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- Welcome and Induction
- New students
- Returning students
Preparing to start your course.
The essential steps
The essential information you need to know when you start is below. We've detailed those activities that are compulsory including attending your course induction as well as a wide range of information on all other aspects of starting university.
Your Induction timetable details everything you need to do during your first week. You can view/download your timetable via Online Welcome.
Attend your course induction
During Welcome, you should attend your course induction where you will meet your course team. You will find out more about your course, online teaching tools and resources, exams, assessments and feedback, as well as the wide range of support that is available to you as a student. Attending your course induction will help you understand what is expected of you and how you will study, it’s also a great opportunity to meet other people on your course.
Access your timetable
Your teaching timetable will be available during Welcome. This provides full details of your lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions, including the date, time, week number and venue and location. If your timetabled sessions are taking place online, you will receive instructions from your course team about how to access your teaching.
To access your timetable, log in to your virtual learning environment MyBeckett and click on the “Timetables” tab or you can access your timetable via the Leeds Beckett app.
If you need help accessing your timetable on different devices or would like to sync your timetable to other calendars, you can find instructions here.
You should discuss any difficulties relating to your engagement with timetabled sessions with your Course Administrator.
If you are having problems viewing a timetable contact: TimeTablingSystemProServices@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Set up your Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Leeds Beckett uses Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect student and university data. MFA or ‘Two-Step’ authentication is similar to what many companies use to protect online accounts and just means you need to prove your identity with a secondary method alongside your password. This could be a notification on the Microsoft Authenticator App (recommended) or through a phone call or text message. While you may not be asked to provide MFA every time you log into a university system as some only require occasional verification, you should be prepared to authenticate when needed. You can set your MFA preference when you register your university credentials for the first time.
It’s important that you complete the registration process to ensure that can study safely online and access university systems. The Library and Student IT Advice team are ready to support and have updated the Library Website for assistance with registration.
You should add the following authentication methods when registering:
- Authenticator app – download the app to your smart phone when prompted. We recommend using the Microsoft Authenticator app and setting it as your default authentication method.
- Phone – add your mobile phone number when prompted.
Access your IT resources
As part of your blended learning, you may need to use a range of online resources and tools to access your classes.
The Library supports students in using IT, you can contact them 24/7 via phone or chat. We also have guides for accessing your:
We understand that occasionally illness or family commitments may result in a delay in you joining us for the start of your course. If you are delayed in starting your course, please contact student advice or your course administrator.
We will work with you to ensure that you have all the information you need to begin your studies, have access to online induction materials and complete your university enrolment. You can find the details for your course administrator in your course handbook.