Century of student Life
Century of Student Life was led by the University’s Archives and Special Collections department as a project celebrating the centenary of the University of Leicester in 2022. It explored student life over the last century and offered opportunities for students to join volunteer teams and take on specialist roles within the department to assist in a range of areas. Roles included helping to produce social media content, creating and working with oral history recordings, developing creative ideas for engaging the public with archives and more.
Library Champions tested out a number of notetaking and group collaboration tools that can support students with their studies. Feedback provided by students on each have been collated in study guides that can be found on the Academic Skills Online website.
Developing the leisure reading collection
Each year Library Champions have worked closely with the library to develop the print collection in the Exhibition Zone of the library. This year Library Champions helped to expand the collection by selecting e-books and audio books to purchase through the OverDrive platform. The online collection will enable students to continue reading for leisure even when away from campus.