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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 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 little corner of China in GGL

From 16-24 January, in a quiet corner of George Green Library on A floor, Chinese brush artist Jiang (Jack) Hongsheng is offering students and staff the opportunity to take a break from work and exams. With Jack’s demonstration and encouragement, you can learn how to paint some of China’s most iconic flora, from plum blossom …

Study anywhere: Study here

Happy New Year everyone! January means a fresh start, resolutions and, of course, examinations. January is named after Janus, the God of doorways, and our doors are always open to you. Particularly during exam periods when most of our libraries are open 24/7. Nevertheless, we fill up quickly (look out for the ‘space availability boards’ by …

A satisfying result – National Student Survey

The results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS) are in! Everyone within Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) here at The UoN is chuffed to discover that student satisfaction with our libraries has increased again, for the second year running, and now stands at an all-time high. Analysis of the latest NSS results shows that satisfaction with …

National Libraries Day – Saturday 6th February

Saturday 6th February is National Libraries Day. An annual occurrence marked by events across the UK in celebration of the work of libraries. UoN Libraries have a comprehensive collection of resources to support your academic studies (as well as a broad collection of fiction and world literature for your reading pleasure). Nottingham also boasts sixteen public libraries (with many more in …

Five minutes with… Dan Flatt

Name Dan Flatt Job title Student engagement co-ordinator So what does that actually mean? I work with students and gather feedback about the libraries so we can improve our service and facilities. I’ve run a number of focus groups on topics such as reading lists, the new George Green library and the library website. I manage …

5 Reasons why you should visit the Business Library

Although small in size, the Business Library is big on what we offer to students. The Library is located on the top floor (floor D) in Business School South on Jubilee Campus. We’ve picked our top 5 favourite reasons why you should visit 1. It’s quiet- Whereas the other libraries pride themselves on their communal …

Six reasons why we think the Djanogly Learning Resource Centre is incredible

Did you see that Djanogly Learning Resource Centre on the Jubilee Campus was included in the 15 Of The Most Incredible College Libraries Around the World?  Naturally, we were very excited to see our inclusion in the article, written by Hannah Nelson-Teutsch, on blogging website, Bustle. We wholeheartedly agree with Hannah,  if you haven’t been over to DLRC, here are …

Five minutes with… Louise Savage

Name? Louise Savage Job title? Senior Project Manager for Libraries, Research and Learning Resources So, what does that mean? Well essentially when Libraries, or indeed the university, wish to embark on a piece of work that sits outside of a usual business activity it often becomes a project.  There are lots of exciting projects currently …