Student Services News

News from the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building)

Month: December 2015

How to access marks and feedback for your assignments


Did you submit your assignments via Blackboard or Turnitin? Have your tutors marked your assignments electronically? Do you know how to access your marks and feedback? There’s plenty of helpbb on Blackboard’s Support for Students tab in the Viewing Marks & Feedback section. Specifically, check out the Student guide to finding marks and feedback through Blackboard which explains how to access marks and feedback for Blackboard and Turnitin Assignments, tests & graded online activities, such as blogs, journals and wikis.

Accessing feedback and marks for a:


From the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team

Centre for Quality Support & Development

A reminder to students submitting assignments online via Blackboard/Turnitin

Do you need to submit an assignment online and you’re not quite sure what to do?

Please be reminded that that there are a range of support materials on Blackboard’s Support for Students tab to help you submit work via Blackboard and Turnitin.

If you still require advice after looking at these materials, please contact your lecturer in good time prior to the deadline to help ensure your work is submitted on time.


From the TEL CQSD team 

How to turn your dog into a dinosaur: student’s prize winning poem



Every year the University holds a children’s poetry competition, in commemoration of Raymond Wilson (1925-1995), former Emeritus Professor of Education at the University. The competition is open to all students.

The winner, with the whimsical poem ‘how to turn your dog into a dinosaur’ was Sam Hazle, a School Direct Primary Programme student at the Institute of Education. You can read his winning entry below:


This one’s a fun one but you have to get it right

If you don’t follow my instructions you’ll get an awful fright

First you need a dog, this part is vital

But I’m sure you guessed that, just look up at the title

Next get some paint, green is what I recommend

It’s a much more dinosaur colour and keeps up with the trend

Find the biggest paintbrush, cover the whole dog in green

Make sure you put a blanket down to keep the carpet clean

Then we’ll need some spikes as all good dinos do

Use ice-cream cones and tape them on or you can always use some glue

Now your dino dog should be starting to transform

You’ll need a roar, so that then your animal can perform

Depending on the dog the growl and roar will vary

But each animal’s noise is so unique, we just need to make it scary

If the roar is too quiet then you need to change this quick

Attach a microphone to its collar and that should do the trick

Now you should have a dogasaurus of your very own

Take him with you everywhere and you’ll never be alone


The poem was judged by Stephanie Sharp, BA Education Course Leader, children’s poet James Carter, and primary school students. One student commented of Sam’s wonderful words, “They are like real instructions.”

Well done Sam!


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Every year, the Henley Business School runs a university wide competition for students with entrepreneurial ambitions.

It’s important to recognise that you have many options for your future, whether that be working for a big commercial company, a small charity, or even being your own boss! If you have an idea you want to take further, IDEAFEST is the perfect platform to get started! Not to mention, there are cash prizes for the 3 best ideas.

The competition opens on the 1st February, and there is a workshop on the 19 January to help you develop your idea.


To find out more, visit the IDEAFEST webpage.


URS Building – public exhibition

9054Diversion of a public right of way

As you may know, the architecturally unique URS Building will provide a home for the School of Architecture alongside the School of Construction Management and Engineering, and the School of Arts and Communication Design.

The Building will be remodelled and extended to make room for these changes. This refurbishment will require the diversion of a section of the Public Right of Way (PRoW), which currently runs underneath the upper floor overhang of the building. During the building, this section will not be accessible to the public.

There are three options for creating a diversion; you can find out more about these and give your opinion here. The deadline for feedback is.

There is also a public exhibition where there will be an opportunity to find out more about the refurbishment, and consultants will be available to answer queries. This will take place on Monday 7 December 2015, 11am – 7pm, UoR Library, Whiteknights campus

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