Category: Library Activities

Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

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When an exam revision break is needed, pop on something from Digital Theatre Plus to get away from it all. There’s a lot choice for every taste out there, here’s a list of recommendations that will improve any evening….Continue Reading Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

#TakeABreak this January

Happy new year! So, exam revision and coursework deadlines are a top priority right now. It’s a busy time of year trying to juggle competing demands and responsibilities. That’s why each year Library Services launches our #TakeABreak campaign. #TakeABreak is about highlighting how taking proper care of yourself can, and will, help you achieve better…Continue Reading #TakeABreak this January

Trans Awareness Book Displays

Library Services’ latest book displays are dedicated to transgender lives. You can find physical displays on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library; outside PC lab 1002 at the Business Library; and in the Law Library there are two displays, one behind the help desk, the other one beside the computer lab. You are free…Continue Reading Trans Awareness Book Displays

Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

As the autumn months approach, is there anything nicer than curling up with a good book? Whether you’re an avid reader, a member of a book group, an audio-book lover or like to dip into self-help and wellbeing titles, there’s something for everybody on OverDrive. The OverDrive platform provides access to a wide range of…Continue Reading Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

Everybody benefits from assistive technology

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Two simple tools available to all students at City can help with reading, writing and organisation. Reading and Writing Read&Write is a literacy toolbar available via AppsAnywhere on campus. Containing a whole suite of handy tools to use while you are studying, highlights include: Word prediction: for writing. Text-to-speech: reads aloud on-screen text, helping to…Continue Reading Everybody benefits from assistive technology

Meet your new Postgraduate Business Subject Librarian

Hello there – my name is Emilia and I am the new Subject Librarian looking after Business Postgraduate courses at Bayes Business School. I joined City, University of London in April and have had a great time here since! If you are studying a postgraduate course at the Business School and need help with searching…Continue Reading Meet your new Postgraduate Business Subject Librarian

Neurodiversity celebration week

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It’s neurodiversity week from 21st – 25th March, and we’re celebrating different minds. Neurodivergent people who think and learn in diverse ways , are a big strength and asset to schools, universities, and places of work….Continue Reading Neurodiversity celebration week

Women’s History Month

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International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and Women’s History Month throughout the month, are annual events held to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history, to focus greater attention on issues to do with women’s rights and gender equality, and to discover previously neglected heritage. To mark this, we’ve created a Women’s History Month’s book…Continue Reading Women’s History Month

LGBT+ History Month 2022

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February is LGBT+ History Month, marked each year to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 back in 2003. It’s time when we pay extra attention to try and break the silence that surrounds the lives of people who do not fit the conventional ideas about sexuality and gender. We look back at the histories…Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month 2022

Top 10 library workshops to kick off 2022

  Happy New Year! We’re starting off 2022 with some exciting library workshops to support your studies and research….Continue Reading Top 10 library workshops to kick off 2022