EG announce webinar and short essay competition for budding real estate experts

Are you studying or planning a career in surveying, property or real estate management? If so, you’ll know how important having accurate and current data is to making decisions and managing a property portfolio. That’s why you’ll probably be excited to learn that leading property data specialist EG is offering a webinar where they demonstrate and explain the features of their real estate information database Radius.

Discover how Radius can help you with your studies and your future career. Learn how real estate professionals use Radius, how you can use the information in coursework and dissertations and how EG can even assist with job searching.

Sign up for the webinar

The webinar is running from 11.00 – 11.30 am on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Find out more and register now here!

Essay competition

EG are also launching a new essay competition to support creative thinking amongst the industry’s next generation.

To enter, you just need to write a 1,200 word response to a specific article EG recently published on the future of real estate and submit it by Saturday 15 May 2021. Responses will be judged by a panel of leading industry professionals and the winning response along with two runners up will be announced in EG magazine in June.

The prize

The winning essay, along with the two runners up, will be published in EG magazine. The winner will also receive a year’s free subscription to the EG magazine digital edition, mentoring from one of the industry judges, and £250 in vouchers. Mentoring will also be available for the two runners up. 

Click this link for the full brief and competition details.

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Last of the Lexis training webinars this year!

If you still haven’t managed to get to all of the Lexis law training webinars this year, don’t miss the final instance of each, starting this Wednesday evening with the Basic Lexis Certification webinar session. Getting certified in the use of Lexis and Westlaw is vitally important to compete with others to enter the field of Law.

Basic Lexis certification

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 7 April

Advanced Lexis certification

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 14 April

PSL Lexis certification

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 21 April

Commercial awareness and employability talk

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 28 April

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New eBooks – March 2021

The following is a list of new ebooks received by the Library during March 2021 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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New Books – March 2021

The following is a list of new books received in the Library during March 2021 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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Could you become our next LexisNexis Student Associate?

LexisNexis are recruiting for a new Student Associate to act as a
representative on campus for their online services and advise
and support fellow students with their legal research. This is the sort of CV enhancing position that really can help you stand out from the crowd when searching for a training contract. Are you studying full-time on a taught Law course? Then read on!

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It’s never too late to ask!

Deadlines closing in? Your library can still help!

Whether you are looking to pin down a source for those last elusive facts you need to qualify in your dissertation or referencing is taking over your life, your friendly library team are here to help. We can help you find information more quickly, pinpoint referencing guidance and answer any referencing questions you might have. Your subject team are experts in pinpointing obscure information and helping you find the answers you need in a hurry, as well as helping you develop effective search strategies at the start of projects to ensure you find everything ahead of time.

We can also support you in your studies more generally by pointing you to the right person to ask about academic writing, technical matters and other challenges you might come across.

So don’t be shy – ask us today! 🙂

As we always say, the only foolish question is the one that isn’t asked.
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Happy Trans Awareness Day?

Monday 31 March was Trans Awareness Day. It celebrates the existence, resilience and success of the trans and gender non-conforming community and aims to raise awareness of trans rights, or more often their absence, around the world.  We also all need to take a breath and remember the hardships that are facing this community.

This has never been more important.  While it went largely unreported, more trans people were killed in 2020 than any year since records began.  For many, it feels like we are going back in time, set against a background of increasing anti-trans and anti-nonbinary rhetoric. In the UK alone, transphobic hate crimes have quadrupled since 2015one in four trans people have been threatened with or experienced transphobic violenceone in three employers refuse to employ a trans person, and following a recent court case, trans children now have to go to court if they want medication to delay the onset of puberty so they have more time to decide about whether or not they wish to surgically transition.  

Trans youths

Most trans people also still feel the need to conceal their gender identity at work, despite legal safeguards, some because they feel it would make them unsafe and others, even in progressive institutions, because they believe it would invite harassment and social isolation.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, trans people on average experience much worse mental health than the general population.  Around half of trans people have attempted to end their own lives, driven beyond endurance by a culture of hostility and isolation.

Healthcare is also failing trans people.  Quite apart from the average 26-year wait for a first appointment at London’s NHS gender clinic, standard health checks are often missed for trans people, such as screening for cervical cancer and asking routine health questions about the possibility of pregnancy before surgery in trans men.

What can you do to help?

Pink News has the following suggestions for anyone wanting to help support their trans friends and peers:

‘You can find a list of trans organisations and charities who need your support here.

Another thing cis-gendered people can do is commit to being a better ally to trans and non-binary people. We have an article here where eight trans and non-binary people share their tips on how to improve your allyship in 2021.

For example, Axelle (they/them), queer activist and founder of the Black Trans Foundation says: “Watch trans documentaries and read trans stories. I would recommend these free ones on YouTube: Meet Young Non-Binary Australians Who Don’t Identify as Male or FemaleGender Diversity and Identity in QueertopiaI Am They: A Non-binary Transgender Love Story, Laverne Cox Presents the T Word.”’

Affected by anything in this article?

If you have been affected by any of the content in this article, whether or not you are trans, remember you can get emotional support and find someone to listen at the Student Wellbeing Service, University Chaplaincy, and the Samaritans – who are there to listen to anyone who needs to talk and not just those feeling desperate.

~ by Chenda Cox and David E Bennett

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Introducing ERP… not Wyatt, the other kind

Those of you interested in enterprise systems and how you might choose and manage the implementation of a large scale business information system might be interested in the comparatively recent arrival of enterprise resource planning or ERP systems.

Designed to integrate business functions such as human resource, customer relationship, manufacturing resource planning, health and safety and supply chain management that were previously managed using their own discrete systems and managed separately. ERP systems therefore promise to provide a single point of reference for all systems and thereby help coordinate and integrate business functions for more efficient coordination.

This article by People Managing People attempts to provide an overview of the main characteristics of ERP systems, the different types of system currently available, and the advantages they offer.

Click here to read the full article here.

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Research student republishes local history books

One of our research students has begun republishing religious history books, including local history works on the work of a priest in the late Victorian Portsmouth slums.

Click here to visit their website and see the growing collection of books they have for sale.

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No need to get tested if you are visiting the Library from Monday onwards

In light of the continued low infection rate in Portsmouth, from Monday (29 March 2021) we will no longer be requiring staff and students to provide proof of a recent negative Covid test in order to enter the University Library. We still encourage all staff and students to continue volunteering for asymptomatic testing on a regular basis on campus.

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