Author: David Bennett
Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

Christmas socials during the Christmas closure

This year, UoP Global have produced a Virtual Advent Calendar with prizes to be won, including Amazon vouchers and a Portsmouth Football Club shirt! Some of the advent calendar doors also hold reminders about social events happening over the Christmas

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Afore ye go!

If you might be working at home over the holidays, it is important that you set up the VPN before you go. The VPN gives you full access to all our eresources, gives you access to University software from AppsAnywhere,

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Get your digital Christmas on!

By this time we usually have a (sustainably sourced) Christmas tree scraping the rafters in the Library Atrium. Sadly a combination of lockdown and Covid Secure safe systems of work has prevented us joining together and manhandling a 13-foot spruce-fir

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Get outside and feel the plastic

Grab a bag and clean the beaches An environmentally aware student expressed concern about the levels of plastic building up on our local beaches recently. The formally organised mass beach cleans have been suspended because government regulations currently prevent people

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Lexis and Law Society Christmas Quiz

Studying Law? Join the Law Society and your Lexis student representative for their joint Christmas Quiz at 6 pm on 4th December over Zoom. The top prize of a £20 Amazon voucher makes it all the more worth joining in!

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World AIDS Day

A very brief and incomplete history of AIDS Arrival of a pandemic AIDS came upon the world suddenly in the late 1970s. It arrived by stealth – a new and lethal infectious disease spreading increasingly rapidly with uncertain means of

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Books to return?

If you have been holding onto any books since before lockdown and wondering when it will be safe to return them, that time is now! We have set up a returns system outside the library entry turnstiles. Just pop in,

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Love to ride?

Love to Ride Portsmouth has just launched its ‘Winter Wheelers’ – a reward scheme for grown-ups, although I understand anyone aged 18 and over can take part! 😉 Register with the scheme and cycle for at least 10 minutes each

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Staying well

Maintaining a sustainable routine, making sure your physical and mental wellbeing do not suffer, and staying on top of everything you need to do at university and in life in general can be a struggle at times. There are little

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Resisting the siren call of predatory publishers and their journals

If it looks like an academic journal, reads like an academic journal, and claims to be an academic journal, you might be forgiven for thinking that it most probably was filled with quality information carefully researched and published only after

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