- TelefÓnica Europe Vice President speaks at Leeds Met
Using digital technology and innovation to give businesses a competitive edge was on the agenda when the Vice President of Public Affairs at TelefÓnica Europe gave a talk at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Opening night for popular performance text
The launch of the third edition of a book which has been the key introductory text to all types of performance art for more than 15 years was celebrated at an event at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Leeds Met win Gold at Yorkshire & Lincolnshire PR awards
Leeds Metropolitan University has been named gold winner of Public Sector Campaign in the 2013 Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, announced last night at a black-tie dinner at Queens Hotel, Leeds.
- Immersive industry experience created by Leeds Met
A series of unique, award-winning, virtual learning tools, allowing industry practitioners and students to interact with, and experience, real-life career-based situations through their computers, is to be launched by our University on Tuesday 3 December.
- Chapeltown residents turn tales into art
A Leeds Metropolitan University performing arts lecturer is working with East Street Arts to enable female Chapeltown residents over the age of 50 to tell their personal stories in creative ways.
- Film students meet Prince Charles at RTS Masterclass
Students from our MA Filmaking course attended the Royal Television Society Craft Skills Masterclass last month, where they met secret VIP guest Prince Charles and had the opportunity to mingle with some of the top UK film and TV industry professionals.
- Literature academic explores the South Asian city
MA English: Contemporary Literatures course leader, Dr Caroline Herbert, has published a new collection on the South Asian city as part of Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings.
- Leeds Carnegie Basketball set for top flight
Leeds Carnegie Basketball has confirmed their entry into the British Basketball League (BBL) for the 2014/15 season. This is an historic moment for the club as it sees them compete at the top level for the first time.
- Men in Sheds
As part of our Centre for Men's Health Seminar Series, Will Gore from Groundwork, Leeds will present on his woodwork-based project.
- Enterprising events initiative at work in the industry
Staff and students from the UK Centre for Event Management (UKCEM) at Leeds Met last week held a successful ceremonial opening event with Kongsberg Automotive, a Norwegian company with global operations in 20 countries.
- Real-ale is brewing up a storm in the North
The real-ale industry has the potential to thrive as part of the tourist industry by focusing on engaging small, local breweries and community experiences such as festivals, pub walks and taste testings, researchers at Leeds Met have discovered.
- Graduate to walk 1966 km to Brazil World Cup for charity
Leeds Metropolitan University graduate, Adam Burns, is part of a team who are aiming to set a Guinness World Record and raise money for charity, by completing the longest fan pilgrimage ever to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Pioneering new research centre launched
A new and unique international research centre has been launched by Leeds Metropolitan University, Yunnan Normal University and Yunnan Education Centre for International Exchange in China.
- Leeds Met taps into filmmaking talent
The Northern Film School at Leeds Metropolitan University has teamed up with creative network, Ideas Tap, to offer budding young filmmakers the chance to have their ideas turned into a reality and premiered at next year's film festivals.
- Commitment to customer service celebrated
Leeds Metropolitan University has unveiled a plaque at its flagship Rose Bowl building to celebrate achieving the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard.
- Putting the 'public' back into public health
A conference to debate the use of people's real-life experiences in the commissioning of public health activity is to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University on Thursday 16 January 2014.
- Wellbeing in residences
Healthy eating, self-defence and mindfulness will be on the agenda for students in halls this week as our first ever Wellbeing in Residences Week kicks-off.
- Campuses come alive with Activities Festival
Our Students' Union Activities Festival kicked off for the first time this week, bringing a whole programme packed with games, pop-up society stalls and volunteering taster sessions.
- Rockets topple Carnegie
Leeds Carnegie Basketball lost their Division One clash 61-72 against reigning Champions Reading Rockets on Saturday night.
- Future trends findings to be presented
The latest findings from a report into future trends in the meetings and events industry is to be presented to industry leaders by a Leeds Met researcher.
- Progress your career with Leeds Met open evening
Leeds Metropolitan University is set to host an open evening for those interested in boosting their career, or changing careers, by studying for a postgraduate or professional qualification.
- Playwork expert to deliver training in China
Mike Wragg is set to travel to China in January to deliver a playwork training programme, introducing playwork theory and practice for the first time to practitioners in mainland China.
- Research reveals athletes' willingness to dope
New research published by researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University suggests that athletes are most willing to use performance-enhancing substances if they suffer an injury, a dip in performance, or think that others are doping and getting away with it
- Responsible tourism on the agenda at Leeds Metropolitan
A new service helping accommodation businesses to improve their online sustainability communication will be officially launched by Leeds Metropolitan University at World Travel Market 2013 in London this week.
- Derby win for Carnegie Basketball
Leeds Carnegie Basketball secured their first local derby win of the season on Saturday night against Bradford Dragons. Continuing in the tradition of closely fought encounters, Leeds secured a 68-63 win.
- Events students win scholarships to China
A Leeds Metropolitan University student and graduate are set for Shanghai after winning scholarships to travel there to attend an international conference.
- Campus Sports Events Week
Campus Sports Events Week kicks off this week (4-9 November) giving students and staff the chance to take part in fun sports tournaments with friends and colleagues.
- Derby Day for Carnegie Basketball
Leeds Carnegie Basketball will face their biggest challenge of the season so far when they take on Bradford Dragons in the first local derby of the season.
- Community health fair comes to town
A day of activities, advice and workshops around healthy lifestyles for the whole family is being hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University and the Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Beeston on Wednesday 6 November.
- Sports star Steve Cram to speak at Leeds Met
Broadcaster and Olympic medallist, Steve Cram MBE, will discuss how sport impacts on Yorkshire and the wider economy when he gives a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Industrial action
The University and College Union (UCU) and Unison have asked its members to take part in strike action on Thursday 31 October 2013.
- Carnegie Basketball advance to quarter cup finals
Leeds Carnegie Basketball had a mixed weekend with a loss in the League against Worthing Thunder before claiming their place in the National Cup quarter-finals on Sunday against Tees Valley Mohawks.
- Lecture to examine racism in sport, leisure and society
Racism in sport, leisure and society will be on the agenda when Kevin Hylton delivers his inaugural lecture as Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Robot expert to hold debate on the ethics of drones
Artificial Intelligence and robot expert, Professor Noel Sharkey, is amongst the prestigious guest speakers at Leeds Metropolitan University's annual Festival of Politics and Applied Global Ethics next month.
- Carnegie Basketball progress to quarter finals
Leeds Carnegie Basketball continued their impressive start to the season after Saturday's 78-72 victory over Westminster Warriors secured them a home National Trophy quarter-final draw.
- Support offered to first time feature film producers
A week of workshops for teams of feature film producers, writers and directors is being launched by Leeds Metropolitan University with Studio of the North and the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF).
- Google is launched for staff
Google Apps for staff has been officially launched and all staff can now access a range of Google services under the leedsmet.ac.uk Google domain.
- Carnegie Basketball to battle the Warriors
Leeds Carnegie Basketball will battle it out this Saturday with Westminster Warriors, as they both look to secure a home quarter-final tie in the National Trophy. The game is at Leeds Metropolitan Sports Arena and will tip off at 7:30pm.
- Celebrating Staff Excellence
The Achieving Excellence Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions and achievements of colleagues from across our University and are an important part of our ongoing commitment to creating a positive working environment
- Age and cinema in the spotlight at Leeds Met
Researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University are looking to recruit a team of over-60s to give their views on how age is portrayed in cinema and to take part in making their own short films.
- Scriptwriting brought to life at Leeds Met
A workshop in storytelling and scriptwriting, led by award-winning writer and producer, Sean Coleman, will take place at Leeds Metropolitan University's Northern Film School at the Electric Press on Friday 18 October.
- Carnegie Basketball face Northumbria for quarter final place
Leeds Carnegie Basketball will look to secure a place in the National Trophy quarter-final this Sunday when they travel north to face Team Northumbria. The game tips off at 4pm at Sport Central on Northumbria University's main campus.
- Leeds Met to host Graduate & Finalist Fair
Around 1000 students and graduates are expected to attend Leeds Metropolitan's Graduate and Finalist Fair next week where 35 of the top graduate recruiters in the UK will be in attendance.
- Black History Month at Leeds Met
Book launches and an evening of Caribbean poetry are among the events at Leeds Metropolitan University being held as part of Black History Month.
- Commitment to customers recognised at Leeds Metropolitan
As national Customer Service Week (7-13 October) begins, Leeds Metropolitan University is celebrating becoming the largest university in the UK to receive the top accolade in recognition of the institution's commitment to customer service.
- Carnegie basketball face double header
Leeds Carnegie Basketball will face their first double header challenge of the season. They will face Leicester Warriors in the National Trophy on Saturday at 7:30pm followed by Stockport Falcons at 4:00pm on Sunday.
- Dewsbury student fights his way to the top
A Leeds Metropolitan University student and Rio 2016 Olympic hopeful is celebrating after defeating the captain of the Irish Olympic boxing team to win his category in the prestigious Celtic Box Cup in Dungarvan, Ireland last weekend.
- Leeds Met victorious at Varsity 2013
Leeds Metropolitan University sporting teams are celebrating, having retained the Leeds Varsity trophy for a ninth successive year.
- Digital training discount for small businesses
Small to medium businesses and social enterprises in the region are being given a boost by the EU through a series of digital training courses delivered by Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Students set to light up Leeds
Leeds Metropolitan University Performing Arts students are preparing to take to the stage this Friday as part of the city's Light Night.
- Leading hoteliers to speak at Leeds Met
Two top hoteliers part of the team behind TripAdvisor Travellers' number one UK hotel for 2013 are to give a joint guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- New Enterprise Academy launched
A new Enterprise Academy designed to support our University to generate the income targets associated with Enterprise activity, has been launched at the Annual Planning conference.
- Students' garden unveiled at St Gemma's Hospice
The 2013 RHS Tatton award-winning garden, designed by students at Leeds Metropolitan University, is set for its official opening at its new home of St Gemma's Hospice in Moortown, Leeds.
- Things people do: volunteering, citizenship and public health
Jane South is set to host her inaugural lecture as a Professor of Healthy Communities on Wednesday 2 October, where she'll be exploring the premise that current health challenges cannot be met without engaging the public in public health action.
- Entertainment Management students take Control
First year BA (Hons) Entertainment Management students last week began their series of visits to entertainment venues in Yorkshire by heading to Leeds' latest 3,000 capacity 'superclub' Control.
- Sports Therapy students lend a hand at Great North Run
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy students and staff had an early start last Sunday as they completed the annual trip to the finish line of the Great North Run in South Shields, where they provided post-event massages to the tired runners.
- Rudimental nominated in the 2013 Mercury Prize
The London musicians, including Leeds Met Creative Music and Sound Technology graduates, Piers Agget and Kesi Dryden, have been nominated for their chart-topping album, 'Home', alongside David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys.
- Leeds Met students create film for O2 Media Awards
A talented team of Leeds Metropolitan University students have shot and edited a film for O2's annual Media Awards, which celebrated the successes of news teams across Yorkshire and Humber.
- Coach reputation key to getting best out of athletes
A new and unique study from our University, published this week in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, has shown that positive information about the reputation of coaches boosts athletes' attention, effort and persistence.
- Art inspires at MA degree show
Symmetrical photography, balloons and a knitting installation were among the innovate projects exhibited at Leeds Metropolitan University's MA Art & Design Show.
- Lecturer honoured by European Parliament
Leeds Metropolitan University performing arts lecturer and Edinburgh Festival promoter, Richard Demarco CBE, has received the 2013 European Citizen's Medal.
- South Asia child trafficking report published
A report, detailing the feasibility of a system to reduce cross-border child trafficking in South Asia, has been published this week by a Leeds Metropolitan University Professor.
- Heading to Leeds Fest this weekend?
Amongst the thousands of festivals-goers who are expected to pour into the sell-out event this weekend are an eager team of Leeds Met volunteers who will be working on site to ensure the smooth running of the festival.
- Journalism graduate to launch cheerleading magazine
A Leeds Metropolitan University journalism graduate is turning a cheerleading magazine she created for her degree into a business venture after winning an award at the House of Lords for the innovative project.
- £15k investment set to boost three growth businesses
A Dragon's Den style investment competition for new enterprises, supported by QU2 - Leeds Metropolitan University's business centre - has been launched by global IT supplier, Advanced Digital Dynamics (ADD).
- New Research pages launched
The research pages on our University's website have been refreshed to showcase research expertise and improve the navigation of research and enterprise activities.
- Students blossom at RHS Tatton
A team of students at our University are celebrating after winning three awards at the prestigious RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, including the People's Choice Garden award.
- Leeds Met graduate seeks backing to fund film
Award-winning director and Leeds Metropolitan University alumnus, Rob Brown, has launched an online campaign to get financial backing for his first feature film, SIXTEEN.
- James Bond audio star awarded honorary degree
Independent music producer, engineer and film sound mixer, Dennis Weinreich, who managed the audio for movie franchises James Bond and Harry Potter, has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Technology from our University.
- Employer networking event hailed a success
Our University's Student Progression and Employability team marked the end of the academic calendar by hosting a networking event to say thank you to employers who have worked in partnership with our University.
- Broadcasting Place architect awarded honorary degree
Architect Peter Clegg, whose Somerset-based firm Feilden Clegg Bradley designed Leeds Metropolitan's award-winning Broadcasting Place building, has received an honorary Doctorate of Arts from our University.
- Barry Cryer awarded honorary degree
Comedy legend, Barry Cryer OBE, one of Britain's most successful and long-standing writers and performers, has received an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Study receives backing from Sports Coach UK
Researchers at our University's Carnegie Faculty have secured funding from Sports Coach UK to launch a study about the sporting experiences and coaching aspirations of black and ethnic minorities.
- Penile cancer art exhibition moves to Bradford
Leeds Metropolitan University's exhibition of artwork inspired by patients' experiences of penile cancer will be on display in Bradford next week as part of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology conference.
- Students blossom at RHS Tatton
A team of students at our University are swapping their notebooks and pens for trowels and watering cans as they show their coursework at the prestigious RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.
- Study reveals challenges to the communication industry
One of the biggest problems facing the PR and communication industry in Europe is the lack of organised life-long learning, according to new research led by our University as part of the largest EU-funded study into strategic communication.
- Rudimental's loyal routes inspire students
Leeds Met's partnership with Festival Republic does not only show beneficial aspects to our students CVs, but our volunteers even got the chance to catch up with Leeds Met alumni - Rudimental.
- A promising line-up at Latitude Festival
As Graduation approaches rapidly, it will be a heartfelt goodbye to most our final year students. Fortunately many of our students are prepared to enter the world of CV's and early mornings with some extra volunteer work up their sleeves.
- Students set to take the stage at Latitude
Leeds Metropolitan University Performing Arts students have unveiled their newly commissioned live work for Latitude Festival, which takes place 18-21st July.
- Results of UK Economic Impact Study published
Research carried out by academics at Leeds Metropolitan University has revealed that the UK meeting industry generates 3x more GDP than agriculture and the equivalent of 1 million full-time jobs.
- Summer schools on campus
This summer Leeds Metropolitan University is welcoming over 700 international and local students to Headingley Campus for our annual programme of summer schools which generates over £400,000 in revenue for the University.
- Outstanding teaching assistants honoured
Three teaching assistants based in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and the North West have been crowned Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) at an awards ceremony at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
- Masters student secures adidas internship
Laura Judson, a Leeds Met MSc Sport & Exercise Biomechanics student, has received an offer from sportswear giants, adidas, to work as a Sports Research Intern for six months in their research labs in Portland, Oregon starting in July.
- Digital training discount for micro businesses
Small, micro businesses and social enterprises in the region are being given a boost by the EU through a series of digital training courses delivered by Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Do you have acne? Leeds Met researchers need your views
Leeds Met researchers are contributing to a national research project which is hoping to gather the biggest ever survey of responses from young people who have or have had acne to find their views on treatment options.
- Who is your staff star?
Our annual Achieving Excellence Awards are an occasion for us to celebrate the energy, commitment and contribution of our colleagues, all of which make our University a great place to work and study.
- Hat trick for top student achievers
A team of Events Management students from our University have been crowned the winners of the MPI (Meeting Professional International) UK and Ireland Chapter 2013 Young Achievers Award - the third time the university has taken the title.
- Leeds Met opens up to online resources
Our University has launched a free online resource centre for all Higher Education staff to access a range of learning and teaching guides.
- Course Leaders Conference 2013 open to book now
Course Leaders will again be sharing best practice and joining together at development workshops at the Course Leaders Conference 2013 due to take place on 18 July at the Rose Bowl, City Campus.
- Enterprising students win awards for new businesses
Two Leeds Metropolitan students and a graduate have been awarded the University's Vice Chancellor's Enterprise Scholarships, worth £3,000 each, to help them take their business ideas forward.
- Male suicide tackled in seminar
Ways of preventing male suicide will be the subject of discussion at a public lunchtime seminar at our University on Monday 24 June.
- Sinfield delivers guest lecture
Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain Kevin Sinfield shared the secrets of his enduring success at a Leeds Metropolitan University guest lecture.
- Leeds Met Media expert samples new arena
Dr Peter Mills received a guided tour of the First Direct Arena last week as he presented Gordon Alexander, head of the Arena building project, with a copy of his Van Morrison book.
- Men's health top of the agenda at conference
An event to look at ways of engaging politicians in men's health issues will be held at our University's Rose Bowl on Friday 14 June to mark Men's Health Week 2013.
- New research centre launched at Leeds Met
A new research centre bringing together expertise, research, consultancy and advice across a range of social science disciplines has been launched at our University.
- New book tackles sport and youth development
A new book which describes how to manage and evaluate sports projects seeking to develop young people in challenging situations across the world has been published by a Leeds Metropolitan University Professor.
- Interior designers lend a hand at Leeds school
A team of interior design students at our University has been sharing their expertise by designing learning spaces for the new Lighthouse School, a Leeds-based school for young people with autistic spectrum conditions and related communication disorders.
- Rhinos' King Kev to host guest lecture
Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain Kevin Sinfield is to share the secrets of his enduring success at a Leeds Metropolitan University guest lecture.
- Health education chief joins Leeds Met
Leeds Metropolitan University has appointed Chief Operating Officer of Health Education England, Dr Nicki Latham, as a visiting professor of the University.
- Strut your way to Leeds Festival
Comedian Carl Donnelly is helping Reading & Leeds Festivals to find the UK's best Novelty Dancers in a fantastic competition to win guest tickets with free food, drink and spending money.
- Gold for green-fingered Rich brothers
Leeds Metropolitan University student and graduate, brothers David and Harry Rich, are celebrating after winning a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013.
- Welfare to work scheme debated in public lecture
Colin Webster is set to host his inaugural lecture as a Professor of Criminology at our University on Wednesday 5 June, tackling the issue of the government's multi-billion-pound welfare to work scheme.
- Awards ceremony celebrates staff
The inaugural Leeds Met Students' Union's Golden Robes Awards ceremony was held last night to celebrate the outstanding teaching and support staff we have here.
- Student events, a year of giving
The UK Centre for Events Management celebrated the work of events management students who have collectively raised nearly £20,000 for domestic and international charities.
- Women writers series concludes at Leeds Met
A series of public talks and readings from contemporary women writers of fiction and poetry comes to a conclusion at our University, as final sessions are announced for May and June.
- Students discuss gender and feminist perspectives
Sociology students held a successful 2 day student conference last week related to their employability skills developed and applied within the module, Sociology of Gender and Feminist Perspectives.
- Students get hands on for Zoe Challenge
Leeds Metropolitan University osteopathy students will be providing much-needed massage support to a team of cyclists, including Emmerdale's Tom Lister, as their quest to cycle from Latvia to Southampton passes through Leeds.
- Student massage success at half marathon
More than 100 runners at the Leeds half marathon last Sunday made a swift recovery thanks to our Osteopathy and Sports Therapy students, who were on hand following the big race.
- Walking for Bhopal
Staff and student volunteers who are travelling to India later this summer are 'Walking for Bhopal' to raise money for several charitable organisations that they will be working with and supporting.
- The Golden Robe Awards
The inaugural Golden Robes award ceremony, presented by our Students' Union, will take place on Thursday 16 May at our Students' Union, City Campus. Find out who made the shortlist here.
- Edinburgh Festival star opens student showcase
Final year Performing Arts students at our University are preparing to launch the 'Lift Off' festival, showcasing their work in theatre, live art and dance, from Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 May.
- Students set to blossom over summer at flower shows
Landscape Architecture and Design students and graduates of our University are making the final touches on their show gardens as they prepare to take part in some of the most prestigious flower shows across the UK this summer.
- England head coach Stuart Lancaster hosts lecture
England rugby union head coach, Stuart Lancaster said he believes the Lions squad will do well in Australia when speaking ahead of his Leeds Metropolitan University guest lecture yesterday.
- In the saddle with Poland volunteers
Students and staff selected to volunteer with the 'Lend a hand Association' in Gdansk, Poland attended a free horse awareness training session at Adel Wood Equestrian Centre in Meanwood.
- Thatcher's legacy debated at Leeds Met
A panel of some of the region's top politicians will gather at our University on Friday 17 May for a public debate about the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
- A 'chance encounter' to showcase emerging artists
MA Art and Design students will showcase their work at the Leeds Art Gallery this weekend in an exhibition which has been organised by the students in collaboration with Leeds Art Gallery Education.
- Type 1 diabetes Discovery Weekend at Leeds Met
Day passes are now available for a discovery weekend which is to be hosted at Leeds Metropolitan University for adults and children with type 1 diabetes and their families.
- Innovating with business and technology at Leeds Met
App development, smartphones and cloud computing were just some of the topics on the agenda at a Leeds Metropolitan University event, which tackled how best to use technology to fuel innovation and business growth.
- Students on hand to massage at half marathon
Leeds Half Marathon runners will be making a swift recovery on Sunday 12 May as they are set to be treated by Osteopathy and Sports Therapy students at our University following the big race.
- Prostate cancer diet debated at Leeds Metropolitan
The diets of men with prostate cancer, and how their relationships with their partners shape their diets, will be the subject of discussion at a public lunchtime seminar at our University on Monday 10 June.
- Live at Leeds 2013
This May bank holiday weekend sees the return of Live at Leeds, a metropolitan music festival packed with an exciting programme of gigs and music inspired events which fills venues all over the city.
- Students prepare to take the plunge for charity
Students and staff at Leeds Metropolitan University are preparing to take part in the annual Great Big Volunteering Abseil in aid of our University's international volunteering projects.
- New businesses welcomed at Leeds Met as QU2 expands
Property recruitment firm Merlin Wright and online city guide Leeds-List.com are among the latest businesses to be welcomed at our University following the expansion of QU2, the University's business centre.
- Poverty and Education Forum
International postgraduate students studying 'International Events Management' are holding a 'Poverty and Education Forum' to discuss issues facing charities and NGO's in both the domestic and global environment.
- Safety first at Leeds Met
Our University has achieved a Gold award in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the fourth year running.
- Leeds Met supports scholarship bids
Our University is offering free help and advice to Special Educational Needs teaching staff applying for a national scholarship of up to £2000 for their development.
- Chairman of Government task group to speak at Leeds Met
'Innovation in the Construction Industry' is on the agenda at our University as Mark Bew - Chairman of the Government Industry BIM (Building Information Modelling) task group - is set to give a guest lecture.
- Baroness Sue Campbell delivers guest lecture
Female leaders in business and sport were on the agenda when the Chair of UK Sport, the Baroness of Loughborough hosted a public lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Chocs and Chickflicks
To prove that we do have lives outside our University, Kath Porteus spoke to Jaye Kearney, Undergraduate Marketing Officer, about a show she is putting on in summer.
- Professor delivers keynote presentation in Paris
Professor Rhodri Thomas has given the keynote presentation to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Tourism Committee this week, at the Secretariat's Head Office in Paris.
- Professor Duffy delivers guest lecture
Pat Duffy, Professor of Sports Coaching at Leeds Metropolitan has delivered the latest in the Carnegie Conversations guest lecture series.
- Center Parcs CEO to present at Leeds Met
Martin Dalby, the CEO of Center Parcs UK, is to give a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University about his career at the helm of the short break holiday company.
- The Eventice - You're hired!
Events management student, James Boardman, is celebrating after being crowned 'The Eventice 2013' and landing himself a dream job in a competition which aims to find the best events management graduate in the country.
- Students host charity Battle of the Bands
A group of Events Management students who go by the name of, 'Distortion', held a Battle of the Bands evening in aid of local charity, Radio Aire & Magic 828's Cash for Kids.
- Filmmakers flock to festival for special weekend
The Northern Film School has teamed up with the Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF) and a host of top names from the world of film to run a Filmmakers' Weekend at the National Media Museum in Bradford on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April.
- Inder Hunjan MBE
Inder Hunjan, Head of Access & Widening Participation recently attended Buckingham Palace to receive her Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), awarded in recognition of her services to higher education.
- Men's Health up for discussion at Leeds Met
Men's experiences of weight management services and the potential for tailoring these services according to gender will be the subject of discussion at a public lunchtime seminar at our University on Monday 25 March.
- New book puts spotlight on film casting
A new book highlighting the craft of casting for film and theatre makers, co-authored by a Leeds Metropolitan University academic, will be launched at an event in London on Wednesday 27 March.
- BUCS Big Wednesday is coming
As we celebrate staff and student success at the Leeds Sports Awards, the countdown to this year's most eagerly anticipated student sporting event continues.
- Understanding mental health
We need your help! How can a university support students and staff experiencing mental health difficulties?
- Students sound out award-winning alumni
Successful alumni are returning to our University on Thursday 21 March to share their stories of establishing themselves in the film and television audio industry with current students.
- Olympic ceremony Art Director to inspire with guest lecture
Award-winning senior creative Kate Dawkins, who designed and directed the content for the 'Audience Pixels' project for the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games, is to deliver a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Science Circus comes to town at Leeds Met
Pupils from schools across Leeds are getting involved in the fun side of science as the Science Circus comes to town at our University for National Science and Engineering Week.
- University Chancellor scholarships add up
Our University's new Chancellor, Sir Bob Murray CBE, is to support disadvantaged students studying on courses in Accounting at the University through the launch of a new scholarship.
- On the road with Assessment & Feedback
Share your fresh ideas, interpretations and new ways of delivering assessment and feedback with your colleagues at our Assessment and Feedback Roadshow .
- Women writers celebrated at Leeds Met
As the world prepares to celebrate the achievements of women through International Women's Day tomorrow, a series of public talks from contemporary women writers are set to take place at our University beginning on Tuesday 12 March.
- Decision making in extreme situations
Dave Bunting, who led an elite British team of mountaineers in an attempt to climb the formidable and rarely climbed West Ridge of Mount Everest, has delivered a guest lecture about the challenging expedition.
- Student investment success
A group of six students have won the annual student investment club challenge, run by Leeds Metropolitan University in partnership with Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers in Leeds.
- Do you love Leeds Met?
How much do you love Leeds Met? Enter our photo competition for a chance to win an iPad Mini, a £100 Amazon voucher or a £50 iTunes voucher!
- Students rise to the challenge
Students from the Faculty of Business & Law have risen to the IBM Universities Business Challenge and made it to the finals of the UK's leading undergraduate business simulation competition.
- The sounds of Hollywood come to Leeds Met
Students are being treated to guest talks this week by some of the top names in the world of sound editing who have worked on Hollywood films including Casino Royale and Harry Potter and with huge pop acts including Michael Jackson and Queen.
- Business Power Player gives public lecture
Chairman of the Travel Network Group and a former Director at Lloyds TSB, Simon Hargreaves, is to speak at our University as part of a series of public guest lectures featuring key figures in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors.
- Wellbeing Fair 2013
Would you like to kick start your summer with for some fantastic ideas for improving your health and wellbeing? Then join our Events Management students for their annual event of healthy living.
- New online courses translate to success
A unique series of online training courses for language interpreters working in the public service sector is being officially launched by our University at an event on Wednesday 20 March.
- Olympic torch designer to return to Leeds Met
Olympic torch designer, Edward Barber, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts from Leeds Metropolitan last summer, is to return to the University to give a guest lecture.
- Student view
As well as offering students the opportunity to feedback on their personal experiences here at Leeds Metropolitan, Student Survey Season is also presenting valuable work experience for our student interns Ka Wai Shing, Sarah O'Mahony and Rachel Ong.
- European Winners' Cup comes to Leeds
It may be well over a decade since Leeds United bowed out in the latter stages of the Champions League, however top European sporting action is set to return to Yorkshire this weekend with the Tchoukball European Winners' Cup finals.
- Man v Mountain leader to talk at Leeds Met
Dave Bunting, who led an elite British team of mountaineers in an attempt to climb the formidable and rarely climbed West Ridge of Mount Everest, is to speak at Leeds Metropolitan University about the challenging expedition.
- Financial worries? Maybe we can help
You don't need to get in to huge debt to survive as a student. Our money experts are here to help you manage your finances and make sure you don't let your finances manage you.
- Graduate makes essay writing easy with new app
A new app created by a graduate of our University is revolutionising academic essay referencing and has been made a Guardian App of the week and top ten worldwide educational app in the download charts.
- Dream Academy star to give workshops at Leeds Met
Film composer, songwriter and producer Gilbert Gabriel - who rose to fame in the 80s as the keyboardist in hit psychedelic folk trio The Dream Academy - is to speak to students in a series of workshops at our University.
- Sporting stars to speak at public lectures
Sporting stars including England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster and Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield are set to head up a new series of guest lectures launched by Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Leeds Loves Languages
School pupils across the region will gather at our University in February to fuel their love of languages and celebrate Chinese New Year at two unique events.
- Students' charity wheelchair basketball match
MSc Sports Events Management students have organised a wheelchair basketball match to take place on Friday 8 February in aid of the Federations of Disability Sports Organisations.
- Leeds Met expertise sought by Chilean government
The expertise of the co-director of Leeds Metropolitan University's International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality has been called upon by the Chilean government.
- Lance Armstrong: Doping in sport and crisis communications
In light of Oprah Winfrey's exclusive television interview with Lance Armstrong, who has ended years of denials by admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins, two Leeds Met academics offer their thoughts.
- Banking Chief's talk at Leeds Metropolitan
Tom Vosa - Yorkshire Bank's Chief Economist has given a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University about current developments influencing the UK and regional economy.
- Banking Chief to talk at Leeds Metropolitan
Tom Vosa - Yorkshire Bank's Chief Economist is to give a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University about current developments influencing the UK and regional economy.
- Snehalaya national award is an award for human decency
As part of our University's International Volunteering Programme, a team of nine staff and student volunteers left for India on 28 December to spend a month working with two Indian non-governmental organisations.
- App brings Holbeck to life
A music lecturer at our University has teamed up with a PhD student to launch an app allowing users to explore the Leeds area of Holbeck whilst listening to real people's stories and experiences relating to the area.
- Carnegie student conference set for stadium
A conference set to give students a taster of the work undertaken by our University's Active Lifestyle Research Centre will get underway at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium today (Tuesday 18 December).
- Have your say
Have your say to help us make your student experience work for you.
- Staff member's Christmas single hits local radio
Ben Greaves, our Money Support Administrator in the Student Money Support and Advice centre, is celebrating after his band's first Christmas single was featured on Radio Aire's breakfast show this week.
- Live streaming social media lecture success
A guest lecture tackling the dos and don'ts of personal branding via social media took place at Leeds Met last week as well as being live-streamed on the internet.
- Social media lecture goes live
An innovative public lecture to be held at our University, tackling the dos and don'ts of personal branding via social media, will be live-streamed on the internet.
- Research Fellow shares tips for success with London school pupils
Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow and PhD student, Jon Finn, spent two days training pupils, parents and teachers at a South London school to build their confidence and motivation and to improve their concentration and performance under pressure.
- Community spaces brought to life at Leeds Met
Landscape Architecture students at our University are sharing their expertise with communities across Yorkshire by designing a series of new spaces and revamps that will benefit the public and organisations.
- Leeds Met sporting Arena showcased
A showcase event celebrating Leeds Metropolitan University's new 500-seater sporting Arena was marked with the unveiling of a plaque thanking England Basketball for their investment and support.
- Language study boosted by British Council
A project led by our University to understand the impact of English language on learners' wider lives has received financial backing through the British Council's English Language Teaching Research Award scheme.
- Making marketing innovative at Leeds Met
International entrepreneur John Peters is to give a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University about the evolution of marketing as both a discipline and a practice.
- Get interactive with social media guest lecture
On 6 December, we are inviting you to submit questions to Helen Standing, Director at Engage Communications, while she offers her insights on 'Social Media & Personal Branding'.
- Battle Back Centre launched
The pioneering new Battle Back Centre, established to enhance the recovery of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women through sport, with our University providing coaching and inclusive sport and adventure activities, has been launched.
- Graduate hosts silent auction for World AIDS Day
A graduate of our University is set to host an art show and silent auction to celebrate the first anniversary of his HIV charity, aptART (Awareness and Prevention through Art), and to mark World AIDS Day.
- On your marks, get set, influence
An event that explores how sport can be used for social as well as physical good is to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University on Friday 23 November.
- Students 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental
Chart-toppers Rudimental popped into Leeds Met last week to talk to music students about their success and the route from graduation to MOBO nomination.
- Prominent journalist speaks at politics festival
London editor for The Sunday Telegraph, Andrew Gilligan, is set to deliver a free public lecture at our University on Tuesday 20 November as part of the Festival of Politics and Applied Global Ethics.
- Psychology experts reflect on London 2012
A team of sport psychology academics, students and graduates from our University shared their expertise at the 2012 Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's North East and North West branches in Manchester on Friday 16 November.
- Achieving Excellence Awards
Celebrations were underway last night as winners were announced for the 2012 Achieving Excellence Awards.
- Career speed-dating success
Journalism,PR and marketing students gathered at Broadcasting Place to take part in a careers speed-dating event,which gave them the chance to meet local employers and receive first-hand advice about careers in different areas of media and communications.
- Business leaders to go for gold at Leeds Met lecture
Leeds Rugby Chief Executive, Gary Hetherington and Malcolm Brown, coach to Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are to speak at an inaugural business lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Getting Sorted goes live
As World Diabetes Day gets underway Leeds Metropolitan's award-winning diabetes enterprise unit, Getting Sorted, is celebrating the launch of their new website.
- Speed-date your way to a career
A careers speed dating event will give final year journalism, marketing and PR students the chance to meet industry experts in a bid to find their perfect job match.
- This week's sporting action
Each week our student sports teams participate in BUCS league matches at home and away. Show your support for your University each Wednesday at our Carnegie Sports Centre.
- Upgrades to Leeds Met facilities
You may have noticed some changes around campus in recent months as we have upgraded and refurbished some of our facilities.
- Diabetes research to be presented at European conference
Leeds Metropolitan research which highlights discrepancies between type 1 diabetes services in Yorkshire and the Humber is to be presented to the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) in Istanbul.
- A helping hand to get a job
Whether you're looking for work to earn extra cash while you study or planning ahead to your career after graduation, we have lots of resources and services to support and advise you.
- Leeds Met retain Varsity honours
Leeds Metropolitan University have retained Varsity for the eighth successive year, despite being pushed all the way by our city neighbours, the University of Leeds.
- Diabetes support workshops at Leeds Met
The first of five workshops designed to help young people with type 1 diabetes will get underway on Saturday at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Criminology students step out on the beat
Criminology students from Leeds Metropolitan University are being given the opportunity to work alongside West Yorkshire police officers as part of an innovative new scheme launched by the University.
- Learn a new language
Each year, on 26 September, the European Day of Languages celebrates the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe.
- Postgraduate students' time to shine
A showcase of music, performing arts and films made by Leeds Metropolitan postgraduate students will be celebrated at the University's annual Landing Party.
- Students' special effects skills showcased
Formula 1 racing and an ancient 3D aircraft are among the innovative digital design themes by Leeds Metropolitan postgraduate students that will go under the public spotlight this week.
- Rushbond invest in artists
Leeds-based Property Investors, Rushbond Plc, have established a scholarship to support students studying arts courses at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Clinical skills suite launched at Leeds Met
New specialist facilities, which enable students studying across a range of health professions the opportunity to train using state-of-the-art equipment, have been unveiled at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Institute aims for near-zero energy
Leading researchers in energy reduction in the built environment will gather at our University this month as part of a major international programme working towards achieving near-zero energy and carbon emissions in the industry.
- European Mobility Week
This week is European Mobility Week, when cities across Europe encourage people to consider using sustainable modes of transport as an alternative to their car
- Leeds Met celebrates Summer of Sport
As an incredible Summer of Sport came to a close, Team GB's victories included 29 Olympic golds, 34 Paralympic golds, Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour De France and Andy Murray winning his first Grand Slam title in the US Open.
- New book talks back about ventriloquism
An academic at our University has challenged the power imbalance between men and women from Victorian times to the present day through the idea of ventriloquism, whilst contributing to the debate about why we still find ventriloquism so appealing.
- Play like a pro with PhD student's new golfing app
A Leeds Metropolitan University PhD student and psychology consultant to the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) has launched a new iPhone app to coach golfers of all standards to perform under pressure like champion Rory McIlroy.
- Expert debates shipping crises and social media
A shipping crisis can go half way around the world in the blink of an eye, often without the knowledge of senior management, warns a Leeds Metropolitan University issues and crisis handling expert.
- Students' summer of experience
Our volunteers are making the most of their last few weeks of summer to gain vaulable experience volunteering at Leeds Festival, the Carnegie Challenge Cup final, The Paralympics and on our international volunteering projects.
- Graduate has designs on Wembley this weekend
The Carnegie Challenge Cup final is set to kick off in style this Saturday with a rugby ball and painted pitch designed by a Sports Marketing graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University, who sponsor the competition.
- Calling all course leaders!
Last few days to book for this year's Course Leaders' Conference on 4 September in the Rose Bowl.
- Studying key to success for Keinhorst
Quietly spoken but with an intense desire to learn, which has endeared him to the likes of Brian McDermott, Jimmy Keinhorst is a dab hand at breaking records.
- Fuelling performance
Nutrition expert Louise Sutton from Leeds Metropolitan University takes a look at the role nutrition plays in preparing a cup winning team ahead of this week's Carnegie Challenge Cup final.
- Sample a new language at university open day
Our University is inviting budding linguists to attend an open day on Wednesday 12 September, where they can find out more about the part-time language courses starting at the University in October.
- Visiting lecturer achieves aquatics hat-trick
Dr Stathis Avramidis, a Visiting Research Fellow in the Carnegie Faculty, has received three prestigious international awards for his commitment to aquatic safety and research.
- Leeds Met and the London 2012 Olympics
As the 2012 Olympic Games drew to a close a number of our current and former students who were competing, coaching or volunteering had many reasons to celebrate.
- Olympics coaching base launches in London
An event designed for anyone who coaches other people to excel in their field during the Olympics was launched in London ahead of the official opening ceremony of the 2012 Games.
- Mumtaz owner receives honorary degree
Owner of Bradford-based Mumtaz food group, Mumtaz Khan Akbar, has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Leeds Metropolitan University.
- From the sofa to the sports hall
Some advice on how to make the most of the Olympics and avoid becoming a couch potato for the duration from our Sports Participation Manager, Sarah Humphreys.
- Harry Potter actor receives honorary award
Matthew Lewis, the actor portraying loveable northerner Neville Longbottom in all eight Harry Potter films, has received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University as part of their summer graduation ceremonies.
- England head coach receives honorary award
England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster has received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University as part of their summer graduation ceremonies.
- Graduations 2012
In the coming week over 5,000 of our students will be graduating at our Headingley Campus.
- Social enterprise founder awarded honorary degree
Sarah Dunwell, founder of the award-winning Create Foundation in Leeds, has been awarded an honorary Master of Business Administration degree from Leeds Metropolitan University today as part of the summer graduation ceremonies.
- Committee papers online
Summaries and reports from the latest meetings of a number of University committees are now available online:
- Outstanding teaching assistants honoured
The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) in Yorkshire and Humber 2011-12 has been awarded to Andrew Carter from Sandal Endowed CE Junior School in Wakefield.
- Future of packaging debated at Faraday
An Innovation Day hosted by the Faraday Centre for Retail Excellence at our University with the Packaging Arena of Sweden brought together experts from across Sweden to discuss the future of packaging materials.
- West Yorkshire School Games 2012
"This is a national initiative aimed at giving young people, both able bodied and disabled children who may not get as much chance to take part in sport, a chance to enjoy themselves and keep fit." James Brown - event organiser
- Volunteers FLOCK to Latitude
The academic year may have concluded for most, but many of our students are using their time off to team up with our staff to gain life-changing experience and skills while helping others as they volunteer all over the world!
- Launch of the Vocational Diploma in Interpreting
Interpreters looking to enhance their skills by getting to grips with cultural differences and etiquette can do so online via Leeds Metropolitan University's School of Languages.
- Researchers reveal key to guiding jobseekers back to work
A new report by our University and the University of Derby outlines how the unemployed and UK businesses can benefit by engaging with careers guidance services, smoothing the process of getting jobseekers back into work.
- The experience of change
Our next Support Staff Development Day will take place on Tuesday 26 June in the Rose Bowl, City Campus. The theme for the day will be 'The Experience of Change'.
- Men's Health Week
Our University is joining leading men's health organisations and experts from around the world this week to promote awareness of men's and boys' health and wellbeing during International Men's Health Week.
- The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - What's on?
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952. Her reign has spanned 60 years this year - she is the second longest serving British monarch; Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years.
- Students celebrate silver screen success
Leeds Metropolitan University film school students received the red carpet treatment when they came together for the screenings of their final year projects.
- New book puts the spotlight on inequalities in PE
Academics at our University have explored the challenges of providing positive experiences of PE and youth sport and giving all young people the opportunity to live healthily, whatever their social and cultural backgrounds, in a new book.
- Study shows how lecturers can shine for students
Lecturers can use their voices and reputation to influence students' behaviour towards them, according to new research by our University, University of Chichester and the University of Winchester, published in Teaching in Higher Education journal.
- Leeds Met is first class for the environment
Our University has been awarded a first class degree in People & Planet's annual green league table for the sixth year in a row, making it one of the greenest universities in the UK.
- Help the Speech Makers
Oliver Bray and Mark Flisher are performing 'The Speech Maker', at the Sibiu International theatre Festival in Romania and need your help
- Thousands raised for disadvantaged students
A family carnival day held at the home of the rugby league World Champions has raised thousands of pounds for Leeds Metropolitan University outreach work and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Boost your business with Leeds Met graduate scheme
A pioneering programme at Leeds Metropolitan University, creating graduate employment and promoting collaboration between Leeds universities and local business, is celebrating the completion of its first project.
- Students aim higher with Fiyah!
Four business-savvy students from Leeds Metropolitan University have turned their final year degree project into the launch of a must-have magazine for Yorkshire.
- Are we all mad? Or are we suffering from 'humania'?
Is it possible that we are all mad? Psychologist Steve Taylor thinks that we are and his new book, Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of our Minds, published on Monday 25 June, suggests that the human race is in fact suffering from 'humania'.
- Charity zip wire challenge
Adrenalin junkies and sports fans will hurtle down a zip wire to raise funds for Leeds Metropolitan University students from disadvantaged backgrounds this weekend.
- Enterprising students win awards for new businesses
Two students at Leeds Metropolitan University have been awarded the University's inaugural Vice Chancellor's Enterprise Scholarships, worth £3,000 each, to help them take their business ideas forward.
- It's beginning...
Something has burst through to the OverWorlds, landing in the middle of Briggate, in the centre of Leeds. Flotsam & jetsam washed up from the river?
- Students Clawed into the Web by our Job Shop team
Melanie Parker and Jo Emery from the Jobs team at the Job Shop have made contact with a digital media company called Blue Claw who have doubled their workforce in the last 12 months.
- Students take the plunge for charity
Students and staff at Leeds Metropolitan University took part in the Great Big Volunteering Abseil on Saturday 12 May at the University's Portland Building in the city centre, raising more than £11,000 for international volunteering projects.
- Students set for Lift Off
Performing Arts students will this week launch the second annual Lift Off Festival at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Music and media mused in new book
Dr Peter Mills's new book exploring the history of popular music in the media through interviews with some of the country's most prominent music journalists and practitioners, including former Smash Hits editor, Mark Ellen, is published this month.
- Public access to publicly-funded research
Nick Sheppard, Repository Developer at our Headingley Library, reports on a speech by David Willetts to the Publishers Association, in which he argued for a "right to roam freely across the achievements of publicly-funded UK research".
- Lift Off Festival
Showcase of our graduating art, event and performance students.
- Leeds Met scores safety hat-trick
Our University has achieved a Gold award in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the third year running.
- The Leeds Gold Business programme is unveiled at the Rose Bowl
A number of high profile speakers attended an event at the Rose Bowl this week to unveil a programme designed to inspire and support local businesses to think about how international trade and investment can help them grow their business.
- Gold, silver and bronze at BUCS
Mick Hill, a senior coach who accompanied our University teams to the BUCS Outdoor Athletics at the Olympic Stadium last week, reports on the University's best ever medal tally at the event.
- A loose shred or scrap of paper
May is Local and Community History Month. Our University archivist, Keith Rowntree, writes on the Wade family, who once owned the estate that forms our Headingley Campus and were the first to live in the house that is now The Grange.
- Film school students go global
From Hollywood to London, our Northern Film School students are making their mark on the international film festival arena.
- Students are occupied with protest drama
A group of 59 students at the Northern Film School at our University have set up camp at the Headingley Campus to film their original six-part drama series, 'Occupy Leeds', which is set to be broadcast on Met TV.
- Designs for life
Students from the School of Art, Architecture & Design will be exhibiting at the New Designers Exhibition in the summer.
- Students showcase their computing skills
Final year Computing students at Leeds Metropolitan University will present their innovative course projects at a Showcase on Tuesday 8 May at the University's Rose Bowl.
- Shaping the future in events
Events businesses are invited to a networking showcase hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University and the Yorkshire Events Network (YEN).
- Cosmo editor shares top career tips
Cosmopolitan editor and journalist, Louise Court, joined journalism and PR students to share her top tips for a successful career in the magazine industry.
- Children are All Stars at Leeds Met
With the Olympics and Paralympic Games now only weeks away, five Sport and Recreation Development students at our University are set to host an 'All Stars' Sports Festival' on Tuesday 8 May.
- The Metronomes swing into action
Leeds Metropolitan's choir, The Metronomes, will be giving their Spring Concert on Thursday 26 April at 19:00 in the Gandhi Hall, James Graham Building, Headingley Campus.
- Researchers to document theatre reinvention
Researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University have been commissioned by West Yorkshire Playhouse to document and evaluate a £1.5million re-organisation of the theatre's business.
- Paradise Lost and found at Leeds Metropolitan
Artistic ideals of Sri Lanka's tropical beauty and memories marking the horrors of the island's civil war collide in a new exhibition opening at Leeds Metropolitan University on Friday April 13.
- Leeds Met graduate's film creates impact in Iraq
Following a screening to the Iraqi parliament of the film 'Son of Babylon' by Northern Film School graduate, Mohamed Al-Daradji, an agreement has been signed that will pave the way for the DNA-lead identification of Iraq's missing people.
- The meaning of Easter
Festivals expert Stephen Sayers and the Revd Caroline Ryder of the Universities Chaplaincy reflect on the origins and meaning of Easter. We wish all our students and staff a happy Easter.
- Skiing brothers take double Gold
Two brothers studying at Leeds Metropolitan University are celebrating after winning gold medals at both the British Freeski Championships and the British University Slopestyle Championships.
- Relevance of religion in youth revealed
Religion plays a significant part in many young people's lives, according to the latest research by Leeds Metropolitan, Brunel and Middlesex Universities.
- Web of folktales unravelled by academic
The first book to trace the journey of Jamaican folk hero, Anansi the trickster spider, has been published by a Leeds Metropolitan University academic.
- Leeds Metropolitan's goal for Twickenham glory
Women's rugby players at Leeds Metropolitan University are getting ready to hit the ground running on Wednesday 28 March when they will take to the pitch at Twickenham in a bid to retain their national student title.
- Alumnus film moves Government to act
A screening of a film made by our alumnus has resulted in a major commitment by the Iraqi authorities to spearhead a DNA-led initative to find the country's many missing people
- National Science & Engineering Week
As part of National Science & Engineering Week, on Friday 16 March we are inviting local school pupils to a 'Science Circus' in the Gandhi Hall at Headingley Campus
- Cosmopolitan meets Metropolitan
Cosmopolitan Editor and journalist, Louise Court, will be speaking about her career and welcoming questions from students at Leeds Metropolitan University on Wednesday 28 March.
- Annual peace lecture returns to Leeds
An annual Leeds lecture jointly organised by our University and Leeds City Council, celebrating the promotion of peace and security in the world, is to be presented on 26 March by Sir Richard Jolly.
- Wellbeing Fairs
A team of our Events Management students is holding Wellbeing Fairs on Tuesday 6 March at The Rose Bowl, City Campus, and on Thursday 8 March in the Gandhi Hall, Headingley Campus.
- Leeds's pop history re-played
Pop music in Leeds from the early twentieth century to 2012 will be discussed and debated at a unique history event at Leeds Metropolitan University on Saturday 24 March
- Business boost for budding entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial graduates from Leeds Metropolitan University are being offered the chance to transform their business idea into reality with a £3,000 scholarship.
- Business boost for budding entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial graduates from Leeds Metropolitan University are being offered the chance to transform their business idea into reality with a £3,000 scholarship
- How might gay men influence each other's health?
In the last of our series of articles for LGBT History Month, PhD student Debbie Braybrook seeks interviewees for her research project on how the health-related practices of gay men are influenced by their intimate relationships.
- A good read
A round-up of some recent and forthcoming books by members of staff, to celebrate World Book Day on 1 March.
- Anne Lister at Shibden Hall
For LGBT History Month, Professor Alison Oram writes on what we can learn about Anne Lister's unconventional life by visiting her home, Shibden Hall near Halifax.
- Fits and Starts of Restlessness
A short film by Tim Shore and Gary Thomas, made in collaboration with Dr Heather Shore, was screened on 7 February at BFI Southbank, at the Dickens 200th Birthday event.
- The ski's the limit for student brothers
Two brothers studying at Leeds Metropolitan University are hitting the slopes of Switzerland next month, hoping for their skiing careers to take off as they compete against each other at The British Freeski Championships.
- Homophobia in football
19 February is designated international 'Football v Homophobia' day. Professor Steve Robertson, Co-Director of the Centre for Men's Health, reports on a new bid for European funding for a research project on the roots of homophobic attitudes in football.
- Matters of the heart
February is Healthy Heart Month: a time for the heart, a time to cherish the relationships with those around you, not just loved ones but wider friends and family. John Hamilton offers some tips on keeping your heart healthy.
- Our University leading the way
Our University is featured in a Million+ report which talks about how modern universities are leading the way in innovative teaching.
- Love is in the air
For St Valentine's Day, festivals expert Stephen Sayers offers some insights into our yearly celebration of romance.
- Of gender and genre
For Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month, Professor Ruth Robbins considers Oscar Wilde, whose best-known play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest', was premiered on St Valentine's Day, and asks whether his sexual identity defines his writing.
- Transformation through tragedy: do women cope better?
Steve Taylor, author of 'Out of the Darkness', a book telling the stories of people who have undergone profound personal transformation after intense trauma and turmoil, was interviewed last week on BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour'.
- Children get a taste of China at Leeds Met
School children from across the region celebrated the year of the dragon at Leeds Metropolitan University this week as they learnt about Chinese culture and language.
- Events manager scoops student star prize
A student at Leeds Metropolitan University has become the first to be awarded the coveted Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) Student Award at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
- Academic board update
A summary of the proceedings of the Academic Board's 1 February meeting is now available.
- Learning Officers' video a YouTube sensation
The music video of local musician, Jon Gomm, made by Danielle Millea and Owen Plummer, Learning Officers at our Northern Film School, has become a YouTube hit following a tweet by Stephen Fry.
- Telling tales
Emily Marshall, Senior Lecturer in English, reflects on storytelling and the tale of Anansi the trickster spider for National Storytelling Week.
- Boost your business with new Leeds Met scheme
A pioneering new programme at Leeds Metropolitan University has been launched to create graduate employment and promote collaboration between Leeds universities and local business.
- Student Survey Season
Our Student Survey Season creates real opportunities for students to feedback on their personal experiences here at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Study reveals limitations of drug testing policy
A study by researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University has found that drugs testing alone is not an effective deterrent in preventing athletes from taking performance-enhancing substances.
- Open day opens doors to career progression
Leeds Metropolitan University will host an open evening at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday 7 February for those interested in studying for postgraduate and professional qualifications.
- We're in the Money!
Our university will launch an event in March to help students to make more of their money while studying.
- Gong Xi Fa Cái - Happy Chinese New Year
Dragons are said to be free spirits of the Zodiac, unbound by rules and conformity. A beautiful, colourful and flamboyant creature, the Dragon is a show-off, its energy apparent in its extreme behaviour and ambition.
- Mike Talbot
Tributes have been paid to Leeds Met gymnastics coach Mike Talbot, who has died aged 74.
- Panto pops up in the Light
Performing Arts students from Leeds Metropolitan University are set to present their own unique take on a traditional pantomime in Leeds city centre this weekend.
- Beat the blues
John Hamilton, Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing and founder of mywellbeing.org, has launched a 'Beat the New Year Blues' campaign in the run up to 'Blue Monday' on 16 January.
- Community spaces brought to life at Leeds Met
Garden Art and Design students at Leeds Metropolitan University are to present an exhibition of work designed for use in the local community on Tuesday 17 January at the University's Broadcasting Place.
- Keep safe and well this Christmas
Tips on fighting off the 'flu, driving in bad weather and surviving the festive season from our experts. Have a happy and healthy Christmas!
- Ronnie Claus and partners bring Xmas joy
Our security team, West Yorkshire Police and the Leeds Rhinos joined to bring the spirit of Christmas to children and their anxious parents at the Leeds General Infirmary children's wards
- Volunteers depart for India
As part of our University's International Volunteering Programme, a team of 11 staff and student volunteers left for India on 10 December to spend a month working with two Indian non-governmental organisations
- Back to Front commended at Leeds Architecture Awards
Emma Oldroyd, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, led the Back to Front manual project working closely with partners from NHS Leeds and Leeds City Council, together with local people and community groups.
- Getting Sorted wins Silver & Bronze
Getting Sorted has won silver and bronze at this year's Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards - the first in a new series of programmes to highlight good healthcare practice in key therapy areas in the UK.
- What's the QUAC?
You are invited to a day of debate, discussion and workshops around our student experience, hosted and organised by our Students' Union.
- Terry Hodgkinson Public Lecture
Recently-appointed visiting professor in the Faculty of Business & Law, Terry Hodgkinson, shared his experience and insight on inspirational leadership on Wednesday 19 October to a packed-out audience at the Rose Bowl.
- Legal practice says "You're hired!"
Natalie Milnes, a former student of Leeds Met University, beat off the challenges of more than 60 fellow newly-qualified graduates to land a job as a trainee solicitor with Metis Law, following an 'Apprentice' styled selection process.
- Fine Art graduate exhibits at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
A Leeds Metropolitan fine art graduate is exhibiting a new series of work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this winter, inspired by her time spent discovering the park's physical and imagined landscape.
- And the winners are ...
Staff across our University were honoured for their outstanding achievements during this academic year at an awards ceremony in the Rose Bowl on 22 September. Congratulations to all our shortlisted and nominated colleagues
- European Day of Languages
Monday 26 September is European Day of Languages and Mick Hill explains the benefits of learning a language