Loughborough University’s annual Ethical and Environmental Week is making a return next week, putting green thinking and sustainability in the spotlight.
From clothes swapping to looking at ‘bad’ bananas, E&E Week offers staff and students the opportunity to participate in a variety of Earth-friendly activities and events across campus.
For the full programme of events, visit the link below:
It’s that time of the year again! But don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2018/january/exam-support.html – for more info.
The theme for this year’s International Open Access Week is “Open in order to…”. This theme is designed to be an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available.
There are three ways you can get involved this week:
- “Open in order to …” and tweet it along with the hashtags #OAweek #OpeninOrder #LboroOA .
- Enter our International Open Access Week Competition (details available here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/external/content/research/scholarlycomms/IOAW_competition_guidelines_2017_09_12.pdf )
- Attend one of our Open Access sessions – a full schedule of the weeks events can be found here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/scholcomms/openaccess/internationalopenaccessweek/
Better World Books is an initiative which collects unwanted books from organisations such as universities and libraries, to then sell on to generate funds for literacy initiatives around the world. For every book sold, a book is donated to someone in need. Better World Books also provide literacy grants of up to £1000 to non-profit organisations and libraries within the UK and Europe.
The Library will be accepting any unwanted books from both staff and students and small amounts can be dropped off to us at the Pilkington Library reception. If you have a large amount of books to donate, please email email@example.com in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements.
All genres of books are welcome. In particular, the scheme is looking for:
- Academic non-fiction and all other non-fiction
- Children’s books
- Education/Technical/Vocational books
- Ex-library books
- Hardback/Paperback fiction
- Travel books
- University and Secondary textbooks and study guides
- Other books used in University and Secondary classrooms
Please note that we cannot accept any journals, magazines or periodicals.
By donating books, you are supporting the University’s current campaign, ‘Waste… let’s get it sorted’ by reusing rather than sending to landfill. Any books not sold by Better World Books will either be donated or recycled – no book is sent to landfill.
For more information about the scheme, visit the Sustainability webpages.