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)
Martial Rose Library is home to a large range of online journals and eBooks, all accessible through the Full Text Finder. Yep, we know! This sounds like a bit of a frightening, formal name but don’t worry! It’s just as easy to use as our lovely library catalogue. This is located on the … More How to Use… Our Online Resources
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…
Libraries are synonymous with Universities and any place of learning. In fact they are one of, if not the most useful places to find information and guidance for your course (sorry Google). However for many students the Library is an intimidating and confusing place which is almost impossible to access and use. These … More Hidden Disabilities 1
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!
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!