ILS news Staff Notices

ILS News – April 2



Lots happening…  and have you seen the new video for University staff and students?

  • STUDENTS & STAFF – Changes to ILS and Hive Facebook

On Friday (30th) we amalgamated the University ‘ILS’ and ‘Hive’ Facebook pages.

If you click ‘Like’ on the ILS page we’ll keep you up to date with University ILS news and information about The Hive.

University ILS & Hive Facebook page                     

The Hive website

  • STAFF – We need requests for digitisation by May 31st

With the imminent move to the Hive, it is anticipated that there may be some disruption to the digitisation service (

While every effort will be made to satisfy requests placed throughout the summer, we cannot guarantee that any requests made after May 31st will be available for the start of semester one. Please place requests before this time if you know they will be essential to your modules in September. All requests placed after this date will still be processed, but may not be returned to you in time. Renewals for articles already digitised will be sent to you as normal. Many thanks for your cooperation at this time. Digitisation is proving to be a popular service with staff and students alike, and we look forward to the service growing further with your help in 2012/13.

Please contact if you have any queries.

  • STUDENTS and STAFF – Blue Book Labels

We’re beginning to sort out stock for the move to The Hive so you’ll have noticed some stickers appearing on books…

Blue stickers indicate which books are in high demand by the University. Members of the University will be able to borrow up to 12 of these items at any one time, members of the public will be able to borrow 1, and they may be reserved for University students at peak times. Soon you’ll notice some orange stickers appearing, these will be on short loan University books. Only members of the University will be able to borrow these items, for 24 hour periods. Please leave these stickers in place.

Redevelopment of Social Learning Area & Development of Medical Museum at City Campus

From 2nd April Social Learning spaces have changed, they are now as follows:

  • 6 PCs in the Café 24/7
  • 4 PCs in the area adjacent to Reception by the entrance to the new exhibition space
  • Printers in Reception
  • Group Study Area in CH2007

6th to 9th April

Access to the building will be as normal with the exception of 6th – 9th April when spray-painting will be taking place. During this period only, access to the building will be via the ceremonial front entrance with disabled access via the lift at main reception, through to the McClelland Centre and the lift in the main part of the building.


ILS Easter Opening

Peirson 24/7 access Peirson staffed City Campus social learning Riverside Learning Exchange
Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th Open Open as usual Open (24/7 access PCs in café) 16:00 – 21:30
Good Friday 6th April Open Not staffed Open (24/7 access PCs in café) Closed
Saturday 7th April Open 09:00-21:00 staffed Open (24/7 access PCs in café) Closed
Easter Sunday 8th April Open Not staffed Open (24/7 access PCs in café) Closed
Bank Holiday Monday 9th April Open Not staffed Open (24/7 access PCs in café) Closed
Tuesday 10th April Open 08:30-22:00 staffed Open (24/7 access PCs in café) 16:00 – 21:30
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th Open Open as usual Open (24/7 access PCs in café) 16:00 – 21:30

For details on opening hours visit:


Are you using webprint?

From 12th March… you’ve been able to print from wherever you are, from most devices, using the new web based print submission system…


  • Print @ UW from mobile devices, iPads, laptops, etc.
  • Send assignments to print at UW overnight for collection the following morning.
  • Print from MS Office, PDF, Open office and select Apple formats.
  • Easy online credit top up and parental payment system.

Available through the student portal so you don’t have to log in again.



Free offers and lots of help from ILS

Free Document Binding and a Free Referencing Guide as well as lots of useful tips to help you in your final year.

Simply collect a leaflet entitled ‘Final Year Students Guide’ from Peirson or any of the Social Learning Areas and inside you’ll find vouchers inside as well as information about getting hold of resources, getting support and advice, ICT access and storage, additional InterLibrary requests, and lots more.

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