Your induction is in the first week of each semester; January and September, and offers a series of events to welcome you (back) to our University.
Welcome & Induction week - 21 September 2015
We are delighted to welcome all our new and returning students to Leeds Beckett University.
This page is dedicated to helping our students understand what they need to do before and after they arrive at our University. We are keen to ensure the process is as smooth as possible for you, but should you run into any difficulties, help is not far away. Our Welcome Helpline 0113 81 21112 is open from 17 August to 2 October, Monday-Friday, 08:00-20:00, or you can visit us in person at the Rose Bowl, City Campus and Campus Central, Headingley Campus, call us on 0113 81 23000 or email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome week is all about familiarising yourself with your course, your tutors, the library, the campus and city, and of course to make new friends. The pages below will help you understand everything you need to know and do before and after you arrive at Leeds Beckett.
Returning students – please don’t forget to enrol online.
Before you get here
- You should have access to the induction timetable via the Online Welcome Information System.
- If your timetable is not correct after publication date, please contact your faculty.
- If you are having problems viewing a timetable please email: email@example.com.
- You will need to Create an Account first to then login and access your induction timetable.
- You may not be able to see timetables until the end of Welcome Week.
- You need to login here to access your information.
- Students awaiting examination board decisions should be aware that their timetable does not reflect the outcome of the board of examiners.
At the start of your course you will need money for food, university materials and transport. If you are in receipt of a student loan, please note it will not be paid into your account until 3- 4 days after you have enrolled.
If you are having problems with your student finance, see the information on our Money Advice pages for help and advice.
If you haven’t yet done so, then apply for your Student Loan now. You can apply up to nine months after the start of your course.
If you have (or think you may have) a disability which will affect your ability to study or physically access our University, please contact us before you arrive so that we can start discussing your support needs.
Our Disability Advice team are available to help you at any time throughout your course of study.
You must bring your passport or other photographic ID (which could include your driving licence, EU National Identity Card or UK HM Forces ID Card) and attend your check-in session during Welcome Week.
Failure to do this will delay receipt of your student loan. If you do not have one of these forms of ID, please contact us for further help. Tel: 0113 812 3000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you arrive
We are required to check the ID of new students. Please check your Welcome Week timetable in Online Welcome for details of your ID Check and Course Induction times.
You must bring your passport or other photographic ID (which could include your driving licence, EU National Identity Card or UK HM Forces ID Card) and attend your check-in session during Welcome Week. Failure to do this will delay receipt of your student loan. If you do not have one of these forms of ID, please contact us for further help.
Tel: 0113 812 3000 Email: email@example.com
Your Campus Card is your Student ID, Library card, for using printers and copiers, accessing buildings, proving your identity in exams, joining the sports centre and more. Find out more about your campus card.
New undergraduate students, who have uploaded a photo, collect their card at your course ID Check session. Postgraduates collect their cards at Course Induction. If your card is not available at these sessions, please call at the Student Hub.
Please check your Welcome Week timetable in Online Welcome for details.
Undergraduate students attend a Course Induction where you will meet your Course Leader and teaching team. You will find out how to contact your personal tutor and your Student Liaison Officer, more about your course, exams, giving feedback and what to do if you need support.
Your teaching timetable is available during Welcome Week. This provides full details of your lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions, including the date, time, week number and venue.
To access your timetable, login to your learning portal MyBeckett and click on the “Timetables” tab.
This guide to building codes will help you to understand your timetable.
Register with a doctor and dentist in Leeds if you are living away from home. Please do not leave this until you are feeling ill! More information can be found here.
Make sure your policy covers any expensive items such as laptops, mobiles, MP3 players and phones as well as other possessions which may not always be in your room.
Find more information about paying or claiming student exemption for Council Tax.
Confirmation and Bank Letters
If you need to confirm your student status with your bank or other organisation, please contact the Student Hub. Call us on 0113 812 3000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may still need a licence to watch television in your own room in a hall of residence: each room will need a separate TV licence. The TV Licencing website will give you all the information you need.
We've got information and links for you to access discounted public transport travel passes, student bike hire, on-campus facilities for cyclists, walkers and motorcyclists, and car sharing.
Find out more about your travel options.
We want you to enjoy yourself here in Leeds but it is very important that you take care of yourself , follow some basic safety rules and act respectfully towards yourself and others.
If you find yourself alone and without any money at night you can contact Amber Cars who will take you home in exchange for your Student ID Card and signing a receipt.
Pay for your taxi when you collect your card from the Students' Union. Add Amber Cars to your phone contacts: 0113 231 1366.
Our Student Hub is the first point of call for your queries about the full range of student life and support matters. They will connect you to an advisor to help you with Money, Wellbeing, Disability, Employability or International Student support.
From accommodation and finance, where to eat, what the Students' Union is, to how to find your way around our campuses, you will find everything in the Student Hub website.
Your Student Liaison Officer can offer confidential advice and help with personal problems and academic issues, advice on mitigation, appeals, as well as what's going on at our University and how you can get involved.
Students' Union Advisors can help you with housing, legal, health and academic problems.
Please make every effort to arrive in time for Welcome Week starting on Monday 26 January. We understand that occasionally illness or family commitments may make this impossible.
If you should miss your Course Induction or ID Check, or if you arrive late, please contact the Student Hub team.
We will help you to work through our late arrivals checklist and ensure that you have all the information you need to begin your studies, have access to online induction materials and complete your university enrolment.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 0113 812 3000
If you are a Postgraduate or International student arriving late, please also call at the Student Hub for further information.
Parents and Carers
There are a number of important things your son or daughter will need to do before setting off for university. Please make sure that they have:
Applied for student finance (if they wish to do so).
Registered with our Disability team if they have (or think they may have) a disability.
Registered and enrolled with our Online Welcome service.
Uploaded a passport-style photograph for their Campus Card via Online Welcome
Checked their Welcome Week timetable via Online Welcome
Checked their arrival date and time if in university accommodation. Confirmation will be included in the final contract sent by post.
Our Welcome programme for new students begins on Monday 26 January so it's important that your son or daughter arrives to attend their course induction and ID check.
Please check our accommodation web pages for general dates about when your children will be able to move in to Halls of Residence if they have chosen to do so. Confirmation will be included in the final contract sent by post.
International Students can find all their arrival information online, including how to get to Leeds, visas and immigration, how to pay your tuition fees, your accommodation options and much more.
Where possible, it is a good idea for your son or daughter to bring enough money to last for the first fortnight at university, for food, university materials and transport. Their student loan will not enter their account until at least the first day of term, which is the Monday after Welcome Week.
Finance is one of the things which causes the most worry for students so it is important that they are realistic about how much they have available to spend and that they learn to budget. They may wish to work part time to help fund their time at university.
If your son or daughter is concerned about money, debt or they need help with budgeting, please suggest they access the information in our Money Advice pages where they will also find out about financial support that they may be entitled to as a student.
Unipol provides plenty of information about private rented student accommodation in Leeds and will give you an indication of costs for private rented property. Remember to find out what is and isn't included in the price!
Remember, your son or daughter will need to arrange Contents Insurance and pay for a TV Licence. Living at home is a good solution for some students and can help to save money. If your son or daughter lives at home, their student loan is reduced by around £1000.
We take our students' safety and security very seriously. We have 24 security patrols on our campuses and Halls of Residences and new students are given safety briefings both at their Course Induction sessions and in their Halls.
Parents and other relatives often contact us to ask about their son or daughter; for instance, to ask for information about academic progress, to inquire how they are settling in or to try and find out where they are.
The University must comply with The Data Protection Act 1998 which protects an individual's rights to privacy with regards to his or her personal data. Although the University understands that parents may have concerns about their son or daughter it cannot disclose personal data, even to parents, unless the student has given fully-informed consent for the information to be released.
The Act is very strict so that even confirming or denying that an individual is a student here could infringe privacy and could, in extreme circumstances, put an individual in danger. We will happily discuss general information about university procedures, examination processes, the implications of failing a module, accommodation costs etc.
But there may be circumstances when you may have major concerns about your son or daughter - perhaps you have not heard from them for ages or possibly you have received a worrying message about them in some way. In such cases if you leave contact details or correspondence with us, we will endeavour to pass them on and encourage the student to make contact.
We will be happy to talk to you about the support available to your son or daughter at our University and how they can access that support. Please contact the Student Hub in the first instance.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0113 812 3000
Finally, the Data Protection Act does permit the University to disclose information in certain exceptional circumstances; these are usually life or death situations and in such cases the routine need to obtain consent before disclosing personal data may be waived.
Our Student Hub is the first point of call for queries about the full range of student life and support matters. Our aim is to provide information quickly and effectively to connect our students to the correct pathway of support. We have two Student Hubs, one based at the Rose Bowl on our City Campus, and the other on the Headingley Campus, at Campus Central.
At the Student Hub, we will discuss your son or daughter's needs with them and either make an appointment for them or refer them to an appropriate service. Services available include Disability Advice, Money Advice, Wellbeing, International Student Advice, Accommodation, Jobs and Careers advice, and where to get help with any academic problems or queries.