30 tASKs to get you ready for uni

Be beckett ready

Here you'll find 30 things to do to be ready for Leeds Beckett life. From working out how you'll travel to campus to ensuring you set up your student email address, completing the tasks below will prepare you for joining our Leeds Beckett community.

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Your Be Beckett Ready List

  • 1.
    Find your people

    Meet future friends by joining our 2021 Freshers Facebook group.

    Join now
  • 2.
    Choose a society

    Explore Students' Union societies and decide which ones to join – or find out how to set up your own.

    Student union groups
  • 3.
    Be study ready

    Prepare yourself for independent learning using our resources.

    PREPARE TO LEARN
  • 4.
    Plan your journey

    Navigate your way to campus using our maps.

    TRAVEL TO CAMPUS
  • 5.
    Listen to a podcast

    Our podcast series covers all the important topics from accommodation to disability support to get you ready for campus life.

    LISTEN TO A PODCAST
  • 6.
    Register for health services

    Register with a Leeds-based doctor and dentist.

    REGISTER IN LEEDS
  • 7.
    Cook a student meal

    Be ready to impress your new uni mates with your cooking skills. Watch Molly and her two friends, both named Katie, make a meal in their halls.

    WATCH STUDENTS COOKING
  • 8.
    Calculate your budget

    Use our Student Budget Calculator to help you manage your loan.

    PLAN YOUR BUDGET
  • 9.
    Follow us on social media

    Keep up to date with everything going on at LBU while you're studying here.

    Facebook

    Twitter

    YouTube

  • 10.
    Start packing

    Find out what to bring to uni and start writing your packing list.

    WHAT TO BRING
  • 11.
    Get to know Leeds

    Find out our students' favourite places in Leeds and plan where you’d like to visit in your first few weeks.

    EXPLORE LEEDS
  • 12.
    Explore Student Blog Squad

    Find out what to expect at LBU and read advice from our current students as they share blogs and vlogs to give you insights into student life.

    Student Blog Squad
  • 13.
    Organise financial support

    Become familiar with our student money advice service and see if you’re eligible for any bursaries, scholarships or discounts.

    STUDENT MONEY ADVICE
  • 14.
    Contact Disability Advice
    If you have a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difference please contact us so we can ensure support is in place for when your course starts.
    REGISTER FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
  • 15.
    Read our device advice

    Before you buy a device for your studies read our advice on what you'll need. You should also explore our Library IT support so you know where to go for help if you need it.

    FIND OUT WHAT DEVICE TO BUY
  • 16.
    Chat to a student

    Speak to one of our friendly student ambassadors who can tell you all about courses, accommodation and student life in Leeds.

    TALK TO A STUDENT
  • 17.
    Understand important student policies

    We have a number of policies in place to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our students and we take a zero-tolerance approach to issues of discrimination, sexual harassment and behaviour which negatively affects any member of our community. Get familiar with these important policies on your student information page.

    READ YOUR STUDENT POLICIES
  • 18.
    Share our sustainable values

    We are committed to sustainable thinking and to building a socially responsible and greener future. Read our student sustainability blogs from helping on the allotment to building ecobricks and hedgehog houses.

    READ ABOUT STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY
  • 19.
    Discover Yorkshire

    Yorkshire is famous for its beautiful countryside, delicious food and of course Yorkshire Tea. Start to get excited about Yorkshire life by watching Izzy's vlog

    IZZY'S FAVOURITE YORKSHIRE FOOD
  • 20.
    Sign up for student discount

    Being a student means you have access to a variety of discounts across the city from public transport to shops, restaurants and activities. So download the discount apps recommended by current student Caitlin and take advantage of the savings!

    FIND OUT ABOUT DISCOUNTS
  • 21.
    Over 21?

    You're not alone! Around a third of our student body are over 21. Read about the experiences of our current mature students.

    READ MATURE STUDENT STORIES
  • 22.
    Travel between campuses

    Find out the best way to get from City to Headingley campus.

    HOW TO TRAVEL BETWEEN CAMPUSES
  • 23.
    Loan media equipment

    It's not always necessary to buy expensive equipment. Take a look at our Media Equipment service to view the kit you can borrow rather than buy.

    HOW TO BORROW MEDIA EQUIPMENT
  • 24.
    View your Leeds map

    Check out our current students’ favourite hangouts and find your way around Leeds.

    Leeds Life Map
  • 25.
    Learn how to access careers support

    Beckett Careers will support you with placements, jobs at uni and even your career after you leave.

    FIND OUT HOW
  • 26.
    Navigate the Yorkshire outdoors

    Plan a Yorkshire Day trip with your new uni mates and look at our guide to help you decide where to go.

    Making the most of Yorkshire
  • 27.
    Find out about student wellbeing

    Learn about our student wellbeing team who you can contact if you need help as you settle into uni.

    EXPLORE YOUR STUDENT ADVICE HUB
  • 28.
    Sign up for sport

    There are loads of health and fitness activities for you to get involved with at uni. So if you want to use our gyms, find an activity to improve your wellbeing or play sports for fun we have memberships available just for you.

    SEE WHAT SPORT IS ON OFFER
  • 29.
    On Results Day

    Confirm your place with us on UCAS. If you’ve not got the results you need just call our Admissions Team 0113 812 3113 or get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

    RESULTS DAY ADVICE
  • 30.
    Celebrate your place

    Look out for our Results Day social media competition and get involved by celebrating your place with us #bebeckett

  • 2.
    Choose a society

    Explore Students' Union societies and decide which ones to join – or find out how to set up your own.

    Student union groups
  • 4.
    Plan your journey

    Navigate your way to campus using our maps.

    TRAVEL TO CAMPUS
  • 6.
    Register for health services

    Register with a Leeds-based doctor and dentist.

    REGISTER IN LEEDS
  • 8.
    Calculate your budget

    Use our Student Budget Calculator to help you manage your loan.

    PLAN YOUR BUDGET
  • 10.
    Start packing

    Find out what to bring to uni and start writing your packing list.

    WHAT TO BRING
  • 12.
    Explore Student Blog Squad

    Find out what to expect at LBU and read advice from our current students as they share blogs and vlogs to give you insights into student life.

    Student Blog Squad
  • 14.
    Contact Disability Advice
    If you have a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difference please contact us so we can ensure support is in place for when your course starts.
    REGISTER FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
  • 16.
    Chat to a student

    Speak to one of our friendly student ambassadors who can tell you all about courses, accommodation and student life in Leeds.

    TALK TO A STUDENT
  • 18.
    Share our sustainable values

    We are committed to sustainable thinking and to building a socially responsible and greener future. Read our student sustainability blogs from helping on the allotment to building ecobricks and hedgehog houses.

    READ ABOUT STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY
  • 20.
    Sign up for student discount

    Being a student means you have access to a variety of discounts across the city from public transport to shops, restaurants and activities. So download the discount apps recommended by current student Caitlin and take advantage of the savings!

    FIND OUT ABOUT DISCOUNTS
  • 22.
    Travel between campuses

    Find out the best way to get from City to Headingley campus.

    HOW TO TRAVEL BETWEEN CAMPUSES
  • 24.
    View your Leeds map

    Check out our current students’ favourite hangouts and find your way around Leeds.

    Leeds Life Map
  • 26.
    Navigate the Yorkshire outdoors

    Plan a Yorkshire Day trip with your new uni mates and look at our guide to help you decide where to go.

    Making the most of Yorkshire
  • 28.
    Sign up for sport

    There are loads of health and fitness activities for you to get involved with at uni. So if you want to use our gyms, find an activity to improve your wellbeing or play sports for fun we have memberships available just for you.

    SEE WHAT SPORT IS ON OFFER
  • 30.
    Celebrate your place

    Look out for our Results Day social media competition and get involved by celebrating your place with us #bebeckett

  • 1.
    Find your people

    Meet future friends by joining our 2021 Freshers Facebook group.

    Join now
  • 3.
    Be study ready

    Prepare yourself for independent learning using our resources.

    PREPARE TO LEARN
  • 5.
    Listen to a podcast

    Our podcast series covers all the important topics from accommodation to disability support to get you ready for campus life.

    LISTEN TO A PODCAST
  • 7.
    Cook a student meal

    Be ready to impress your new uni mates with your cooking skills. Watch Molly and her two friends, both named Katie, make a meal in their halls.

    WATCH STUDENTS COOKING
  • 9.
    Follow us on social media

    Keep up to date with everything going on at LBU while you're studying here.

    Facebook

    Twitter

    YouTube

  • 11.
    Get to know Leeds

    Find out our students' favourite places in Leeds and plan where you’d like to visit in your first few weeks.

    EXPLORE LEEDS
  • 13.
    Organise financial support

    Become familiar with our student money advice service and see if you’re eligible for any bursaries, scholarships or discounts.

    STUDENT MONEY ADVICE
  • 15.
    Read our device advice

    Before you buy a device for your studies read our advice on what you'll need. You should also explore our Library IT support so you know where to go for help if you need it.

    FIND OUT WHAT DEVICE TO BUY
  • 17.
    Understand important student policies

    We have a number of policies in place to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our students and we take a zero-tolerance approach to issues of discrimination, sexual harassment and behaviour which negatively affects any member of our community. Get familiar with these important policies on your student information page.

    READ YOUR STUDENT POLICIES
  • 19.
    Discover Yorkshire

    Yorkshire is famous for its beautiful countryside, delicious food and of course Yorkshire Tea. Start to get excited about Yorkshire life by watching Izzy's vlog

    IZZY'S FAVOURITE YORKSHIRE FOOD
  • 21.
    Over 21?

    You're not alone! Around a third of our student body are over 21. Read about the experiences of our current mature students.

    READ MATURE STUDENT STORIES
  • 23.
    Loan media equipment

    It's not always necessary to buy expensive equipment. Take a look at our Media Equipment service to view the kit you can borrow rather than buy.

    HOW TO BORROW MEDIA EQUIPMENT
  • 25.
    Learn how to access careers support

    Beckett Careers will support you with placements, jobs at uni and even your career after you leave.

    FIND OUT HOW
  • 27.
    Find out about student wellbeing

    Learn about our student wellbeing team who you can contact if you need help as you settle into uni.

    EXPLORE YOUR STUDENT ADVICE HUB
  • 29.
    On Results Day

    Confirm your place with us on UCAS. If you’ve not got the results you need just call our Admissions Team 0113 812 3113 or get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

    RESULTS DAY ADVICE

MAKING FRIENDS AT UNI

Read Student Blog Squad's advice on making friends and settling in to your first few weeks at uni.

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