It is the last week of term before Christmas and so to see us on our way, here are some rather interesting literary facts with a Christmassy theme! Harper Lee’s Christmas Present Harper Lee met Truman Capote when they were five years old and living next door to each other in Monroeville, Alabama. They became very close. … More Have Yourself a Literary Christmas
It is almost the end of another NaNoWriMo but for those writers amongst you who have chosen this year as your first time to participate in it, hopefully it will be just the beginning of a long lasting hobby or career in writing. To help spur you on beyond November here are a small selection … More Writers: their havens and routines
We are nearing the end of what has become a global annual event for creative writers everywhere! NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) first began 18 years ago in July 1999 when freelance writer Chris Baty originated the project in San Francisco with a mere 21 participants. By the following year the project had gained a website and had been … More 5 Top Writing Tips! (NaNoWriMo)
On Friday 3rd November ’17 the Library held a Fairtrade Bake Sale to raise money for Helping Hooves and awareness about Fairtrade… All the cakes, brownies, and biscuits were baked using Fairtrade ingredients, and we handed out awareness-raising leaflets and ‘I choose Fairtrade!’ stickers, to encourage staff and students to consider buying Fairtrade and making … More Fairtrade Bake Sale for Helping Hooves!
Chelsea, one of our interns, shares her experiences… Every year, throughout the month of November, a non-profit organisation by the name of ‘NaNoWriMo’ hosts a global online writing event; an event which has seen the publication of hundreds of novel as an outcome! National Novel Writing Month – aka. NaNoWriMo – encourages budding writers to … More NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month!
It’s the spookiest time of the year again! So we have decided to gather as many of the scariest horror icons in film and literature together to celebrate and let you fight it out among yourselves who is the best. And please don’t have nightmares… Michael Myers Michael Myers was first seen in Halloween in 1978, directed … More Halloween Icons in Film and Literature
“My name is Tom and I’m The Library Assistant for Inter Library Loans. Here’s a day in my life: I start off the morning sorting through Inter Library Loan requests that have been made in the last twenty-four hours. Using a country-wide catalogue we have access to, I am able to track down other libraries … More A Day in the Life… of a Library Assistant!
“My name is Susan Renshaw and I have two roles: Deputy Librarian and Faculty of Arts Librarian. No two days are the same for me but I will tell you about one of my days during induction week… Last Tuesday I came into work as normal just before 8am to catch up on emails and … More A Day in the Life… of a Librarian!
Hello and WELCOME to our new students! Have you explored the Library yet? The Martial Rose Library is the perfect quiet space to work, and our team of friendly library staff are here to help you access the resources you need. We’re here for you, so please don’t hesitate to visit the Library Enquiries … More Welcome Freshers 2017!
Voting tokens at the ready! We’ve been asking for your feedback using our #QuestionoftheMoment voting boxes. For each question, simply pop a token in the box which best describes your thoughts. We publish the results from the last question too, so you can see how your thoughts compare with your fellow students. You’ll find the … More Question of the Moment