Tech’ top tips – #29. Being mindful of impact – yours and theirs

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). A slight departure from the usual tips this week but perhaps one of the most important in the series. When we use technology, especially in spaces where we can communicate and interact with others, it is important that we think about the impact that our contributions may have on others and how we process content that we see online. It is all too easy to become embroiled in online arguments, trolling and to become a victim of such online abuse and we must ensure ... read more

Hot Tap Update

Tweet Hot Tap Update The Library is committed to providing instant hot (boiling) water to library users. We know how popular this service is, and since introducing this service in September 2016 we’ve spent over £7k in maintenance and physical updates to keep this running 24/7. Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original 2016 format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess water and damage to the counter top from water ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #26. Update for safety and security

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). One of the easiest ways to stay safe online is to make sure your devices are up to date. Whether it be an iPhone, Windows PC or any internet connected device; ensuring the latest software updates are installed will help to keep you and your data safe. And remember, it’s not just about the operating system. Applications often require updating and running out of date applications on your device can introduce a security risk. Picture credit read more