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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Contemporary Fine Art Practice

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5
WRITTEN ON 14 JUL 2014

My study at Leeds Metropolitan has helped me develop my techniques in modern media

Having been offered a scholarship and the opportunity to study abroad, Sri Lankan artist Priyantha chose the UK to further develop his talent.
After meeting a representative from Leeds Metropolitan in 2006, Priyantha joined our University to study for his masters and was more than happy to stay on to study for his PhD.
Since becoming a student in this country, Priyantha has noticed distinct differences in both the education system and the attitudes towards his work, and has been able to grow and develop as an artist because of this. He says: “Contemporary Fine Art Practice is very well established in the UK and my study at Leeds Metropolitan has helped me develop my techniques in modern media.”
Priyantha’s childhood was blighted by his country’s civil unrest and it was these memories combined with his contemporary artistic flair that inspired him to produce his Phd entitled ‘Rediscovering Paradise - painting, representing and revision of identities’.
Speaking about his work, Priyantha said: “My art is a new form of landscape, one which exemplifies terror and beauty in one place. The viewer takes in a false sense of beauty before the revelation of the displaced sense of agonising beauty.
“The art deals with the day-to-day life where crisis has penetrated the norm and disrupts the perceptions of an idyllic place as portrayed in tourist brochures and promotional material.”
Priyantha has exhibited his work in both the UK and Sri Lanka, as well as in numerous international venues including The Cross Art Project in Sydney and the Lalith Kala Academy Gallery New Delhi.

Having been offered a scholarship and the opportunity to study abroad, Sri Lankan artist Priyantha chose the UK to further develop his talent. After meeting a representative from Leeds Metropolitan in 2006, Priyantha joined our University to study for his masters and was more than happy to stay on to study for his PhD. Since becoming a student in this country, Priyantha has noticed distinct differences in both the education system and the attitudes towards his work, and has been able to grow and develop as an artist because of this. He says: “Contemporary Fine Art Practice is very well established in the UK and my study at Leeds Metropolitan has helped me develop my techniques in modern media.” Priyantha’s childhood was blighted by his country’s civil unrest and it was these memories combined with his contemporary artistic flair that inspired him to produce his Phd entitled ‘Rediscovering Paradise - painting, representing and revision of identities’. Speaking about his work, Priyantha said: “My art is a new form of landscape, one which exemplifies terror and beauty in one place. The viewer takes in a false sense of beauty before the revelation of the displaced sense of agonising beauty. “The art deals with the day-to-day life where crisis has penetrated the norm and disrupts the perceptions of an idyllic place as portrayed in tourist brochures and promotional material.” Priyantha has exhibited his work in both the UK and Sri Lanka, as well as in numerous international venues including The Cross Art Project in Sydney and the Lalith Kala Academy Gallery New Delhi.

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Film and Moving Image Production

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4
WRITTEN ON 14 JUL 2014

Today I am a successful film director. Thank to Leeds Metropolitan University

Mohamed Al-Daradji is a successful film director and has received nominations for Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
Mohamed studied our MA Film and Moving Image Production course (now MA Filmmaking) where he specialised in cinematography. It was during his time at Leeds Metropolitan that he directed his debut feature film 'Ahlaam' which was nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe Awards in 2007.
Mohamed’s second feature film, 'Son of Babylon' was shown at the world renowned Sundance, a key annual international festival for independent cinema, in January 2011. Mohamed was recently the subject of an interview in the Guardian. Guardian journalist Kate Connolly writes:
What is most remarkable about 'Son of Babylon' is that it was made at all. Filmed entirely on location in Iraq, its makers took the decision that if it was worth doing, the project had to be made in situ, in tribute to the war-torn land and its long-suffering citizens. "I had invitations to film it in Jordan and Morocco," says Al-Daradji. But, he says, "we were not just making a film. I was making it for my family, for Iraq, for a nation which exists, but has not yet been discovered by the outside world. Which exists, arguably, only because we've filmed here."

Mohamed Al-Daradji is a successful film director and has received nominations for Oscar and Golden Globe awards. Mohamed studied our MA Film and Moving Image Production course (now MA Filmmaking) where he specialised in cinematography. It was during his time at Leeds Metropolitan that he directed his debut feature film 'Ahlaam' which was nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe Awards in 2007. Mohamed’s second feature film, 'Son of Babylon' was shown at the world renowned Sundance, a key annual international festival for independent cinema, in January 2011. Mohamed was recently the subject of an interview in the Guardian. Guardian journalist Kate Connolly writes: What is most remarkable about 'Son of Babylon' is that it was made at all. Filmed entirely on location in Iraq, its makers took the decision that if it was worth doing, the project had to be made in situ, in tribute to the war-torn land and its long-suffering citizens. "I had invitations to film it in Jordan and Morocco," says Al-Daradji. But, he says, "we were not just making a film. I was making it for my family, for Iraq, for a nation which exists, but has not yet been discovered by the outside world. Which exists, arguably, only because we've filmed here."

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Human Resource Management

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5
WRITTEN ON 14 JUL 2014

Wonderful work placement opportunities

Human Resource Management masters student Aisha Pothan, originally from India came to Leeds Met to study a professional Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) course and an MA. Aisha was keen to exploit all of the work placement opportunities on offer at Leeds Met, and quickly used a shadow placement module in her course to gain experience with Leeds Building Society’s Learning & Development team.
It wasn't long before Aisha's hard work, enthusiasm and commitment paid off; after just four weeks of a shadow placement, she applied for and was successful in gaining a full-time position.
Offering advice to current and future students hoping to get on the employment ladder, Aisha said: "Most students live in the moment and I love that. But what worked for me was imagining life 15 days after I have submitted all my assignments. My advice is to prioritise in a way that gives you time to work towards the job you are looking for, alongside your education. Volunteer, join charity groups, do project work – the key is to get in the market, build relationships and networks. It worked for me."

Human Resource Management masters student Aisha Pothan, originally from India came to Leeds Met to study a professional Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) course and an MA. Aisha was keen to exploit all of the work placement opportunities on offer at Leeds Met, and quickly used a shadow placement module in her course to gain experience with Leeds Building Society’s Learning & Development team. It wasn't long before Aisha's hard work, enthusiasm and commitment paid off; after just four weeks of a shadow placement, she applied for and was successful in gaining a full-time position. Offering advice to current and future students hoping to get on the employment ladder, Aisha said: "Most students live in the moment and I love that. But what worked for me was imagining life 15 days after I have submitted all my assignments. My advice is to prioritise in a way that gives you time to work towards the job you are looking for, alongside your education. Volunteer, join charity groups, do project work – the key is to get in the market, build relationships and networks. It worked for me."

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Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Travel And Tourism

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3
WRITTEN ON 3 DEC 2012

keep it the best in the world

i am quite enjoying it. the most important advice you’d give to anyone thinking of studying at your university is that you need to chase all teachers here proactively to improve your learning.

i am quite enjoying it. the most important advice you’d give to anyone thinking of studying at your university is that you need to chase all teachers here proactively to improve your learning.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Education Studies

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5
WRITTEN ON 1 DEC 2012

Study here; you won't ask for more!

Deciding to go back to University after a 18 year gap in education and family in tow was one of the biggest decisions I had to make and was by far the best decision I made. The credit of course goes to the university for making this transition smooth and stress free. 
At every stage of the admission process Leeds Met ensured I felt a valued prospective student. Starting from a whopping £2000 discount and scholarship, to class sessions being tailored to suit the needs of Masters Students with/without families to workshops to get your rusty brain up and running and familiar with the UK system of education to volunteer and job opportunities.. Leeds Met has thought of it all to make the stay of those students leaving their homes and families behind and coming to another side of the world most comfortable and worthwhile. 
In the span of 2 months I have made some very good friends and have my fantastic lectures at hand mentoring me whenever I need help. 
Leeds is a great city to study in irrespective of how old you are and whether or not you are alone or with family. Infact it is a better option when compared to bigger and more crowded and competitive cities. My experience in Leeds Met so far has been fabulous and studying here has been the most practically sensible decision I've made!

Deciding to go back to University after a 18 year gap in education and family in tow was one of the biggest decisions I had to make and was by far the best decision I made. The credit of course goes to the university for making this transition smooth and stress free. At every stage of the admission process Leeds Met ensured I felt a valued prospective student. Starting from a whopping £2000 discount and scholarship, to class sessions being tailored to suit the needs of Masters Students with/without families to workshops to get your rusty brain up and running and familiar with the UK system of education to volunteer and job opportunities.. Leeds Met has thought of it all to make the stay of those students leaving their homes and families behind and coming to another side of the world most comfortable and worthwhile. In the span of 2 months I have made some very good friends and have my fantastic lectures at hand mentoring me whenever I need help. Leeds is a great city to study in irrespective of how old you are and whether or not you are alone or with family. Infact it is a better option when compared to bigger and more crowded and competitive cities. My experience in Leeds Met so far has been fabulous and studying here has been the most practically sensible decision I've made!

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Media

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4
WRITTEN ON 10 NOV 2012

A peaceful calm and highly reputed university

Leeds metropolitan university is one of the highly trusted sponsors of international students for UK border agency and their support for international students has been outstanding over the years.That has been proved recently by the responses from the International student Barometer survey.

Leeds metropolitan university is one of the highly trusted sponsors of international students for UK border agency and their support for international students has been outstanding over the years.That has been proved recently by the responses from the International student Barometer survey.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Computer Science

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 9 NOV 2012

Leeds Met is a dynmaic university with state of the art facilities with a great graduate employment record in the region.

Leeds Metropolitan University is highly regarded in the region for the higher rate of graduate employment. With three beautiful campuses, Leeds Met offers many of the courses which other universities don't. The state of the art facilities and pastoral care at library, faculties and other services surely make lives of the students more enjoyable and fruitful. I strongly recommend Leeds Met to any future applicants. Leeds Met has lots to offer to any international student.   

Leeds Metropolitan University is highly regarded in the region for the higher rate of graduate employment. With three beautiful campuses, Leeds Met offers many of the courses which other universities don't. The state of the art facilities and pastoral care at library, faculties and other services surely make lives of the students more enjoyable and fruitful. I strongly recommend Leeds Met to any future applicants. Leeds Met has lots to offer to any international student.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Computer Science

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5
WRITTEN ON 9 NOV 2012

Leeds Metropolitan University is a potential for graduate employment.

Leeds Metropolitan University has a strong track record for graduate employment in the region. As being a very dynamic university,Leeds Met offers a good number of subjects which meet the requirement of the time. With three beautiful campuses and good facilities everywhere, Leeds Metropolitan university has all sorts of potentials to be a first choice for any applicant.   

Leeds Metropolitan University has a strong track record for graduate employment in the region. As being a very dynamic university,Leeds Met offers a good number of subjects which meet the requirement of the time. With three beautiful campuses and good facilities everywhere, Leeds Metropolitan university has all sorts of potentials to be a first choice for any applicant.

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