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!
Calling all Mature Students – would you like some help in finding and using information? If this is the case, the Library can help! We offer tailored 1:1 sessions on how to use all of our resources, as well as research skills and more. In addition, we can help you with specific skills such … More Mature Students
During Welcome Week 2017, we carried out a ‘Flash Feedback Exhibition’ to engage all our new students, and find out what you’d like from your Library! We asked students to give us some thoughts on three simple questions (in return for plenty of cake, biscuits and drinks of course!). We asked: What do you … More Flash Feedback Exhibition
Since October, Chelsea and Bethany have been helping us out as our Library Interns. Here’s a day in their life! It’s always best to start off these things with an introduction so here we go… Hello! My name is Chelsea, and I am one of the two graduate interns who has been working in the … More A Day in the Life of a Library Intern
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!
When life at the university gets busy, and the reading lists and assignment deadlines start piling up, we could all use a helping hand. Assistive Technology is generally defined as any technology that supports a person in their learning or daily life. It can be a piece of software, an electronic gadget which helps with … More Assistive Technology in the Library
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)
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!
Earlier in the year, the Library ran its first Roaming Library Survey! We went out and about on campus asking for feedback on if students do/don’t use the library, and why/why not. We were really grateful to all of you who were happy to talk to us and gave us your time. Without valuable feedback from our … More RESULTS: Why you do/don’t use the Library…
“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!