During this summer vacation, the ground floor of the Library and services in the The <i> will undergo substantial changes as part of some exciting developments designed to enhance the student experience at UCLan. The modifications come as a direct result of your feedback channelled through national and University student surveys and other, more informal feedback mechanisms.
Building work to transform the ground floor of the Library will begin on 1st June 2015.
Come September, The <i>, already a one-stop-shop for many student enquiries, will include frontline services transferred from across the University to ensure students experience a more streamlined service able to provide answers to the majority of their questions or queries.
Alongside the enhancements to the student information service which will be located at the front of the ground floor, further remodelling of the space will also provide a significant amount of quiet study space and incorporate:
• an area, at the back of the Library, sectioned off with floor to ceiling sound proof glass panels.
• several self-service work stations
• collaborative study space
We’d like to reassure you that the Library will stay open during the refurbishment period and there will be no disruption to our usual services.
If you’d like to keep up to date with progress we will be posting regular updates to the LIS social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and on this Student Support news page.
If you have questions about the changes please email the Student First team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities are available to work as Welcome Team assistants during our Welcome Fortnight in September.
Based in the Library you will work to support our new students by assisting with various induction processes, giving directions and answering basic queries.
If you have experience of working in a busy environment, using the UCLan Library and have knowledge of the student funding process you may be just what we’re looking for.
If successful, training will take place on the 1st and 2nd of September and you would be expected to be available for work from the 7th September, though the majority of shifts will be during the two weeks from Sunday 13th September.
Further detailed information about the posts can be found at http://www.uclansu.co.uk/jobshop - the unique vacancy number UCL150521/1 and you’ll need to log in with your UCLan username and password.
It’s dissertation time again, so also time for some tips about saving and backing up your work.
Start by saving your work to the right place. The number one and safest place is the University network which is identified by the letter N:\. Information saved here is also accessible wherever you have internet access using the Remote Access Service.
Follow these tips to keep any of your important work and documents safe:
• Save regularly as you work.
• Make several copies and store in different places
• Never rely on USB sticks, they are easily lost or left behind and also easily corrupted. It’s fine to use one, just make sure you save additional copies of the file elsewhere.
• If opening a file from an email attachment which you intend to work on, save it using the ‘save as’ feature to a known location such as your N: \ drive and open it from there.
UCLan Print can be found on the ground floor of the library building
Got problems with noise in the Library? Other students socialising or talking loudly whilst you’re trying to study and wishing ‘they’ would be quiet so you can concentrate?
As promised, from 16th March, we’ve started piloting our new text alert service whereby you can send a message to the Library security team making them aware of any noise issues within the Library and a member of staff will attend as soon as they can.
Text LIBNOISE (in capital letters with no spaces) leave a space then add your message to 60081, telling us where you are and what is happening, for example:
LIBNOISE students in study room 22 making lots of noise or
LIBNOISE student talking on phone in silent study room
Your normal text charges will apply.
Thanks to those of you who have used the service so far. As it’s a pilot we’d love your feedback about how it’s working so we can address any issues.
Please contact email@example.com with your comments.
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