Welcome (back) to Catalyst!

We know it has been a funny couple of years, and those of you who have been here before may not have experienced the building in its full potential. To our new students joining us this academic year, let us tell you all about Catalyst.  

Catalyst opened back in Summer 2018 and although we’ve been functioning for 3 years now, we’re still very much a shiny, new, flagship space on campus and we’d like you to feel welcomed and at home when you visit us.  

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Calling all students: Welcome to Discover More

Over the summer we launched our brand new library management system: Discover More. Your new single search tool for all your print and electronic resources at Edge Hill University.

We know this will be a new experience for anyone joining Edge Hill this year, but if you’re a returning student it’s likely you’ll also notice some small changes. But rest assure these changes have brought about some great benefits!

You can now search for all your resources, be that books, eBooks or academic journals, in one handy location. With improved discoverability of your Library resources Discover More will ensure you’re able to access everything you need for your studies!

The new library management system Discover More
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PGCE/PGDE Students: Welcome to Library and Learning Services

Hello and a massive welcome to all our new PGCE and PGDE students, we look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all this coming year. We are the Student Engagement team (you may also hear us referred to as the UniSkills team) and we are here to provide support with all aspects of your academic and information skills.

Welcome PGCE/PGDE students. Find out how we can support you in your first few weeks and beyond. blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/ls
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Get Ready for Summer Assessment!

For those whose academic year hasn’t quite ended yet, we wanted to let you know your Student Engagement Team are still on hand to help you. From our virtual UniSkills support (Available on our web pages 24/7), to our Student Advisor Social Media Takeover from 16th-20th August, there’s plenty to develop your skills ahead of any upcoming Summer Assessments you may have.

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To EHU Staff: How Reading Lists Online can support the accessibility of your Learning Edge modules.

Reading Lists Online homepage

1) The Reading List Online software has accessibility features built in by allowing users to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard and /or speech recognition software.
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
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Boost your summer skills by Planning Ahead With UniSkills

This summer get ready for your return to university in the autumn with your Student Advisors: Charlotte, Lauren, Darren, Callie and Maya. If you’re struggling to get organised then our Planning Ahead With Uniskills webinar will be perfect for you! They’re co-designed and delivered by students for students and are open to anyone wanting to develop their skills for the future and become experts at planning ahead.

Planning Ahead With UniSkills. Co-designed and co-delivered by your student advisors. Book now ehu.ac.uk/workshops
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Ebook Central Downtime

Saturday 26th June 1pm – 11pm 

On Saturday 26th June eBooks from ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable, due to an essential server move.  During this time no eBooks will be available from Ebook Central, which is the main supplier of eBooks at Edge Hill University.   

To prepare for this we recommend you download books or chapters in advance where this is possible. You can do so here.   

Ebook Central image

Download instructions are available here: 

Full book download  

Chapter download

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. 

An invitation for staff to the Teaching Online Reading Group: @EHU_TORG

In 2020 the Teaching Online Reading Group for EHU academic staff members was launched (via MS Teams) by Dr Claire Hawkins, Senior Lecturer in Primary Computing Education and Sonia Edwards, Academic Engagement Manager in Library and Learning Services. The aim was to provide a space to discuss user-friendly, research-based articles about online teaching and learning. The group provides a valuable opportunity to actively and critically consider what it means to teach in a virtual world. It is ideal for people who have been forced to rush headlong into online teaching and want time to reflect and discuss their practice.

Invitation to the Teaching Online Reading Group
reading link: http://bit.ly/2Sw60FI
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