Student assistants provide peer support

Have you noticed our student assistants, in their distinctive red sweatshirts who are based at the Ask desk on the first floor of the University Library, Ormskirk?

Research at other universities has shown that students can benefit from ‘peer to peer support’, hence the move to introduce student assistants into the library.

Students themselves have indicated that if they have got a query they would prefer to ask their peers first before they would approach a member of staff.

According to The University of Manchester,

‘There is strong evidence that Peer Support has a positive influence on students’             experience of their time at University, both academically and socially.’

The student assistants are trained in the use of library and learning resources, study skills and basic IT functions. They can also help students to understand the physical layout of the library. They offer an additional layer of support to complement the work of the staff at the Ask desk and the flexible support staff.

The student assistant also rove around the campus to support and engage with students outside of the library environment.

Next time you see a student assistant, either in the library or around the campus, and if you’ve got a query, don’t be afraid to ask.

For more information please contact  michael.stores@edgehill.ac.uk 

Award-winning Student Assistants!

Have you noticed our award-winning Student Assistants, resplendent in their red sweatshirts answering enquiries in the library?

At the Employability Awards Evening organised by the Careers Centre on Tuesday 23 April, the Student Assistant team who work in the University Library, Ormskirk won the Student On-Campus Employee Team Award.

This award celebrates students or teams of students who work within their university or college including those working in students’ unions or other departments on campus.

In presenting their awards, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Steve Igoe commended them for their professional and committed attitude and their relaxed, informal style which is communicated to the enquirer.

He also mentioned the unforeseen advantage to employing students in this way is that the organisation has also benefited from their valuable insights into how our services and resources are organised and perceived.

The Student Assistants are based at the ‘Ask’ desk on the first floor of the University Library, Ormskirk. They deal with a range of with basic enquiries including finding books and journals, demonstrating eResources, referencing, navigating Learning Services web pages, using reprographics equipment and ICT issues.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Michael Stores

Michael Stores

Academic Liaison and Skills Librarian

For more information please contact michael.stores@edgehill.ac.uk

 

 

Red (sweatshirt) Alert!

Have you noticed our student assistants, resplendent in their red sweatshirts who are based at the Ask desk on the first floor of the University Library, Ormskirk?

Research at other universities has shown that students can benefit from ‘peer to peer support’, hence the move to introduce student assistants into the library.

Students themselves have indicated that if they have got a query they would prefer to ask their peers first before they would approach a member of staff.

According to The University of Manchester,
‘There is strong evidence that Peer Support has a positive influence on students’ experience of their time at University, both academically and socially.’

The student assistants are trained in the use of library and learning resources, study skills and basic IT functions. They can also help students to understand the physical layout of the library.

The student assistants offer an additional layer of support to complement the work of the staff at the Ask desk and the flexible IT support staff.

Next time that you are in the University Library say ‘Hello’ to our student assistants and if you have a query, don’t be afraid to ask.

For more information please contact michael.stores@edgehill.ac.uk

Exam techniques: Steps to success

Exam technique

24 April 2012 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Staff Development Room 2nd floor LINC building

Exams are intended to test students as individuals under controlled conditions so that they can demonstrate their abilities.

There are a number of techniques that can help to improve exam performance.

This session will look at:

Note taking
Revision skills
Time management

To book a session please go to:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1820072947?s=4342301

Red (t-shirt) alert!

Have you noticed the Student Assistants resplendent in their red t-shirts at the Ask desk on the first floor of the University Library, Ormskirk?

Research at other universities has shown that students can benefit from ‘peer to peer support’, hence the move to introduce Student Assistants into the library.

Students themselves have indicated that if they have got a query they would prefer to ask their peers first before they would approach a member of staff.

According to The University of Manchester,

‘There is strong evidence that Peer Support has a positive influence on students’ experience of their time at University, both academically and socially.’

The Student Assistants are trained in the use of library and learning resources, study skills and basic IT functions. They can also help students to understand the layout of the library.

The Student Assistants offer an additional layer of support to complement the work of the staff at the Ask desk and the flexible IT support staff.

Next time that you are in the University Library say ‘Hello’ to the Student Assistants and if you’ve got a query, don’t be afraid to ask.

For more information please contact michael.stores@edgehill.ac.uk

Steps to Success: Referencing and citations – 26th January 12 – 1pm

Would you like some help with referencing and citations?

This session will help you to understand:

Why referencing is important.
How to use Harvard Referencing.
Common referencing problems.

Referencing is the acknowledgement of all the sources you have cited in your assignments, whether you have quoted directly or paraphrased.

Many students find referencing confusing so this is an opportunity to get a better understanding of this important skill.

Remember, you can pick up marks for well laid out work with high quality referencing.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to raise specific issues.

You can book a place at:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1820072947?s=4818699

Please get in touch to learn more about the Steps to Success programme:
In person: 1st Floor Ask Desk, University Library, Ormskirk
Email:librarian@edgehill.ac.uk