University can be a super exciting experience, but it also brings lot of challenges, and things can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here at Leeds Beckett there are loads of support services that are here to help!
University can be a super exciting experience, but it also brings lot of challenges, and things can sometimes feel overwhelming. At Leeds Beckett there are loads of support services that are here to help!
From free, independent advice in the Students' Union to IT in the library to help with tech issues, there are a plethora of services to help you along your way to a happier university experience.
Our Students' Union Advice Service offers students free, independent and confidential advice on a range of subjects including financial advice, renters' advice and academic advice too! So whether you're looking for advice on a tenancy agreement or on challenging an exam result, you can get in touch with our Advice Service here.
Our Student Communities offer a safe space for students to come together with other likeminded students to create positive change in the Students' Union, University and the wider Leeds community. Our Communities are ideal for passionate students who want their voices to be heard. If you self-identify into any of our communities, we'd love you to join and be part of the conversation! There is a plethora of communities at Leeds Beckett including our LGBT+ Students’ Community, Global Majority Students’ Community, and Women Students’ Community, just to name a few.
Both Course Reps and Student Academic Representation Assistants (SARAs) represent the student voice here at Leeds Beckett. Course Reps are regular student volunteers who put themselves forward at the start of the year to represent their cohort. They will have conversations with the class and then feedback to their lecturers. SARAs are students who work part-time to actively listen to students from all areas at the University. They aim to empower students and make improvements to the academic experience for everyone. If there's something on your course you'd like to see change, get in touch with your Course Rep or a SARA!
The University's Student Advice team are also here to help! They are the ones who will provide you with your first campus card and help with enrolment, as well as link you with other important services like the Student Wellbeing, Disability Advice, and Student Money teams. Like the Students’ Union Advice Service, they will be able to help you with any questions or aim you in the direction of someone who can.
The library is another good resource for those wanting to enhance their university experience. It’s there to provide assistance when writing assignments, offer a quiet place when you need to concentrate, and room to flourish when working in groups. Alongside the library is IT support, who are available both through their website and in person. Here you can get help with any technical problems you encounter along your degree, as well and changing passwords, accessing the Wi-Fi etc. The library is also open 24/7 which is great for those late-night study sessions when deadlines are near!
Providing support and specialist guidance is the Disability Advice team. They offer you help from the moment you start university. Whether you need short term assistance or long-term help, the team is always happy to lend a hand. They will match you with a specialist in your area to ensure you are given the support you need, including tailored recommendations for adjustments and support during your degress, arranging notetaking, sighted guide, exam support and more.