Welcome to the Carnegie Faculty – we aim to place our students at the heart of every activity we undertake, and our academic expertise is highly valued by employers, professional bodies and other stakeholders.
We are committed to a strong emphasis of students learning in work-based environments and all of our undergraduate courses include placements, while we provide a range of postgraduate study aimed at enhancing students’ personal and professional development.
We’re also renowned for our world-leading research in sports-related studies, which includes our work in sports science, tourism, leisure studies and events management. And, in addition to this, we offer a number of professional awards which have been developed in partnership with governing bodies and industry experts.
||Associate Dean - Academic Staff & Strategic Development
||Associate Dean, Student Experience|
|Helen Whitrod Brown
||Associate Dean - Enterprise & External Partnerships
||Associate Dean - Director of Research
|Catriona Mcintyre||Chief Operating Office|
||Head of School, Events, Tourism, & Hospitality
||Head of School, Sports
||Head of University Sport|
Students in our faculty have access to facilities in a number of buildings across Headingley Campus. Our main campus houses state of the art Sports Science Laboratories including an Environmental Chamber, as well as Physiology and Biomechanics labs.
Whilst the stunning Headingley Carnegie Stadium, has two purpose built teaching facilities contained within its grounds. Carnegie Stand houses a Dartfish Coaching suit as well as a full range of teaching facilities, whilst our brand new training restaurant and learning environment are located at our award winning Carnegie Pavilion. Each of these buildings are shared with our sporting partners Yorkshire Rugby and Yorkshire County Cricket.
We also boast some of the best sporting facilities in the country, located at our Headingley Campus. To find out about how to get involved in sport at the University visit our University Sport website.
Our School of Languages delivers teaching, research and consultancy to a global market. We specialise in modern languages, lesser-taught languages, English as a foreign language and language teacher development. We also collaborate with a number of leading international companies on ‘live’ project work with students and in addition consultancy and development work in interpreting.
We provide full-time undergraduate degrees, not only in language studies but also languages combined with a range of other subjects; they all include a free year abroad in the third year. We offer a range of English language preparatory and foundation courses to prepare international students for further study at our University as well as postgraduate degrees for language teachers by full-time, part-time and distance learning modes of study.
Our part-time language courses provide more than 2,500 local students with the opportunity to study over 15 languages from beginner to advanced level both in Leeds and in Harrogate. In September 2012 we are providing 600 free places, for our first year students, on a 10 week language taster programme in all languages to help to promote the benefits of language learning and employability.
In our recent British Council inspection of our English Language Teaching provision we gained an outstanding 8 points of excellence. Particular excellence was noted in teaching, teachers’ qualifications, academic management, learner training, premises and academic resources, the leisure programme and pastoral care.
The Carnegie School of Sport, with its 75 year history, has a strong reputation for excellence within sport related studies.
We deliver a wide range of very popular sport related undergraduate and postgraduate courses that provide distinctive pathways for our students and meet the vocational requirements of an expanding field.Research and consultancy activities underpin our teaching, with academic staff being recognised as experts within their fields.
The quality of this research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, where we ranked 6th nationally in quality and 3rd after accounting for the numbers of contributing staff.
The School of Sport consists of the following Academic Groups:
Home to the UK Centre for Events Management, we are the leading provider of events education in the country. Our academics and events professionals have developed world-class courses - providing our graduates with excellent career prospects in the sport, arts, music, conference, exhibition, and charity sectors.
We were the first UK university to be awarded Centre of Excellence for tourism education by the Institute of Travel & Tourism. Our graduates are much sought-after and can be found in organisations such as tour operators, travel distribution agencies and tourist attractions.
Our Hospitality and Retailing academic group is one of the most successful of its kind in Europe - offering award-winning courses, work placement opportunities around the world, real consultancy projects and visits from industry speakers – it gives our students the hands-on experience they need to succeed.
Our students are located at the Becketts Park Campus, and the Carnegie Pavilion at Headingley Carnegie Stadium - one of the busiest sports stadiums in the country. Students reap the rewards of learning in an events venue with access to a state-of-the-art reception, exhibition area, and training kitchen.
The School draws together staff, undergraduate and post-graduate students studying and researching the fields of education and childhood. Academic and professional courses and research span the life course from the early years, through childhood and youth, to further and higher education.
Academics in the school contribute to international and national research and promote multi-disciplinary and inter-agency approaches involving stakeholders, Local Authorities, voluntary and other non-government organisations, students and academic networks within and external to the University. The school is committed to student centred approaches, critical thinking and principles of social justice.
Courses are available at undergraduate and post graduate levels including a range of Masters degrees, PhDs and the Professional Doctorate in Education. Qualified teacher status is obtainable in primary, physical education and early years’ education.
The school provides a range of career directions and routes to further academic study. For example, If you’re looking to get into the teaching profession, newly qualified, or already have years of experience in the classroom, we’re committed to helping teachers develop throughout their career. In addition students have gone to work in other areas including children’s centres, youth work, youth justice, policy development, adult education and the social care sector. Our Continuing Professional Development programme and Carnegie Leaders in Learning are key aspects of our work and provide teachers and lecturers with support to access the latest advances in the areas of learning, teaching and leadership within schools, colleges, learning centres and other parts of the wider children and young people’s work force.