For Your Consideration…

Awards Season is upon us, the time of year when the subtle dramas and indie fare slowly but surely supplant the big budget explosions in the cinema listings. Where everyone has a different answer for Film of the Year. The once hotly tipped front runner has been snubbed by the academy. And the film everyone loved suddenly gets too popular and goes on to suffer the inevitable backlash.

We’ve had the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, every conceivable critics’ circle and guild, the newspaper editorials on what will and will not win, the surprises, the flops and the upsets, culminating in the Oscars on Sunday 26th February.

What better time to re-watch the winners of yesteryear, finally get around to seeing that critical hit you missed, or give that one film another go to see what all the fuss was about.

The nominees for your viewing pleasure can be found on our Box of Broadcasts           And the Award Goes to… playlist.

From Argo to All Quiet on the Western Front, from 12 Years a Slave to Gone with the Wind and everything in between.

After the music has played…

Box of Broadcast (BoB) doesn’t come and go like an award contender’s marketing campaign, it is an on-demand TV and radio service available all the year round, with a vast array of content and material to cite and aide you in your learning and teaching.

Students and staff can view material, create playlists and edit clips from over 65 free-to-air channels including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4 and many others, together with an archive of over 2 million broadcasts ranging from last night to the last century.

To view the playlist, simply follow this link to Box of Broadcasts. When prompted to sign in, select Edge Hill University as your home institution and log in using your Edge Hill username and password.

Available across all desktop, android and iOS devices you can watch live, request or record programmes. It has an easy to search format that provides detailed citation data to help you with academic referencing.

In the best supporting material category, check out our online guide or watch a video tutorial.

Enjoy the show!

Learning Services

Student Suggests

There are a number of existing ways you can access resources from the library, and our new Student Suggests initiative allows you the chance to recommend books for the library to buy that would benefit your course.

Perhaps you’ve stumbled across a hidden gem while you’ve been researching, or noticing everyone on your course wants that must-have book for longer!

This is your chance to enhance the library collection, by suggesting a title and posting it in at your library. Simply fill out the postcard and return it to your library. Our Student Advisors will then source the item and purchase it for the library.

Look for the postcards and return them to your library!

Look for the postcards and return them to your library!

Speak to a Student Advisor

Based at the Ask Desk on the 1st floor of the University Library, our Student Advisors are available 11am-4pm Monday-Friday, and can support you with…

  • Searching the library catalogue and Discover More
  • Using eResources for your subject
  • Locating books
  • Navigating Learning Edge
  • Submitting your assignments
  • General IT queries
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • …and for any Student Suggests queries

Offering peer-to-peer support, Becca, Jemma, David, Jodie, Chelsie and Bella are here to support you.

Any questions or for more information please visit or contact

Student Advisor drop-in sessions – a welcome return

Continuing the second semester as we ended the first, the Student Advisors here in Learning Services are once again offering drop-in sessions to help and support you.

Following on from the very well received Introducing Learning Edge and How To Submit Your Assignment sessions, the team will be offering guidance and advice with Learning Edge Subject Resources.

SA Group

Struggling to find the right resources for your module?

Difficulties navigating Learning Edge?

Get the most out of your Learning Edge Subject Resources page, learn how to access journals through Discover More, get to know subject specific databases and where to access material related to your course.

The Student Advisors will be offering an overview of all this and more, so bring your questions to the drop-ins, or simply come along for a refresher.

15th – 19th February, 12.30-1pm

22nd – 26th February. 1-1.30pm

Ground Floor – Group Rooms, University Library Ormskirk

No need to book, just come along.

Can’t make these times? The Student Advisors are available Monday – Friday 11am-4pm to support you with any queries – just ask at the Ask Desk on the 1st Floor.

Student Advisors: the First Term

So as we find ourselves into the final straight of the first semester, we reflect on some of the great work our Student Advisors – Alice, Tara, David, Laura, Sophie and Connor – have provided so far…

In addition to induction meet and greets, library tours, guidance and support for visiting groups, and overviews of what Learning Services has to offer, the team have been running drop-in sessions as part of Learning Services’ wide-ranging UniSkills programme –

UniSkills SAIntroducing Learning Edge

Drop-in sessions designed to show both new and returning students all things Learning Edge. From an overview of resources that can be accessed, to getting to know the content and troubleshooting queries.

                                                                                                                                             How To Submit Submissions

Drop-in sessions offering avice on how and where to submit your assignments, providing guidance on where and how to submit, and what to expect to see during the submission process.


And with significant changes to our new and improved Library Catalogue, the team have been supporting how best to search information, how to access our new UniSkills Online Toolkits, and supporting students from all year groups get ready for the new term –

“Helped me to understand the system to access library books, eBooks etc. As a mature student I found it hard to access the library online, however they helped me and now I am more confident and easily find my way around”

The Student Advisors are based at the Ask Desk on the first floor of the University Library, and offering flexible support to you around the Library and the wider campus. From brief queries to more in-depth support, the team are available Monday to Friday, 11am – 4pm. It’s peer-to-peer support – thery’re here to support you.

AskAny questions or for more information please contact

Student Advisors…Purple is the New Red

Learning Services sees a very welcome return to our wonderful team of Student Advisors.

Based at the Ask Desk on the first floor of the University Library, Alice, Tara, David, Laura, Sophie and Connor are available 11am – 4pm Monday-Friday, offering flexible support to help you with all your queries.

Student Advisors

                                               Different colour, same support. Laura and David. The Advisors formerly seen in red, now clad in purple.

The start of term has already seen the team deliver regular drop-in sessions to help new and continuing students get to grips with Learning Edge and they’ve supported students in using our new and improved library catalogue.

Peer to peer support has and continues to be successful across the University, so whether it’s a quick query or an introduction to what Learning Services has to offer, the Student Advisors will be visible around campus throughout the academic year to support you.                                                                                                                                           Come and speak to them for advice including…

  • Searching the library catalogue and Discover More
  • Using eResources for your subject
  • Locating books
  • Navigating Learning Edge
  • Turnitin assistance
  • General IT queries
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying

So bring your questions to our Student Advisors at the Ask Desk or stop them on their travels around campus, it’s peer-to-peer support – they’re here to support you.

Any questions or for more information please contact

Learning Services Remembers

LS-RemembersAs part of a series of events and activities around the commemorations for World War I, Learning Services in conjunction with Lancashire Libraries are offering staff the opportunity to read Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.

“Young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War”

“Written from the heart”

We have a number of copies to give out to staff to read and pass on over the summer. We’re keen to receive your feedback on the book and its themes and we’ll display this as part of our autumn exhibition. The book can be collected from the Ormskirk library – just ask at the Welcome Desk.

Learning Services