News & Events

24/7 access to computers / study spaces - book online

13/10/2021

In addition to the 24/7 Lounges in Rosser and Pentre Jane Morgan, you can book to use a study space and computer in room B23 in Llandinam at a time that suits you*

*outside of teaching hours Mon to Fri

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Online sessions

18/10/2021

19/10 Intro to Turnitin

20/10 Blackboard Tests

21/10 Active Learning & Online Engagement

Aligned Teaching Series:

25/10 Learning Design

26/10 Learning Outcomes

28/10 Learning Activities

29/10 Assessment

28/10 How and Why Students Plagiarise

02/11 Digital Insights Forum

02/11 Plagiarism part 2

Times/ booking

24/7 Learning Lounges

07/10/2021

The lounges in Rosser and Pentre Jane Morgan are open 24 hours a day every day!

You must book in advance to use the PCs, study spaces and printers/copiers.

More details on the links below:

Subscribe to the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Blog

05/10/2021

Subscribe to the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Blog so that you receive an email notification whenever a new post is written. Keep up-to-date with software developments, new initiatives, training sessions and events that help support teaching activities and technology-enhanced learning.

Direct printing is now being enabled on all PCs on campus

01/10/2021

Direct printing is being enabled on all student, teaching and staff PCs on campus where the latest Windows security updates have been installed. Unfortunately there remains an issue where some PCs with the updates installed are no longer able to add the required network printers for direct print to work again. We are actively investigating the issue, but suspect we will need to await a further security update from Microsoft before this can be resolved. For those where direct printing is not available please continue to use Email-to-Print and Web-Print https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/en/2543.

If you require any assistance using these services, please contact the IS helpdesk: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/contactus

Staying Safe Online: Dyfed Powys Police & Aberystwyth University

01/10/2021

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/cybersec/

  • Stop: Take a moment to think before parting with your money or information - it could keep you safe.
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and report it to the Police.
  • Report: You can report suspicious emails to: 01970622400 / is@aber.ac.uk  report@phishing.gov.uk   
  • You can also report suspicious texts by forwarding the original message to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.

Work smarter: Study Skills for Undergraduates and Postgraduates. Enrol now!

23/09/2021

The Undergraduate Study Practices Programme and the Postgraduate Study Practices Programme offers classes delivered live on Teams to improve writing, communication and information skills.

Enrol now!

Important Information for Users of Third-Party Email/Calendar Clients

20/09/2021

Following advice from Jisc, Information Services has recently implemented additional security restrictions against third-party email and calendar clients. As a result, this may mean that the client you are currently using no longer functions as expected for your University email.

If you have not experienced any changes in accessing your email in the past week, then you are not affected by these changes.

Information Services recommends that users make use of the official Microsoft Outlook client, Webmail, or your device's native email client.

Semester 1 Academic timetable now available

15/09/2021

Your personalised academic timetable for 2021-22 can be viewed by logging on to https://ato.aber.ac.uk/ and choosing the My timetable tab.

  • From the week beginning Monday 20th September, you will also be able to view your timetable through your online student record and on your personal calendar through Office 365 https://aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/office365/
  • Please note that some classes may not appear on your timetable until approximately three working days after you have completed the registration process, especially for 1st year students.

There will be some adjustments to the timetable over the next few weeks while students finalise their module choices. We’ll keep changes to an absolute minimum, but we do recommend you check your timetable regularly in case any adjustments have been made. The semester one timetable will settle after the initial weeks of the teaching period.

  • This timetable is accurate based on our current planning for the coming academic term.  Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our students, staff and the wider community. We will keep our teaching provision under review in order to operate in line with Welsh Government rules and guidance on COVID-19.  Naturally, should there be any major changes in public health advice, we will notify you of any further adaptations as soon as we can.
  • If you have any questions about your timetable, your departmental timetable officer will be able to advise you: https://aber.ac.uk/en/timetable/departmental-timetable-officers/  


 

Library Action Plans for Faculties

20/09/2021

Welcome to our Aberystwyth University Library action plans 2020-21 for each Faculty https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/feedback/action-plans/

This plan: 

  • presents key developments in our services and provision of library resources in 2020-21 
  • details library resource usage (books, journals, digitisations, document supply) over the past academic year by FASS departments 
  • analyses use of reading lists within and by departments 
  • outlines research outputs by FASS departments
  • highlights how we use benchmarking, budgets, and feedback from FASS departments to support teaching and learning 
  • clarifies subject level library support including how to contact your subject librarian 
  • summarises what you can expect from the Library in 2021-22 

Call for papers

12/08/2021

Aberystwyth University Library Teachmeet 2021: How Do Libraries Support Research?

23/11/2021

This Teachmeet is an opportunity to showcase the range of ways in which libraries support research and to learn from one another’s experiences.

We welcome contributions from both library staff and the research community, including students.

The Teachmeet will take place live on MS Teams on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

Librarians 

  • How does the library at your organization support research?  
  • What methods have you employed to discover the needs of researchers and what have you found?
  • How have you developed your own range of skills to be relevant to the researchers to whom you offer support and training? 

Researchers

  • Are you a research student or member of research staff who has taken up library support? 
  • What can librarians learn from you to develop and market their support and training offer? 

This free event will be delivered via Teams and your presentation can be pre-recorded or delivered live.  Please complete this short survey to register your interest in taking part.

Questions? Please email the Academic Engagement team librarians@aber.ac.uk