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Freshers Countdown

It's the last day of the countdown as Freshers officially starts tomorrow!! Welcome to everyone starting uni. Have a great time over the next couple of weeks and the rest of your Leeds Beckett experience.
Why not use today to head into the city with your new housemates. Grab a bite to eat and indulge in a bit of retail therapy before term starts. Check out our Leeds guides for the best places to go.
Last few days! If you're living in halls, make sure you've got some reminders of home for the nostalgia and read our tips for your arrival to make sure you've got the other essentials.
If you don't already live in Leeds, you'll want to familiarise yourself with our best landmarks and architecture for wandering around and taking pictures.
Life's going to be hard for the people you're leaving behind for life at uni. Make sure they're well prepared and remind them what worthwhile milestone this will be. We had a lot of proud families at this year's Graduation ceremonies, take a look!

Time to shop! Grab enough dried and tinned food to fill your kitchen cupboards. Why not check out the Ultimate MOB Kitchen Student Hacks for some tips on being super savvy when it comes to the big shop.
Time to sign up to support our teams in the annual Leeds Varsity where we take on University of Leeds in a bunch of sports. We've held the title for 13 years in a row now - join us in making it 14.
Folders, notebooks, pens, highlighters - use today to get all of that important stationery together.
Most of you should now have access to MyBeckett, our student portal with loads of helpful information for your course. Use today to login, explore and see if your Leeds Beckett email address has arrived - you can find it under the My Information tab.
How can there be only 10 days left? Time to start the final countdown to Freshers!
Fancy a calmer Freshers experience? Read the Students' Union's guide to the Alternative Freshers.

Some of you will be moving into halls in the next few days, so get packing. Read our Accommodation Team's tips on what to bring.

Make sure you've packed your passport or birth certificate. You'll need it for your ID check during induction. Sorry, but we can't accept driving licences. While you're at the ID check, picking up your student ID look out for your Essential Guide and Notebook.
If you get a gym membership, have a think about all the fitness classes you'll have access to - with the introduction of our new Les Mills revolution classes, you'll have plenty of ways to release stress and get motivated.
Let people know you'll be home for the Christmas Break by looking at our Academic Calendar.
You'll be meeting lots of new people at uni so have some ice breakers at the ready to get conversations going.
Leeds has one of the best live music scenes going, from well known festivals to intimate gigs. Why not use today to check out our guide to Leeds if you love music.
If you're moving away from home, use today to update your details with your bank and other vital post senders.
Have a look at our gym memberships and watch the induction video so you can start using our fitness centres and classes as soon as you arrive.
You can download our app today. You'll find online learning tools as well as information and functionality to support all areas of student life from health and wellbeing to social events, from transport to food. The app will also enable you to automatically sign in to all your lectures and tutorials.
One of the big cultural events in Leeds's calendar is happening today. Check in on the 50th anniversary of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade and start looking forward to being part of a city with great and diverse events. 

Today's activity is for the students living in university halls this year. If that's you then use today to find out about your Residential Officer - these are the people to get in touch with if you have any issues in halls.

If you haven't enrolled on Welcome yet, you can do that today and view your induction information.

If you haven't already opened a student bank account, now might be a good time to look at your options. There are lots of banks with some enticing offers and it can be overwhelming, so take a look at this guide if you're feeling stuck.

Get incredibly excited - only 25 days to go!

Once you have access to MyBeckett you can give our Preparing to Learn course a try. It tells you what it’s like to study and learn at University with videos and activities to introduce you to academic life at Leeds Beckett.

With the start of term on the horizon, some of you might have a bit of anxiety on top of the excitement. Well don't panic. If you have any questions or worries you can contact our Welcome Team on 0113 8121112.

It's well worth registering at a GP at uni so head over to the NHS site to find the GPs near your student accommodation.

Since today is World Photography Day why not use today to upload your campus card photo. Just log in to our Welcome site and click the "Upload my Photo" link. Pick a good picture as it'll be on your card for the next few years.

Meet the people who will be joining you on the journey to #BeBeckett.
Most of you will know that you'll be joining us in September, so it's a perfect time to get your NUS Extra card for some nice discounts.

A level results are finally here! Time to confirm your place with us on UCAS and talk to us on Twitter or Facebook about how excited you are. If you've not got the results you needed, don't panic - just call our Admissions team 0113 812 3113 or get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

33 days to go, and it's the day before A level results. Join us in wishing everyone good luck for tomorrow!
A word from your SU: The Freshers 2017 line-up drops tomorrow at freshers.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk! Don’t miss out on what we have in store for you when September rolls around!

With 35 days left, find out why you made the right choice by following our #studyinleeds and #bebeckett hashtags.

There are so many amazing places to visit in Leeds, it's hard to know where to begin, so check out some of our students' top spots on our Student Map of Leeds.

With A level results just round the corner, all the A level takers among you should make sure you're well prepared with champagne in the fridge and important numbers in your phone. Here's our Admissions Team number 0113 812 3113 in case you need them.

38 days to go! You can start planning your future by familiarising yourself with our Employability and Progression services.

Today we'd like to introduce you to the Library Team. They're open every hour of every day of the year (even bank holidays) and they can help with loads of things including all your book and computer issues.
It’s important to look after yourself while at university and we’ve a range of support and services you can access to help do this, including, the information, practical and therapeutic support provided through our Student Wellbeing service.
Stay safe and get your meningitis jab at your local GP before you arrive at university!

42 days to go and it's time to read about all the great things our students do for charity and the local community.

For today, have a look at what we're doing at Leeds Pride this weekend.

Today, continue to get your cook on. You'll wow your new flatmates by mastering our own version of a cheeky Nandos!

The countdown continues! Today we'd like you to continue expanding your cooking repertoire with a slightly more challenging dish and a healthy alternative to a takeaway - a chicken kebab wrap
We're down to 46 and we think you should grab an apron and perfect your cooking. We'll start with the basics today - how to make the perfect veggie omelette. Our Money Support Officer Ben shows you how to keep it cheap and simple - you're bound to win friends fast with these skills!

Join us in a verse of Ilkley Moor Bah'tat while we celebrate Yorkshire Day. If you're already from Yorkshire, well done. If you're not start looking forward to gaining honorary Yorkshire status.

With only 48 days to go you'll be looking forward to your first semester. To keep things as stress-free as possible why not use today to check out our handy do's and dont's for taking care of your money and avoiding scams.

It's time to start thinking about grabbing things to decorate your room when you get here. Posters, photos, cuddly toys - whatever you need to feel at home.

Can you believe we're halfway there already. Time to get even more excited - only 50 days left!

There are some places on campus that not even our students all know about. With 51 days to go, read up on our hidden gems.

A word from your SU: Freshers is one of the most incredible experiences a Leeds Beckett student can have, if we do say so ourselves! That’s why we’re giving you the chance to win Freshers Wristbands for you and a friend! Just sign up to the Official Mailing List at freshers.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk!

University is the place where you will go make amazing friends and have the time of your life. Today's activity? Watch this video and prepare yourself to meet some great people.

Think about booking a trip to the dentist. It's not always easy (or worth it) to register with a dentist at uni, so get yourself booked in for a checkup before you join us in September.

Meet your Student Council Reps at Leeds Beckett SU! These reps are elected by the student body every year to represent your voice across the SU and University. They’re here to make your uni experience as enjoyable and successful as it can be.

Leeds has some of the best music venues in the UK, from one of the North's best small venues, The Brudenell, to the 13,500 capacity First Direct Arena. Use today to check them out and decide which gigs you'll go to.
57 days to go and it's time to sort out your kitchen gear. Gather some crockery, pots and pans and utensils - maybe a cookbook.

Worried about making friends? Well remember everyone is in the same boat, so use today to buy a doorstop - an open door is a great way to connect with flatmates... a brew won't hurt either.

Put a face to a name! Check out the Library guides for your subject and find out which Academic Librarian you’ll meet when you start Uni.

Going to be travelling between home and uni much? It's probably worth picking up a rail card to keep the costs down.

61! Use today to sort out your bedding. If you're staying in one of our halls, you can find bed sizes in the inventories on our Accommodation pages. The pattern and thread count is up to you.
With all the fancy dress parties and club nights as well as the Otley Run, it's always worth having a costume to hand. Use today to sort out your fancy dress.
It's the start of our Graduation week. Take today to follow our ceremonies and imagine how great it'll feel getting your degree.
Today's task? Read about Leeds culture, food and shopping from one of the Beckett Student Blog Squad and think about the places you might like visit when you arrive.

Leeds is great but it can get chilly over here, so remember to pack your jumper so you're comfy through the winter, autumn...and spring months. summer optional.

If your loved ones want to send you to uni with some food money, or if you want to keep your food budget in one place, our food cards could be a good shout. They work in the campus shops, food courts and cafés

67 days to go, and we think you should consider becoming a Student Ambassador when you get here. Ambassadors help support our University events and activities - and the pay's pretty good.

Have a look at our Job Shop. It's a great way to get some paid part-time/casual work while you study and it's really easy to sign up once you get here.

The perfect playlist is a freshers essential, great tracks to start a night out or keep you motivated when you need it. Why not spend today creating your soundtrack to starting university?

Want to know more about life on campus? Today, why not speak to one of our amazing student ambassadors who can tell you all about courses, accommodation and student life.

Joining a sports team is a great way to make friends while keeping fit and we've got something for every taste and ability. With 71 days to go, have a look at our Sports Team page and see what's available. Why not give Waterpolo a go?

Did you know Kaiser Chief and 'The Voice' host Ricky Wilson, Olympian Alistair Brownlee and rugby star Kevin Sinfield chose to study at our University? Find out about some of our other famous alumni on Day 72...

As our International Volunteers are jetting off to Greece to help turtles next week, we thought it'd be a good day for you to check out all the places you could go as an International Volunteer. Fiji, anyone?

74 days to go - if you're a sports fan, today's the Day to discover some of the teams you can support in Leeds.
We're a quarter of the way there! With only 75 days to go today's activity is to keep those excitement levels high.
Today's task? Put this taxi number in your phone 0113 2311511 so you'll never get stranded after a night out - all thanks to this great scheme from our SU.
The new Students' Union Exec Team start today! Find out who they are and how they want to improve student life this year!

Time to make sure your belongings are insured. When you get here we can also help you mark your property shortly after you arrive.

There's a bunch of ways to get around Leeds and one of the greenest (and our favourite!) is by bicycle. That's why we think you should use today to sign up for our Bike Hire - it's super cheap too!
20 days down already! Today we'd like to introduce you to the Student Experience Team. Got a question? Get in touch. They are your one-stop-shop for advice, support and opportunities.
You'll find a whole host of support for students when you get here, and for day 81 we think you should meet the Student Money Team. If you need help with any financial issues, they're here for you. Meet the team face to face in a drop-in or appointment, or give their advice line a call.
This one's for our airborne students. If you're flying into Leeds you can sign up to our Meet & Greet, so one of our Ambassadors can pick you up from the airport.
Ever shrunk your favourite jeans? Or died your smartest shirt pink? Well you're about to unless you scrub up on your washing machine techniques before you arrive. Use today to perfect your washing skills.
Have you met Beckett Bear? He's our University mascot. You'll find him at sports games, having adventures on campus and looking out for his student friends. Make sure you get a selfie with him if you see him!
Today's task is to read about Leeds Beckett student life as told by our current students. Head over to the Student Blog Squad Blog.
There are so many opportunities to take advantage of when you get here. Why not have a think about doing some of your studies abroad? You can meet new people, travel, improve your language and employability skills!
For day 87, why not have a peek at some of the societies you can join at Leeds Beckett SU? Societies are a fantastic way of making friends and meeting like-minded people. And if what you’re looking for doesn't exist, you can always set up your own! Here's the full SU’s list.
Today we want you to not do something. Don't buy any Office software as you'll be able to get Microsoft Office Online for free when you get here. It's also worth looking at our Media Equipment service to see the hardware you can borrow rather than buy.
We're into the 80s! Time to look back at last year's Freshers so you know what to expect in September.

Part of what makes Leeds Beckett great is the city of Leeds itself. Our city is amazing and today is the day to find out why.

Keep up to date with all our news, views and general Leeds Beckett stuff by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
Day 92 is an important one - come say hello to the most famous feline in Leeds, Carnegie Cat. He regularly roams around Headingley campus, posing for photos and being a top cat.
Today's activity is budgeting so you can put money worries to one side. Our student budgeting guide is here to help.
If you have a disability, long term health condition or learning difficulty that you didn't declare on UCAS, contact our Disability Advice Team so they can discuss the support you can access in order to engage with your course and university life.
Are you a sporty student? Today might be a good day to check if you're eligible for any of our sports scholarships. We also have bursaries and development opportunities to help you reach your sporting potential.
Find out all about Leeds Beckett Students' Union and how they'll make your lives better during your time at University!

Want to explore your new campus? Today's the day you can get your campus bearings by going on a virtual open day. Have a look around our city, buildings, facilities and accommodation - and you don't even have to get out of bed to do it!

Visit the government's site and look at our list of bursaries, scholarships and grants to make sure you've applied for all the financial help you're eligible for.
If you're not already involved, join our official Freshers Facebook group. You can find your future flat and course mates and join in all the conversations we're having over there.
Time to get excited! The countdown to Freshers has officially begun. Check back on this page every day for the next 100 days to find out what you can do to prepare for uni before it all kicks off on 17 September.

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