Help us make our Xmas tree appy!


On Friday the 29th of November in the University Library we’re going to have some fun decorating a Christmas tree. But we’re not going to be using just any decorations! We’d like you to tell us what your favourite apps are and we’ll turn your answers into our appy decorations.

We’d love you to participate, so come and find us in the foyer between 11am – 2pm. There will be lovely chocolates for everyone who participates!

So come and join the festive fun and make our tree, well…appy!

Can you help us improve our website?

Learning Services are currently reviewing their web pages. This involves a number of different techniques, but essentially we’re asking for your feedback on our pages (

One of the methods we are using is an online survey. All you need to do is have a look at our pages and fill in the one page survey following the link below

We will not collect your name or any other data –apart from the answers of course!– so you can be as honest as you like. This is your chance to tell us what you like/dislike about our pages, if there’s anything you would like adding or anything that you don’t think is useful.

What’s in it for you? Well, there are no grand prizes, but we are hoping that with your feedback we will be better able to understand the needs of our users (that’s you!) and therefore provide an easier and more effective way of presenting the vast information available. In return you will have an improved experience of using our pages and you will be able to access that information quicker!

So, if you’re a student or a member of staff and spare a few minutes, go ahead and make your views heard!

The medium is the message

As you may know by now, Learning Services has many different channels of communicating important information to our students and staff. Along with our biannual newsletters we have this blog, which you can subscribe to via an RSS feed, a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

But which one should you follow? That depends on the type of information you’re after, really!

Our blog is our formal point for anything that happens within Learning Services. Information on our latest facilities, new books and resources, opening times, it all gets posted here. If you visit our website often, you will see the latest news from our blog rolling on the front page. Alternatively you can go to our blog directly and read the latest or search by category or tag. What’s more, you can leave us any comments or suggestions you might have related to our articles. If you don’t want to be visiting the blog site every time, you can subscribe to the RSS feed. You will find a link at the top left of our blog.

Everything that gets posted on our blog gets automatically posted on our Facebook and twitter accounts. So why follow us there?

Facebook and Twitter are our less formal mediums of communication. Any last minute notices about our service as well as any promotions, contest and events will get posted there first so that you will always be up to date. Consequently they get updated a lot more frequently than our blog. If you have a smart phone you can check your Facebook and Twitter accounts on the go so you’ll always be up to date! You can also give us feedback and comment on things that you like or dislike. Additionally, on Facebook, you will find photographs of any events that we organise, or you can post your own. We will also share or retweet posts from other services that we think you might be interested in and you can spread the word to your friends yourself by sharing or retweeting.

So whether you want to be reading our full articles or just snippets of our news there’s a medium for you and whatever your preference one thing is for sure: you’ll never miss a thing!

Follow Learning Services

If you’re interested in catching up with the latest news from Learning Services, our blog is the ideal place as all things new get posted. You can read what’s happening on all of our services; from new books added to our resources to information on our latest facilities and opening times, everything gets posted here so you will be the first to know! On the Learning Services’ homepage you can catch a glimpse of the headlines, or click on Latest News to see a full list of our articles.

For those of you who don’t visit our web pages very often, we have now set up a facebook page where you can join and get our latest information. Everything that gets posted on our blog gets instantly updated here so you don’t miss out. If you have a smart phone with the facebook app on it you can check it out wherever you are! Joining our facebook page is also a great way to find students with the same interests as you. The speed and immediacy means that you can check the latest posts, as well as give us feedback on things that you like or dislike.

Not a person of many words? You can follow us on Twitter for snippets of news or if social networking is not your thing you can subscribe to our RSS feed directly from our blog site. Whatever your preference, one thing is for sure: you’ll never miss a thing!

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our service or you just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment.