Get2gether, the free discussion group for Brunel students is back from January 8th, offering space to talk to other students about your experiences at Brunel.
You can take part in discussions to help you tackle everyday problems, or learn how to manage difficult aspects of life such as exam stress, performance anxiety, negative thoughts, assertiveness, confidence and much more.
The theme for this Tuesday’s session is Looking Ahead – What can we put in place to make this term a success?
Get2gether runs at 7pm every Tuesday in term time, in the Ground Floor Teaching Room of the Library. We look forward to seeing you.
“Assertiveness is not what you do, it’s who you are” Shakti Gawain
The next session of Get2gether will look at what assertiveness is and what we can do to develop assertiveness in our everyday life. As with all Get2gether sessions, it will run in the Ground Floor teaching room of the Library, on Tuesday December 11th at 7pm.
Places are free for all Brunel students – if you would like to attend please send an email with the subject ‘Get2gether Stress’ with your name and student number, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Library is holding an Open Day in which all staff and students are invited to visit the Research Commons (Floor 3, access from green staircase) to find out more about our Special Collections.
The Collections cover a wide range of subject areas – from Shakespeare to South Asia, via jazz, the Channel Tunnel, working class autobiographies, poetry, music from the Middle-East and trains, the Collections contain something for everyone.
Come along to meet Katie Flanagan, our new Special Collections Librarian, and find out how the Collections might be able to support your teaching, learning or research.
You can also find out more about the Collections on the Library website
There will be a Bloomberg lecture taking place:
Tuesday 27th November 2012
2pm and 4pm
Lecture Centre A.
Ben Tomkins from Bloomberg has very kindly offered to deliver this much more in-depth look at what it offers.
It will cover:
- Supply chain and performance indicators (financial and operational)
- Accounting information
- how to access balance sheets, income statements and financial flows and export them into Excel
- how to screen securities using advanced criteria.
- Macroeconomic information
- how to find specific national account statistics for different countries and export them into Excel in a convenient format
- how to use tickers to access macroeconomic time series in Excel such as unemployment rate, imports, GDP, etc.
- How to access failed companies and the balance sheets and income statements for them
- Intraday data
- How to find options data
- dealing with derivatives
- Bloomberg Aptitude Test
This workshop, running as part of the Get2gether@Brunel series of events, offers suggestions on finding out your primary learning style. Find out how to match the way you think with how you best learn and supplement your style.
When: Tuesday, October 23rd at 7pm (till 8.30pm)
Where: Library > Ground Floor Teaching Room – please ask at the Helpdesk for directions
To book a place please e-mail your name and student number to: email@example.com
This summer we have been updating the Library website, streamlining some of the content, hopefully making it easier to navigate, and adding in more imagery. During this process we have noticed a lack of images of the Library being used, so we are having a photoshoot next Tuesday (October 9th) to give us a better range of images to choose from.
To help with this, we’re looking for volunteers who can be available on the 9th for a shoot at 2pm – if you’d be interested please contact Rob.Wannerton@brunel.ac.uk. All volunteers involved will get a highly prized Library mug for their efforts.
Come and join Get2gether, the student led discussion group, facilitated by Irène Stone (BUCS).
Get2gether offers students a live forum to ask questions, voice concerns and look at different aspects of student life through open group discussions. Students are welcome to either contribute to the group discussion or simply attend and take it all in.
Get2gether sessions explore different ways to navigate through the first few months of the new academic year and link up with various aspects of Brunel life to develop resources and coping strategies at an early stage.
Get2gether will also offer workshops and group discussions around common themes such as procrastination, exam stress, mindfulness skills, relationships, assertiveness and much more (depending on group demand).
Get2gether is free for ALL Brunel students. It is an open group which means students are welcome to attend all, some or just a few of the sessions. No need to book a place!
Where? Library > ground floor (ASK teaching room > far right corner)
When? Every Tuesday (term time) at 7pm (till 8.30pm)
What? Chats, workshops, info sharing
Get yourself up and running without all the running around – the Library is hosting a One Stop Shop all through Freshers’ Week, with kiosk access to eVision & Blackboard, support from the Computer Centre Service Desk, and staff on hand to help you with any questions.
With everything in one place on the ground floor of the Library, you’ll be ready to go in no time!
We have a whole programme of events to help you get started with the library.
Inductions for each school are taking place in week 0 (students should check their school’s Freshers’ week timetable for details) and Library tours will also be on offer every day during Freshers’ week at midday and 2pm
If you can’t get to any of these then there will be another opportunity on the Tuesday and Thursday of Week 1 at midday and 2pm
There will also be induction sessions throughout term 1 held at the following times:
o Tues 9th Oct midday
o Tues 16th Oct midday
o Tues 23rd Oct midday
o Tues 20th Nov midday
o Tues 4th Dec midday
In any event, come and see us early on so that you can familiarise yourself with the facilities and services that are available to you. There will be open access during Freshers’ and Returners’ weeks before we return to controlled access in Week 2 but you will still need your ID card to borrow books, print, photocopy etc. so please don’t forget to carry it with you always.
Friday is the last day of this exhibition of work by Jayne Wilton, including dramatic statement pieces, sculpture and multimedia resulting from collaborations with the School of Engineering and Design. At 12 noon there will be an open session where Jayne will be discussing her work and demonstrating some of the techniques used in creating these amazing pieces.
The exhibition is available to view in the Research Commons, the dedicated space for Researchers on floor 3 of the Library, between 9am and 5pm today.