Student support for Learning Edge

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From Monday 28th September we are holding drop-ins to support students who have any questions about Learning Edge (your tutor might call this Blackboard).








The drop-ins are for students and led by students.  They are being delivered by our new team of student advisors.

The sessions will enable you:

  • To understand what makes up Learning Edge
  • To navigate it successfully
  • To access the mobile version
  • To have your questions answered by students who are using Learning Edge. themselves

There is no need to book- just come along- Group room 2 in the University Library, Ormskirk  at:

8.30am, 1pm and 4.30 pm every day from 28th September until 16th October

Join us and discover Learning Edge!

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Learning Services  September 2015






Revision support – the ‘Did you know?’ guide from Learning Services

You’re trying to stay on top of your revision and manage to keep a work-life balance.  We know it’s tough and that’s why we’re here to support you.

Did you know that:

  • You can find plenty of tips and guides on revision central – a one stop site available from your Learning Edge page.
  • We provide free water to keep you hydrated while you study
  • Our student assistants will help with your study queries at the Ask Desk (or if you prefer, use e-mail, telephone and live chat)
  • To help you find a quiet place to revise, we have silent study space with easy access to resources; we’re also giving out free ear plugs – collect them from the Welcome Desk at Ormksirk
  • If you are studying off campus, you can access our digital library – all things electronic – from anywhere


Revision – we’ve cracked it!

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Learning Services remembers – visit our exhibition in the library

Poppy BlogOver the next few weeks, Learning Services will be commemorating World War 1 with exhibitions at the Ormskirk and Woodlands libraries.

We have drawn together artefacts and documents from and about the war –

  • View Edge Hill through photographs of the period from our University archive
  •  Read a student’s view of life 1914 -1918
  • Learn how families of our staff were affected by the war
  • Select resources to read or use in schools
  • Watch original film of the North West
  • Read ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo and join Lancashire Reads
  • Pick up your poppy to wear during remembrance

The exhibitions are open from the 27th October to the 28th of November 2014. Come to the library and remember with us.

Learning Services

New Year, new opportunity- add a book to your library

The University library is always keen to hear what titles you need for your studies. Although we buy resources recommended by your tutors, we know students discover many useful treasures through their own research. Now our new ‘add a book’ service offers you the chance to:

  • Suggest titles for us to buy which we do not have in our stock
  • Participate in developing the library collection
  • Help us to improve your access to our resources
  • Make a New Year’s resolution to share your book discoveries with us

Titles may be requested in print or electronic format, we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

Do remember: If the title you are looking for is already in stock and on loan, you can use the reservation system to obtain a copy, our speedy library system will let us know you are waiting and we’ll do the rest.

And of course – ‘a good library is at the heart of its community’

Sir Derek Jacobi (actor)

EHU loves Reading – share our passion and win an eReader

“To read is to be entertained, challenged, reminded, enthralled or changed”.
Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate

Learning Services invites all staff and students to share their love of reading with us. Just let us know in 140 characters why books are close to your heart and have the opportunity to win an eReader.

You can send us your thoughts by Thursday 13 December using either:

  • Twitter EHULearnService #EHUreading.   Use our #tag #EHUreading with your details and we will pick up your entries from Twitter everyday
  • Facebook  EHULearnService
  • One of our colourful postcards that you will find around the University sites. Drop the completed cards in any of our libraries (Ormskirk, Aintree, Woodlands or Manchester- Armstrong House).


Over the coming weeks, staff from Learning Services will be sharing their book choices and love of reading on our Facebook page so you will be able to find out about some of the things we like to read!.  Elliott the President of our Student Union is starting us off with why he listens to audio books…

The prize for the first entry drawn at random after the closing date (noon 13th December 2012) is an eReader, the runner up will receive a £20 book token.  We will let the winners know on the 13th, just before the end of term, so you might be getting an early Christmas present!

So if you agree with J.K.Rowling…

“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book”

…then tell us about it!

Learning Services

Extend your holidays and come on a tour with us

Whether you are a new undergraduate or postgraduate student or are returning to study at the university, Learning Services offers you a tour of the Ormskirk library to help you discover a world of resources and support.  Find out:

  • How you photocopy material
  • Where you can get help with writing and research
  • Which areas are for silent study and where groups can work
  • Where your subject materials are shelved and much more…

Choose from the following dates :

Thursday 20th September
Monday 24th September
Wednesday 26th September
Friday 28th September
Monday 1st October
Wednesday 3rd October


On each day tours run at 12, 1pm and 4pm

Each tour lasts approximately 20 minutes and starts from the library foyer – there is no need to book, just come along and join in.

Our expert staff will guide you around, answer any questions and set you up to use all our facilities. Invest 20 minutes and reap the rewards!


Ruth Wilson

Academic Liaison Manager (Education)




Success starts with the first step – begin your journey by coming to one of our academic support sessions

Whether you’re looking forward to the new semester or apprehensive about the challenges it may bring, Learning Services can offer you support to study effectively in 2012. Just pick up our handy ‘Steps to Success’ programme from the library Ask desk and choose your January workshop from:

  • Reading lists – finding, using, researching 17 January 2012
  • Literature searching – creating a strategy 18 & 23 January 2012
  • Improving your academic writing – key components 20 January 2012
  • Referencing & citations – what, where & how 26 January 2012
  • The Discovery tool – using a single search 30 January 2012

Each lasts just an hour and is packed with key skills to help you in your studies. It’s easy to book- go to:

Our expert staff will guide you through the session, answer your questions and set you up for success in 2012. Further details for each session can be found in the programme and what’s more- they’re not just for January, the sessions run throughout spring.



Ruth Wilson

Academic Liaison Manager (Education)

Do you need expert help with resources? Ask a Librarian !

Are you working off campus or have a query when we are closed? Support is always available  from Learning Services specialist staff  for those unable to pop in or telephone or who just prefer the convenience of email. We are here to help with your enquiries about our resources- whatever your subject area.

Simply email and an expert will get back to you by the end of the following working day. Why not take advantage of advice on:

  • Which journal collection best matches your research needs
  • How to access our single search Discover More service
  • Where to find further support online

A fast response by our dedicated team could save you time and effort.

It’s easy, quick and simple to remember and we’re only an email away at

Ruth Wilson

Academic Liaison/Woodlands Library Manager