Your Student Experience
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Get in touch if you need our support or advice.
We're committed to helping you get the most out of university life and we have friendly professional teams on hand to offer support and guidance when you need it most.
Our Student Hub is your first port of call for queries about student life and support. Located on both campuses, we can provide you with a range of information to give you the help and support you need. If we can't help you immediately, we will make sure that you get the assistance you need as soon as possible from one of our specialist advice teams.
You can contact us in person, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on +44 (0)113 812 3000.
Our team is made up of experienced counsellors, mental health and faith advisers. We are here to support you with any problems you may have during your time at Leeds Beckett. We can help with exam stress, bereavement, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders and any other issues you would like to get in touch about.
Earn While You Learn
Our student and graduate employability service will help you find part-time work while studying. We are also on hand when you start looking for full-time employment after you graduate.
We offer a comprehensive programme of events and development activities focused on employability and building the skills needed for success in your future career. These include activities which are already integrated into your course, through to dedicated employability events. We also have a broad range of materials to help with all aspects of employability, from CV writing guidance right through to interview preparation. Through our Job Shop we also offer hundreds of work opportunities so that you can gain the hands-on experience that can set you apart.
We positively welcome disabled students, including students with specific learning difficulties, mental health conditions and long-term health issues. Around 3000 of our students have identified themselves as having a disability or impairment that affects their studies. Our experienced disability advisers can discuss and facilitate reasonable adjustments that enable independent study, and advise on Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) applications if appropriate. We also have an accredited Disability Assessment Centre that can undertake your Needs Assessment as part of the DSA process.
If you are a disabled student it is important you contact Disability Advice before arriving at our University to discuss your support needs and ensure that your support is in place for the start of your course.
Student Money and Advice
We provide confidential specialist advice about student funding to current and prospective students. We can help you with general advice about budgeting, debt, welfare entitlement and about the financial implications of changing your course, withdrawing or taking time out from study.
International Student Support
We offer help and guidance relating to most aspects of your time at Leeds Beckett, including settling into life in the UK, immigration, employment, financial difficulties, childcare facilities and emotional support. Contact our International Student Advice Centre for support throughout your stay.
Skills For Learning
Skills for Learning is designed to help you develop essential academic skills such as academic communication, maths, problem solving, critical thinking, IT skills, working with others and research skills.
You can access a range of self-help online resources, attend workshops and arrange one-to-one tutorials on topics such as:
- Essay writing, reflective writing, dissertations, critical thinking.
- IT: Microsoft Office packages – Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Maths and statistics – including SPSS.
There are also a number of Skills for Learning publications which include the ‘Little Book’ series:
- Essay Writing.
- IT skills.
- Time Management.
- ‘Quote, Unquote: a guide to Harvard referencing’.
The Skills for Learning website is accessible to current staff and students via a login. A Skills for Learning Preview site is available for you to get a taste of what you’ll be able to access to support your studies.
At Leeds Beckett we are committed to helping you get the most out of your studies, as well as building the skills you need for success in your future career.