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Signed, Sealed, Delivered....are we yours? Write a Love Letter or Break up Letter to your Library

With Valentine's Day approaching, we felt this was the perfect time to ask you about your feelings towards your Library

Dissertation help from the Library

Time to focus on your dissertation or final project? The Library can help!

04/02/19

Keep warm and study from home

If you've no lectures and you don’t want to venture outside in the cold weather, you can access a huge range of resources from the comfort of your room!

01/02/19

Make the most of your Reading Lists

Most people use our reading list system - one hundred and thirty thousand views in the last semester tells us so, but we've put together a few tips to help you to get the most out of yours.

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Recommend a book for the Library via Beckett Books Extra

Since our Beckett Books Extra service started over 900 books and other resources have been added to library stock in response to recommendations by students.

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Welcome to all new students starting in Semester 2

If you are joining the University in Semester 2 here are some helpful things to get you started with using the Library.

Student studying in the Library

Keep on track in semester 2

Whether you've made it through your first semester at university or are halfway through your course, make sure you are ready to deal with any possible 'potholes' along the way.

Develop your academic skills with Skills for Learning

The semester two Skills for Learning workshop programme is now available to book but if you can't get to a session we've identified 6 highlights from the website that can help you develop your academic skills.

15/01/19

Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn't just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic "health" and ensure you keep on track with advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

03/01/19
Sign with Christmas lights and wording "Studying in the library over Christmas?"

Christmas in the Library

The Library is open 24/7 throughout the Christmas Vacation and over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays - see below for some key information about our services. 

29/11/18

Exam Survival

From silent study space to motivational playlists there's lots of help available from the Library to help you survive your exams.

23/11/18

We are celebrating Global Engagement Week!

See how the Library can support you!

Global Engagement Week takes place from 19th – 23rd November in partnership with Leeds Beckett Students’ Union to promote opportunities and develop students who are globally engaged. The Library is committed to supporting this development and has a wide range of resources to aid students in “global engagement”. 

UK Disability History Month 2018 Disability and Music

UK Disability History Month 2018

UK Disability History Month runs from 22 November to 22 December 2018. Take a look at the Library resources available that relate to this year's theme Disability and Music.

Saving Your Work with OneDrive

Where are you saving your work? Make it OneDrive!

Discover 6 reasons why OneDrive is where you should be saving all your coursework and assignments. 

14/11/18

Dissertation help from the Library

If you're in your final year you may be starting to think about your dissertation or final project. Find out about the support available from the Library.

09/11/18
Student writing in the Library

Academic Writing Month

November is AcWriMo – Academic Writing Month! An annual event aimed at helping you set and achieve your writing goals, with Leeds Beckett Library on hand to help.

01/11/18
A member of the Library team wearing a witches hat

Scared of writing that essay? Leeds Beckett Library can help!

We know writing essays can be scary so whether you are worried about leaving things to the last minute, finding information or referencing, don't worry there is lots of support available. Library staff will be out and about this Halloween to help calm your fears! And not just for essays - we can help with all your assignment queries.

27/10/18
Students at PC in the Library

New Look Library Spaces

Thank you for your feedback on the new look spaces on the ground floor of each library - we're glad you like them!

As well as lots of positive comments such as "better work environment" and "bright and open" you had some concerns and queries so we asked Kate Kluttz, Learning Spaces and Operations Manager, to respond.

25/10/18
student on laptop in front of library shelves

Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Time to tackle that first assignment? Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top 10 tips for writing the perfect assignment. 

11/10/18
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Write Right with the Library

The Library and the Students’ Union Advice Service are offering support and information to ensure you “Write Right” - develop good academic practice and maintain your academic integrity as you prepare for your first university assignment.

05/10/18
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