National curriculum review: new programmes of study and attainment targets from September 2014

New draft curriculum launched today by the Department for Education at:

Great Britain. Department for Education, 2013. National curriculum review: new programmes of study and attainment targets from September 2014 [online]. Available at: [Accessed 8 July 2013].

Michael Gove’s statement is available at: Education reform: Schools


BoB – the new way to access TV and radio programmes

The University has now purchased the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) off-air recording and broadcast media archive service, which will replace the current in-house off-air recording service.  Through our BoB subscription, UK-based Nottingham Trent University staff and students will be able to:


  • watch programmes from the BoB archive, (which currently offers tens of thousands of TV and radio programmes)
  • record programmes due to be broadcast in the next seven days
  • retrieve TV and radio programmes from selected channels, which have been broadcast in the previous seven days
  • create and share playlists of programmes
  • create clips from programmes
  • embed clips/whole programmes within NOW


BoB can be accessed directly via


or through the Find Databases section on Library OneSearch, where you will also find the library’s BoB User Guide.  The User Guide covers logging in, scheduling recordings, retrieving recordings, creating playlists and clips, embedding links and many other features.  For more detailed support with BoB or to arrange training, please contact the Liaison Librarian for your subject.

Resource lists (RLMS) update

Resource lists will be rolled over for the next academic year in early June.  Please ensure that you have published any recent changes to your list as items in draft will not be rolled over.

 Further resource list updates will follow, if you have any queries please contact your Liaison Librarian

Clifton Campus Library closure Sunday 26 May

Clifton Campus Library closure Sunday 26 May

  • Clifton campus library will be closed all day on Sunday 26 May for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • George Eliot resource rooms 009/012/023/024/025 – open 24/7

Clifton Campus Library will be open 9 am – 5 pm on Monday 27 May and Tuesday 28 May.

Full details of NTU Library Opening hours can be found here.

New book: Child-initiated play and learning : planning for possibilities in the early years

A new text collaboratively published by Early years colleagues in the School of Education. The eBook and print copies available from NTU Library at the link below.

WOODS, A., ed., 2013. Child-initiated play and learning : planning for possibilities in the early years. London: Routledge.

Improving your Library

Improving your Library

NTU Libraries are investing in an exciting programme of redevelopment to create inspiring and attractive places for study. In response to demand we will increase the amount and variety of study spaces. This summer sees the opening of a brand new library at Brackenhurst and the refurbishment of the ground and lower ground floors at Boots Library. Visit the blog to find out more.

Work on improving Clifton Library is currently at the planning stage and will be completed as part of the Clifton campus regeneration project. When we have more details we will post them on the Improving your Library blog.

IRep Service Upgrade

Advanced notice that due to a scheduled service upgrade IRep will be unavailable from 06:00 on 23 April 2013.