Summer reading

If 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Finding the latest online resources

Discover the latest ebooks and ejournals for your study.

You’ll find this information under the Library tab in MyBeckett under Resources or on the Library homepage under Resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that every month a large number of free titles are added to the ejournals collection as well as additional sources of existing titles.

Collections added/updated can be found on Pressreader.

Also check out your subject support pages for relevant resources online.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Offsite team with any questions, we are here to help you.

 

Key Library Resources – What’s new this month

Have a look at our Key Library Resources for this month, the latest books and e-books are now available for you to borrow or read online.

Check out the Professionals Skills tab for books and ebooks that include the following topics:

  • Team Roles
  • Time Management
  • Skills for Success
  • Presentation Skills

And under the Exam Success tab you’ll find ‘Tools for success’,  ‘Music for motivation and relaxation’ as well as a range of books and ebooks related to exam success, time management and how to deal with stress.

You can check out recent titles relevant to your course by clicking on Subject Support on the Library homepage, choose your subject area and click on the Books tab within your Subject Guide.

Good luck to all distance learners with assessments or assignment deadlines this week. Remember the Offsite team are here to help if you have any last minute queries. Our contact details are available here.

Graduating this year?

If you are graduating this summer, congratulations!  We know it’s a busy time of year as you finish your assignments or dissertations and prepare for exams, but if you’re graduating this year please see the list below. It gives you lots of useful information and reminds you about a few things you need to do before you graduate:

  • Your MyBeckett, student email account and associated apps and P:drive (webfiles) will remain active until 30 September 2017.  Back up any files you’ll need and transfer all emails and contacts to an alternative account before then.
  • You can use Google Takeout to transfer docs, calendars and YouTube videos.  See the Alumni tab in MyBeckett for more information.
  • You need to return all your books and pay any outstanding charges by 30th June.  If you think you have lost your books please Contact Us as soon as possible.
  • Make sure your personal data is up-to-date so you receive any final communications from us and your certificate if you can’t attend your graduation ceremony.

Best of luck with your assignments and exams – if you need any help from your friendly Offsite team – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Need help with Academic Skills?

Check out the latest Podcast from the Skills for Learning webpages.

The Skills for Learning Podcast explores a variety of academic skills topics such as essay writing, plagiarism and statistics.

The current episode, Analysing Research Data – Part 1, will help you understand the different types of quantitative data.

Previous episodes include Literature Reviews, Reflection and Critical Thinking.

Off-campus access: If you are accessing the site off-campus, you will be asked to log in using your user id and password from your student card. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Skills for Learning is a collection of resources to support the learning and teaching of academic skills.

Check out their website as it features a variety of resources on the use of IT, numeracy, academic literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, working with others and research skills.

To find out ‘Whats new’ or to explore  ‘Popular resources’ take a look at the Skills for Learning ‘Updates’.

Please contact the Offsite team if you have questions, we are here to help you.

Access to Sheila Silver Library – Campus Card required

Please see below the changes that may affect you if you visit the Sheila Silver Library, City Campus.

If you are likely to be coming on to campus 24 April – 26 May, you’ll need a campus card, if you don’t already have one here’s how to get one:

  • Your Campus Card should be sent to you when you enrol on your course. If you have not received it, please email: campuscard@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

 

Please see the information below on the changes that will occur on the 24 April:

 

From Monday 24 April until the end of Semester 2 access to Sheila Silver Library will be limited to Leeds Beckett students, staff, and guest users.  From 24 April you will need to have your Campus Card (also known as your staff or student card) with you at all times to access the Sheila Silver Library.

This change is in response to your feedback, to help support your learning, and to give you priority in finding study spaces within the Library.

If you forget your Campus Card, you’ll still be able to enter the Library after a brief delay to sign in. If you have your Campus Card you’ll be able to enter immediately by scanning your card at the gate.

If you need a replacement campus card you can get this from the Student Hub.  If you are required to come onto campus for your exams you’ll also need your card to prove your identity.

Headingley Campus Library remains open to the public during the day as usual, as the infrastructure currently in place in the James Graham Building does not allow for restricted access.

The Library is still open 24/7 to all Leeds Beckett students and staff. Please note you will be breaching student regulations if you lend your Card to anyone else.

 

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team and we will be happy to help you.

MyBeckett Support

Need support using MyBeckett.  Check out the range of information and help available to you.

From the Library website click on the MyBeckett Support button on the right hand side of the web page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can view help on a variety of topics including:

  • MyBeckett
  • Turnitin
  • Resource List
  • Google Apps

Just click on the tab relating to the subject information you require to find a detailed list of guides and videos to support you.

 

If you have any questions the Offsite team are here to help.

 

And why not 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.