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News from the University of Surrey Library

Library closure and essential IT network upgrade: Saturday 12 – Monday 14 June

On Saturday 12 June, there will be a power shutdown across campus which will affect some buildings, including the Library. We will be closed on this day between 8am-5pm. There will also be some IT essential maintenance work taking place to upgrade and replace the Library network between Saturday 12 June and Monday 14 June. […]

A new way to deposit your electronic PhD thesis!

The Library has been working very hard over recent months to develop a robust infrastructure to make research outputs, including PhD theses, as accessible and open as possible. We are pleased to announce that the new Open Research portal is now live, providing access to all research outputs, including theses. As a PhD student, this […]

Reflecting on my ‘Colourism’ Student Curation

Being the student curator for the theme Colourism has been a great experience. It gave me the platform for my voice to be heard and express my opinion about a concerning societal issue. From start to finish the experience was enlightening, through the interviews I gained even more insight to the topic and got to […]

Further information about Colourism

As my Student Curation comes to a close, I just wanted to highlight some useful links if you’re interested in reading more, or finding guidance and support about the subject of colourism: Embrace Race EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents who set out to create the community and gather the resources they […]

Exam time in the Library

With exams fast approaching we know that many of you will be considering where to sit your online exams. This is what we have to offer in the Library: We have a number of individual study rooms that can be booked in advance through our booking system on a first come first served basis for […]

‘Blackness’ – a poem by Yewande Adebowale

I am the raven blackness of nightthe thick ebony of gaboon rootsI am the dark pigmentation of skinand the apparent identity of race I am that river that will never run dryflowing from firm originsI am the uncracked kernel endowed by earthI am the blackness of charcoal on coloured canvas I am the hands waving […]

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