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Spam and phishing emails adviceSpam and phishing emails advice

13/12/2018

Please be wary of phishing and scam emails you may receive via your Aberystwyth University email account. Phishing emails are emails that attempt to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.

We offer some tips for how to spot the difference between and legitimate and phishing emails: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/394

Try the new List View in Aspire nowTry the new List View in Aspire now

11/12/2018

Try the new List View in Aspire now before the upgrade scheduled for December 19th/20th.

Subject librarians are happy to demonstrate the new List View features - please contact them directly or email acastaff@aber.ac.uk / phone 1896 with any questions you have or to arrange a visit.

View the Academic Engagement blog for more information:

https://aberssel.blogspot.com/2018/12/try-new-list-view-in-aspire-now-before.html

Information Services opening hours and loans over the Christmas vacationInformation Services opening hours and loans over the Christmas vacation

26/11/2018

Information Services wishes everyone an enjoyable break.

Opening Hours

Information Services will close for the holidays at 4.30pm on Friday 21st December 2018. We will open again at 8:30am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

  • Saturday 15 December 2018 – last day of term. Hugh Owen Library open until 6pm
  • Sunday 16 December 2018 – libraries closed
  • Monday 17 December – Thu 20 December 2018 – vacation opening hours
  • Friday 21 December 2018 - early closing: Hugh Owen Library closes at 4:30pm and Physical Sciences Library closes at 2:30pm
  • Monday 24 December 2018 – Tuesday 1 January 2019 – University closed
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Hugh Owen library re-starts 24/7 opening at 8:30am. Physical Sciences library re-opens 08:30-19:30.

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 at (AU only) http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/rooms/

Vacation Loans

Please be aware that library books issued from the 14th December 2018 can be borrowed over the Christmas vacation. Please contact us by emailing is@aber.ac.uk if you have any problems.

Printing at risk Tuesday 18th DecemberPrinting at risk Tuesday 18th December

12/12/2018

Owing to essential maintenance work, printing, photocopying and scanning will be unavailable for short periods on Tuesday 18th December. If you encounter a problem with the service, please try again in a few minutes time and it should be working again. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Semester one final examination timetable availableSemester one final examination timetable available

05/12/2018

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

Hugh Owen Library: No Card, No Access During January Exam PeriodHugh Owen Library: No Card, No Access During January Exam Period

07/12/2018

Following feedback from library users during exam periods, and the exceptionally high demand on space, use of the Hugh Owen Library in the run up to and during the January exam period (Wednesday 2nd January to Tuesday 22nd January 2019) is restricted to Aber Card holders only.

More information is available on our website.

Past exam papers available online to help with revisionPast exam papers available online to help with revision

10/12/2018

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, it is because your department has not made it available to view online.

Turnitin at risk Saturday 5 January 2019 from 16:00-00:00Turnitin at risk Saturday 5 January 2019 from 16:00-00:00

12/12/2018

Turnitin services may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday January 5 2019 from 16:00-00:00.

Exemplary Course Award 2018-19Exemplary Course Award 2018-19

04/12/2018

Applications for the Exemplary Course Award are now open. The Exemplary Course Award is designed to recognise exemplary practice in Blackboard modules. The closing date for applications is 1st February 2019. To submit an application, download the application form here and consult the guidance available on our webpages.

Interested in using other university libraries over the holidays?Interested in using other university libraries over the holidays?

07/12/2018

Find out more about the Sconul Access Scheme which is open to staff, research postgrads, full-time taught postgrads and part-time, distance learning and placement students.

Problems submitting assignments with SafariProblems submitting assignments with Safari

20/11/2018

Students using Safari may experience problems submitting assignments to Turnitin.

We recommend students use Firefox or Chrome.

Please see FAQ 524

Using computer rooms over the holidaysUsing computer rooms over the holidays

10/12/2018

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

Blackboard maintenance: at risk on Tuesday 18th,  unavailable on 19th and 20th December 2018Blackboard maintenance: at risk on Tuesday 18th, unavailable on 19th and 20th December 2018

27/11/2018

Essential Blackboard maintenance work will be undertaken on Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018.

Between 7:00-11:00 on Tuesday 18th December 2018 Blackboard, Turnitin and Panopto should be considered at risk and may be completely unavailable to staff and students.

On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018 Blackboard, Turnitin and Panopto will be unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

How can I access my assignment feedback?How can I access my assignment feedback?

06/11/2018

Are you not sure how to use Blackboard to access your assignment feedback? Take a look at the E-Learning FAQs! 

For Turnitin assignments: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=1376  

For Blackboard Assignments: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=1377  

What’s the difference between Turnitin and Blackboard assignments? 

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday morningsICT 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. Further information at: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/94 We apologise for any inconvenience.