It’s the Spring Equinox! As the days become longer and we mark the beginning of spring, it’s a good time to look at some of the other fellow mammals that we, the Homo Sapiens, share the campus with. Over the last year the University’s Environment Team has been conducting surveys to establish what wildlife species have habitats on … More Wildlife on campus (plus one tame)
This week saw the Academy Awards dole out their praise on several well deserved films from 2017 and the people who created them were honoured with a statuette or two. Here at the library we have gathered together some of our favourite Best Picture Oscar wins from the history of the Academy Awards, as well as … More And The Award Goes To…
Nine years ago marked the start of World Day of Social Justice, which is observed annually on 20th February. Initiated by the United Nations it seeks to highlight that social development and social justice are key to achieve and maintain “peace and security within and among nations“. This day strives to promote efforts to tackle … More World Day of Social Justice
As we celebrate/mourn Valentine’s Day (delete as appropriate!), just spare a thought for the millions of LGBT+ people around the world for whom even sending an anonymous card is fraught with danger. Perhaps this Valentine’s Day some of us may even plan to pop the question to the object of our affections. Sadly, this … More Happy Valentine’s Day to One and All!
Hello and welcome back to all our students and staff after the Christmas break. We hope you all had a lovely time and are keen to get back to your studies! Keep an eye on our blog this semester as, amongst others, we will be exploring the following helpful and fascinating topics: A Day in the Life … More Welcome back and Happy New Year!
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!
Happy World Poetry Day! Here is a selection of some of our favourite poets to celebrate this wonderful day which encourages people to read and write more poetry! Who’s your favourite poet? What’s your favourite poem? Tweet us @uniwinlibrary and let us know! Roger McGough “The Head popped a head round the doorway to see … More Our Favourite Poets – World Poetry Day