Graduation week is here – congratulations!

The Offsite team would like to send their warmest congratulations to all those Leeds Beckett University students who are due to graduate this week.

If you are visiting the University campus for the graduation ceremony we hope that you, and your family and friends, enjoy your extra-special day which marks the culmination of your academic achievements.

Best wishes to all and good luck for the future.


Check out some great photos of Graduation week on the Library Twitter feed @BeckettLibrary and find the latest news, images, videos and more on the Graduation 2016 – LIVE webpages.


Getting ready for Graduation!


Getting set up for Graduation (hope the weather holds!)

Graduations are next week (25th-28th July) and hopefully some of you based off-campus will be coming to Leeds to attend your ceremony and visit our magnificent Headingley Campus (pictured). The graduation team have compiled a useful list of things that you need to do before your graduation which can be found here. This includes information about what will happen to your Leeds Beckett student email account after graduation and also what to do if you if you have any outstanding library books . They have also provided information about what to expect on the day and useful tips about your graduation ceremony, these are available here. Look out for members of the library team who will be working as ushers on the day!

The Library Refurb, Offsite & You

As the refurbishment of the Sheila Silver Library (City) continues apace, the first floor is currently closed.  Why are you telling me this I hear you cry – Offsite by name Offsite by nature?!

Well of course Offsite students are always more than welcome to visit our wonderful libraries – but on Monday 18th July the following books based at City will be innacessible to you for approximately four weeks:

Book stock  659.2 – 799  & Book stock 600 – 659.2.

So if you are planning a trip to the Sheila Silver Library, please be aware that these books will not be instantly available, perhaps let us know in advance of your visit?  Library staff can access these resources on your behalf, but due to this, please be aware that it may take us a day or so longer to post such books to you.

If you would like any advice with this, please contact the Offsite team we have more details about the refurbishment on our Library website or our Library blog.

Summer reading for all!

ebook summer readsIf you’re having a break between modules why not check out our Summer ebook reading.

Did you know that the Library has a wide selection of fiction for you to choose from, browse the Library Catalogue for titles.

Find these and more summer activities on Key Library Resources.

Get ahead and boost your skills by exploring the Skills for Learning website, access podcasts, self-paced tutorials and much more!

Or wherever you are relax and listen to our Schools Out for Summer playlist!

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

Don’t forget the Offsite team are here to help you all year round so if you have any questions please contact us.  Its business as usual for us through the Summer months and we would love to hear from you.  Find our contact details here.

Thinking about taking a Masters?


If so, a new Government scheme that offers a Postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 might help you consider this.

See for more info.

Distance Learning students can apply, but please read the full eligibility requirements.


Our Leeds Beckett course finder is the place to find eligible courses that we offer – but the loan only covers Masters, not all of our postgraduate qualifications.