Posts tagged: communication

Read all about it!

11 March 2015

Photo by Harshil Shah

Since the start of 2015 we have had newspapers delivered to two Library sites:

At MediaCity, you’ll find The Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Mail every Monday to Friday on the Student Support Desk on the first floor.  We are also looking to get hold of some of the regional and free papers, like the Metro and the MEN.  Watch this space for more news as we get it.

At Clifford Whitworth, every Monday to Friday, you’ll find The Telegraph,  The Times, and The Guardian on the ground floor, on the table nearest the Student Support Desk.  Copies for the past week are stored on the reservation shelf beside the booksorter. read more

Mindblowing social media stats

8 July 2014

Did you know that 2 people sign up for Linked In every second? That 44% of Twitter users have never sent a tweet? Or that 80% of Instagram users are female? Find out how many people are currently using social media, and much more in this awe-inspiring infographic from Digital Insights.

social media 2014
by Digital Insights

Finding information on clinical topics

23 June 2014

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Are you looking for reliable, evidence-based information about medical conditions? NICE CKS service provides health care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
To use this service, go to and either browse the list of conditions or search for one you’re interested in.
The topics are broken down into areas such as diagnosis, management, evidence and also indicates how up-to-date the information is. It also provides links to systematic reviews and randomized control trials on the subject. read more

Student guide to social media

9 June 2014

Have you ever wondered how you could use social media to enhance your academic studies?

This short and handy guide made by the Libraries at  University of Leeds, University of York and University of Manchester covers a range of social media and how to best to use them for your academic studies and future career.


Social Media Guide for Students

Introducing Digital Literacy

30 April 2014

This blog is all about digital literacy. As you study, we will take you on a journey of digital discovery, help you to identify gaps in your skills and provide opportunities and guidance for you to gain new skills. But what is digital literacy? It is broadly defined as ‘capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society’ (JISC,2011). There are many different aspects to being digitally literate – some things you will be pretty good at, others will be new to you. read more