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Happy Hallowe’en. Now imagine life without checking your mobile phone!

‘Tis Hallowe’en, that joyous ancient Pagan/Christian/commercial (take your pick, there seems to be little consensus on it’s origins) spooky festival when people traditionally give each other a friendly fright.  In the spirit of Hallowe’en, I would like to put forward

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Find comfort in the library

Are you missing home? in need of some comfort? Or, just love a bit of nostalgia? In that case pop along to the University Library and take a look at our amazing collection of children’s books. We have a beautiful

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New eBooks – August 2018

What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during August 2018 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

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New bus route and timetable from 1 August

Following the closure of the Langstone campus and consultation with the Students’ Union (UPSU), the university bus service will take a new circular route and follow a revised timetable from 1 August 2018.  You can download the new timetable here.  

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Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebrates all the improvements made to make resources and services available and useful to as many people as possible.  All the advances we make in Making resources available in more formats and supporting different ways of

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Reading for Pleasure – Happy days are here again!

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and at this time of year students and staff are particularly under strain busily preparing for exams, completing dissertations and finishing off final submissions. Our brains are crammed with ‘useful’ information, our bodies

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A reminder about copyright

We pay for access to thousands of e-journals, e-books and electronic databases, which you can use for your studies and research. With such a lot of information out there, it can be easy to forget that we all have to

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Historical gleanings on Government House

Ever wondered how there was room for such a spacious library with park surrounding it in the middle of the urban sprawl that is Portsmouth? The answer might surprise you… 

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Wireless network refurbishment (15 February)

On Thursday 15 February, contractors will be replacing the high level wireless access points in Area 2B, the OA computing rooms, pooled space teaching rooms and the Postgraduate Suite.  Disruption to wireless access should be minimal.  A scissor lift will be required for

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The A-maze-ing history of a Southsea mansion

Occasionally several things come together from disparate places to form the “perfect” enquiry. Last week, a staff training session, a TV series, databases and a few books came together in exactly this way.

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