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Keep on track in Semester Two

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.

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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.

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

We know University assignments can be scary so whether you are worried about finding information, referencing or leaving things to the last minute, don't worry there is lots of support available. Library staff will be out and about this Halloween to help calm your fears!

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Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top 10 tips for writing the perfect assignment.

11/10/19
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Welcome to the Library!

Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and Headingley Library are open 24/7, 365 days a year and MyBeckett is where you’ll find your modules, assignments, reading lists, email and timetable plus Library resources for your subject. There's a lot to take in during the first few weeks of university so we've put together a checklist to get you started.

27/08/19
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MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

We upgrade to a new version of MyBeckett every year to make sure it’s in the best shape possible to support you. But, we need time to complete the upgrade and to test the system and functionality so that MyBeckett is in full working order when it comes back online. The upgrade is carried out over the Summer to minimise disruption during the teaching year - this years upgrade means it should never need to be down for future maintenance!

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Staying on for Postgraduate study

Just graduated? Planning to stay on for a postgrad course? The Library can help keep your study skills on track.

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Write Right with the Library

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

04/03/19

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
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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
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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
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What's new for 2018 at Leeds Beckett Library?

Changes and updates for the new academic year!

Halloween

Those scary essays!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Halloween stalls the other day, where our (hopefully not too scary) staff asked you what's the scariest thing about writing essays.

Don't let your essay become a nightmare!

You might think (or hope!) that essay writing was something just for school but lots of university assignments require you to write an essay in some form; defined by Skills for Learning as "an extended piece of writing which attempts to answer a question or respond to a statement"

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Celebrating Libraries Week

Libraries Week takes place 9-14 October and is a chance to showcase some of the amazing things that your Library offers.

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Positive about Dyslexia

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017, and this year’s theme is ‘Positive about Dyslexia’. The Library has a wide range of support available for students with dyslexia to help you succeed at University.

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Have you discovered the Library yet?

Our two University Libraries, Sheila Silver Library in the Leslie Silver Building at City Campus and Headingley Library in the James Graham Building at Headingley are open 24/7 365. They have different types of study space so you can choose to work in silence or in a group study area, or book a Student Meeting Room.

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Develop your academic confidence with support from successful students

Please note this programme is now closed for semester one 2017-18. If you need help with your academic skills please see the Skills for Learning website, attend one of the workshops or contact your Academic Librarian.

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Summer support from Skills for Learning

Skills for Learning workshops have finished for the summer but there's still lots of help available from the team.

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Staying on for postgraduate study

If you have a place to study on a postgraduate course here at Leeds Beckett after you finish your undergraduate degree there's help available from the Library to keep your study skills on track.

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