Just about to start your dissertation?

Are you just about to start your dissertation, maybe feeling a bit swamped at the prospect of all the information you’ll need to find? Don’t worry, help is at hand……

If you can’t remember how to search for resources on a specific subject, or you’re finding it difficult to track down resources in your area, you may find it helpful to contact the relevant Academic Librarian. They’re expert at locating information in their subject areas. You can contact Academic Librarians by phone or by email and their details can be found by going to the Library homepage, clicking on ‘Subject support’, then Subject Guides A to Z, then finding the subject guide which corresponds with the course which you are studying.

Subject Guides

In addition to contacting your Academic Librarian, you may be considering how you will analyse your final research data. The Library website gives information about the statistical software package SPSS, which many students choose to use. Go to the Library homepage, click on IT Support, then Software, then click on the button for ‘Help with SPSS‘. As well as being available as a DVD on loan, SPSS can also be loaded online, and the Library webpage gives information on how to do this.

There’s still time to give us your views on the University application process

As outlined in a previous post, our Distance Learning Unit at Leeds Beckett University is looking at the University application process and student journey for distance learners. We’d be very grateful if you could help with this by answering a couple of questions:

  1. How would you describe your first impression of Leeds Beckett University online and the process of applying for your course?
  2. Do you have any suggestions for improving the way in which distance learners apply to study courses at Leeds Beckett?

Please either comment below, or email your responses to offsite@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Thanks!

Distance Learning Unit research questions

Our Distance Learning Unit at Leeds Beckett University is looking at the application process and student journey for distance learners. We’d be very grateful if you could help with this by answering a couple of questions:

  1. How would you describe your first impression of Leeds Beckett online (in particular thinking about the application process)?
  2. Do you have any suggestions for improving the way in which distance learners apply for courses at Leeds Beckett?

Please either comment below, or email your responses to offsite@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Thanks!

Welcome to Offsite

It’s great to see that so many of you have registered with Offsite recently. Now why not take the next step by trying out the online resources or requesting some books? Now would also be a good time to register for SCONUL Access to other university libraries.

There’s lots of useful information available on the Offsite web pages, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Resources

Logging in

Do you have questions about logging in? Not sure what your username is for MyBeckett or how to access your student emails? Our Passwords and PINs page has lots of useful information to help you get started.

There’s also a separate page here with more information about your student email account, including instructions on automatically forwarding mail to a different account.

If you have further questions or you need your password resetting, please contact The Library or contact Offsite and we will be happy to help!