Using Aspire to order books

Are you thinking about next year’s reading list yet, or have you just spotted a few things you might like to add? Use Aspire to order them now so they books can be waiting when students return in the new academic year. Reading lists are often the first place students look when starting an assignment, so having up to date material on the list is essential. Here’s how to order with Aspire:

  • Bookmark to your Resource List as normal — you can bookmark new books while browsing the publisher’s website, Amazon, Waterstone’s, or any other website. We’ve made a short video on how to do it, and instructions are also available on our website.
  • Make sure you’ve added a Library Note asking us to order it.
  • Request review from the review menu. If you’re ordering lots of books, you may want to add them all before doing this step.
  • Don’t forget to Publish your list so students can see it!

You’ll be contacted by Library Services shortly after to confirm that the order has been received, and the book will link up with Library Search as soon as it arrives.

If you’d like any support with ordering books, please contact or


Developing and implementing an inclusive assessment policy

21st March 2016 12:00 – 14:00              Room EE2021


In December, a Share and Inspire event entitled Inclusive Pedagogy: Principles, Policy, and Practice identified sound inclusive pedagogical practices from a diversity of courses and Institutes. Following from this successful event, we would like to explore how such practices and research might inform the ways in which an inclusive policy for assessment is developed and realized throughout the University. With this in mind, you are cordially invited to a follow-up, hands-on workshop focused on:

Developing and implementing an inclusive assessment policy:

A collaborative approach – The session will be partly facilitated by:

Dr. Samuel Elkington, HEA Lead Advisor on Feedback and Assessment

Lunch is provided.

 For further information please contact Lisa Chivers (

Please sign up for this seminar here (