Welcome to 2015/16!

We hope you’ve all had a fabulous, relaxing and reviving summer.

Monday 21st September is the start of Welcome and Induction Week, greeting new and returning students to the academic year, with Semester 2 starting in earnest on Monday 28th September.

The Offsite team, and all of the Library staff, are ready and waiting to help you settle in, and would like to welcome you whether you are a new or returning student.

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For those of you who occasionally visit the Library in person, you may have noticed that there is some refurbishment work underway. The second floor of the Library is currently closed, though it is due to re-open soon!

This means that some of the book stock has been temporarily re-shelved and this may result in a very slight delay in sending out books which you have placed on hold. We apologise for this, and will continue to send out books to you as quickly as possible. We will always email your student email if we have any queries about your request, and to confirm when we have sent a book. Please do get in touch if you can’t remember how to log on, or if you have forgotten your password, or if you need a quick refresher on how to check your student email, or indeed if you have any other queries. Our contact details are shown on the Offsite homepage – you can email us, phone us, chat with us or check out our blog.

We’re looking forward to supporting your learning!

More from the summer vacation

This snap shows the view from the 126th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It was taken by Jo, who is one of the managers of the Offsite team.

Dubai (taken by Jo)

Dubai (taken by Jo)

If you’re studying in Dubai, give us a virtual wave and let us know 🙂

And if you have any photos of where you’re studying that you’d like to share, wherever that may be, we’d love to see them – you can email us at offsite@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or tweet us @BeckettLibrary #Offsite

Summer

We hope you’ve all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. Offsite staff have been busy supporting students, working on projects and getting ready for the start of term, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students. Here are a few of the places we’ve been to and things we’ve been doing outside of work. We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to – why not comment below or get in touch with us?

Sarah watching Yorkshire play cricket in Scarborough

Sarah watching Yorkshire play cricket in Scarborough

Sarah walking up a big hill near Kettlewell

Sarah walking up a big hill near Kettlewell

 


Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall (taken by Vicky)

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall (taken by Vicky)

Little Petherick Creek, Padstow, Cornwall (taken by Vicky)

Little Petherick Creek, Padstow, Cornwall (taken by Vicky)

 


Burg Eltz, Germany (taken by Maria)

Burg Eltz, Germany (taken by Maria)

Fireworks display, Zell (taken by Maria)

Fireworks display, Zell (taken by Maria)

 


Vines overlooking the Mosel (taken by Maria)

Vines overlooking the Mosel (taken by Maria)

The Eden Project, Cornwall (taken by Vicky)

The Eden Project, Cornwall (taken by Vicky)

 


Karl on the Paper Bridge in the Lake District

Karl on the Paper Bridge in the Lake District

Stonehenge (taken by Karl)

Stonehenge (taken by Karl)

 


Land's End, Cornwall (taken by Karl)

Land’s End, Cornwall (taken by Karl)

Fisherman sculpture, Filey (taken by Sue)

Fisherman sculpture, Filey (taken by Sue)

 


New seedlings grown by Sue

New seedlings grown by Sue

Working on the garden (taken by Sue)

Working on the garden (taken by Sue)