News & Events

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Semester 2 deadline for Aspire reading lists: November 30th


Add content to your Aspire reading lists for modules being taught in Semester 2 (or being taught both semesters) by November 30th to ensure that there is sufficient time to buy books and digitise materials.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit sessions


05/12   Towards a trauma-informed approach – theory and reflective practice Part 1 (L&T In-Person)

12/12   Towards a trauma-informed approach – theory and reflective practice Part 2 (L&T In-Person)

Times/ booking 

Revision and exams


Need some guidance?

Visit the Exams site in AberSkills:

Discover top tips and advice on revising more effectively and useful techniques to help you on exam day.

Develop your academic, study and professional skills with AberSkills:

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit sessions


28/11    Interactivity in Lectures (L&T In-Person)

29/11    CSLS Symposium: Motivational Communication Strategies for the Classroom (L&T In-Person)

29/11    CSLS Symposium: Meeting Students' Needs (L&T In-Person)

29/11    CSLS Symposium: Learning environments and your personality preferences (L&T In-Person)

30/11   E-learning Enhanced: Introduction to Discussions (L&T online)

04/12   Generative AI Guidance for Staff (L&T: Online)

05/12   E-learning Essentials: Preparing your Online Exam (L & T: Online)

06/12   Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education (L&T Online)

07/12   Generative AI Discussion Forum (L&T: Online)

11/12   E-learning Essentials: Preparing your Online Exam (L & T: Online)

12/12   E-learning Essentials: Intro to Component Marks transfer

Times/ booking

Information Services User Survey: What do you think?


Our Information Services User Survey gives you an opportunity to tell us what you think about our services and how we can improve them.

It is also a chance to win a voucher worth £100 for 10 minutes of your time.

  Have your say here:

The IS User Survey opens on 1st November and closes on 30th November. 

Hugh Owen Library opening hours over Christmas and New Year


The Hugh Owen Library is open 24 hours until Saturday 16 December: 

  • Sunday 17 December until Thursday 21 December open 08:30-22:00

  • Friday 22 December open 08:30 - 16:30

  • Saturday 23 December closed until 08:30 on Wednesday 3 January 2024

  • Iris de Freitas Room is open 24/7 from 22 December - 3 January 2024

Here's how to get to the Iris de Freitas Room when the Library is closed

The Hugh Owen Library will reopen at 08:30 on Wednesday 3 January 2024 and will be open 24/7 until Easter.

Wishing you a happy holidays and New Year from everyone at Information Services. 

Provisional examination timetable - Semester 1


The provisional examination timetable for semester one is available on the timetabling web site. Please report any clashes to the Timetable Office by Wednesday 29 November.

For further guidance regarding examinations, please contact your departmental examination officer.

Have you written your assignment?


Need some guidance on referencing?

Visit the Referencing site in AberSkills:

Referencing skills are an important and vital part of academic writing.  Learn more about how to correctly reference all the sources of information you use in your work, as well as the potential consequences of failing to acknowledge or cite these sources.

Develop your academic, study and professional skills with AberSkills:

Are you preparing an assignment?


Need some guidance?

Visit the Writing for assignments site in AberSkills:

Develop your writing style and understand assignment structures. Discover information on writing essays, reports, presentations and more!

Develop your academic, study and professional skills with AberSkills

Digital Skills 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.

Read our blogpost for further information

Free online resource trial: Orlando


Explore the Orlando project's collection of original scholarship about women writers’ lives, works, and cultures through author profiles, bibliographic and event entries, and more.

Using other libraries during the holidays


Are you travelling away from Aber over the Christmas holidays?

As an Aberystwyth University student you are able to apply for access to a number of other Higher Education libraries through the SCONUL Access scheme. This scheme allows you to continue your studies whilst you're away from Aber by using study spaces or library resources at a participating institution near you. 

It can take up to 4 weeks to process your application, so plan ahead and apply today: