- 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 to the Festivals, as we all as 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Achieving Excellence Awards
Celebrations were underway last night as winners were announced for the 2012 Achieving Excellence Awards.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rushbond invest in artists
Leeds-based Property Investors, Rushbond Plc, have established a scholarship to support students studying arts courses at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Clearing 2012 update
Now that graduations are complete and we have celebrated the achievements of another cohort of students, our focus shifts to confirmation and clearing as we look ahead to the start of the academic year.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Creative showcase of student success
Final year Creative Technologies students at Leeds Metropolitan University are set to celebrate as their degree projects are showcased.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Students set for Lift Off
Performing Arts students will this week launch the second annual Lift Off Festival at Leeds Metropolitan University.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- Film school students go global
From Hollywood to London, our Northern Film School students are making their mark on the international film festival arena.
- Shaping the future in events
Events businesses are invited to a networking showcase hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University and the Yorkshire Events Network (YEN).
- 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.
- 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.
- Live at Leeds
The sixth Live at Leeds event will fill venues all over Leeds this weekend, 4-7 May.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 our University on 24 March.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Love is in the air
For St Valentine's Day, festivals expert Stephen Sayers offers some insights into our yearly celebration of romance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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