Each year all confirmed new students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are sent links to programme specific pre-enrolment Resource Lists. The intention is to give them an engaging introduction to the subject, whilst familiarising them with our online resource lists system.
A link to the Pre-Enrolment Resource Lists is included on the Welcome Week home page and app. The timeline of communication to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) is as follows:
The Library has set up a Pre-Enrolment Resource Lists template, which can be used by Programme Convenors to populate. Please contact the AE Team to request a copy of the template. The message to students reads:
"We are delighted that you are coming to Roehampton and we look forward to working with you throughout your degree. To help you prepare for your studies, we recommend the following, which give a good introduction to your chosen subject. The university library should be able to supply all the reading materials you need once you are here. You are not expected to buy any books unless specifically advised to do so by teaching staff."
Before students enrol with us they do not have a UR login, so cannot access any of our subscription e-resources, such as ebooks. With this in mind Instead of linking to our e-books, journals or other licensed resources, please use freely-available online resources such as:
Books should ideally not be included unless freely available online. Previous feedback shows that students may assume they have to buy them, only to discover later that they are either available in the library, or not required for the course. If it is essential to add print books, please contact us, and we will add them to your list on your behalf.
If you require students to purchase books, please make use of the student note to specify why this would be a useful text to purchase.
These are some further ways to make Pre-Enrolment Lists as effective as possible:
Please see the BSc Anthropology list as a good example of a Rre-Enrolment List.
From this year, the UR Recruitment Team are also selecting resources from undergraduate lists to share on their Schools and Colleges Resources page, so it’s especially important that items are online and openly accessible.
If you would like to adapt an existing Pre-Enrolment Resource List from last year, please check it and amend as necessary. If you would prefer to start afresh, we have created a new Pre-Enrolment Resource List template that we can set up for you – please contact LibraryEngagement@roehampton.ac.uk.