News & Events

Open Access Newsletter - August 2022


Find out more about Aberystwyth’s Open Access staff publications including the AU thesis of the month and links to the top 5 downloaded articles and theses in July 2022:


Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Online sessions


09/08 E-Learning Essentials: Introduction to Turnitin LTI (Online)

10/08 Cyflwyniad I LTI Turnitin (Ar-lein)

10/08 ARCHE Applicant training (Online)  

Times/ booking 

Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: Programme Announced


We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, which is just over a month away, 12-14 September.

View the programme on our webpages.

Book your place here.

NEW Student Digital Champion positions


Information Services are looking to appoint three Student Digital Champions for 15 consecutive weeks (5 hours per week on Pay Grade 2) from w/c 5 September ’22, to support the Digital Capabilities Project. 

The Student Digital Champions will communicate the impacts of the Digital Capabilities project through various communication channels, encourage other students to engage with project-related resources and provide a valuable perspective on issues relating to supporting the development of students’ digital capabilities.

Please note that the closing date for these positions is Friday 5 August 2022. For more information and to apply for these positions, please visit Aber Works. If you do not currently have an Aber Works account or if you have any queries, please contact

Library Action Plans 21/22


Our new Library Action Plans for 21/22 are here. Find out what library staff have been working on over the last 12 months and what we will be working on in the forthcoming academic year.

We published the first of our Library Action Plans in 2021. The plans outline the work that we have undertaken and our plans for the forthcoming academic year, tailored specifically for each faculty. 

The plans are formulated using data from our surveys (IS User Survey, National Student Survey [NSS]), departmental information from our Subject Librarians, module feedback, and a range of library data (e.g. budget and how it has been spent, usage data).

We provide details on library user feedback, spend, use of library resources, reading lists submitted to the library and items added to those lists, Open Access resources, use of our online subject and other LibGuides, in addition to information about our Digital Capabilities project.

You can see our Library Action Plans on our website:

Lecture start times 2022-23


All timetabled teaching activities (including lectures, seminars and workshops) start at 10 past the hour and end on the hour, e.g. 09:10-xx:00 from Sept 2022 onwards

Downloading your Digital Discovery Tool Report


The current platform for the Digital Discovery Tool is being updated on 1 August 2022. If you have used the Digital Discovery Tool previously and have obtained a report, this must be downloaded before 1 August 2022 if you wish to retain a copy of it. 

Please follow these instructions: How do I access my Digital Discovery Tool report and download it as a PDF file? 

If you have any queries about downloading your report, please contact  

Deadline for request for IT services from Information Services for academic year 2022-2023


Information Services have in the past been inundated by requests for IT services just before the start of term, which results in requests not being fulfilled in time and services not being ready in time for the beginning of term.

This summer requests for any IT services needed by September 2022 should be sent to Information Services ( by 31st July. This will help us prioritise requests, manage the workload and timetable work more effectively.

We cannot guarantee completion of any work requests for the start of the 22/23 academic year if they are submitted after 31st July. The earlier a request is received the more likely we will be able to complete it before the start of term.

Summer Vacation Library Opening Hours 2022


Information Services wishes everyone an enjoyable break.

Information Services will operate vacation opening hours from Sunday 29th May until Friday 23rd  September 2022:

Hugh Owen Library

  • The Hugh Owen Library will close at 18:00 on Saturday 28th May and will be open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:30 during the summer vacation
  • From 1st September the Hugh Owen Library will be open from 08:30 to 22:00 on weekdays and 08:30 to 18:00 every weekend in September

Physical Sciences Library

  • The Physical Sciences Library is open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:30 during the summer vacation

Information Services and all libraries will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June and Monday 29th August. 

Full details on library opening times can be found on our website. Computer room opening hours over the summer vacation are available here.