Hi, I am Jade and I am currently in my 3rd year studying Nutrition and Health. I am one of five Student Advisors, working for Library and Learning Services in Catalyst. We work from 11am to 4pm, Monday to Friday and we are here to help students along their academic journey. We can help by providing support with Harvard referencing queries, searching for physical or virtual books and navigating around the Virtual Learning Environment.
I have created a preview of a typical day for us but we may be able to help with your other queries too!
11:00 am – Welcoming students and pointing them in the right direction of all the services in Catalyst…
11:20 am – Guiding students on how to use the Virtual Learning Edge
12:00 pm – Attending Uniskills workshops with students, on varied subjects such as; Proofreading Strategies or Developing Academic Writing
1:00 pm – Break for lunch / coffee at 53.3 North
1:30 pm – Writing blog posts to inform students about upcoming events and to provide academic tips and techniques
2:00 pm – Walking around Catalyst helping students find books, CDs, DVDs, Teaching Resources and assisting with checking them out
3:00 pm – Providing one-to-one appointments to assist students with:
- Harvard referencing
- Finding a journal using the online library catalogue Discover More
- Basic Microsoft support
4:00 pm – Leave Catalyst thinking about how diverse the job is and how the next shift may be completely different!
We offer 15-minute appointments with a Student Advisor, during term time between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Book your appointment here.
Written by: JADE KAUR
3rd Year Nutrition and Health Student
Student Advisor for Library & Learning Services