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The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates (2019)
Journal Article
McCrory, M., & Thomson, T. (in press). The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4202

Findings from a small-scale qualitative research project exploring the impact of Brexit on the career aspirations of final year students at a UK university reveal the centrality of values and emotion in career decision-making. Although not conclusive... Read More about The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates.

Brexit: The political is personal. Values and emotion in career thinking (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Thomson, T. (2019, April). Brexit: The political is personal. Values and emotion in career thinking. Paper presented at Employability across Europe

How is Brexit impacting on the future plans of UK undergraduates? This small-scale research study, conducted in 2017,seeks to better understand the impact of political events on career thinking. Updated for this conference, we learn if the participa... Read More about Brexit: The political is personal. Values and emotion in career thinking.

Author engagement with altmetrics (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Vaughton, C. (2019, February). Author engagement with altmetrics. Presented at AULIC Research and Dissertation Event 2019

Presentation for AULIC research and dissertation event, based on research for MSc Information Management dissertation. This project asked researchers at UWE Bristol about their experience with, and opinions about, altmetrics and social media.

UWE Research Support annual report 2017-2018 (2018)
Report
Vaughton, C. (2018). UWE Research Support annual report 2017-2018

Annual report covering the work of the Library Research Support Team, including updates on the Research Repository, Data Repository, and APC payments.

Customer service and the Future Library at the University of the West of England (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Belger, J. (2018, June). Customer service and the Future Library at the University of the West of England. Presented at Erasmus Library Staff Mobility week

Presentation given at the Erasmus library staff mobility week in Dublin, giving an overview of the library service’s approach to customer service and plans for the future to enhance the user experience.

Careers in times of social and political change: The impact of Brexit on UK undergraduates' perception of career (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Thomson, T. (2018, May). Careers in times of social and political change: The impact of Brexit on UK undergraduates' perception of career. Paper presented at Imagining new perspectives on work - the role of career development in shaping futures

The substantive impact of Brexit on the graduate labour market in the UK is, as yet, far from clear. However a number of recent surveys of UK graduates suggest that up to 39% believe that it will be more difficult to secure graduate employment as a r... Read More about Careers in times of social and political change: The impact of Brexit on UK undergraduates' perception of career.

Prospects for Kurdish ecology initiatives in Syria and Turkey: Democratic confederalism and social ecology (2017)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. E. (2019). Prospects for Kurdish ecology initiatives in Syria and Turkey: Democratic confederalism and social ecology. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 30(3), 7-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2017.1413120

This paper surveys the nascent experiments in political ecology underway in predominantly Kurdish areas of south-eastern Turkey, known as Bakûr, and Rojava (northern Syria). The Kurdish freedom movement is attempting to consolidate a social revolutio... Read More about Prospects for Kurdish ecology initiatives in Syria and Turkey: Democratic confederalism and social ecology.

UWE Research Support annual report 2016-2017 (2017)
Report
Vaughton, C. (2017). UWE Research Support annual report 2016-2017

Annual report covering the work of the Library Research Support Team, including updates on the Research Repository.

Supporting research staff and postgraduates at the University of the West of England, Bristol: The growth of library research support (2017)
Journal Article
Belger, J., & Crossley, J. (2017). Supporting research staff and postgraduates at the University of the West of England, Bristol: The growth of library research support. Sconul Focus, 69, 5-7

In common with many other universities, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) has developed its library support for research staff and students to respond to the strategic objectives of the institution and the changing research... Read More about Supporting research staff and postgraduates at the University of the West of England, Bristol: The growth of library research support.

Supporting the library and information needs of UWE health and social care students on placement (2017)
Journal Article
Plaice, C., Lloyd, J., & Shaw, P. (2017). Supporting the library and information needs of UWE health and social care students on placement. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 34(1), 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12171

© 2017 Health Libraries Group Objective: The aim of this research was to explore the library and information needs of health and social care students whilst on placement. Methods: Both desk and primary research were conducted and included an online q... Read More about Supporting the library and information needs of UWE health and social care students on placement.

Skill up! Supporting academic success at UWE Bristol (2016)
Journal Article
Hunt, S. E., Lethaby, B., & Sebire, L. (2016). Skill up! Supporting academic success at UWE Bristol. Aliss Quarterly, 11(4),

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Library Services launched Skill up!, a new online learning platform to support Academic Success in September 2015.

Power to the People: Renewable Energy in Brenda Vale’s Albion and other Literary Utopias (2015)
Book Chapter
Hunt, S. E. (2015). Power to the People: Renewable Energy in Brenda Vale’s Albion and other Literary Utopias. In P. A. Farca (Ed.), Energy in Literature: Essays on energy and its social and environmental implications in twentieth and twenty-first century literary textsTrueHeart Press

Brenda Vale has been a leading exponent of alternative technology and green architecture since the 1970s. This essay situates her only novel, Albion (1982), within a genre of libertarian utopian literature which includes William Morris’s News from No... Read More about Power to the People: Renewable Energy in Brenda Vale’s Albion and other Literary Utopias.

Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK (2015)
Journal Article
Chelin, J. (2015). Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-02-2015-0006

Purpose – This paper outlines the aims, activities and outcomes of a project to pilot a reciprocal borrowing scheme between public and academic libraries using existing cards, i.e. public library cards in the academic library and university ID car... Read More about Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK.

Update on open access and the HEFCE requirements for the REF (2014)
Other
Belger, J., Crossley, J., & Lawson, A. (2014). Update on open access and the HEFCE requirements for the REF

A presentation on UWE's response to the post 2014 HEFCE requirements for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). This presentation gives researchers the information needed to ensure their research is eligible for consideration for the next REF.

Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England (2014)
Report
Robertson, F., Burton, M., Cole, G., Chelin, J., Clark-Webster, E., Collins, I., …Wyatt, G. (2014). Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England

The SWRLS Open Doors project was a partnership between LibrariesWest (led by South Gloucestershire Library Service) and UWE Bristol Library Services and funded by SWRLS (South Western Regional Library Service). The aim was to pilot a reciprocal borro... Read More about Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England.

The revolutionary urbanism of street farm: Eco-anarchism, architecture and alternative technology in the 1970s (2014)
Book
Hunt, S. E. (2014). The revolutionary urbanism of street farm: Eco-anarchism, architecture and alternative technology in the 1970s. Tangent Books

Stephen E Hunt has produced the definitive account of Street Farm (Graham Caine, Peter Crump and Bruce Haggart), a London-based collective of anarchist architects working in the early 1970s. The three friends put together Street Farmer, an undergr... Read More about The revolutionary urbanism of street farm: Eco-anarchism, architecture and alternative technology in the 1970s.

Value and Impact of Librarians' Interventions on Student Skills Development (2014)
Journal Article
Shreeve, S., Shreeve, S., & Chelin, J. (2014). Value and Impact of Librarians' Interventions on Student Skills Development. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 20(2), 204-232. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2014.906351

The research aimed to discover the perceived impact and to identify the value of four information skills teaching interventions within the curriculum in three faculties at the University of the West of England. Faculty and library staff interviews an... Read More about Value and Impact of Librarians' Interventions on Student Skills Development.