Academic Skills Centre

University’s film collection now available 24/7

Thu Jan 26 08:00:00 GMT 2017

University Film CollectionFollowing a relocation of this extensive film collection from Level 5 of the Library to the entrance floor, all members of the University community can borrow up to two films for a 24-hour period, using their Library card and the self-issue machine, or watch them in the Self Access Language Centre (SALC). For a longer loan period, students and staff can borrow a film on a Friday, returning it by midnight on the following Monday.

The film collection comprises a wide range of feature films, documentaries and popular TV series, available in foreign languages with sub-titles and English. The full listing of available films can be found in the Library catalogue.

Working in partnership with the University Library, the SALC, which can be found on Level 5 of the Library, is seeking ways to enhance its service to the University community, part of which is to move to becoming fully open access on a 24/7 basis for the start of academic year 2017/18. Commenting on this latest development, Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) said:

“ Film is a wonderful medium not only for improving language skills, but also enhancing cultural awareness and understanding. These are important attributes for global citizenship, as well as providing greater mobility and increased employment opportunities both nationally and internationally. I would encourage students and staff to take advantage of the extensive language resources in the Library and other language learning opportunities available across campus.”

Also commenting on this recent development, University Librarian, Kate Robinson added:

“The provision of language learning resources is an integral part of the Library and we are pleased to be working so closely with colleagues in the SALC to provide greater and easier access to this wonderful film collection. Over the coming months, we look forward to continuing to find new ways of supporting the University’s language learning initiative.”

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