Following a year-long project capturing the written and oral histories of LGBTQ+ people living on the Isle of Wight, Out on and Island offers a unique glimpse into the development of sexual and gender diversity expression, support and liberation in a rural island community. Visit the exhibition at the picturesque Quay Arts Centre, Newport, on the Island and be taken on a trip through time as witnessed by those who lived it.
You will no longer have to book a study space in the library from Monday (21 June 2021). By then, the term will have officially ended and since library occupancy has been very low for the last few days, it no longer feels necessary to continue to require students to attend.
We also hope to allow students graduating this summer reference access to the library until the end of August, allowing them ongoing IT and printing access, although no-one will be able to borrow books or access library eresources after their student card expires. If you need an extension to library membership because of deferred assignments, extenuating circumstances or other reasons, please get in touch as soon as possible.
Student printing is now available again in both the University Library and Portland Building. This includes black and white, colour, and large format poster printing. Please bring your student card so you can collect your printing easily!
Large format printing
Because of the higher costs associated with large format poster printing (for posters that are A2 size or larger), it is necessary for IT Helpers (ITHs) to release large format print jobs.
ITHs are are now working:
9 am – 8 pm Monday – Friday
10 am – 4 pm Saturday – Sunday
Thank you for your patience while printing services were restored.
The Careers and Employability Service has organised a virtual Opportunities Week to support students of all years with their employability. The week will provide students with a range of sessions around:
job hunting in the current climate
how to make the most of online resources
the benefits of volunteering
postgraduate study options
developing and maintaining personal resilience – including a talk from guest speaker Tim Campbell on Thursday 17 June.
Graduate employers will be hosting some virtual sessions and there will also be support for those thinking of starting a business. A student panel will also discuss how the service helped them in their career journey.
The following is a list of new ebooks received by the Library during May 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.
The following is a list of new books received in the Library during May 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.
The following is a list of new ebooks received by the Library during April 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.
The following is a list of new books received in the Library during April 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.
Sage and John Smith’s have partnered up to offer a short series of hour-long expert talks on ways to get the most from your time at university.
How to think for yourself
What does it mean these days to read, write and engage critically? Authors and researchers Dr Alex Baratta and Dr Tom Chatfield examine the importance of taking control of your time, attention and engagement; what it means to develop confidence in your own study and thinking skills; and why evidence-based analysis matters more than ever in an age of disinformation, distraction and fake news.
Getting the most out of your university journey: health, wellbeing and academic success
During this period of dramatic change, the future is both full of exciting possibilities but also uncertainty and apprehension. Kaye Rabel and Helen Coleman have identified several ways to help you plan and manage your time, money, studies, and personal life, effectively while keeping a focus on your health and wellbeing. Their advice could help you to study smarter, stay healthy, and enjoy your university experience to the full.
Their talk is taking place live at 2 pm tomorrow (Tuesday 25 May) but if you register you will get sent the recording link to watch and share with your friends at your leisure.
Welcome to Dementia Action Week 2021! Dementia is a biological disease with many diverse causes and which affects people of all ages but it is a condition that our current care system is unable handle. Yet, with the right support people with dementia can live a good quality of life, doing what matters most to them for as long as possible.
Sadly, our chronically underfunded and dysfunctional care system has lack of adequate care support have left nearly a million people with dementia and their families struggling to get the support and care that they need and deserve, something left in stark relief by the coronavirus pandemic. As things stand, dementia destroys the lives not only of those living with the disease but all those who love and support them, as this video produced by the Alzheimer’s Society shows.