Take a well-earned break this festive season and come and hear the University Choir sing for you: Ground Level of The Murrary Library at 3.30pm.
Everyone is welcome!
Only two days to go to enter the Skills for Learning competition to win an Amazon shopping voucher.
You will find loads of great Social Media links and resources to help make the most of your time at university and improve your prospects of finding your dream job! Visit Skills for Learning on the library’s webpages or click on the link on your modules’ SunSpace.
At the beginning of 2013 a-n The Artists Information Company and AIR Artists Interaction and Representation commissioned research into artists’ experiences of exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries. The research aims to identify good and bad practice in order to build recommendations about how good practice can be developed.
The phase one report into artists’ experiences of exhibiting has just been published and gives some interesting insights for those thinking of building a career from arts practice.
View the full report here
My festive celebrations wouldn’t be complete without watching Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. It might be a Disney film but the stop-motion animation musical fantasy demonstrates that animation is not just for children.
At which shelfmark would you find the catalogue from Tim Burton’s exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (New York)?
Tip: do a basic library catalogue search.
Now share your answer to be in with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire HD.
Alternatively why not share your answer on our festive trees within the library – thanks!
To succeed in your studies and later in your careers you will need many skills ranging from thinking critically to making the most of social media.
Library staff have been working over the summer to provide support to help you develop these skills.
We’re pleased to make available our Skills for Learning support. When you need a bit of extra help you can access the skills for learning support where you’ll find guides, videos, quizzes and more.
In addition, we run webinars throughout the year tailored for distance learners or if you prefer you can contact the Distance Services Librarian to meet in an online one-to-one (eg. using skype).
How to find Skills for Learning?
There are 2 ways depending on what you prefer:
- Via the library web pages at http://library.sunderland.ac.uk/skills
- Through SunSpace - just log in and access the Skills for Learning module.
To celebrate the launch of Skills for Learning we’re giving a £25 Amazon voucher to the winner of our Skills for Learning competition.
Are you interested in the impact of digital technology, the camera phone, citizen journalism and the vernacular image? We’ve recently purchased lots of new books and e-books for photography on contemporary thinking around these issues. All available now in the Murray Library. If it’s your first go with e-books, have a look at our help guides.
Many of the skills you will be developing at university are also skills that employers rate highly, such as the ability to work as part of a team, have good presentation skills and be able to manage your time efficiently.