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Improving academic support and engagement

By Beth Massey (former SU Education Officer) As my time as Students’ Union (SU) Education Officer came to an end, I was asked by Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) to work with them on shaping a project to review their academic engagement and support. As a department LRLR is taking a fresh look at how they engage with the academic community here …

Helping students to prioritise their reading

The last in a series of three blogs looking at themes arising from ‘Reading strategies’ projects commissioned by LRLR under the Students as Change Agents (SACA) programme.  On Thursday 15 June an invited audience – including Professor Sarah O’Hara (PVC for Education and the Student Experience) and Beth Massey (outgoing Students’ Union Education Officer) – assembled at the Arts Centre, University …

Reading strategies project delivers guide “for students, by students”

The second in a series of three blogs looking at themes arising from ‘reading strategies’ projects commissioned by LRLR under the Students as Change Agents (SACA) programme.  On Thursday 15 June an invited audience – including Professor Sarah O’Hara (PVC for Education and the Student Experience) and Beth Massey (outgoing Students’ Union Education Officer) – assembled at the Arts Centre, University Park, …

NUsearch August update – release highlights

NUsearch has been updated today to make discovery even better. After introducing a new interface in June we’re not stopping there! NUsearch will be updated four times a year to bring you new features, improvements to existing functionality and fixes for any known issues. We want to ensure NUsearch keeps on developing to meet your …

Helping students develop a reading strategy

The first in a series of three blogs looking at themes arising from ‘reading strategies’ projects commissioned by LRLR under the Students as Change Agents (SACA) programme. On Thursday 15 June an invited audience – including Professor Sarah O’Hara (PVC for Education and the Student Experience) and Beth Massey (outgoing Students’ Union Education Officer) – assembled at the Arts Centre, University Park, …

A world of discovery – using NUsearch

We have launched our new and improved library discovery tool NUsearch, it has been redesigned to provide you with a fresh interface that is cleaner and clearer, and fully responsive to all mobile devices. Following on from a successful Beta trial we now bring you an upgraded NUsearch, it replaces the previous version, without any requirement for …

Help finding study space during exams

Picture the scene. Your alarm fails to go off and on your way to campus the Indigo bus sprayed you with a torrent of muddy puddle water so you had to go back home to get changed. You finally arrive at the library to find that there are no spaces left to study (those helpful space boards …

A NUlook NUsearch – what do you think?

Our Beta testing period has now closed and NUlook NUsearch is now LIVE. Please read our new blog for more details. This new look NUsearch has been redesigned to provide you with a fresh interface which is cleaner and clearer, and fully responsive to mobile devices. The beta version is available until the end of …

‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ an exhibition showing the importance of Kindertransports today

A blog about Amy Williams, creator of the exhibition entitled ‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ on display at the University of Nottingham’s Hallward Library (until 21 April). This exhibition was recently created by Amy Williams who is in the second year of her PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She is funded by …

Duke of York opens George Green Library

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus on 15 March as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments, our very own George Green Library. Prince Andrew formally opened the redeveloped George Green Library (GGL), and spoke highly of the new building to …