January 2011 For immediate release Queen Square Wellness Centre opens its doors Media Invitation: Thursday

20 January, 12 pm, The Rose Bowl, Portland Gate, LS1 3HL.

Leeds Metropolitan University¶s Wellness Centre will showcase its holistic therapies at an open day for the Leeds business community on Thursday 20 January between 12pm and 2pm and between 5pm and 7pm.

The open day is an opportunity for local businesses to network whilst finding out how osteopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine can benefit their employees. There will be tours of the Wellness Centre with demonstrations, talks and the opportunity to have a mini consultation with herbalists.

Chris Hudson, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, commented: ³We are very proud of Queen Square Wellness Centre and are keen to raise awareness of our city centre presence with appointments available at all times of the working day; the welcoming atmosphere is second to none and patient feedback on our services is exceptional. I would urge anyone who is thinking about alternative therapy for pain, illness o r injury to come and talk to us. We will be delighted to try and help.´

The services at Queen Square Wellness Centre are available to any member of the public and are delivered by students studying Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Osteopathy and Psychological Therapies and Mental Health at the University¶s Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Students work under

supervision of experienced, qualified practitione rs. The Osteopathy clinic is the first teaching clinic for an undergraduate Osteopathy course in the north of England.

The Centre additionally offers a professional coaching service for individuals and organisations, which is delivered by fully qualified coaches.

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For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Media team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email c.braithwaite@leedsmet.ac.uk
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Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and over 300,000 associate students through its p artnerships with 24 colleges.

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The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.

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The University¶s award-winning learning environments include the iconic Rose Bowl building, awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards; Broadcasting Place, winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Building category and the pioneering Carnegie Village student a ccommodation.

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Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.

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The University is home to The UK Centre for Coaching Excellence for sport and disability sport and is 2nd in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings.

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