Month: August 2014

Samantha’s LILAC 2014 Part 2: Bath bombs, employability and bite-size teaching

I’ve already blogged the conference overall, but there were three sessions that I particularly liked, so I thought I’d write them up in more detail.   Clarity in collaboration: making partnerships work in across-campus student skills support Employability was a theme that permeated the conference this year, as it has in the past, and as…Continue Reading Samantha’s LILAC 2014 Part 2: Bath bombs, employability and bite-size teaching

Erasmus staff mobility visit – Freie Universität Berlin

I was aware of the Erasmus Staff Mobility Scheme for professional support staff and applied to participate in it this year. I have a degree in Modern Languages and spent a year abroad in France and Germany as part of this. I applied to visit the Freie Universität Berlin Library which is a major research…Continue Reading Erasmus staff mobility visit – Freie Universität Berlin

Visit to IOE Library

I recently visited the IOE Library   “The Newsam Library and Archives holds extensive collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science. In addition to supporting the work of staff and students at the Institute of Education, the Library and Archives welcomes enquiries from all scholars, researchers and others…Continue Reading Visit to IOE Library

Visit to SOAS Library

I visited recently SOAS to meet subject  librarians to discuss experiences  of researcher and subject support.  The Library website is I used to work there previously and it was great to see some former colleagues when walking round.  SOAS has undergone some refurbishment, particularly on the ground floor where there is now an exhibition…Continue Reading Visit to SOAS Library

Talis User Group 2014

At the beginning of July I attended the 2 day Talis user group at the University of Leicester. The event was a mixture of group discussion, presentations and panel discussions and was generally an interesting update on what other universities are doing with the Aspire reading list system and the developments Talis are currently working…Continue Reading Talis User Group 2014