Artistic representation of the average standard of digital records management.

Are you a member of staff working at the university? Have the recent emails warning that you should be downsizing your email inbox and Google Drive storage left you worrying or anxiously procrastinating? Do you wish someone would just explain once and for all in terms that you can understand where stuff goes and how to make other stuff go away forever? Our Records Manager and Information Governor have teamed up to teach you how to empty your inbox, cull your file quotas and apprehending artefacts before they end up in a skip somewhere – and they are all delivered digitally online, so you don’t even have to stop work to watch them.

Approaching the end of your degree? Looking forward to landing your first graduate job after you finish? It all starts with the exciting process of focusing in on your target role and sector and honing your application skills. Helping you with each of these stages are just some of the ways Careers and Employability are here to help.

If you need more than a quick answer and want a one-to-one chat support session with your Faculty Librarian – online over video chat or in-person – the easiest way to arrange this is to use the Book a librarian booking form on the library website. Click the blue/white question mark button to bring up the Ask us page and choose the “Book a librarian” option.

It’s great to be able to get instant answers from anywhere over the internet using the online chat service but sometimes nothing beats actually being able to show the librarian the paper or book you are having difficulty with and discussing your problems with them. We have two screens, so you can watch in real time as the librarian demonstrates how to search a database and builds a search, explaining each step as they go – something that is much easier than through online text chat. Not to mention that it is just nice to see a friendly face when you are feeling a little lost.

The Discovery Service searches across a huge range of subjects, which makes it a great place to search when you first start out but it is not necessarily the best tool to find in-depth information on a specialist topic. So where should you be searching for all the best research articles, market reports, video clips and other resources you might need for your assignments? Happily, the answer is simple: your subject pages.

Once you have overcome your apprehension about visiting a library that is many times larger than the one in your old school or college, the next questions that cross most people’s minds in some order are “How do I find the things on my reading lists”, “Where are my books”, and “Tell me more about these strange things you call ebooks”.

Rest easy. We’ve got you covered.