Student surveysYou said, we did
Making a difference...
Your feedback matters. Here are some of the changes we've made from listening to you:
- Every year we install more power sockets in the Library - 132 new sockets were added in 2022 alone.
- The Library is always working with colleagues from Estates to improve our study spaces. This year all the windows are being replaced with triple glazing, and some larger windows are being created to provide spaces with more natural light, providing a modern, attractive study environment.
- We extended our summer opening hours in 2022, extending the Sunday opening hours from the exam resit period onwards. This improved access for PGDEs and students whose assessments continued over the summer period.
- After the return to campus, the Library Lounge Virtual Study Sessions will be continued. They are scheduled twice a week, and now run continuously throughout the whole year.
- Skills Boost Sessions will also run online and in person this year.
- We supported the Distance Aware scheme by issuing lanyards and promoting it on digital signage and on social media. To help make in-person visits to the Library safer, we also continue to have perspex screens at each of our enquiry points and provide sanitising equipment.
- In collaboration with staff from Disability & Wellbeing we organised tours for students with autism and other disabilities, introducing them to the building and telling them about services and facilities that would be useful to them. This also gave us valuable feedback on their experience of the Library.
- We have also made available a virtual tour of Levels 1-4 of the building, so that anyone can look around the building in advance of a visit. This includes a clear floor plan to help you locate references/resources within the Library.
- We have added links to location maps in catalogue records so that when you find an item in SUPrimo you can click on the locate link to see a map of where that item is on the relevant floor of the Library.
- We have had discussions with StrathUnion about how we can diversify our collection. We've developed a procedure to deal with reports of problematic content in our collection and we are undertaking a project using money from the Alumni Fund to purchase texts that will diversify our collection.
- We have created a Reading for Pleasure reading list.
- The new Resource Booker system was launched allowing students to book rooms in the new Learning and Teaching Building. More areas will be added in future.
- The new Student Accommodation system, StarRez, is now live. This makes student applications, offers, flat allocations and payment plans for students in residences quicker and easier to manage.
- We’re always developing the mobile app, adding and improving features to support you during your time at Strathclyde. The StrathReps service is now in its second year. This will be the first it has run in full since the pandemic. Nominations and elections opened in the App on 27 September with voting taking place the following week.
- The latest version of the App (v3.2) includes a new digital student card.
- As a result of a faculty-wide employability audit, a postgraduate careers module was launched in September 2022 to support the career development of postgraduate taught students. Employability is a significant priority for students undertaking study at masters level and this module aims to enable students to make the most of their postgraduate experience at Strathclyde through engaging with employability-focussed content and activities.
- Students told the Careers Service that they liked the flexibility of being able to have an online appointment or an in-person one so we are offering a blend of these this term for our students in our hybrid service provision.