Want to mentor another student and improve your own skills?

A161122-2 Library City Campus-241Our Skills for Learning team are looking for paid study mentors to be part of a new scheme which will run in Semester One 2017-18.

Are you a Level 4 or Level 5 student? Do you think you’d be able to help new students with academic writing, referencing or finding information in the library?

You will need to have 70% average marks and excellent interpersonal skills.

To apply download the Application form and Job description, or email skillsforlearning@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for more details.

  • Rate of pay £9.70 per hour (£8.79 per hour plus 91p holiday pay)
  • One day’s training course (five hours) – paid at same hourly rate

If you’d like to have a short chat about this opportunity please phone Karen Croft, Lindsey McDermott or Marie Scopes on: 0113 8123905.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 7 April 2017.

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Choose the right place to study

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Now that it is busy in the Libraries it’s important that you choose the right place to study. Whether you need to work in a group on an assignment or want to revise for exams we have the space for you, available 24/7 every day of the year. (Please remember to bring your Campus Card with you to access the Libraries – from Monday 24 April you’ll need it 24/7 for Sheila Silver Library and overnight at Headingley)

Both Headingley and Sheila Silver Libraries have silent study and group study space and there are also other social learning spaces around campus.  Have a look at our Studying in the Library web page for more information.  You can also book Student Meeting Rooms. Remember to book these in advance, as they can book up quickly.

Disability Resource Areas are also available in the Library for students registered with the Disability Advice Team. These areas are open 24/7 for independent, silent study.  If you need to work with others please book a Student Meeting Room.

You can also use the IT labs if they are not being used for teaching: just check the timetables outside; and use PC Availability so you know where the free PCs are before you come into the Library. If you’re bringing your own laptop with you make sure you’re connected to eduroam wi-fi or why not borrow one of our Library laptops.

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Want a £10 gift voucher? Take us on a tour of the Library…

We’re looking for volunteers to take us on a tour round the Library!

A161122-2 Library City Campus-40We’d like you to take us on a tour of how you use the Library so you can tell us which are your favourite places to study, which services and resources you use, what you do if you need help and anything else you’d like to share! Staff will record and take notes of the tour and photograph things of interest.

The tours will form part of the work we’ve been doing over the last year or so to gather feedback on how you use your Library space. You may have already left a comment on one of our feedback walls, or seen staff out and about with clipboards and laptops counting the number of students in different areas, or we might have come up to you and asked you why you were sitting in a particular study space.

If you’re able to help, simply sign up for one of the time slots available. The tour should take about 30 minutes and you’ll receive a £10 gift voucher. If the times don’t work for you but you’d still like to get involved please email Helen Loughran (h.loughran@leedsbeckett.ac.uk) to arrange an alternative time.