News & Events

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Maintenance on Student Records System Tues 27.02.2024


Information Services is carrying out planned system maintenance on the Student Record on Tuesday 27th February. The system will be unavailable throughout the day. This includes student self-service access to the Student Record at for viewing timetable, courses / grades, personal information, and engagement.

Maintenance: ASTRA (Student Records System) Tues 27th Feb and ABW (Finance and HR System) Thurs 7th March


Information Services is carrying out planned system maintenance on the following systems. The systems will be unavailable on the dates indicated.

  1. Tuesday 27th February ASTRA (Student Record System). This includes student self-service access to their Student Record at for viewing timetable, courses / grades, personal information, and engagement.
  2. Thursday 7th March Unit4 ABW (HR and Finance System). This includes access to the web interface for purchase orders, viewing reports, absences etc.

Begin a new chapter - Learn more about apps to help your reading habits


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Creating the best workspace


One of our Student Digital Champions has shared their advice on creating the best workspace.

Read their blogpost here:

Turnitin scheduled maintenance Sat 16.03.2024 14:00-18:00


Turnitin will be unavailable between 14:00 and 18:00 on Saturday 16 March 2024 for scheduled maintenance.

During this time, you will be unable to submit or grade any assessments. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit sessions



20/02 E-learning Essentials: Introduction to Microsoft Teams

21/02 Group Work in Teaching (L&T In-Person)

26/02 Introduction to Ally (L&T Online)


04/03 Reflective Writing (L&T In-Person)

05/03 Generative AI Guidance for Staff (L&T Online)

06/03 Cyberbullying in Higher Education (L&T Online)

07/03 Creating Accessible Learning Materials (L&T)

Times/ booking 

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1:1 Support

Whether you need academic writing guidance, career advice, library, wellbeing or tech support (...and much more!) you'll have access to dedicated 1:1 support to help you reach your full academic potential.

Explore the list of 1:1 support services at AberSkills.

Save the Date: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference


The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit are excited to announce the date for the 12th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. The conference will be taking place between Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 September 2024.

Look out for Calls for Proposals and the announcement of the conference theme. As usual, we will be updating our Learning and Teaching Conference Webpages and also our blog to keep you up-to-date with how things are progressing.

Strategies for a digital declutter


One of our Student Digital Champions has shared their most effective strategies for undertaking a digital declutter! 

Read their blogpost here:

New skills workshops timetable available now


There is a wide range of skills workshops delivered online and in-person on campus. Workshops are added regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new.

Wanted! Students: your feedback on skills


We are conducting a project seeking feedback on student skills needs and provision at the University.

Participation would be in the form of a 30 minute interview during February. Your input will greatly contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance educational skills services as well as identify areas for improvements by ensuring that we meet the needs and expectations of the student community.

You can register your interest via the following MS Forms:

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Get to grips with Uni technology

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Digital Skills weekly drop-ins


A member of the Digital Skills Team will be available each week to support both students and staff at one of our weekly Digital Skills drop-ins.

We’ll be at the Skills Hub on Level D of the Hugh Owen Library on the following dates and times.

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All the essential skills resources are gathered in one convenient location - no need to search multiple web pages and sites.