Category: Thing of the Day

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

The successes and failures of LGBTQ+ Pride past, present and future

On 28 June 1969, police raided a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. Not an unsurprising event – it was still illegal for men to dance together in a nightclub, let alone have consensual sexual relationships, and “masquerading” as

Posted in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Tagged with: , , ,

On useless information

I can honestly say, my gut feeling was right – there is just so much information out there, it’s simply not worth engaging with everything that’s vying for my attention. Titles such as ‘The only thing you need to know

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , ,

Out on an Island

Following a year-long project capturing the written and oral histories of LGBTQ+ people living on the Isle of Wight, Out on and Island offers a unique glimpse into the development of sexual and gender diversity expression, support and liberation in

Posted in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Tagged with: ,

Opportunities Week (14-18 June)

The Careers and Employability Service has organised a virtual Opportunities Week to support students of all years with their employability. The week will provide students with a range of sessions around: job hunting in the current climate how to make

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,

Online expert talks: original thinking and safeguarding your wellbeing

Sage and John Smith’s have partnered up to offer a short series of hour-long expert talks on ways to get the most from your time at university. How to think for yourself What does it mean these days to read,

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,

Welcome to Dementia Action Week 2021!

Welcome to Dementia Action Week 2021! Dementia is a biological disease with many diverse causes and which affects people of all ages but it is a condition that our current care system is unable handle. Yet, with the right support

Posted in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Tagged with: , ,

The rise and rise of ecommerce

I am old enough to remember the late ’90s when the then New Labour Government was becoming exercised about the rate at which ecommerce was growing in Britain and how we needed to move into the then new realm of

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with:

Thinking like a Designer

Learning development in a creative faculty A faculty-based learning developer (LD) must accommodate the full range of subjects and types of learners in their specific contexts. The ‘design thinking’ (DT) five basic stages of ‘empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test’ that

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: , ,

British Library re-opens all its reading rooms and exhibition space

The British Library is reopening its remaining reading rooms today and extending its reading room opening hours.  Its exhibition spaces are also reopening for the first time since December last year. Click here for information on accessing the reading rooms

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with:

Accessible learning study looking for volunteers

Reading University is looking at ways of optimising the accessibility of learning materials. They are looking for undergraduate participants who are deaf or hard of hearing, who have dyslexia, or for whom English is not their native language to help

Posted in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Tagged with: ,