blog post, Mark Johnson, Professor of Pain and Analgesia in the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, looks at the alternatives and the research behind them.

Inequalities in Weight Management Report

Public Health England has published a report into inequalities in weight management with support from researchers from our School.

Soup-er Spooky

Soup-er Spooky

Here's a recipe for a seasonal veggie soup, perfect for Autumnal evenings!

Survey exploring coaches’ clean sport behaviours launched to aid the development of an International Framework for Coach Anti-Doping Education

Survey exploring coaches’ clean sport behaviours launched to aid the development of an International Framework for Coach Anti-Doping Education

Dr Laurie Patterson, Senior Lecturer in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, is leading a team of researchers in the development of an international framework for coach anti-doping education.

Mental Health: It’s not all about you, but then again it is

Mental Health: It’s not all about you, but then again it is

In considering someone’s mental health status, often the viewpoint is on the person themselves – there’s something wrong with them, or ‘they’re not their usual self’ or ‘they’re very jolly today”.

Experts urge national focus on heart health

Experts urge national focus on heart health

A group of nutritional experts from across the country is calling for urgent action to be taken to address health inequalities – with particular emphasis on the importance of looking after your heart, post the pandemic.

Safety and Environment Team launch new Degree Apprenticeship

Safety and Environment Team launch new Degree Apprenticeship

In September, our School launch its first Degree Apprenticeship. The new Degree Apprenticeship in Environmental Health will accept its first cohort this academic year.

Laying the foundations for integrated reporting in small and medium sized enterprises

Laying the foundations for integrated reporting in small and medium sized enterprises

Researchers at Leeds Business School have been working with partners across Europe to lay the foundations for the development of practices to support Integrated Reporting (<IR>) in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In this blog post Professor David Devins and Dr Brian Jones reflect on progress made to date in the Erasmus+ funded INTEREST project which seeks to develop training materials to support the creation and reporting of value by SMEs.

My road to the bar...

I began studying the L.L.B at Leeds Law School in 2014 and graduated with first-class degree in 2017.

08/10/20
Daniel Doig profile picture Daniel Doig

Trading Places: Competing on and off the pitch

Alan Smith cut a lone figure on 2nd May 2004, the Rothwell born Leeds United player had just played his part in a 4-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers. A loss which confirmed relegation from the English Premier League and ushered the final push in dismantling one of the finest home-grown teams of the early noughties. The expensive and extravagant behaviour eventually unravelled, and Leeds United plummeted further than Louis Winthorpe III. They would not be back at the top table for over a decade.

A model to support the implementation of integrated reporting

A model to support the implementation of integrated reporting

The theoretical and practical connection between action research and project management is a largely neglected field of study.  In this article, Professor David Devins and Dr Fiona Robertson propose a new framework to guide and support the development of integrated thinking and reporting and reflect on its use in five universities across Europe.

Reflections on Mental Health: Andrew Kidd, MA Psychotherapy

Reflections on Mental Health: Andrew Kidd, MA Psychotherapy

Hello! I’m a Counsellor studying MA Psychotherapy. Leeds Beckett offered a unique chance to top-up my existing qualifications in a flexible way that allows me to continue to support clients, while refining research skills. 

Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - September 2020

Cultural Studies & Humanities Good News - September 2020

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities in September 2020.

Dr Nasser Hussain on books...

Dr Nasser Hussain on books...

Thursday 1st October is National Poetry Day – and, in this blog post, Dr Nasser Hussain talks about his latest poetry project and his love of books.

The impact of Covid 19 on the Wellbeing of Education Professionals

The impact of Covid 19 on the Wellbeing of Education Professionals

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and, in this blog post, Professor Jonathan Glazzard and Samuel Stones – in the Carnegie School of Education – highlight the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on teachers and how important it is that the Government include teachers in future policymaking decisions. 

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