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Freshers Countdown

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Our graduates go on to do great things. Today's activity is to read about some of our entrepreneurial students and think about how you might follow in their footsteps.
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Want to prepare for your course? Get started by visiting your course page on our Online Prospectus and watching the course leader or student interviews under the Modules & Learning section.
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61! Use today to sort out your bedding. If you're staying in one of our halls, you can find bed sizes in the inventories on our Accommodation pages. The pattern and thread count is up to you.
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With 62 days to go, find out more about our academics and their research. You can also watch some of them explain their research in under 60 seconds.
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Going to be travelling between home and uni much? It's probably worth picking up a rail card to keep the costs down.

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Today's task? Read about Leeds Beckett students' contribution to the Leeds cultural scene and have a think about how you can get involved when you arrive.
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Ever shrunk your favourite jeans? Or died your smartest shirt pink? Well you're about to unless you scrub up on your washing machine techniques before you arrive. Use today to perfect your washing skills.
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66 days to go - if you're a sports fan, today's the Day to discover some of the teams you can support in Leeds.
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Today we want you to not do something. Don't buy any Office software as you'll be able to get Microsoft Office Online for free when you get here.
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Day 68 is an important one - come say hello to the most famous feline in Leeds, Carnegie Cat. He regularly roams around Headingley campus, posing for photos and being a top cat.
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During your time here, you'll have lots of opportunities to hear from high-profile experts across a host of fields/disciplines. Why not have a look at some of our recent guest lectures?

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Part of what makes Leeds Beckett great is the city of Leeds itself. Our city is amazing and today is the day to find out why.

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If you have a disability, long term health condition or learning difficulty that you didn't declare on UCAS, contact our Disability Advice Team so they can assess what reasonable adjustments and support you will need in order to engage with their course and with University life.
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As our International Volunteers are jetting off to Greece to help turtles next week, we thought it'd be a good day for you to check out all the places you could go as an International Volunteer. Fiji, anyone?

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Did you know Kaiser Chief and 'The Voice' host Ricky Wilson, Olympian Alistair Brownlee and rugby star Kevin Sinfield chose to study at our University? Find out about some of our other famous alumni on Day 73...
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Time to make sure your belongings are insured. When you get here we can also help you mark your property shortly after you arrive.

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We're a quarter of the way there! With only 75 days to go today's activity is to keep those excitement levels high.
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Today's task? Put this taxi number in your phone 0113 2311511 so you'll never get stranded after a night out - all thanks to this great scheme from our SU.
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A word from your SU: The fresh new SU Officer team start today! Find out who they are and what they’ve got in store to improve student life this year!
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The countdown continues! Today we'd like you to continue expanding your cooking repertoire with a slightly more challenging dish - a tuna pasta bake.
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There's a bunch of ways to get around Leeds and one of the greenest (and our favourite!) is by bicycle. That's why we think you should use today to sign up for our Bike Hire - it's super cheap too!
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20 days down already! Today we'd like to introduce you to the Student Hub. It's your one-stop-shop for support and answers to your questions. There's one at each campus staffed by friendly, helpful people, but for now you can visit the online version.
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You'll find a whole host of support for students when you get here, and for day 81 we think you should take a look at Student Money Advice. If you need some help with any financial issue, they'll be there for you. They run drop-ins so you can meet face to face or you can give them a call.
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We're down to 82 and we think you should grab an apron and perfect your cooking. We'll start with the basics today - how to make perfect potato wedges. Cheap and simple - you're bound to win friends fast with these!
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Worried about making friends? Well remember everyone is in the same boat, so use today to buy a doorstop - an open door is a great way to connect with flatmates... a brew won't hurt either.

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Have you met Beckett Bear? He's our University mascot. You'll find him at sports games, having adventures on campus and looking out for his student friends. Make sure you get a selfie with him if you see him!
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Today's the day for the fashion-conscious among you to plan your uni wardrobe. One tip - it can get chilly over here, so remember to pack your jumper so you're comfy through the winter, autumn...and spring months.

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There are so many opportunities to take advantage of when you get here. Why not have a think about doing some of your studies abroad? You can meet new people, travel, improve your language and employability skills!
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Why not have a gander at some of the societies you can join? Societies are a great way of making friends and meeting like-minded people and if the one you want doesn't exist, you can always set up your own. Here's the Students' Union's list.
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Are you a sporty student? Today might be a good day to check if you're eligible for any of our sports scholarships. We also have bursaries and development opportunities to help you reach your sporting potential.
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We're into the 80s! Time to look back at last year's Freshers so you know what to expect in September.
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If you haven't already opened a student bank account, now might be a good time to look at your options. There are lots of banks with some enticing offers and it can be overwhelming so take a look at this guide if you're feeling stuck.

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Leeds has some of the best music venues in the UK, from one of the North's best small venues, The Brudenell, to the 13,500 capacity First Direct Arena. Use today to check them out and decide which gigs you'll go to.
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Keep up to date with all our news, views and general Leeds Beckett stuff by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
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Today's activity is budgeting so you can put money worries to one side. Our student budgeting guide is here to help.
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Joining a sports team is a great way to make friends while keeping fit and we've got something for every taste and ability. With 94 days to go, have a look at our Sports Team page and see what's available.

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Feeling entrepreneurial? Have a look at our Enterprise Academy for Students. They help set up student businesses, award grants and provide endless amounts of mentoring and advice to current students and graduates.
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A word from your SU: "If you need a spot of advice, a society to geek out in, an opportunity to volunteer, or have your voice heard across the University, then you should come and see us at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union! You’ll see a lot from us throughout the year with some awesome campaigns and events! Discover us today!"
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Want to explore your new campus? Today's the day you can get your campus bearings by going on a virtual open day. Have a look around our buildings, facilities and accommodation - and you don't even have to get out of bed to do it!

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Visit the government's site and look at our list of bursaries, scholarships and grants to make sure you've applied for all the financial help you're eligible for.
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If you're not already involved, join our official Freshers Facebook group. You can find your future flat and course mates and join in all the conversations we're having over there.
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Time to get excited! The countdown to Freshers has officially begun. Check back on this page every day for the next 100 days to find out what you can do to prepare for uni before it all kicks off on 18 September.

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