It has been confirmed that the ‘Guest’ wireless network and IT Helpers will be available in the Library building, which means you will have the same access to the internet and eresources as you would from home.
The Library building reopens Wednesday 21 April
The University Library is reopening tomorrow (Wednesday 21 April), returning to the usual term-time opening hours of 8.00am to midnight, 7 days a week. You will still need to bring your student card to access the Library.
There will be no IT available on campus at first
The campus-wide IT issues continue, however. As a result, the study space booking system is not currently in use. Instead, you will need to check in using the NHS Covid-19 track and trace app by scanning the QR code at the Library entrance. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. If you are unable to use the app you can complete a paper form at reception.
The ongoing campus-wide IT issues mean that only the ‘Guest’ wireless network will be available on campus. IT Helpers will be available to advise but essentially you will have access only to the internet and electronic resources as if you were at home. Most library services will also be unavailable until further notice. You can find a comprehensive guide to what is and is not currently available here.
Welcome to Fashion Revolution Week! Don’t miss the exciting free public lecture (and panel discussion) this Thursday on how Covid-19 is changing the face of charity shops, Thursday 22 April, 6.00-7.30 pm.
While charity shops may get ‘ransacked’ by style-hungry shoppers or picked over by middle-class young women in most shops people seem to be up to something different. What kinds of work or labour are happening in these spaces, and in particular, how people are using them to get by, make do and live together as inequalities and social welfare cuts deepen? The COVID19 pandemic has undoubtedly heavily impacted the UK charity shop sector. While would-be donations pile up in houses, our dependency on the availability and capacity of the charity shop sector to deal with clothing waste has become more apparent. Without being able to ‘offload’ our unwanted clothing, what are the consequences on the fashion and textiles value chain?
This FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK event unites in discussion researchers from design research, sociology and philanthropic studies in exploring the role of Charity Shops and Thrift Stores in fashion consumption behaviours. Click the link below to book your place now through Evenbrite.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.