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What's one thing you wish you had known when you began your career? On this podcast we explore honest conversations and stories from the likes of Marketer’s, CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and creative individuals, breaking the mould with an insight to their success. We dive deep into their journey’s from conception to the present day, exploring how they overcame hurdles, disrupted the market and eventually discovered their own version of success. You can expect new guests every month ...
 
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Ash took time out his day to allow me to visit their Great Influence offices in Manchester. Conducting the podcast in a glass greenhouse, we spoke about his origin story from founding member of social chain with Steve Bartlett to founding his own company, Great Influence. From how culture works within a business to how success is perceived, Ash rea…
 
Listen to Laura Key and Chris Till as they talk about the recently launched ‘Essay X-ray’ tool. An interactive tool, which has been developed to guide students through the process of constructing an essay. Find out how it can be used to help both staff and students improve their essay writing skills in Higher Education. You can use the Leeds Becket…
 
Me and my old friend Sam Flannagan had a deep dive into the property and entrepreneurial world. Sam’s insights into business and how motivation has kept him grounded and focused is truly inspirational. He tells his story from day #1 of early grafting to where he is now with a honest and a humble approach. Please give this episode a listen and I pro…
 
Listen to Hugo Smith (Course Director - Broadcast Media Technologies, Leeds Beckett University) and Ben Robertson (Careers Consultant - Careers & Employability Service, Leeds Beckett University) as they offer insights into their experiences of designing elements of employability into the curriculum. Find out how the careers service, alumni, and ext…
 
Episode #12 focuses on Jonathan Mannell. He is the Director at Porsche Cars GB Ltd. Jonathan’s honesty and clarity around success was humbling and it was interesting to hear all about the luxury automotive industry from his perspective. This episode really made me think about my own success and how the path isn’t always linear. If you enjoyed this …
 
I had the honour of sitting down with the CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, Steve Birch. Discovering the successful insights from the market leader in the betting and gaming world. Steve was happy to answer all my deep questions around success and how culture and a positive work environment is the essence of a successful and happy company. I hope you fi…
 
Alex and I had a profound conversation about his Marketing journey from his time at university, to being an early adopter of Social Chain to now being the Marketing Director at Wiser. Chatting about culture, growth and how young marketers and graduates can set themselves up for the future. This episode has lots of hidden gems and if you didn’t alre…
 
In the latest of our series focusing on our academics, their research and its impact on students and communities, Dr Philomena Commons from the School of Health talks about the work she and her students are doing with St George's Crypt, a charity supporting the homeless population in Leeds.By Leeds Beckett University
 
I had the pleasure of sitting down at the Wavemaker UK offices in London with James Wilde. James is the Head of New Business at Wavemaker and was happy to chat to me about his role and how he started out in the marketing & business space. Wavemaker is the second largest media agency network in the world with clients such as Vodafone, Tiffany and Br…
 
The student voice provides opportunities for creating teachable moments and meaningful learning situations. Listen to Professor Mike Seal (Visiting Professor in Queer and Critical Pedagogy - Newman University Birmingham, National Officer - Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work), Hannah Poklad (Studying MA Youth Work and …
 
On the night of 14 March 1941, Leeds suffered its worst bombing raid of World War II. In 2020, Leeds Beckett history students undertook a research project to look at the impact of this raid on the city and the lives of the people who lived there. In this episode of Beckett Talks, Dr Henry Irving talks to Leanne Speight, one of the students involved…
 
Creating safe and uncomfortable learning environments to find moments of magic in the learning. Listen to Alan Smith (Course Director - Youth Work and Community Development & CLT Associate - Leeds Beckett University), Professor Mike Seal (Visiting Professor in Queer and Critical Pedagogy - Newman University Birmingham, National Officer - Profession…
 
Sit back and enjoy this 66minutes of truly first-class advice from Bradley Jensen himself. Bradley from Jensen & Jensen tells us his story of starting out in Leeds at University and working in agencies and his path to start-ups and his business today. Bradley and Myles successfully run their own Consulting, Design / Media and Marketing business by …
 
Professor Paul Gately, from the Carnegie School of Sport, talks about how Leeds Beckett and his company MoreLife are helping to tackle obesity in the UK. With 63% of the adult population and one in three primary school children currently overweight, national campaigns such as National Obesity Awareness Week and the Government’s Obesity strategy are…
 
On this next episode I sat down with Charlotte Renwick where we had an insightful chat about student recruitment and some key advice for graduates leaving University. Charlotte gives a great perspective on her own role at the University and how we can help students be successful and grow in their own field. If you enjoyed this episode, please subsc…
 
New Year, same you. Dr Steve Taylor, senior lecturer in Psychology in the Leeds School of Social Sciences and bestselling author joins us to talk about new beginnings. Exploring his research in consciousness, spirituality, mindfulness and perception we discuss ways we can all be more present, positive and grateful for the lives we have.…
 
Shona Hunter and Christi van der Westhuizen talk about their new book, the Routledge International Handbook ​in Critical Studies in Whiteness. It is a unique decolonial take on Critical Whiteness Studies, challenging its Western parochialism by bringing diverse scholarship from across the world into conversation about knowledges, subjectivities and…
 
Listen to Hannah Poklad (Studying MA Youth Work and Community Development - Leeds Beckett University), Alan Smith (Course Director - Youth Work and Community Development & CLT Associate - Leeds Beckett University) and Professor Mike Seal (Visiting Professor in Queer and Critical Pedagogy - Newman University Birmingham, National Officer - Profession…
 
Here at Leeds Beckett we want to support every student in getting the most of out their time with us. Katie, who has ADHD and mental health conditions, shares her experience of accessing support at Leeds Beckett. She discusses with one of the university Disability Advisers what support is available and how to access it.…
 
When Mohamed Mohamed-Ali returned to a quiet house in Newhaven, Essex on the afternoon of Friday 12 February 2016, he knew something was wrong. Fatima, his wife of 34 years, was nowhere to be seen and had left behind her keys, phone and handbag. Nearly six years have now passed, but a team of students, academics and former police officers at Leeds …
 
For Open Access Week, Ellie Clement and Amy Campbell from the Leeds Beckett Research Services Team talk to researchers Dr Chris Till and Dr Sofia Persson about the current Open Access landscape. Opportunities and challenges a round publisher’s Transformational Deals are highlighted along with the implications of major policy changes on research.…
 
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 Soc…
 
On this latest episode I sat down with Andrew Wilkinson where we spoke about his career within the marketing & business space. From his early years at University and up to his title of CEO of Schools and Universities at Sodexo UK&I. Andrew has a vast knowledge of the business world and was gracious enough to share some insights with me. If you enjo…
 
Episode #5 hosts the fascinating and thought-provoking Robin Skidmore. Robin started out in the Digital Marketing scene and has grown multiple businesses within the same space. Now the Founder & CEO of performance marketing agency Journey Further, Robin dives deep into his success and allows us to learn from his experiences within the marketing and…
 
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.…
 
On this next episode I had the pleasure of chatting to Emma Windsor where we discussed a number of Marketing related topics from the journey to Head of International Marketing of Grenade and now the Head of Marketing at Elixirr. Not to mention her own Podcast, Marketing Nuggets. It was fun and interesting to hear her journey and I hope you enjoy th…
 
Episode #3 hosts the honest and hilarious Lewis Ellis. Known for this strong performance on the 2019 Apprentice and currently the Co-Founder & Director of Hiddn Travel and Chief Noise Maker at Hussel Marketing. Lewis is a Marketer disrupting the space in a positive way and reminds us of what matters in the business world. If you enjoyed this episod…
 
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