Academic skills and advice

Page last updated:
21 Aug 2023

Learning new academic skills is a crucial part of your experience here at Leeds Beckett University. Applying new skills will encourage you to become a more efficient learner and will give you confidence to participate fully in your course material.

This section will help you to understand, identify, develop and refine the academic skills you need. These are valuable skills you’ll have for life and building on the foundation you already have will help you to be better organised and ready to tackle whatever challenges you face, both at university and in your career beyond.

Your library

A big part of university life is independent study, and you’ll find our two libraries at Leeds Beckett University invaluable in providing the resources and space for you to research, read and write whilst studying here.

other links
Abstract art in front of James Graham Building on Headingley Campus
Staff at the advice desk helping student, in the Library in James Graham building, Headingley Campus


Our library blog offers a wealth of helpful advice and guidance on a range of subjects: anything from how to listen to an audio version of a blog post, to tips on developing your academic skills.  

All library blogs

Postgraduate research

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at Leeds Beckett is a thriving research community in an inspiring and supportive environment.

View of Leeds Town Hall clock tower from outside Leeds City Library
Image of a male student sat down

Looking for something else?

There's lots of helpful advice and guidance on our student information pages. Try searching if you know what you're looking for or if you're not sure where to go, you can browse our A-Z.