Checking In…or Checking Out?

Workload is a load of work – at university level the amount of work is greater than A Level but we’re adults now, aren’t we? We ought to be able to take this kind of strain in our stride now we’re fully functioning 20 year olds – managing our time effectively while eating correctly, socialising, …

The Naked Truth

Choosing between a dark room in the back of a pub filled with naked models in repose behind a waiting canvas and a night of essay writing should be an easy choice. Should. Indeed, if you believe all the propaganda pushed by the nightclub marketing teams and that one very loud member of your family …

An interview with Celia Dearden-Briggs

Featured image: Femininity | Delicate by Celia Dearden-Briggs     Recently, we took the chance to interview the lovely and talented Celia Dearden-Briggs about her artwork and recent achievements. The Leeds Beckett fine art student recently announced that her photography piece titled Femininity | Delicate is going to be featured in the first edition of Average Art Magazine as part …

Why Beckett Students Love Pokemon GO!

  Pokémon GO is the new hit game sweeping the nation, breaking the App Store record for downloads in the first week of release. We ask Leeds Beckett students what they thought of the game…   “When Pokémon GO first came out, I’ll admit, I was ridiculously excited.  I absolutely adored Pokémon as a kid, and …

Top 5 Things for Students to do in Summer

Top 5 Things for Students to do in the Summer Holidays Written by Ateeqa Riaz It is that time of year again where the library is crowded and everyone around you is tearing their hair out because of deadlines and revision. On the bright side, this means that summer is approaching! Most students are hoping …

What’s the deal with Hollywood’s reluctance to use non-American actors?

What’s the deal with Hollywood’s reluctance to use non-American actors? Written by Tanisha Johnson   While tightly holding onto a bag of popcorn my eyes were glued to the screen watching 2015 film ‘Concussion’ directed by Peter Landesman. The film tells the story of Dr Bennet Omalu and his struggle as he investigates the link …

Sowing the seeds of success at Leeds Beckett

A new project to encourage students to grow their own herbs and vegetables has been launched by a Leeds Beckett University marketing student. by Carrie Braithwaite   First year BA (Hons) Marketing and Advertising Management student Rosie Scott set up Ready Sow Grow (www.readysowgrow.co.uk) after attending a leadership training course at Leeds Beckett’s Students’ Union. Rosie …

The Revenant – Review

The Revenant – Review Written by Joe Rafferty The Revenant is a breath taking revenge story that utilises mesmerising visuals, visceral action and impeccable acting, as well as adding an adrenaline shot to the western genre. The film has received considerable acclaim for its efforts and deservedly so. Actor Sean Penn, who is a friend …