The Library team is here to help you continue your own professional development as well as provide support and advice in developing teaching and research resources for your subject area. This includes:
University of Suffolk Ipswich Library
You can borrow up to 25 items at once from the University of Suffolk Ipswich Library. and an additional 10 loans from the British Library. You can also borrow up to 4 items from each of the other University of Suffolk libraries. You can also borrow from the library at UEA and register to borrow items from University of Essex. For more information look at our borrowing & loan types.
If you have any suggestions for books, journals or any other resources that you think will be useful to add to our collections, please go to the below link. Suggestions will be forwarded to the appropriate Librarian who will respond to you within 3 working days.
If you are a member of staff at West Suffolk, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft or Suffolk New College then please talk to the Librarian at your location who will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Learning Services offer a range of services to assist both course teams and individuals, in the design and development of their learning, teaching and assessment models for validation, re-validations, approvals and re-approvals.
Our ongoing commitment to you
To ensure effective embedding within your curriculum, members of the Learning Services Team take a proactive role at Course Team Meetings, and input when and where required around planning and development activities.
We can assist in the construction of reading lists for your modules by providing information relating to the following areas:
Books (Print and e-books)
By searching our suppliers database, publishers websites and existing resources we can help you to construct an up-to-date reading list containing print and e-books relevant to the subject. If you are compiling a reading list for the first time you may find our information on reading lists helpful
Find more information about resource and reading lists here
Once your course is up and running we will review your reading list once a year, during this process we will check for new editions of titles, numbers of copies and usage.
We can also advise on ways to enhance and update your reading list using titles from our e-book collections.
In addition to print and e-books we can also highlight existing online resources in our collection of use to your course that you might be unaware of. We can provide information about new online collections and databases of potential interest and set up trials so that you can assess their suitability.
Through our online collections and journal suppliers we can make sure that you have access to the titles that you need to support the course. If you would like a list of the existing journals for your subject then we can supply this.
To facilitate the effective embedding of technology enhanced learning within the curriculum, the e-learning team within Learning Services work with the course team to design and develop appropriate models, we work to identify staff and student development and support needs, and implement a program to meet these needs.
The e-learning development will provide dedicated resource to work with colleagues. For example, Learning Services have worked with Course Teams to;
Please take a look at our page on Technologies for Learning for more information on how we can support you.
Underpinning your teaching and learning model are the independent study that students are expected to undertake in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Learning Services are evolving innovative ways to nurture these skills:
For example, Learning Services have worked with the Dance Course Team to integrate a weekly one hour study skills session into their teaching programme. This has been aligned with the assignment timetable to ensure the students access the support they need, when they need it.
The library can supply a range of documents to support the revalidation process. Contact the Librarian for your subject
The checklist below lists the material that we can provide, simply tick the reports that you would like us to supply and return the list to the relevant Librarian.
We will get the documents to you as quickly as we can.
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