Category: Thing of the Day

A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.

Leaving us next Summer? Help shape your university

The National Student Survey (NSS) is carried out each year with all final year undergraduate students in UK Higher Education having the opportunity to take part. This is around 300,000 students, including over 4,500 from the University of Portsmouth. How

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The Learning on Screen Awards want your film production!

The Learning on Screen Awards 2019 are open for submissions.  There are categories open for university productions, student productions and more. For more information and to submit your production/s please visit the new Learning on Screen website. Submissions will be reviewed by

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Artfilms Weekend Festival (13-18 Dec)

Australian avante-garde, the emotion of design, and a Christmas concert Artfilms are offering another Weekend Film Festival showcasing films from a variety of disciplines, producers and cultures. The videos are free to watch until until the end of next Tuesday, 18th December.

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How not to lose all your work just before the deadline

A new academic year dawns.  You might be about to settle to record results, write a literature review or write up a project you have been working on.  Now would be a good time to talk about how not to

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Faster than a speeding journal: return of the handwritten tasklist

The Faculty Librarian for Technology has characteristically uncovered the least technologically sophisticated way of keeping track of everything you need to do, using a notepad and pen.  The method is called “Bullet journalling”.  Combining a simple calendar with monthly task

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Library Christmas opening times now available

Our Christmas opening times are now available both on the Library opening hours page and in the form of pocket sized postcards you can collect and keep from the Library Reception or Welcome Desk.

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University Challenge comes to Portsmouth this week!

The University is conducting trials for the 2019 edition of University Challenge, the popular academic quiz hosted by Jeremy Paxman over the next two days (28-29 November) between 2-4 pm in Portsmouth, with each session taking less than an hour.

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If this then that: your will be done, automatically

Two separate apps designed to work together, “If” and “Do” allow you to get your mobile device to help automate complex tasks so they happen either automatically in the background or when you decide at the tap a button. If

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Plug-ins to simplify your life

Even the most cluttered web page can be made accessible by employing a handful of free web browser plug-ins.  Strip out advertising, images, side-bars and more, run it past you one word at at time, or just get your browser

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Get app happy and enjoy your studies your way!

No two people learn exactly the same way, and so we try to support you however you choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can record and annotate your lectures, make websites more readable, read text

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