Libraries Week is coming soon to Catalyst!

This year Libraries Week is taking place 7th-12th October 2019. The theme this year of Libraries Week is celebrating libraries in the digital world. This gives us the chance to celebrate our fantastic library housed in Catalyst and explore how digital technology is being used and what technology is available for you. Throughout the week there will be […]

Discover More System Maintenance

Access to full text journal articles via Discover More will be unavailable for up to 24 hours for essential systems maintenance from 1am (GMT) Saturday 9th February until 1am (GMT) on Sunday 10th February. Discover More will still be available for searching, and to bookmark articles for access at a later date, but any journal […]

Scheduled Downtime Notification (eBooks)

To ensure our eBook platforms remain updated and secure, ProQuest will be performing maintenance on Ebook Central and LibCentral in January 2019. This maintenance will take place Saturday 5th January 2019 beginning at 5:00pm GMT (lasting approximately 2 hours), and Saturday 19th January 2019 beginning at 11:00am GMT (lasting approximately 8 hours). This downtime should […]

Library Management System Downtime

Please note some library services may be disrupted this evening as our Library Management System undergoes important updates. This may include issuing, returning and renewing books and access to electronic resources. On campus access to journals should not be affected but off site access via Discover More may be affected. We expect any disruption to […]

Keep Calm and Submit

Keep Calm and Submit Week (3rd-7th December) will host an array of activities, workshops and resources to encourage students to keep calm during the assignment and exam period. Activities We have a range of fun and enjoyable activities for students to get involved with in Catalyst including a book display, colouring activities and time management […]

November UniSkills Workshops

UniSkills is a package of workshops, hands-on support and online resources to help you develop a range of essential academic skills and to enable you to produce high quality University assignments. UniSkills workshops are a series of small group sessions, focusing on a particular set of academic skills and techniques, available to book via […]

Study Happy Week

We are running a Study Happy campaign next week (Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October). This campaign is aimed at promoting a happier and healthier study experience for students. It is well known that one of the most important factors to be successful at University is your health and wellbeing, and sometimes we all […]

Libraries Week at Catalyst – what a success!

Last week was Libraries Week (8th-13th October) and to celebrate we had a range of fun and interactive activities and workshops for students and staff to engage with. The theme of Libraries Week this year was wellbeing, so we wanted to ensure that all of our workshops and activities promoted happiness and positivity. Throughout the […]

October UniSkills Workshops

We have lots of exciting UniSkills workshops coming to Catalyst this term. We have workshops to help you develop your academic writing skills, sessions focused on searching for academic information, techniques on how to give powerful presentations and support on starting your undergraduate dissertation. Find out more about the workshops below and how to book […]

Clear your diaries and head down to Catalyst, Libraries Week is coming!

We may be biased, but here in Learning Services we absolutely love libraries. Whether for losing yourself in some fabulous fiction or stretching your academic skills muscles, a great library is a breeding ground for personal development, good mental health and connecting with your university or local community. What’s more, the dawning of the digital […]