LS Student Led Virtual Catalyst Tour

[Music] hello I'm Jada third year actual University student and this is catalyst catalyst brings together three key support services library and learning services student services and careers all in one spectacular location in this short video we're going to give you a whistle-stop virtual tour of the building its support services and facilities catalyst houses the university library and holds over 250 thousand bucks 600 computers and loanable laptops and a wide variety of study spaces located across the four main floors during term time catalyst is open 24 hours a day seven days a week the catalyst help desk is accessible throughout the year weekdays from 8 a.

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to 8 p.

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and weekends from 10 a.

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to 6 p.

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the catalyst help desk is your direct point of contact for all three support services within the building and the friendly help desk team will listen and triage your inquiries to the appropriate team having three services in one location makes it much easier to access the support you need for example you can access teams such as accommodation and campus life for living on and off campus helping you settle in and make friends careers for part-time work jobs on and off campus and guidance throughout your degree and post graduation money advice for advice on all money related matters including budgeting and student support fund library and learning services for all your reading and research material academic skills and ICT support disability support with any disclosed disabilities from mental health to mobility or medical conditions and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and well-being and the Chaplaincy to help maintain your health and happiness whilst at university there are lots of ways to access these services by their events appointments and drop ins just ask at the help desk for more info as well as the physical help desk you can also access support online via a score a Scots is an online knowledgebase containing the most commonly asked questions on a wide range of topics on the ground floor along with the help desk there are a range of group study spaces including hots pods and possible group study rooms there is also our coffee shop 53.

3 degrees serving a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks on the ground floor you can also self issue and return books and pick up any reservations you can even loan a laptop on the first and second floors you'll find all your physical resources such as books collections of printed journals and even DVDs the library spends about 1.

5 million pounds on your resources every year this includes the physical stock you will find on the shelves and all digital resources such as ebooks journals and databases there are lots of study spaces on these floors with a mixture of computers desks and pots on each floor there is a landmark aarya where you can access printing scanning and filter coffee and facilities and even phone down to the help desk if you're having any problems on the first floor you will also find the willow training room and this is where the majority of uni skills workshops are delivered uni skills is a package of workshops online resources such as guides and toolkits and face-to-face support to help you develop a range of essential academic skills the Uni skills team can help you with everything from planning your assignment to finding good resources to developing your critical thinking and writing and much more you can even come along to see us the student advisors to help with skills such as you're referencing you can access the Uni skills webpages before you arrive at uni but make sure to pick up your unis girls timetable when you're next on campus on the very top floor of catalyst you'll find the silent study room this is a great location if you want to really focus on a piece of work in complete silence the whole building is monitored regularly by the catalyst helpdesk Rover's so there should be no noisy distractions for you up here your biggest rest is being distracted by those glorious views so thank you for joining me today on this virtual tour I hope you have enjoyed a look around castle don't forget you can keep in contact with library and learning services student services and careers through their social media accounts we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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