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Past exam papers online to aid revision

06/12/2019

To access, go to https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/past-papers/ and choose the module from your department list. Past papers are available for most modules for the past 5 years. You will be asked to login with your AU username and password to view.

If the past paper you want to view is not there, please request your department to make it available.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit (LTEU) sessions

09/12/2019

11 Dec 15.00-16.00 Creu deunyddiau dysgu hawdd eu deall
12 Dec 14.00-15.00 & 10 Jan 14.00-15.00 Submitting an Exemplary Course Award
16 Dec 10.30-16.30 Academy Mini-Conference: Group Work & Group Assessment
6 Jan 14.00-15.00 & 13 Jan 11.00-12.00 Component Marks Transfer

https://stafftraining.bis.aber.ac.uk/sd/list_courses.php

Win a £100 voucher! Survey available till 13 December

02/12/2019

Win a £100 voucher! Survey available till 13 December 

Voice your opinions about technology at Aberystwyth University and get a chance to win £100 and 2 x £20 vouchers.
Take part in the Student Digital Experience Insights:?
https://insights2020.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/aucampus2019student 

Using computer rooms over the holidays

06/12/2019

Details of computer room opening hours over the Christmas vacation may be found at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/rooms/

Free Cloud storage with your Office 365 account

06/12/2019

All AU email accounts come with 50GB of storage for email and files (OneDrive). OneDrive: stores your files in the cloud so you can access them from any device connected to the Internet via a web browser or via an app on your device. For more information see: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1218

Hugh Owen Library: No Card, No Access during January exam period

06/12/2019

Following feedback from library users during last year's exam periods, and the exceptionally high demand on space, use of the Hugh Owen Library during the January exam period (Thursday 2nd - Wednesday 22nd January) is being restricted to Aber Card holders only. More information is available on our website: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/hughowen/

Possible delays in books being reshelved

04/12/2019

During the period of RFID tagging (which we anticipate to go on into Spring 2020), there may be a delay in returned books being reshelved. If you are looking for an item and can’t find it on the library shelves, please ask at the Enquiry Desk on Level F or on Level D as it may be waiting to be tagged before being re-shelved.

Want to use other university libraries over the holidays?

05/12/2019

Interested in using other university libraries over the holidays? Find out more about the Sconul Access Scheme http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access which is open to staff, research postgrads, full-time taught postgrads and part-time, distance learning and placement students.

Exemplary Course Award 2019-20

04/12/2019

Applications for the Exemplary Course Award are now open. The ECA is designed to recognise exemplary practice in Blackboard modules. The closing date for applications is 31.01.2020.

To submit an application, consult the guidance available on our webpages and download the application form: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/elearning/blackboard/blackboard-exemplary-course-award/ 

Resource of the month - Mass Observation Online

03/12/2019

Mass Observation Online is a database archive made up of thousands of original British social research documents created by volunteers and observers from 1937 until 1967.

Contact librarians@aber.ac.uk for further information or to arrange a demonstration.

http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk/

Semester one final examination timetable

02/12/2019

The final examination timetable for semester one is available on the timetabling web site: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/exam-timetable/

12 Tweets of Christmas

28/11/2019

Follow @aberuni_is from 28 November for the 12 Tweets of Christmas!

Just because Aberystwyth University libraries will be closed over the Christmas period doesn’t mean you can’t continue to use our excellent services. Follow Information Services on Twitter and Facebook during the last 3 weeks of term to discover how you can carry on using IS services throughout the holidays.

@aberuni_is

https://www.facebook.com/aberuni.is/

ICT Disaster Recovery day: Monday 16 December 2019

29/11/2019

It is important for Information Services to test our readiness to respond if an IT disaster occurred. So, once a year, we put our planning to the test and deliberately simulate a significant outage.

The next Disaster Recovery Day will take place on Monday 16 December 2019.

There will be significant disruption of IT and library services throughout the whole day. This includes web, AberLearn Blackboard, email, AStRA, ABW, Primo library catalogue, e-resources and the telephone service. It is anticipated that testing will start at 9am and be completed by 5pm and we will inform all users through our usual news channels, including IS Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/aberuni.is, when the tests have been completed.

Further information: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/disaster-day/

RFID tagging project in Hugh Owen Library

28/11/2019

A major RFID tagging project got underway in Hugh Owen Library this week. RFID will make borrowing more user-friendly, efficient and secure. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Free Microsoft Office for all Aber students!

26/11/2019

While you are a student at Aberystwyth University you can download Microsoft Office for free via your office365 account.

How? Here are the instructions: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1391

Information Services opening hours and loans over the Christmas vacation

21/11/2019

Information Services wishes everyone an enjoyable break!

IS will close for the holidays at 4:30pm on Monday 23rd December 2019, and will open again at 8:30am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

• Sat 14 Dec – last day of term. Hugh Owen Library open until 6pm

• Sun 15 Dec – libraries closed

• Mon 16 Dec – Fri 21 Dec – vacation opening hours, please check the calendar

• Mon 23 Dec - early closing: Hugh Owen Library closes at 4:30pm, Physical Sciences Library closes at 2:30pm

• Tues 24 Dec – Wed 1 Jan 2020 – University closed

• Thurs 2 Jan 2020 – Hugh Owen library re-starts 24/7 opening at 8:30am. Physical Sciences library re-opens 8:30am-19:30pm

Please be aware that books could be recalled during the vacation, and you must check your email or library record in case of any change to due dates. Do contact us by emailing is@aber.ac.uk if you have any problems.

Please check the libraries' opening hours webpages: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/

Details of computer room opening hours over the Christmas vacation may be found (AU only) at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/rooms/

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit (LTEU) sessions

21/11/2019

3 Dec 10.00-11.00 Component Marks Transfer

4 Dec 14.00-16.00 Blackboard Tests & Quizzes

6 Dec 11.00-12.00 Academy Forum: Engaging with Seminar Reading

12 Dec 14.00-15.00 Submitting an Exemplary Course Award

16 Dec 10.30-16.30 Academy Mini-Conference: Group Work & Group Assessment

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Love your libraries: litter isn't lovely

22/11/2019

Help make the Library a good place to work in by keeping it clean. Tidy up after yourself - use the recycling bins and avoid leaving litter on the tables or stairs.

Help improve our campus with cleaner, litter free libraries and learning spaces.
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/study-zones/

Provisional exam timetable now available

21/11/2019

The provisional examination timetable for semester one is available on the timetabling web site:        https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/exam-timetable/                                                            

Please report any clashes to the Timetable Office by Wednesday 27 November.

 For further guidance regarding examinations, you may also wish to contact your departmental examination officer: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/exam-officers/

Maths helpdesk on Level D, Hugh Owen Library

20/11/2019

Are you stuck with a maths or statistics assignment?

Get help at the Maths helpdesk on Level D, Hugh Owen Library every week during teaching term: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:30-16:30pm (Welsh Medium support available Thursdays)

How to find a book in the library

19/11/2019

Not sure how to find a book in the library? We have a video for you! Watch a short video demonstarting how to find a book from your Reading List in the Hugh Owen Library. You can also watch a library tour video explaining what facilities are located on each floor.  If you are still not sure about anything just pop in to the library and we will be happy to help.

How to use an e-book?

19/11/2019

If you have found an e-book in Primo, but aren't sure how to make the most of its functionality (such as reading, bookmarking, highlighting), please visit our e-book FAQ.  It includes a link to publisher specific advice for all of our e-book providers.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit (LTEU) sessions

18/11/2019

26 Nov 14.00-15.00, 3 Dec 10.00-11.00 Introduction to Component Marks Transfer

4 Dec 14.00-16.00 Creating Blackboard Tests and Quizzes

6 Dec 11.00-12.00 Academy Forum: Engaging with Seminar Reading

12 Dec 14.00-15.00 Submitting an Exemplary Course Award

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Important: let us know what you need digitised

11/11/2019

If your Aspire module reading list contains chapters of books or journal articles that you need digitised for uploading to BlackBoard, add the chapter or article to your Aspire reading list and in the Edit Item Menu to the right of the title, click Request Digitisation.  An online form will open. Check, complete and submit the form for library staff to process. Find out more: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/readinglists/aspire-news/        

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings

04/06/2018

A reminder that Information Services carries out essential maintenance on the University’s ICT services on Tuesday mornings. Access to all services, including email and web access, must be considered "At Risk" between 7am and 10am. We apologise for any inconvenience.