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New Student Induction Guide: Home

What is in this guide?

First of all welcome to LSBU! This induction guide is here to help you find your way around Library and Learning Resources.

LLR (as we like to call it) covers everything from Student IT Support, accessing books and resources, digital skills such as learning Microsoft Office to booking one to one appointments with a librarian.

In this guide you'll find a calendar of workshops and bitesize induction sessions, a checklist to help you get your IT account set up, links to our Libraries alongside other essential information to help steer you on your new journey at LSBU.

Learning how to use resources, research and access your accounts are essential skills that will optimise your ability to study and we are looking forward to helping you on your next steps.

 

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Welcome to LSBU Library and Learning Resources!

Watch our new student induction video below. Press play and then click the box icon in the bottom right hand corner to expand the video to full screen. 

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Use the calendar below to book onto face-to-face bitesize sessions and learn essential skills for getting started with Library and Learning Resources.

Click the 'Show all' link to see the full timetable of sessions.

You can also access this content off-campus indefinitely by watching the pre-recorded version of each session.

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Can't make it to some of our face-to-face bitesize induction sessions? Check out our quick and easy videos instead. Click the session name below to view the video on Panopto - you will need to enter your LSBU username and password when prompted.


Information Skills sessions:


Student IT Support sessions:

  • Introduction to Office 365 and downloadable software (coming soon!)
  • Introducation to MyAccount and MyLSBU (coming soon!)
  • Introduction to Global Protect and AppsAnywhere (coming soon!)

Digital Skills sessions:

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Make sure you have ticked all the boxes - review our LLR induction checklist! Click the link below to view a handy list of Library and IT-related tasks to complete in order to help you hit the ground running in term 1.

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Get details about opening hours, study zones and borrowing/returning items on the Perry Library web pages.

Perry Library building front entrance

Get details about opening hours, study zones and borrowing/returning items on the Havering Library web pages

Havering Library interior featuring PCs and bookshelves

Get details about opening hours, study zones and borrowing/returning items on the Croydon Library web pages.

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There is a variety of Library and Learning Resources support available to you, below you will find a brief description of each and links to access them.


Student IT Support

Here to assist you with your IT accounts; Moodle, Email, MyAccount and MyLSBU. You will find information about software, resetting your password, Helpsheets and anything else Student IT related.


Speak to a Librarian

Our dedicated team of librarians can help you with research for your assignments, accessing databases, referencing and subject support. It's possible to book one to ones to discuss your queries and get their expert advice. 


Subject Support Guides

These guides bring together information specific to your course. You will find lists of specialised databases, journals and resources as well as our Harvard referencing guide.


Library Helpdesks

Our library helpdesk teams in Southwark, Havering and Croydon can help you with your library account, finding items in the library, printing/binding/photocopying as well as Student IT enquiries.


Digital Skills

Here to provide training and guidance on IT and software via one to one appointments, workshops and online.

 

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Moodle

You can access the VLE called Moodle using your username and password via this link: https://vle.lsbu.ac.uk If you cannot see your modules it is possible where available to add your modules. Please use the guide below to see how. 

There is further Information for new students on the university website.


MyAccount

MyAccount is the platform you go to ask questions, find answers and get the support you need. 

If you have an LSBU account already simply click 'Student and Staff Log In' and then use your LSBU username and password to log in

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Microsoft Teams

Some of your lectures and resources will be via Microsoft Teams. Access Teams via our Essential Software page


Timetables

Students can access their personal timetable via timetables.lsbu.ac.uk

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The Perry Library is about to undergo a significant upgrade! In 2022, we will be moving to our new, modern space in the London Road building.

All the library basics that you have learnt in the Induction event will still apply, but you'll be able to find your new favourite spot in a larger and more vibrant study environment. More information will be available very soon!

Architect's model of London Road


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MyAccount is the platform where you can track and manage all the enquiries you send and appointments you book teams across the University. Soon, you'll also be able to book 1-2-1 appointments with LLR teams for in-person or virtual help with different library-related topics, including:

  • Downloading LSBU software
  • Using Microsoft Office
  • Accessing LSBU e-resources, and much more!

We'll let you know when you are able to use MyAccount to book an appointment with us: in the meantime, please click the button below to access our online booking form:

 

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Activities to Help You Get Ready for University 

Skills for Learning are here to support you in building your fundamental academic skills such as reading, academic writing and critical thinking. We can also help you to improve your grammar and presentation skills.

Below we have prepared a selection of materials that we encourage you to try out before you come to LSBU. They will help you to know more about what to expect from University and introduce you to the essential skills you will need for success. 

Click the link to access our range of  Skills for Learning - mini modules to help you with: 

  • What to expect from Higher Education
  • How to Use Academic Vocabulary
  • Writing Essays 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Exams
  • Plagiarism and more

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Got a question not answered here? Find answers to Library FAQs, help sheets and details of how to get in touch with our teams via the link below: