Your Voice Matters: Information Services 2016-17

 

You asked for easier access to all of the day-to-day information you need while at University We have launched the FREE ApAber mobile app. The MyAber app ia available on Apple and Android app stores
You asked for lectures to be recorded All lectures, as defined by the lecture capture policy, are now recorded
You wanted more Wifi There is now full Wifi coverage in all academic buildings, our student residences and most outdoor spaces
You suggested improvements to the paper based attendance system Aber Card Electronic readers have been installed in all centrally timetable teaching rooms across the University saving time and paper
You said that you would like us to increase the additional daily download allowance Internet bandwith at Aberystwyth University has increased from 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 4 Gbps. The download limit has been increased frin 12GB to 30GB a day.
You asked for more group work space in the libraries Group use computer tables have now been installed in Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry libraries
You asked for more comfortable chairs in the library We have replaced over 1,000 chairs in all our libraries with ergonomic adjustable chairs. We have also replacesd many fo the desks in the Hugh Owen Library.
You asked for more plugs in the Hugh Owen Library for laptop users We have installed more power and USB sockets throughout the Hugh Owen Library
You asked for more water founatins We have installed additional water fountains in Pentre Jane Morgan lounge, Rosser Lounge, IMPACS, Art, Hugh Owen, Llandinam Think Tank and the Physical Sciences Building
You asked for more support from your personal tutor We will be bolstering our personal tutor system with a more structured series of meetings over the course of the year
You wanted to use the library any time - day or night The Hugh Owen Library is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during term time. We're also extending the Thomas Parry opening hours from January 2016.
You wanted to be able to alert us about noise in the Thomas Parry Library Library Noise Alert Services now available in Thomas Parry
You wanted to submit your work electronically and receive quality, timely feedback We've developed e-submission and e-feedback systems so departments can continue to meet the 15 working days turnaround for undergraduate modules feedback 
You wanted more social learning spaces As well as Llandinam, we have created two more "Think Tanks" in IBERS and Hugh Owen A Floor
You wanted modern learning and teaching facilities We've now completed a £8.5 million refurbishment of all centrally bookable teaching spaces on the Penglais and Llanbadarn campus
You asked for computer room availability  You can check computer availability at: www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/rooms
You asked for an increase in the number of books you were allowed to loan from the library at any one time The maximum number of books you can borrow has increased from 15 to 20
You wanted to know how you can book rooms for meetings, group work etc We've made more bookable spaces available for students across every campus: www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/room-bookings
You said the temperature in buildings is either too hot or too cold We've installed several new energy efficient heating and air handling units. We'll continue to monitor and optimise the systems to ensure problems are resolved quickly