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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.
The Advantage scheme is ending but you can still use your credits up until the end of May.
If you’ve still got Advantage (portable) credits available, why not use them to purchase items or services from The <i>/UCLan Print to help with your studies?
Second year students – why not purchase a new laptop ready for writing your dissertation, or buy some Waterstones vouchers and use to buy any books you need for your final year. Don’t forget, printer credit won’t expire so why not transfer some of your remaining Advantage credits to your printing account ready for when you need to print your final assignments.
Third year students – did you know you can use them for printing and photocopying? So, if you’ve got the correct number of credits you could print your dissertation and get it bound.
You can check your remaining Advantage credit balance at The <i> on the ground floor of the Library.
It will only take 5-10 minutes and you could win some great prizes in our free prize draw.
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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
Here are some more top tips:
When you need to renew your books, we make it easy by offering a variety of renewal methods.
You can do it online, by telephone or whenever you’re in the Library.
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