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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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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Students: Build Accessible

What is accessibility?

You may have heard the term ‘accessibility‘ but do you know what it is and what it means for you? New regulations mean all public sector organisations have a legal duty to make sure their public facing websites, and internally shared content, meet accessibility requirements. Creating accessible content means you are ensuring it can be accessed and understood by as wide an audience as possible.

Four blue and white symbols that represent a range of disabilities including physical, audio and eyesight.
Accessibility supports all users to access and understand the content you are creating.
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Moving Forward With UniSkills

Do you struggle with referencing? Are you not sure of the difference between proofreading and editing? Then our fantastic Moving Forward With UniSkills webinars could be right up your street! They’re designed as a follow up to the Getting Started With UniSkills webinars that we ran earlier in the year, but if you didn’t attend those sessions, don’t worry you can still to come along to this one. They’re co-designed and co-delivered by your Student Advisors, myself (Lauren) and Charlotte and are useful for first year students who want to start developing their academic skills further or for anyone just wanting a refresher on the basics.

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eBooks: we want your student feedback!

eBooks! Love them, hate them or never used them? What ever your level of experience we want your feedback!

One of our main services to you, as the University Library, is providing access to high-quality academic resources. Since the pandemic hit we’ve prioritised eBook purchases and we want to find out how they’re working for you. As part of this process we’d love to hear your experiences, as a student using them (or not!) at Edge Hill University, so we can continue to improve our services. Complete our very quick survey and you could even be in with a chance of winning a £20 Amazon eVoucher.

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New Year, New Students: Welcome from Library and Learning Services.

Hello and a massive welcome to all new students starting courses this January, we look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all. We are the Student Engagement team and we are here to provide support with all aspects of academic skills. Although this year may feel a little different please be reassured that we are here to support you!

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UniSkills Spring 2021 Webinars

Semester one was a huge success with over a thousand of you booking onto one or more of the 64 UniSkills Winter Webinars we delivered between September and December 2020! But the fun (and learning!) doesn’t stop there! As we are here to support you throughout your entire course at Edge Hill University we would love for you to join us again this semester as we launch our UniSkills Spring Webinar programme!

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