What is a PebblePad Alumni account and how do I get one?

If you are about to graduate from Leeds Beckett University, you are entitled to a free personal PebblePad Alumni account. This allows you to take your PebblePad account and all of your Assets with you when you leave the University, as you move on to the next stage of your life and career.

You may also want to continue using PebblePad to support your personal learning and professional development. You will have access to the Alumni account for free, for a minimum of 3 years

Please do NOT create an Alumni account until you have finished all your assessments and are about the graduate. If you have left the University already but would still like to have an Alumni account, please contact the Library and ask for your old PebblePad account to be converted to an Alumni account. We will be able to advise what is possible.

To begin creating your Alumni account:

  1. Log in to your PebblePad account and click on the main menu in the top left corner. Click 'Additional settings', then click 'Free Alumni Accounts':

 PebblePad main menu showing the free alumni accounts option


  1. A new tab will open in your web browser and you will see the following warning message:

 You can start a PebblePad personal account whenever you want, but… Most people find they only need a personal account once they are about to leave their current institution – but you can start anytime. If you are about to leave, or just want to start your personal account now, you can click continue… If not, click ‘cancel’ to return to your current PebblePad account. You can always sign up for an account later. A tipsheet is available to guide you through this process. Cancel or Continue.


If you still have ongoing assessments in PebblePad, please do not continue creating your Alumni account until after those have been completed and you are ready to graduate.

If you have completely finished your course and are about the graduate, click on 'Continue'.

  1. On the next screen, fill in the details on the 'Collecting details' form.
    1. Choose a new Username and check it's available.
    2. Add in your other details.
    3. When ready, click 'Continue'.

 PebblePad form for creating an alumni account


  1. On the 'Terms & Conditions' page:
    1. Select your subject expertise and career destination.
    2. Accept the terms and conditions.
    3. When ready, click 'Continue'.

 form for creating an alumni account continued


  1. On the 'Confirmation' page:
    1. If everything's correct, click 'Confirm' to create the account.

 summary of data entered on form for alumni account


  1. The 'Complete' page lists your account information, including the new link to log in to PebblePad with your alumni account you will use when accessing your personal alumni account. 

When you log in to your personal account, open your Asset Store and your Alumni Leeds Beckett University account will be listed as an available store along the top of the screen to the right.

IMPORTANT: Once you've completed this process you will NOT be able to log in using the Leeds Beckett University login page -  you will log in using the PebblePad log in page for alumni or personal accounts instead. All help and support issues should be directed to PebblePad and not the University.

The transfer can take up to 48 hours, the university assets will be stored in a separate tab within the alumni account's Asset Store called  - Leeds Beckett University - this will be alongside 'Assets', 'Resources' and 'Deleted' - from here, you will be able to continue to access and manage any assets that you had previously. However any new assets that you create will be stored in your default Assets tab, separate from the university tab.

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