Andrew Knight Imperial College London
By Melissa Bowden

Meet the Librarian – Andrew Knight

December 4, 2023

What do an architect and a librarian have in common? For Andrew Knight, Acquisitions and Content Services Manager at Imperial College London, it’s the ability to think creatively. We spoke to Andrew about his career change, the future of academic libraries, and his passion for music. How and when did you decide to become a

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By Amber Lovell

Navigating the new horizon: challenges and opportunities in higher education post-Covid

November 21, 2023

Last month, we launched a white paper in partnership with Wonkhe to explore the landscape for digitally enabled higher education. The echoes of the Covid-19 pandemic have forged a long-lasting impact on higher education, leaving institutions with little choice but to reassess and adapt – or be left behind. In this blog, we delve into

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Kortext learning experience
By Kortext Ambassador

How Kortext transformed my learning experience as a Psychology student

November 14, 2023

The idea of doing a resit for an exam was my second worst nightmare, with the first one being the possibility of failing the whole course.   When I found out I had failed an exam and I had to redo it in order to proceed into my third year of studies, I panicked. However,

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commuter students
By Melissa Bowden

Commuter students – what’s the reality?

November 9, 2023

Prior to the start of the academic year, there were lots of media articles about the rise in commuter students. What’s it actually like to be a commuter student? How can universities support them better? We spoke to Emma Maslin, a PhD researcher at Durham University, to find out more. Research background Emma’s PhD research

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Pete Bowles Barrett KeyLinks
By Melissa Bowden

Meet the Librarian – Pete Bowles Barrett

November 1, 2023

We’ve got something a bit different for this edition of Meet the Librarian. We spoke to Pete Bowles Barrett, the Kortext Librarian. Read on to find out how Pete’s career in higher education is invaluable in his current role. How and when did you decide to become a librarian? I think the answer is that

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Black History Month open educational resources Kortext Open Resources Collection
By Melissa Bowden

Black History Month 2023 – decolonising reading lists

October 25, 2023

In the academic year 2020/21, 39.4% of white graduates got a first class degree, compared with 20% of Black graduates, according to government statistics. While the gap between white and Black graduates achieving a first or 2:1 has narrowed (from 26.2% in 2014/15 to 18.6% in 2020/21), there is still much work to be done

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