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Has your reading list made our top ten?

Online Reading Lists (in Talis Aspire) are proving very popular with University of Nottingham students and staff. Not only do they allow academics to create dynamic reading lists with a consistent approach across courses, they also allow the Library to purchase materials and appropriately resource the course to support teaching. Students can make best use …

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, …

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, …

Get your course readings digitised – try our scanning service

Did you know that the library provides a scanning service for teaching staff? We can scan chapters and journal articles from our print collections for your reading list. It is a great way to make selected readings more accessible for your students. Why use the library scanning service? It allows you to take advantage of …

Let’s celebrate women engineers – past, present and future

Today is International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), an annual event that celebrates the contribution and achievements of women in engineering. It aims to inspire current and future generations to achieve their potential by highlighting the amazing careers women can have in engineering. The event is in its 4th year and is organised by the …

An interview with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre and biographer of D.H Lawrence

In the first of our series about writing and publishing we interviewed Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Andrew has recently published a biography, The Life of D.H. Lawrence, so we were keen to find out a little bit more about how and why this …

Kanopy video streaming at Nottingham

Following a successful trial back in June, we’ve recently introduced an online video streaming service, Kanopy. The collection contains over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, training videos and feature films which can be streamed from any location on various devices. Around 850 producers contribute to this “Netflix-like” platform, including  Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Film, DEFA East …

Where am I #meanttobe? Why missing an A-level grade may not be the worst thing in the world

More years ago than I care to admit, I awaited my A-level results, with no doubt the same levels of anxiety as many young people this week. In my case, I missed my place at Medical School by one grade. Given that I had wanted to be a doctor since I was ten, and my …