Wi-fi Access

March 9, 2011

This morning I attended a training session on Wifi access for on campus users and as a consequence found out about a service which distance learners can tap into.

Eduroam is a service which allows staff and students of an academic institution to securely access the internet without cost from any eduroam enabled institution. So, if you are studying at Cardiff but live in Aberdeen and require wifi at Aberdeen University you can tap into Eduroam.

You need to be set up for this first here in Cardiff so if you are interested, drop me an email dls@cf.ac.uk quoting your details and including your student number.

You can find out which instiutions participate in this scheme here and abroad at this website:-
Participating eduroam instutions


Local University Library Access

March 28, 2009

Hi Everyone,

This is only relevant for UK residents – so sorry if you are living across an ocean you won’t be able to tap into this resource.

If you live in the UK, and are on one of Cardiff University courses you are able to register for a SCONUL card to allow you access to a local university library.

Read more about the service here.

Check out the list of participating libraries here.

And fill in the form here. Send it in to our library as below:

Distance Learning
Duthie Library
Heath Park
Cardiff University
CF14 4XN

Off campus access video

January 16, 2009

Find here a video demonstrating how you can login to Cardiff University Journals online.

We hope you find it helpful.

Best wishes

Mari Ann

New Term

September 4, 2008

Hi folky dolkies.

We have a new handbook to go with our new academic term.

Access it here:


Its got info about how to request, where to find us, how to find information etc.

Please let me know if there is anything you’d like to see included in it.

Social Bookmarking

August 12, 2008

Calling you social bookmarkers out there!

We have started using del.icio.us as our social bookmarking tool to start sharing the ebooks which are available on study skills with you distance learners.

This is really to get things started in the world of sharing info.

Access it here:


Please do let me know what you think….

More to follow on this post I think.

Mari Ann


May 7, 2008

Ebooks should be really useful to you if you are studying off campus.

We have been quite busy purchasing new titles in this format as more and more are becoming available for you to make use of.

The best way to find out if we have a book available is to check the Voyager library catalogue

  • Follow the link above and then click on search the catalogue.
  • Use the drop down menu to quick limit your search to Electronic Books.
  • By default keyword anywhere will be highlighted, stick with this unless you are looking for a specific title
  • Enter a fairly broad term which covers what you are looking for eg physiotherapy
  • Click on a title see more details about that particular ebook.
  • Click on the link to access the ebook
  • You will need to login with your Cardiff Username and Password to view the content of the book

Distance Learning Handbook

January 9, 2008

The attached PDF is the 2007-2008 handbook for distance learning services for medical and health-related students .