The Library is always looking at ways to improve things for you and is holding an informal feedback session #ShapeOurLibrary on Thursday 14th November 12-2pm, ground floor of Augustine House to hear your views. As a thank you there will be snacks provided!
We are delighted to confirm that from 4 November until 17 January Augustine House will be open 24/7 to help support our students in the lead up to, and during, the assessment period.
Given the pressure on University learning spaces, we cannot give access to visitors during this revision and assessment period. Members of the SCONUL Access Scheme and paid external members may use the Library during this time.
Find out more about what 24/7 means for you below:
National Care Leaver’s Week is happening from 28 October to 3 November. The week was established in 2002 by the Care Leavers’ Foundation, and it aims to celebrate achievements of the care experienced people in our communities. The week also highlights some of the challenges care experienced people face and encourages discussion around the support that is available.
The murder of Black British teenager Stephen Lawrence on 22nd April 1993, and the revelations that followed in the wake of this horrific event of a bungled investigation by an institutionally racist Metropolitan Police Service, are ingrained in the British public consciousness. The Lawrence family have endured so much but through their vocal campaign for justice and reform they have brought about vital change in policing and the criminal justice system. The official Black History Month 2019 campaign theme is the celebration of Black women and their invaluable contributions to British society, particularly in the years since the Windrush generation arrived and settled in the UK, and one woman whose impact and achievements have been incredibly admirable is Stephen’s mother, Doreen Lawrence. She has worked tirelessly to advance community relations and human rights, and has become one of the most influential people in the UK.
You have probably walked over it countless times…
You may never have even thought about what it is…
But the compass rose is a focal point on the ground floor of Augustine House. But why is it there? And what is its significance?
Let’s take a closer look at one of the lesser talked about features of Augustine House.
Augustine House and Hall is 10 years old. And we’re celebrating! Opened in 2009 by the Right Reverend Stephen Venner, Bishop of Dover, it is a big (in every sense) part of our ever-evolving library service for our students and staff. A service we’re proud of.