Welcome January 2021
Welcome back! We’ve missed you.
We hope you’re looking forward to the start of a new year of study with us. We understand things may look and feel a little different this year, but there is so much to look forward to and all the same support and opportunities available.
We’ve pulled together this checklist of things to do before you return.
- Re-enrol on your course in Online Welcome
It is important you re-enrol on to your course to access your student loan and to update your contact information. Please note, your student loan should be paid 3-5 working days from your course start date. This is however, on the basis that you have completed your re-enrolment.
If you experience any issues re-enrolling, please contact email@example.com
- Ensure you have your Campus Card
If you intend to come onto campus, you will require your card for access to various buildings and as a form of ID. If you have lost your card, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a £10 charge for a replacement card.
- Download your Timetable via your MyBeckett account
Your new timetable will be available during Welcome in your MyBeckett account.
If you have any difficulties accessing your timetable or engaging with timetabled sessions please discuss with your Course Administrator
- Know your accommodation
If you have decided to live in university managed accommodation and been offered a place, you should have received confirmation of this from our accommodation team.
If you haven't sorted your accommodation yet, don't worry, there are still rooms available and our accommodation team can support you with this process. You can take a virtual tour of our accommodation sites. See our accommodation website for further information.
- Have your finances in place
– Apply for your student loan now.
Please note, your Student Loan should be paid 3-5 working days from your course start date for this year. This is however, on the basis that have you have completed your re-enrolment. If you need any help with applying for your student loan, the Student Loans Company (SLC) have created special guidance and FAQ's.
If you are having problems with your student finance, see the information on our Student Money Advice pages. Our Student Money team can also support you in applying for bursaries and scholarships.
Would you like to know more about the Digital Access Fund we are offering this year? If so, please check the "What financial support will be available?" section of the FAQ's below.
Be a good neighbourOur relationship with our neighbours is very important to us. As a Leeds Beckett University student, you need to be aware of the responsibilities you have while on campus and in the local community. You have a duty to behave appropriately as outlined in your student contract and if your behaviour is inappropriate the university will take disciplinary action.
- Compliance with the university’s regulations and policies on student behaviour and conduct, in particular the student code of conduct
- Listen to and respect the differing perspectives of those from different cultures and backgrounds
- Take care with our personal and professional identity, particularly in social and digital interactions and recognise the impact those interactions may have on others
- Fines of up to £500
- Termination of student residency agreement
We encourage our neighbours to use this helpline and we work with Leeds Anti-social Behaviour team and West Yorkshire Police to respond to any nuisance or disorder.
We will take the necessary disciplinary action to enforce the student code of conduct.
The PSPO provides additional powers to prohibit and take enforcement action against certain behaviours in public spaces. Continued failure to comply with any requirements contained under the PSPO could result in enforcement action being taken, which could include a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 or action through the courts by Leeds City Council.
The Public Spaces Protection Order sets out prohibitions for behaviour within this area which you need to be aware of. These include:
- Anti-social behaviour and criminality.
- Noise nuisance, gatherings of two or more people and parties in residential streets and local parks.
- Leaving bins and bags of waste on streets and in public spaces.
- Being in possession of and consuming alcohol or using psychoactive substances in public spaces.
This means you should not engage in criminal or anti-social behaviour at any time. This includes using abusive language towards others, damaging property (including graffiti) and shouting in the street.
This means that you should not hold gatherings or parties in gardens or streets.
This means that you must return your bin within the property boundary after collection and not leave bags of waste in gardens or on the street.
This means you should not consume alcohol outside of the property boundary and to not take, or allow others to take, psychoactive or illegal substances in your accommodation.
Leeds City Council also responds to complaints about anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance. A legal notice issued by the council can result in a criminal conviction, confiscation of any noise-making equipment, fines of up to £5,000 and closure notices on a house to prohibit entry by visitors or even occupants. A criminal conviction can have a long-term impact on your life and your future career.
It is important that you follow the Government’s latest advice on Covid-19 and abide by social distancing guidance and comply with the law at all times.
If Leeds Beckett University students are seen to be breaking the law and causing danger to public health, we will take disciplinary action and there will be potential consequences for your academic career.
For more information visit Leeds City Council’s A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal guide.
Information if you are high risk
It is important for us to know if you are clinically vulnerable that you have a condition and are considered at high risk from Covid-19 or extremely clinically vulnerable - that you were issued with a shielding letter from your GP/NHS or you fall into one of the extremely vulnerable categories within this NHS guidance. This information will help us to provide and send you specific support information should it be needed.
Within Online Welcome, in the useful links tabs, there is a Clinically Vulnerable status tab. Please complete the form. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
The Beckett Careers team are here to support students and graduates with all aspects of career planning & decision making, along with helping you to recognise and develop your employability skills.
This can be anything from career planning and understanding options with your degree, writing CVs and applications, developing a good on-line presence, help with interviews, and applying for further study (including teacher training), to searching for jobs and getting part-time work, understanding how to make the most of graduate fairs, and plenty more!
Beckett Careers: Level 5 Careers Induction
Beckett Careers: Level 6 Careers Induction
Beckett Careers: Postgraduate Careers Induction
Beckett Careers: What is a placement and what are the benefits?
- Links to the various online learning platforms used as part of your learning.
- Maps of our campuses and the city with the locations of university buildings and facilities, all our Halls of Residence and other useful places.
The Library provides individual bookable study spaces for students to use. These are limited as our spaces need to comply with current Covid-19 restrictions. Students will not be allowed into the Library without a booking.
If you want to study in the Libraries you must book a time and individual space via Book a Study Space. The number of spaces is currently very limited.
Whether you visit us in person or access resources online, there are so many resources and support available. Here’s some we think you’ll find helpful -
- Setting up devices: Choosing a device for university
- Setting up devices: Wi-Fi – eduroam
- Setting up devices: Passwords and Digital Security
- Setting up devices: Free access to Office 365
- Setting up devices: Saving your work via OneDrive
- Skype for Business: Getting Started
- An introduction to Microsoft Teams
- Accessing Library resources and services from home
- Skills for learning
- Finding eBooks, eJournals and more
- QuickScan Intro, Guide and FAQS
- QuickScan Online Tutorial and Link
- Reading lists: How to navigate
- Subject Guides Page
- Timetabling: Accessing and understanding your timetable
- Turnitin: How to submit your assignments
- Library Disability Support Team
- Library website
- Student IT Advice & Support Page
- Contact Library and IT Support
Follow us via our official Leeds Beckett Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts, here we share lots of important information, event updates and opportunities to get involved in different activities. Please note many of our schools have their own social media accounts too.
You may also wish to follow some of our other accounts, all designed to ensure you get the most from your student experience –
- Student Advice Hub on Twitter
- Student Advice Hub on Instagram
- Leeds Beckett Library on Twitter
- Leeds Beckett Library on Instagram
- Leeds Beckett Library on Facebook
- Leeds Beckett Students’ Union on Twitter
- Leeds Beckett Students’ Union on Instagram
- Leeds Beckett Students' Union on Facebook
- Carnegie Sport on Twitter
- Carnegie Sport on Facebook
- Beckett Careers on Twitter
- Beckett Careers on Instagram
- Beckett Careers on Facebook
- Leeds Beckett IT services on Twitter
The Digital Access Fund has been established to provide financial support to students who do not have a laptop and are unable to purchase one. Awards from the fund are a fixed £500 and come in the form of a voucher to spend with an approved University supplier.
Applications to the fund are means tested and you will need to submit evidence of your household income and bank statements with your application.
Through our supplier you can purchase a Windows or Apple laptop and some accessories such as a mouse or a keyboard. Any equipment you purchase through the fund is yours to keep.
Any laptop you purchase will need to meet the minimum or recommended University specification, below. However, we would urge you to refer to the technical specifications related to your course before purchasing your equipment.
Dual-core 2 Ghz
Dual-core 3.4 Ghz
The fund is open to Home and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students. Full eligibility criteria can be found below.
- The fund is open to students enrolled on full-time and part-time higher education courses (excluding distance learners) at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. You must be fully enrolled to access the means-tested fund.
- The scheme is open to Home and EU students only.
- Undergraduate students must be studying on a course that is eligible for statutory student funding.
- Part-time students must be studying at least 50% equivalent of a full-time course.
- Students must have applied for all available statutory student funding, whether postgraduate or undergraduate, before applying to this fund.
- Where students are eligible to apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), students must pursue this route of funding before applying to the fund. Students applying for DSA may be able to request a laptop loan from the University in the interim and may also be eligible for a £200 contribution through the University’s DSA Computer Fund.
- Applicants may only submit one application to the scheme during their time at University. Students who have previously received funding for a laptop from the University Hardship Fund between April 2020 and August 2020, are not eligible to apply.
- Applications must be submitted before Friday 28th May 2021 and vouchers must be redeemed by Friday 25th June 2021.
- Where a recipient of a voucher leaves the University prior to 12th October, the University reserves the right to request repayment of £500.
- The fund is available for the 2020/21 academic year only. Should students defer entry to the University, they will be unable to apply again or redeem unused vouchers.
If you fall into financial hardship or anticipate financial hardship related to the current Covid-19 pandemic and other funds are not available to meet essential living costs, you can apply for a non-repayable award from our Hardship Fund.
If you cannot meet day-to-day living costs such as rent, food, bills etc, because you have lost income or cannot get part time work, or have relied on family support which has now reduced, you can apply for a mean tested award of between £100 and £3,500.
The award will be dependent upon circumstances and family income, and current home and EU students can apply. Please note that awards cannot be guaranteed as funds are limited and we are unable to provide any support towards payment of tuition fees.
You can apply for your TOTUM card online.
Ensuring you have all the important numbers you need, when you need them, is an important part of staying safe and managing any issues that may arise during your student experience. We suggest adding numbers for –
- Our 24/7 Security Team Security staff can help you with:
- Lost and found property
- First aid
- Emergency assistance
- Crime prevention information
- Cycle storage
- Reporting a crime
- Your Course Administrator
- The Student Advice Hub
- The Library and IT support
- Your GP
- Your Dentist
- Your housemates (if living away from home)
- A local Taxi Number
Our Disability Advice Team are available to help you at any time throughout your course of study. Support is available to students with a range of disabilities and long-term conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, a mental health condition (e.g. anxiety or depression), a long-term health condition (e.g. epilepsy, IBS, diabetes, etc.), autism, a physical or a sensory condition.
You can find out more about the support that is available, book an appointment with your Disability Adviser and receive assistance with the Disabled Students’ Allowance application on the Disability Advice Team page. The sooner you contact us, the earlier we can arrange to put support into place in time for starting your course.
- Meet your newly elected Officers they are here to represent you
- Volunteer to become a Course Rep Course Representatives are there to represent your views and work to resolve any issues that you may have on your course.
- Join a Society there are nearly 100 different societies to choose from. Can’t find one that matches your interests? Don’t worry, you can create your own.
- Register for Volunteering the SU have a wide range of opportunities to get involved with.
- Be aware of the support available Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Advice Service provides confidential and independent free help and advice to all students at Leeds Beckett University.
- Follow them on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news, events and opportunities.
In-person appointments will not be available during the first semester unless under exceptional circumstances.
0113 81 28400 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Website | Enquiry Form
If you have specific housing questions in relation to Covid19, the SU have provided a helpful Accommodation update for you.
As you progress through your studies, we know that you might need support with more complex queries or concerns, we have a team of trained advisers to help you. Our advisers can offer 1-1 appointments, providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about your circumstances and identify support that you can access within, and outside of the University.
Don’t struggle, get in touch!
Telephone: 0113 812 3000
Website: Student Advice Hub
As well as the Student Advice Hub team, we want to remind you that the Student Wellbeing is always on hand to help and support you.
The Student Wellbeing team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of counsellors and mental health practitioners who are skilled and experienced in recognising how emotional and mental health difficulties can affect your time whilst at university. They offer a range of support to all current students. To arrange an appointment with the Student Wellbeing Team please complete our online registration form via MyHub.
Kooth Student is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform accessible during afternoons, evenings and weekends. To access the platform please sign up and register with Kooth Student directly.
This page was last modified: 02/12/2020