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Final year students Free offers and lots of help from ILS

To celebrate National Libraries Day we launched a couple of offers for final year students which we hope will be helpful as you work to complete your Independent Study…  We have ‘Free Document Binding Vouchers’ and if you need an additional copy of your ‘Referencing Guide’ we have some of those too. The voucher for the offers is in the ‘Final Year Students Guide’ leaflet along with information which we hope will be helpful to you. They’re available for collection from Peirson and all the Social Learning areas from National Libraries Day, 4th February.

Final year students – Independent study research. Additional Allocations

Final year students… Don’t forget that you’re entitled to up to 25 inter library requests this year.

These are for books or articles that aren’t in our library. We’ll try to track them down from the British Library – giving you access to over 3 million books and 46 thousand journals!

Remember to check that the item is not available via Summon/our library catalogue first, then complete an inter library request form.

Forms available from the Library desks. See our web pages or email Catherine or Su at for more information.

Research collections events on February 11th and 18th

The Research Librarian will be presenting a paper at the Percy Westerman Seminar in Portsmouth. The University Research Collection holds unpublished typescripts by this author, some of which were on display at events held at another recent event in Wareham Dorset.

The Portsmouth seminar takes place at Portsmouth Grammar School between 10am and 4pm on 11th February.

For more information on this event go to

For further information on the University Research Collections or email

Date for your diary…

February 18th 2012
The Research Collections will be represented at ‘Living History in Worcester VIII’

  • Event:                   Living History in Worcester VIII
  • Location               Guildhall, Worcester
  • Date                      Sat. 18th Feb 2012
  • Time                      Open to public – 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • The event is free to the Public and there no charge for exhibitors in the Assembly room.
  • All monies raised through voluntary collections are donated to the Mayor’s Charities.

The Research Collections will be represented at this event. Also, spot the member of Library Staff in full Civil War Cavalier kit ready to fight for King and country …

Event in Peirson on Thursday 9th

On 9th February Student Services will be running a market stall event in the Peirson foyer with the theme “New Year New You”. There will be nutrition advice/stop smoking advice/ alcohol advice/ study skills advice.

Further information is available from Student Services.

Students & Staff – survey updates and thanks
ILS student satisfaction survey

An enormous ‘thank you’ to the record number of over 2000 students who completed the survey.

We’ll be announcing the winners of the digital TV and vouchers very shortly.

Overall satisfaction remains high with 90.3% of students highly/mostly agreeing with the statement that Information and Learning Services provides a good service to them. The highest rated services were, provision of different study zones: helpfulness of staff and Library opening hours.

We’re just working through the many helpful comments and suggestions before we make the full survey results available.

Watch this space for further survey results and information.

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