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!

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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.

Some Library updates

My Beckett upgrade

Some of you may have heard that MyBeckett was due to be upgraded this week, from Monday 31st July. This upgrade is now postponed until January. We’ll update you nearer the time.

Turnitin downtime

Turnitin will be having some downtime for upgrading on Saturday 5th August, from 3pm to 9pm.

Library closures 6th August and 27th August

If you’re planning to visit the Library in person any time, then there are two important dates to remember:

  • Sunday 6 August – 6am to 1pm Headingley Library closed. Sheila Silver Library open.
  • Sunday 27 August – 6am to 1pm Sheila Silver Library, City Campus closed. Headingley Library open

We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience that these updates may cause.

Don’t forget the Library website always gives you access to over 140,000 quality online resources, you can contact the Library 24/7 for support and information with MyBeckett, Library and IT (including password resets) and the Offsite team are also here to help throughout the summer.

Hope you’re having a relaxing summer, from all in the Offsite team!

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 the great photos from our graduation ceremonies that have started to appear on Facebook and on the Library Twitter feed @BeckettLibrary.

You can also find the latest news, images, videos and social media content on the Graduation 2017 – LIVE web pages.

Looking forward to Graduation!

Graduations are next week (24th-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!