Welcome to Welcome and Induction Week!

We’d like to wish all new starters at Leeds Beckett University our very best wishes for Welcome and Induction Week.

For those of you studying on distance learning courses, why not check out the Offsite team webgpages – we’re dedicated to supporting distance learners in their use of the Library. You can contact us with any Library/IT related queries and we also have a service to post out books to students on eligible courses. Joining Offsite is quick and easy to do – just complete the online form at the Library tab in MyBeckett, or contact us if you have any queries about Offsite.

You might also want to think about joining the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community. This is for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students to get to know each other, to ask the Distance Learning Unit any queries, and to get up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics relevant to distance learners. Why not sign up here to become part of the community?

You could also check out the Library page for your own particular subject, where you will find details of your Academic Librarian, the Library subject specialist for your area. You’ll find details of how to contact them if you ever need to and also information on a whole host of resources. The Skills for Learning team also have a collection of resources to support the learning and teaching of academic skills which you might find useful.

Finally, at the start of your course, you might be feeling really excited or maybe a little bit daunted if it’s a while since you’ve done any studying – or you might feel a mixture of all of those things. Please don’t worry – there are lots of people around to help you, and no question is too small to ask, so please do contact us if you have any queries. You can also get in touch with the main Library contact points as well via email, online chat or 24/7 phone support for advice and information on Library and IT services – including password resets.

Good luck with your studies and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Join up to the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community

Hello to all distance learning students, come and join us on the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community.

Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community is a place for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students, across all courses, to chat to each other and to ask questions to the Distance Learning Unit.

You will find relevant, up to date and interesting information posted regularly.

Sign up here to become part of the community.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Library Offsite team if you have any questions.

Updates: MyBeckett, Student Email and Microsoft Office.

Hello all! We hope you are all looking forward to the start of a new academic year, those of you who are returning or starting this September.

There have been some changes over Summer. MyBeckett now has a new look log in page and has renamed some of the tabs. IT Support is now IT; Employability is Opportunities and Help is Support.

The biggest change is to your University email. From 7th September (today!) your University email will change from one provided by Google (gmail) to a new Microsoft Outlook email. You can access your new Microsoft email account here and via MyBeckett. Your email address and password remains the same. There’s a handy guide here, if you are having trouble.

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Returning students, don’t panic!

  • You still have all of your content (including contacts and email categories), we have moved it to Outlook for you.
  • You can still access Google Drive. This is accessed here using your University email address and pass word or via MyBeckett.
  • You can still access your old Gmail account here until 15 December 2017

Just a quick reminder….

Did you know, as a Leeds Beckett University student you can access Microsoft Office 365 for free?

This includes:

  • Full versions of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote) on up to 5 Windows and Mac PCs
  • Unlimited access to the online and mobile app versions of Microsoft Office, Sway and Forms
  • Up to 1TB of cloud storage on OneDrive
  • Access to your University email address with 50GB of mailbox storage

You can download Microsoft Office 365 in the IT tab, in MyBeckett. We have a helpful online guide, to help you do this.

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Our IT Support pages include information about downloading the software, systems requirements and frequently asked questions. You can also contact us if you need more help.

Those last few days of summer………..

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer, including a great Bank Holiday weekend, and that you’re now gearing up for the new term ahead.

For those of you starting your course, welcome to Leeds Beckett University, and welcome to Offsite, Leeds Beckett Library’s service to support distance learners in their use of the Library. Why not checkout our webpages?

We’re looking forward to helping you in your studies and will be keeping you up-to-date with all things Library.

And if you ever need any help, please do contact Offsite. You can also contact the Library 24/7 for support and information on MyBeckett, the Library and any IT questions (including password resets).

Here’s hoping you have a great time at uni, we’d love to hear from you!

Speaking of New Starters….

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Welcome to Ellie, our newest member of the Offsite team, just in time for the September start! Ellie was a graduate trainee at Leeds Beckett Library in 2014/15 and enjoyed it so much, she decided to return. As part of the team, Ellie would be delighted to hear from you and to help with your queries. To get in touch, please contact Offsite using this page.

Studying Events Management?

Check out your Events Management subject support page for relevant resources, information, help and guides.

Here you will find a list of new book titles, journals, media, key databases and much more.

Just click on the tabs along the top of the page to explore each section.

Use the Search Discover box to find resources for your subject using keyword searches for information on a topic.  Please click on Help with Discover for FAQs on how to use this this search tool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team, we are happy to help.

Come and join us on the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community – you will find updates, information, guidance, hints and tips and more.

Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community is a place for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students, across all courses, to chat to each other and to ask questions to the Distance Learning Unit.

Sign up here to become part of the community.

 

Finding resources for your subject

Did you know we have a team of Academic Librarians who specialise in individual subject areas? They’ve created these subject specific guides to Library resources to help you with your studies.

The Academic Librarians also support your studies through:

  • school liaison – working with your school to ensure the Library has the resources you need
  • collection development – purchasing resources for your course
  • teaching – delivering inductions, one-to-one appointments and specialist sessions to help you develop your skills
  • research support – supporting staff and research students to make the most of information sources

To find out more about relevant resources for your subject and meet your Academic Librarian click on your subject area from the list shown and discover a wealth of information.

Topics included are:

  • Recommended books/ebooks
  • Databases
  • Newspapers
  • Journals
  • Websites
  • Dissertations and Projects

and much more!

Remember the Offsite team are here to help you throughout the summer.