The Library

Research Support for Staff and Students

Research Student support in the Library

Welcome to Leeds Beckett University, where we are proud of our vibrant research community.

As an MRes, MPhil or PhD student you are supported in the Library by your Academic Librarian and the Research Service. The Library can provide tailored support to research students to help you promote the reach and impact of your work.

Your Academic Librarian can help you with:

The Research Service can help you with:

We provide training sessions throughout the year and are happy to meet one-on-one for an informal chat. Contact us for more information.

The Graduate School supports research students throughout their programme of study, providing a gateway to all the information needed around administration, training and development. See the Graduate School website for more details.

Getting started on Symplectic

As a research student at Leeds Beckett, you can be set up with an account in Symplectic to manage your research outputs and activity. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss your needs. 

For detailed information about Symplectic, please see our online guide.

Contact us

0113 812 4731

Social media

You may wish to use social media to engage with other students and your wider research community, especially Twitter. Using Twitter you can:

For a comprehensive guide to social media and research, please see our webpage here.


If you want to read examples of theses or dissertations either within Leeds Beckett or available online, click on this link  

Leeds Beckett is currently reviewing its practice in this area. If you would like to add your thesis to our Leeds Beckett Repository, please contact us before you graduate

Research Videos

Study Software

Pro-Study is a study tool that collects and organises your research in a single click.

Simply highlight text from websites, PDFs, Microsoft Word and just about anywhere else, then categorise into your own research topics by saving it into your personalised colour coded category tabs. 

Pro-Study provides quick hyperlinks back to the original websites. It also allows you to export this research as either a whole project or as individual categories into Microsoft Word or your favourite Mindmapping software with all of the referencing done for you in the required style and format.

MATLAB is designed for engineers and scientists who require platforms that let them explore, express new ideas and solve difficult problems. It allows researchers to analyse and visualise data from files, applications, web services, and devices.

Extensive support is provided through the MATLAB website. 

Click here for access to MATLAB