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How you can receive free access to fast Wi-Fi, Office 365 and more

The first few weeks at university can be hectic, but there’s a few easy things you can do to make sure you settle into life at Leeds Beckett. 

We’ve compiled a list of nine simple things you can set up to make your life easier here.

1. Set a strong password

Person entering password on laptop

It sounds simple but setting a strong password will give you peace of mind knowing that your account and your work is secure. You can read tips from Google for creating a good password here.

2. Connect your devices to eduroam for quick, secure and free Wi-Fi

Person connecting to Wi Fi on phone

Use your university username and password to connect your devices to eduroam on campus. You’ll also be able to use it on campuses across Europe.

How to connect your iOS device and How to connect your Android device.

3. Log in to MyBeckett for module information and reading lists

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MyBeckett has all the information you need to know about your course and the modules you’re going to study. You can also beat the rush for library books by viewing your reading lists now.

4. Check your university email and timetable

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Navigating around the university can be tricky initially, so check the ‘Timetables’ panel on MyBeckett to find out when and where you need to be for your classes.

5. Download Office365 for free

You can download Office 365 on up to five devices for free through the IT tab on MyBeckett.

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6. Make a note of your PIN for borrowing

To borrow books and laptops from the Library, you’ll need your PIN. You can find it under the library tab on MyBeckett, where you can also change it.

7. Book onto a Skills for Learning workshop or access the Study Ready module on MyBeckett to develop your academic skills

Want to improve your study skills? The Library team’s Skills for Learning workshops provide face-to-face support, while the Study Ready module on MyBeckett can give you handy hints on how to improve your studying.

8. Log in to OneDrive to save your work

Don’t worry about making space on your device for your work, sign in to OneDrive for over 1TB of storage. You can also log in on any of your devices.

9. Find your favourite place to study on campus

Whether you prefer the peaceful setting of our Headingley Campus, or the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s so many spots across the campus where you can work outside of class. We hope you find the right spot!

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