Complete World Bank development reports now online

The World Bank Development Reports are now online.  This collection includes all of the Bank’s annual World Development Reports since 1978 and is free and fully searchable.  The 2010 WDR concentrates on what climate change means for development.

The Library @ The Business School

What:  Librarians from the Business & Economics Team are visiting the Business School

Where:  Haldane Building, Level 1 foyer

When:  Monday, 29th November, 12-2pm

We will be able to:

  • answer any questions you have about library services
  • show you how to find relevant databases
  • make appointments for complex queries
  • give you a chance to provide feedback

We hope to see you there!

People’s Collection Wales

People’s Collection Wales is a great online library covering the economic, social and political history of Wales and Welsh life.  It contains historic photographs, oral history accounts and digital content taken from the collections of the National Museum Wales, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the National Library of Wales, Culturenet Cymru, and other  museums, archives and galleries.

SURF Interdisciplinary Sandwiches

We’re pleased to announce an initiative by SURF (Swansea University Research Forum) to enhance cross-campus academic and social interaction.


The idea is simple: we invite you to bring your sandwiches, coffee, whatever to the SURF room, on the first floor of Fulton House, on Tuesdays from 1230, starting on November 9th. It’s a chance to get away from your desk, and to meet colleagues from across campus in a relaxed and friendly environment. No programme, no talks: just a chance to chat over lunch.

Please come along – you never know who you might meet…

Best wishes,

Ian Rutt and Kasia Szpakowska


P.S. Of course, some weeks, there will be other things going on in the SURF room (such as the SURF seminar just advertised), but we hope you’ll come along to those events as well!

SALT Lunchtime Seminar- 5th November: Turnitin and Plagiarism: More than just detection?

Turnitin and Plagiarism: More than just detection?

Friday 5th November | Council Chamber


Use of Turnitin is increasing across the University and is being employed in a variety of ways in different schools. This seminar, chaired by Jane Thomas – Deputy Head of the School of Human and Health Sciences and Superintendent of Assessment, will examine how Turnitin fits in with University procedures, the use of Turnitin as a plagiarism checker and its use as a teaching tool, with examples from a number of schools. There will also be an opportunity to work through and interpret some Turnitin reports from anonymised unfair practice cases.


To register for the seminar please email  Lunch will be provided