Psychology Blog

Jun 06

Your Library is always open - summer vacation opening hours


If you still need a place to study, the libraries are open throughout the summer vacation. 

Until the end of June the usual weekday and weekend staffed opening hours are still operating. The last self service night at St Peter’s Library until midnight is on Thursday 26 June.

Summer Vacation -

From Monday 30 June St Peter’s Library and The Murray Library will be open weekdays from 9am. Early evening hours are in operation across the two sites -

The Murray Library till 7.30pm on Mondays (staffed) and Thursdays (self service)

St Peter’s Library till 7.30pm on Tuesdays (self service) and Wednesdays (staffed).

Otherwise the libraries will close at 5pm.

St Peter’s Library will be open on Saturdays 2pm-6pm (self service).

Normal term time hours will resume on Monday 15 September.

Remember to bring your campus card with you to sign in during self service periods.

Look on the website for full details of opening week by week at both site libraries.  Any updates will be posted on the main webpage under News and Events.

May 08

Attending a Better University Doesn’t Make You Happier, Here’s What Does…

A new survey of 29,560 college graduates has found that the college they attended didn’t affect how happy they were after graduation, or their subsequent engagement with work (Gallup, 2014).

No matter whether they went to a top-ranked or bottom-ranked institution, the secret of happiness and satisfaction with work and life lay elsewhere.

Considering the huge variation in price between the most and least prestigious institutions, this is a surprising finding.

Instead it was the types of experiences they had in college and support they received there which most predicted being engaged at work and thriving in later life.

For example, college graduates were more likely to be engaged at work if they’d…

Read the full story here.

May 07

Revision and Exam preparation

Yes it’s that time of year again!

Checkout our website under Skills for Learning and see what advice we can give you to help you with your revision and in preparing for your exams.

There’s lots of other helpful pointers on these pages to support you in your studies, everything from how to manage your time, to how to make the best use of social media.  Look at the full list of topics covered and see how we might be able to assist you in the future.

Happy revising!

May 06

Where to get your dissertation bound

Need to get your dissertation bound ready for hand-in?

You can get your dissertation or assignment printed and bound at the Print Centre at Chester Road Campus or at the Student Union Shop at St Peter’s Campus.

The Print Centre is at Unit 3 Tech Park at City Campus - next to Murray Library.

They are open on Monday - Friday 9.00 -5.00

For prices see link -

The Students Union Shop is alongside the entrance to the Reg Vardy Building at St Peter’s Campus - off the main square.

They are open on Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00

May 02

Printing credit - now available online



May 01

May Day Bank Holiday - Library Hours

Making the most of the sunshine(!) or still wanting to use the Library on the May Day Bank Holiday?

See our news item on the Library website for details of our opening hours on Monday 5th May.

During our self service periods you’ll need your campus card in order to sign in.

New ebooks about Counselling

Use your user ID and password to read these Counselling titles online either on or off campus. Access 24/7 wherever you are.

Special Competencies in Counseling Psychology

Introduction to Multicultural Counseling for Helping Professionals

An A-Z of Counselling Theory and Practice

How and Why People Change

Use the title links here to connect to the catalogue entries and off you go.

Apr 04


Easter Vacation Opening Hours

Easter is on the way but there’s still plenty of opportunities to make use of the library during the vacation for study and revision.  We don’t close!

Check out the website to see our opening hours.

We are still staffed during the early evening and there are many self service periods on late evenings, weekends and even over the Easter weekend itself.  If you want to visit us during that those times, remember you’ll need your campus card to sign in.

Normal term-time hours resume on Monday 28th April.

Apr 03

Logging In To Your Library Account Just Got Easier!


From April 8th you will be able to log in to your online Library account using your usual student log in and password - you won’t need to use the barcode number anymore!


(via uospharmacyblog)