Your Guide to Information Services
This booklet includes information on Library, ICT and Reprographic services that are available to all students. A printed copy of Your Guide to Information Services booklet is available from the Information Point within our Libraries. You can also view the guide online in standard PDF format. This guide may also be provided in accessible formats. For further information, please contact the ICT Services Manager.
At the beginning of the academic year (and also in January), Information Services offers new students an overview of its services and guidance on how to access them. This short presentation is booked on your behalf by your Course Co-ordinator prior to your arrival at the University. Please ask your Course Co-ordinator when your induction session is scheduled.
You can view a pdf version of the induction slideshow here in case you missed your induction session.
What You Need to Get Started
All students will require our services throughout their time at the University and in order to make full use of these you will need to:
|Make sure that you are fully registered with the University.||Academic Registry|
|Make sure you have a University student ID card||Academic Registry|
|Make sure you have your University password details||Passwords|
|Make sure you have your email account details.
All official University communications with students
are distributed via your University email account.
|Find out how to access your Library account.
Your student ID card is also your Library card.
What Do I Need to Know?
To help you get started using our services, listed below are some of the main things you will need to become familiar with:
|Where is the Library on my campus?||Library locations|
|How do I access the University Portal?||Portal|
|How do I find out about my Library subject resources?||Subject Resources|
|How do I find out about the services and facilities offered by ICT?||ICT Customer Services|
|How do I save to SkyDrive, my online file storage?||Using SkyDrive|
|Where do I buy a print card?||Print Service|
|What services are offered by Reprographics?||Reprographics Service|
|How do I work safely online?||Golden Rules|
The Student Experience Worksheet is an instruction tool to help you log onto the computers and find your way around the main services you will use in the University, such as Blackboard, the University Portal and library services. The worksheet is available in pdf format.
If you have a problem, help is available.
|If you are on-campus and have an ICT or Library query||Visit the Information Point in your Library|
|If you are off-campus and have an ICT query:|
If you are off-campus and you have a library query
|Contact your Library Information Point or your subject librarian. Click here for the full list of contact details.|
|If you have a reprographics query||Contact any of our campus locations. The locations and contact numbers are available from the Reprographic Services leaflet (PDF document).|
This Charter sets out the standards of service which the University aims to provide to students through the relevant parts of the Information Services Directorate (ISD). The Charter covers:
Last Updated: 25 January 2013