Library Reading Lists: Focus Group Project

The Library is launching a focus group project for reading lists, and we're inviting students to come share their reading list experiences with us! We're hoping to find out how effective reading lists are so we can continue improving the learning experience here at Essex. If you are interested in learning more about reading lists... Continue Reading →

Research support sessions are coming to Southend!

On the 10 February, we’re bringing some of our Newcomers Research Week sessions to our Southend Campus. The sessions are aimed at Early Career Researchers, but anyone with an interest in the topics is more than welcome to come along, so spread the word! The sessions we are running are: The Open Access Escape Room (workshop... Continue Reading →

Floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library is now open!

After seven months of refurbishment work, we’re delighted to announce that floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library has officially reopened! The space features new carpets, lighting, blinds, furniture, power to all desks, more PCs, and an improved shelving layout. The refurbishment project was a team effort involving Library Services, Innovation & Technology Solutions, and Estates. The Library Advisory Group also played a key... Continue Reading →

Disability History Month

Disability History Month (22 Nov-22 Dec) is an annual event in the UK that celebrates the achievements of disabled people, honours their struggle for equality and human rights, and remembers the history of the disability rights movement. This month includes HIV/AIDS Day (1 Dec), International Day of People with Disabilities (3 Dec), and International Human... Continue Reading →

Open Access Week!

Open Access? What’s that? When a resource is Open Access, it means that the full-text is available without any cost to the reader. Open Access resources are also free of most copyright and licensing restrictions, meaning that they can be more easily shared and re-used. Open Access therefore removes barriers between readers and research, making... Continue Reading →

Love/Break-up Letters UX Project

Eagle-eyed library users may have seen that during mid-February 2019, the Frontline Services Team at Colchester's Albert Sloman Library ran a new UX project (one that should prove to be the first of many) in the entrance lobby. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the project invited users to tell us how they felt about... Continue Reading →

Race, Ethnicity & Inclusion In Education

To coincide with Black History Month, Library Services and Dr. Ilaria Boncori hosted an afternoon to promote a new book: Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion. University of Essex staff and students have contributed chapters focusing on personal experiences, research and academic reflections on socio-cultural, educational and financial issues. A number of contributing authors discussed the chapters they had... Continue Reading →

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