20/06/2016This is a reminder to refresh your existing Aspire lists and create any new lists needed for the coming academic year. Find out when the deadlines are and more:
20/06/2016Library Books to be returned by post to the Thomas Parry library must be returned to the following address only: Thomas Parry Library, Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Llanbadarn Centre, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AS Any questions please contact Information Services: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/contactus/
16/06/2016Between 20 June and 29 July 2016 a display will be mounted in the Hugh Owen Library, Aberystwyth University, to commemorate the visit of the International Federation of League of Nations Societies to Aberystwyth 90 years ago. For more information on this unique event, see our Special Collections blog
Published lists in Aspire dated 2015-2016 will be copied to the next academic year. Please ensure you publish any unpublished changes in Aspire or they will be lost. Please follow these instructions.
25/05/2016During the last few weeks, students have been targeted by various scams. We have been alerted to the following:
Home Office scam: Calls/texts to mobile phones – caller pretends they are from the Home Office and tells the student that there is a problem with their visa and to solve it they must make an additional payment or face an “immigration fine”. The caller gives a link to the student which verifies a Home Office number, students are then asked for their credit card details.
Job opportunities/offers: Email offering international students attractive jobs. Students are asked to register before given access to the job details, credit card details are taken.
Supermarket vouchers: Via Facebook, students are offered supermarket food vouchers and are asked to provide their mobile numbers. Once they provide their numbers and accept a code they are charged £4.50 a week for the service.
Please do not respond to any of these phone calls, emails or Facebook offers.
Further advice on spam emails can be found here : https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/spam/ and further advice on computer security can be found here: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/security/
06/05/2016Choose a relevant session from the schedule for your computer (Windows or Mac) in a time slot convenient for your location then sign up.
28/04/2016If you receive an email with an attachment which may be called:
Notice of Legal Proceeding
Summons to Witness
DO NOT click on the attachment – it contains a VIRUS. These emails may come from another AU address but still beware.
Please delete the email from your inbox.
If you do click on the attachment by mistake please contact email@example.com or ext 2400 immediately.
Further advice on computer security can be found here: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/security/
21/04/2016The proximity functionality in your Aber Card (swipe function to open a SALTO door lock for example) requires you to revalidate by swiping your Aber Card against an update point at least every 90 days. Most external door swipes on Aberystwyth University buildings are update points or you can visit the Hugh Owen Library to have your Aber Card revalidated. Every time you swipe your Aber Card against an update point, your Aber Card will be revalidated for another 90 days. If you do not revalidate within 90 days, your Aber Card’s proximity functionality will stop working but will work again as soon as you swipe your Aber card against an update point.
More information is available on our website: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/card/
Find out more about these important changes http://tinyurl.com/zugmtoz
08/03/2016In response to feedback from library users and in order to maintain a pleasant study environment for all, hot food cannot be brought into or consumed in any of our libraries. Hot or cold drinks (with lids) are now allowed throughout the libraries The full policy is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/fooddrink
29/02/2016If your Aspire module reading list contains chapters of books or journal articles that you need digitised for upload to BlackBoard you must add the phrase “Please Digitise” in the Note for library field. Find out more:
04/07/2016An increase to the cost of printing and copying will come in to effect from 1 August 2016. This small increase is to cover the costs of delivering the service on a purely cost recovery basis. Aberystwyth University still provides one of the cheapest printing services for students in HE and scanning remains free of charge. For more information on printing/copying costs see: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/printing