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.

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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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EndNote 20 is here

Here we bring together all the guidance on using the new version of EndNote at home or on-campus.

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"EndNote gets you organized, saves you time, and helps you fly through your next research project. Import references, Share reference libraries,
Cite while you write, Reformat citation styles, Research Smarter.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software best used for research projects. It has lots of advanced features, but can take a long time to learn and master. If you wish to use referencing software for a taught course (undergraduate, PGT) we recommend using RefWorks instead.

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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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Friendship Books

I’m sure it’s not just me whose main experience of seeing friends over the past year has been squinting at screens, hoping the broadband holds and occasionally having to shout, “you’re on mute!” Things that were once regular occurrences – meeting up with friends for a drink or popping over to their house for a takeaway – now seem both distant, barely tangible memories and faraway, exciting hopes. And yet, imagine we had not been able to see friends on video calls, to text and email them over the past year. There seems little doubt that technology has, for many of us, eased some of the feelings of isolation the pandemic is causing. Even just a decade or two ago, the experience of living through a global pandemic would have been very different.

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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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