Could you be the next local Westlaw student representative?

Every year, Thompson Reuters recruit a paid Law student representative that they train to an expert level to use the Westlaw legal resources suite. In this role, you would support your fellow students to use these powerful search tools to develop their expertise and help them gain certification in the use of the Westlaw legal information suite. Full training will be provided for this CV enhancing position.

Your main aim as Thompson Reuters representative will be encouraging their fellow students to make more effective use of Thompson Reuters’ legal services, including Westlaw UK, Practical Law, eBooks and legal know-how. You will work for 5 hours per week during term time holding various drop in clinics, demonstrations, certification sessions and more as well as being available via email and on social media to assist students with their queries.

Find out more and apply using this link.

Closing date for applications: 28 May 2021

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Welcome to your virtual Mental Health Week

Laughology have made a series of videos, blogs and other information available for free to support Mental Health Awareness Week this week. These resources cover a range of topics from happiness and positivity to developing a growth mindset to managing stress, and for the more mature students among you, the menopause. As you’d expect from a company called Laughology, they mix in a healthy dose of humour along with their information and advice!

Click this link to dip in and find what interests you!

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Ebook Central – planned maintenance on 26 June

In order to maintain its high level of functionality, Ebook Central is moving from its current server to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform on 26 June 2021.

This means Ebook Central will be unavailable between 3 – 11 pm (BST) on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Together with Proquest, who supply Ebook Central, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. You can learn more about this scheduled maintenance and get tips for preparation on the Ebook Central support page.

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Wednesday study skills webinars

Macmillan Publishers are offering a series of free study skills webinars in support of their academic writing book series. The webinars last one hour each and cover reflective journaling, essay writing, and goal setting, motivation and overcoming procrastination. They run on Wednesday afternoons for the next three weeks, starting and start this Wednesday afternoon.

Journal your way to success 

Wednesday 28 April at 2pm

An interactive webinar with Barbara Bassot where you will look at how reflective journaling can be used to develop successful study habits, help you become more aware of your strengths and reach your goals. The session will include a guided journaling activity.

Register now here on EventBrite.

You can find out more about the webinar leader’s books by follow these links: The Reflective JournalThe Employability Journal and The Study Success Journal.

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Reopening the Library amid the IT outage

Update 22 April 2021 –

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.

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Charity Shopping: Second Hand Citizens

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.

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EG announce webinar and short essay competition for budding real estate experts

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.

Find out more and register now here!

Essay competition

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 prize

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. 

Click this link for the full brief and competition details.

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Last of the Lexis training webinars this year!

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.

Basic Lexis certification

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 7 April

Advanced Lexis certification

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 14 April

PSL Lexis certification

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 21 April

Commercial awareness and employability talk

Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 28 April

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New eBooks – March 2021

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.

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New Books – March 2021

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.

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