47 episodes

Introducing a new podcast sharing voices from across Leeds Beckett University. Hear from some of our world-leading researchers, how they’re transforming the world around us today and how they aspire to create a better tomorrow.

Beckett Talks Leeds Beckett University

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Introducing a new podcast sharing voices from across Leeds Beckett University. Hear from some of our world-leading researchers, how they’re transforming the world around us today and how they aspire to create a better tomorrow.

    Dr Thomas Fletcher and Dr Daniel Kilvington: Tackling online hate in football

    Dr Thomas Fletcher and Dr Daniel Kilvington: Tackling online hate in football

    Following the abuse that Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka faced after the men’s European Championship Final in July 2021, Dr Thomas Fletcher (School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management) and Dr Daniel Kilvington (School of Cultural Studies and Humanities) talk to Professor Leanne Norman (Director of the Research Centre for Social Justice in Sport and Society) about a new major Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project entitled ‘Tackling online hate in football’. Specifically, Tom and Dan discuss the need for this project, the scale of online hate in football and other sports, as well as how this project will contribute to tackling the problem.

    • 22 min
    Leeds Dance Community Radio: From childhood passion, to dream come true

    Leeds Dance Community Radio: From childhood passion, to dream come true

    Hear from Daniel Tidmarsh, director of LDC Radio, about the launch of his radio station, and how a partnership with Leeds Beckett brought LDC to its permanent location in Headingley Campus. In honour of Local Radio Day, Daniel talks about the importance of local radio and how Leeds Beckett students can work with LDC.

    • 25 min
    Maryam Riaz: Improving inclusivity in counselling

    Maryam Riaz: Improving inclusivity in counselling

    To mark Black History Month, counselling and mental health lecturer Maryam Riaz, from the School of Health, talks about her personal journey to becoming a psychotherapist and how important diverse role models are in improving inclusivity.

    • 23 min
    Caps and gowns: The Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrations

    Caps and gowns: The Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrations

    Hear from LBU graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 about their Leeds Beckett experiences as they celebrate their achievements at our recent event on the Acre, at Headingley campus.

    • 9 min
    Mark Warner: Sustainability at Leeds Beckett University

    Mark Warner: Sustainability at Leeds Beckett University

    Leeds Beckett sustainability manager, Mark Warner explains how the university's policies, such as the student bike hire scheme, make a positive social, economic and environmental impact. Mark provides handy hints on recycling in Leeds and gives his thoughts on what the future of waste management looks like.

    • 34 min
    Matty Bovan: From catwalk to classroom - my life in fashion

    Matty Bovan: From catwalk to classroom - my life in fashion

    From fabrics to ethics, inspiration to recognition, Dean of Leeds School of Arts Lisa Stansbie, talks to award winning designer and Leeds Beckett senior lecturer Matty Bovan about his journey to the top of the design world and how he’s now helping to fuel creativity in the next generation of fashion designers.

    • 31 min

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