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Reading Lists: Key deadlines and communications

Deadline for Reading List Submission

The deadline by which you need to submit your 2023-24 reading lists: 

Monday 26th June: This deadline is for all modules 

This deadline is in place to maximise the chances of the Library having necessary resources available for students in good time, as poor availability negatively impacts the student experience and NSS scores. 

Email Communication - w/b 8th May 2023

Dear all, 

It is once again time for the Library to ask you to confirm your reading lists for next academic year. Lists for 2023-2024 are now available in draft form on Talis Aspire, and will only be visible when you are logged in to the system.  

Reading List Submission Deadline 

  • Monday 26th June: This deadline is for all modules 

List Length and Student Experience 

The University is asking that all staff consider the length of their reading list in line with the Information Resources policy. Student feedback indicates that long lists can be overwhelming, focused and well-structured lists can help improve the student experience.  


You can contact your Information Consultant with any questions that you might have. Information Consultants are also available for 1-1 appointments to provide more detailed support, these are available to book online 

You can also use our detailed reading list guide for further information and guidance. 

Submitting a reading list  

If there are no changes to your reading list: 

  • You still need to notify the library, so please log into Talis Aspire to find your 2023-24 list and press ‘publish’ to confirm. This lets us know that there are no changes and we will mark the list as received.  

If you do want to make changes to your list: 

  • Log into Talis Aspire to edit your list. To find your list, search for the module code and ensure you are accessing the 2023-24 version.  
  • When you have updated your list, you will need to click ‘publish’ in the top right-hand corner to make your changes visible and to notify the library.   
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