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!

WW1 remembered

You will probably all have seen news of national and international events to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. What you may not realise is that very shortly after the start of the war, buildings at our Headingley campus, including the James Graham Building where The Library is housed, were rapidly converted into a military hospital which served as such until 1927 when the wards were finally closed. Called the 2nd Northern General Hospital, it treated thousands of casualties during its life.

Our colleague, Keith Rowntree, has carried out lots of work in researching the history of the university. For more information, check out the Archive and Special Collections blog at . You might also be interested in our Archive and Special Collections webpage at