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Welcome and Induction

We are delighted to welcome you to Leeds Beckett University! 

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our University. Before you get started on the checklists below, take a look at what some of our students from last year have to say about starting at Leeds Beckett.

This page will help you to be well prepared for a smooth arrival when you join us in September; you will find key things you need to know and do both before and after you arrive at University.

If you have any questions, or need help you can call our Student Experience Team on 
0113 812 3000, or email studentexperience@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Throughout Welcome and the rest of the academic year, you can find the Student Experience Team at the Student Hubs (both campuses) and in The Gateway (Leslie Silver, City Campus). Our opening times are listed below:

 Student Hubs (term time only)  The Gateway (term time only)

Monday - Thursday 08.30 - 18.00

Friday 08.30 - 17.00

 Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00
*If you are a distance learner, please click here for further information on preparing for your course, learning online and the support services you can access.

Before you get here

You may already have started or completed some of the tasks in the list, however it's a good idea to check through now to make sure.

Must do's
Plus Icon Register enrol and upload a photo

You need to create an Account on our Online Welcome site to register and enrol online, if you haven’t already done this. Online Welcome is also where you will be asked to pay your tuition fees.

Be sure to upload a passport-style photo for your student ID card via Online Welcome as well, to save time when you arrive. To guarantee that your card is available to you at your Course ID check, please upload a photo by Sunday 8 September 2019.

A downloadable PDF User Guide to Online Welcome is available here.

Plus Icon Induction timetable

Welcome and Induction is all about familiarising yourself with your course, your tutors, the library, our campuses, Leeds as a city - and of course to make new friends.

Once you have created an account, login to Online Welcome to find your Induction timetable before you begin your course.

If you have any problems viewing your timetable contact: TimeTablingSystemProServices@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon Know your accommodation

If you have decided to live in Halls, you should have already self-allocated your halls and room of choice. Don't worry if you have not done this yet, there are still rooms available and our Accommodation Team can support you with this process. See our Accommodation site for further information.

Plus Icon Which documents will I need for my ID Check?

It is really important that you present an original valid passport, your birth or adoption certificate, or EU identity card to complete your ID Check during Welcome. We no longer accept driving licences as a form of identification.

If you are unable to provide either of these original documents, we will usually accept a certified copy. Find out about how to get a document certified at www.gov.uk/certifying-a-document

Failure to do this will delay your enrolment and receipt of your student loan.

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, please contact us for further help.

Tel: 0113 812 3000

Email: studentexperience@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon I have a disability; can I get extra support?

If you have (or think you may have) a disability which will affect your ability to study or physically access our University, please contact us before you arrive so that we can start discussing your support needs.

Our Disability Advice Team are available to help you at any time throughout your course of study. Please visit the Disability Advice web page to find out about different types of disability and what support you can get.

The sooner you contact us, the earlier we can arrange to put support into place in time for starting your course.

Plus Icon How much money should I bring with me?

At the start of your course you will need money for food, university materials and transport. If you are in receipt of a student loan, please note it will not be paid into your account until 3-4 days after you have enrolled.

If you are having problems with your student finance, see the information on our Student Money Advice pages for help and advice. Our Student Money Team can also support you in applying for bursaries and scholarships.

If you haven’t yet done so, apply for your Student Loan now. You can apply up to nine months after the start of your course.

Plus Icon Is there a different procedure for international students?

Whether you are an International student joining us for the first time, or a returning International student, there is lots of support and events to get involved with. Key information for all International students can be found here.

Leeds Beckett also runs an International Meet and Greet service, details of which are below:

Monday 9 - Sunday 22 September 2019 Leeds Bradford Airport 09.00 - 21.00

If you would like to use this service, please email meetandgreet@leedsbeckett.ac.uk, or call 0013 812 4920.

Plus Icon Is there specific support for US students?

If you are a US student, there is lots of support available to guide you through each individual stage of your pre-arrival and arrival process. We would like to make sure your transition to Leeds Beckett is as smooth as possible. However, we do appreciate the student loan process can be confusing, so have put together some useful information and guidance on our US Loans website. If you do require further assistance though, please contact our US Loans team or call 0113 812 6701.

Plus Icon Should I register with a doctor?

We strongly advise that you register with a GP if you are moving away from home. It is always best to do this just after you arrive, and not wait until you might need to see a doctor. You can search for local GP's via the NHS GP Services Finder.

Make sure you have visited your GP at home before you arrive to have the MenACWY and MMR vaccines; these help protect you against meningitis and Measles, Mumps and Rubella. All first time University students under the age of 25 and some 17 and 18 year olds are eligible for the vaccine. To check your eligibility, please click here.


New Students at their accommodation sitting together

When you arrive

The essential information you need to know for your arrival is below.

If you have any questions or issues when you arrive please call our Student Experience Team on 0113 812 3000 or email studentexperience@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for help. 
The team can be found at the Student Hubs on either campus, and The Gateway (Leslie Silver, City Campus). 

Must do's
Plus Icon Attend ID check

It is important that you present an original valid passport, your birth or adoption certificate, or EU identity card to complete your ID Check during Welcome.

If you are unable to provide either of these original documents, we will accept a certified copy.

Find out how to get a document certified at www.gov.uk/certifying-a-document

Failure to do this will delay your enrolment and receipt of your student loan.

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, please contact us for further help.

Tel: 0113 812 3000 
Email: studentexperience@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

International Students
The International Check-In will run from Monday 23rd September - Friday 11 October 2019. The Check-In will be open from 10:30 to 15:00 in the Student Hub at the Headingley Campus, and Rose Bowl 317 at the City Campus. You must remember to attend your course induction as well as the International Check-In.

Plus Icon Collect campus card

If you do not upload a suitable photo for your student ID card prior to the deadline of Sunday 8 September, you will be able to collect your card from either of our Student Hubs once you have completed your ID check/International Check-In. Your Course Administrator or our Student Immigration team will issue you with a 'no card' print slip which you can exchange for your student ID. 

Your Campus Card is your Student ID, Library and print card and you will need it for all sorts of other uses. Find out more about your campus card.

Plus Icon Find out about your Course induction and timetable

During Welcome, you should attend your Course Induction where you will meet your teaching team. You will find out how to contact your Student Experience Team, more about your course, exams, giving feedback and what to do if you need support.

Please check your Induction timetable in Online Welcome for details.

Your Academic teaching timetable becomes available during Welcome. This provides full details of your lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions, including the date, time, week number and venue.

To access your timetable, login to your learning portal MyBeckett and click on the “Timetables” tab.

If you are having problems viewing a timetable contact: TimeTablingSystemProServices@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Late arrival
Please make every effort to arrive in time for Welcome starting on Monday 23rd September (Course dependant). We understand that occasionally illness or family commitments may make this impossible.

If you should miss your Course Induction or ID Check, or if you arrive late, please contact the Student Experience Team or your Course Administrator. 

We will help you to work through our late arrivals checklist and ensure that you have all the information you need to begin your studies, have access to online induction materials and complete your university enrolment.

Email: studentexperience@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 
Tel: 0113 812 3000

Plus Icon Download our mobile app

Our free app works on phones and tablets and is available on both Android and iOS.

The app gives you:

  • 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.
  • Information on where to find available desktop PCs in our libraries and all of our social learning spaces.
  • The ability to check into your lectures, seminars and tutorials using the inbuilt check in system (requires Bluetooth activation).

We'll be adding more functions over the next year.

Find out more on our App page and download it from the App Store and Google Play now.

Plus Icon If I have a question who should I go to?

Student Experience Team 
The Student Hubs are where you can find the Student Experience Team, they are your go-to point for information and advice about any aspect of student life. Our friendly staff can help to answer your queries and put you in contact with our specialist teams.

Call the team on 0113 812 3000, email them at studentexperience@leedsbeckett.ac.uk, or visit them in person. You can find the Student Hubs on Level 1 (ground floor) of the Rose Bowl at City Campus and in Campus Central on Headingley Campus. The team can also be found in The Gateway in the Leslie Silver building at the City Campus.

You can find lots of information about student life on the Student website.

More help 
You can find the full range of support and opportunities our University offers by visiting the 'Support' and 'Opportunities' tabs on MyBeckett. You can also speak to the Student Experience Team who can support you with a range of issues or signpost you to other teams that can help. 

Students' Union Advisors can help you with housing, legal, health and academic problems.

Plus Icon How do I travel between Headingley and City Campus?

There are public service buses that run between our Headingley and City Campuses. Our Student Experience Team show you below how to travel from City Campus to Headingley by bus, and which buses to catch. Our campus maps also contain bus information, including travel between campuses and Halls of Residence.

Plus Icon Is there anything else I should do once I arrive?

Register with a doctor and dentist in Leeds if you are living away from home. Please do not leave this until you are feeling ill! More information can be found here.

Contents Insurance
Make sure your policy covers any expensive items such as laptops, mobiles, game consoles and phones as well as other possessions which may not always be in your room.

Council Tax
Find more information about paying or claiming student exemption for Council Tax.

Confirmation and Bank Letters
If you need to confirm your student status with your bank or other organisation, please contact the Student Experience Team, who can issue you with confirmation of your enrolment.

TV Licence
If you bring a TV with you, you will need to purchase a TV licence. Living in Halls? Each individual room will need a separate TV licence. If you are living in a shared house, only one licence will be needed for the whole property. The TV Licencing website will give you all the information you need.

Plus Icon Is there a campus map?

Both City and Headingley campuses are within easy walking distance of most halls of residence and the main student areas. Make sure you know how to get from your flat to university. See our range of maps to help you find your way to and around Leeds. You can also grab yourself a campus map from either of our Student Hubs.

Plus Icon Does the university have any tips on keeping safe?

We want you to enjoy yourself here in Leeds but it is very important that you take care of yourself, follow some basic safety rules and act respectfully towards yourself and others.

Check out this service to ensure you get home safely. The Student Union has an arrangement with local taxi firm Amber Cars. If you ever run out of cash on a night out, you can pass your student ID card to the driver, and sign a receipt for your journey. You can then collect your student ID card from the Students' Union and pay for your taxi fare.

Daughter hugging her mum, outside her accommodation

Parents and Carers

This section is for parents and carers to access the key points and information their son or daughter needs to be aware of and tasks to complete prior to attending University.

IMPORTANT: It is essential that your son or daughter brings their original current passport or birth certificate to their ID check-in session during Welcome. Failure to do this will delay receipt of their student loan.

Plus Icon Important checklist for your son or daughter

There are several important things your son or daughter will need to do before setting off for university. Please make sure that they have:

There are plenty of student websites with useful checklists of other things to bring to University which may help you. Our Accommodation web pages also have a useful 'what to bring' section.

Arrival Information

Our Welcome programme for new students begins on Monday 23rd September 2019, so it's important that your son or daughter arrives to attend their course induction and ID check.

Please check our accommodation web pages for general dates about when your children will be able to move in to Halls of Residence if they have chosen to do so. Confirmation will be included in the final contract sent by post.

International Students can find all their arrival information online, including how to get to Leeds, visas and immigration, how to pay your tuition fees, your accommodation options and much more.


Where possible, it is a good idea for your son or daughter to bring enough money to last for the first fortnight at university, for food, university materials and transport. Their student loan will not enter their account until at least the first day of term, which is the Monday after Welcome.

Finance is one of the things which causes the most worry for students so it is important that they are realistic about how much they have available to spend and that they learn to budget. They may wish to work part time to help fund their time at university.

If your son or daughter is concerned about money, debt or they need help with budgeting, please suggest they access the information in our Money Advice pages where they will also find out about financial support that they may be entitled to as a student.


If your son or daughter has chosen to live in our Halls of Residence, check out the useful information on our accommodation web pages including paying their deposit and arrival dates.

Unipol provides plenty of information about private rented student accommodation in Leeds and will give you an indication of costs for private rented property. Remember to find out what is and isn't included in the price!

Remember, your son or daughter will need to arrange Contents Insurance and pay for a TV Licence. Living at home is a good solution for some students and can help to save money. If your son or daughter lives at home, their student loan is reduced by around £1000.

Term dates

Teaching timetables will be available before the end of the Welcome programme. Find our term dates calendars for students.

For further information for Parents and Carers, please visit our Leeds Beckett Parents' page.

This page was last modified: 30/07/2019

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