We are nearing the end of what has become a global annual event for creative writers everywhere! NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) first began 19 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)
Welcome to a day in the life of two casual staff members at the library, Greyson and Kate! During term time our hours are flexible, both of us work between 16 and 18 hours per week. Our role includes shelving (aka procrastinating shelving), and sitting at either the upstairs or downstairs desk, where you’ll often … More A Day Life in the Life… of the Casual Library Staff
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
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
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!
From the 1st of December to the end of semester we enjoyed many festivities at the Library! In the School Resources Centre we hid pictures of our favourite children’s books under the presents on our Christmas tree, and displayed some of our wonderfully festive and wintery CF and YF books… View this post on Instagram … More Recap: Christmas Countdown at the Library!
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
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
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
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!