Library, Learning Resources and Information invites feedback from a variety of sources to make sure the services we offer meet the needs of the University community. We are constantly on the look out for the widest range of platforms for the student voice, it currently includes:
- Student Voice
- service emails
- Web polls
- national surveys eg NSS, iGrad
- faculty committees eg FABs, PECs FTQSU
- social media and Facebook, Twitter
- LR Blogs
- Library surveys eg clipboard polls on specific aspects of the service
and responds through
- better service signposting - verbally, online and via local posters
- FAQs (frequently asked questions on our website)
- planned service developments - what can we do now; what can be done in the next few months; what longer term plans are needed
We also seek feedback on our responses. Does our solution meet the initial problem through
- Student Voice
- and service emails
All feedback is highlighted in promotional campaigns and service highlights.
All feedback is reviewed by a senior manager and anonymised responses are included on our feedback blog. Feedback trends and suggestions are used to make improvements to our services.
We also offer a check to make sure our answer deals with your comment in the best way
The University's feedback scheme is committed to hearing your Student Voice about all aspects of the services we provide. It allows you to give feedback online.
Share your feedback, let us know your compliments, comments or concerns about the library using the online form, the link is below. You can use it as many times as you need to, can access it anytime from anywhere and feel confident that your feedback will be responded to and valued by the library, the University and Beds SU.
Once you’ve submitted your feedback, it will be read and processed by the Student Experience Team and Beds SU, who will share it with the Library Team. You can expect a response to your feedback within three working days.
In addition to a personal response, we regularly collate feedback reports to determine trends in feedback and where wider action can be taken to enhance the student experience.
You can also use our service emails:
- Library ideas and suggestions: email@example.com
- IT issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Service queries: email@example.com
We want to provide you with the best possible service, if we haven’t done this please let us know so we can try and put it right and stop it happening again.
You can make a complaint to any member of staff in person, chat, phone, via Tell Us or email Carly Ramirez-Herelle, Head of Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whenever possible we will deal with the issue immediately; if we cannot do this, an explanation will be given as to what action will be taken next.
If you decide to make a complaint, we will endeavor to:
- send you an acknowledgement email or letter within one working day, setting out how it is intended the complaint will be dealt with
- keep you periodically informed if the matter is taking some time to resolve
- resolve the complaint within ten working days of receipt of the complaint
- look at the pattern of complaints to identify and improve any areas where there appear to be repeated problems
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this process, then you can raise a complaint through stage 2 of the University’s complaints [PDF] process.
In the unlikely event that you have made a complaint recently we hope that your complaints have been dealt with promptly, patiently and courteously.
Following the resolution of your complaint, we would appreciate you giving us your feedback via email to Carly Ramirez-Herelle at email@example.com
Your feedback is very important to us and will help us to improve and maintain our standards. We want to be the best for you.
Changes You Have Made
Library, Learning Resources and Information (LLRI) welcomes feedback and suggestions on any of its services.
To demonstrate the value placed on that feedback we celebrate the changes we have made as a result of that feedback
You said: SID queues were too long during peak periods.
We did: Recruited ‘Queue Busters’ during registration to help direct enquiries and reduce queue numbers.
You said: Bedford library should have more spaces to practice presentations and for group study.
We did: A massive refurbishment of the ground floor which now includes two new presentation rooms with large screens and sofas as well as study booths for group work. We also developed areas on the first and third floors to incorporate a large study booth, comfortable high back seating for individual study and round tables for shared study.
You said: The library needs to be open for longer from when we need it.
We did: Extended our opening hours to 24/7 in Luton and midnight in Bedford from September to November. Longer open hours again in March and April.
You said: Overnight library laptop loans was not long enough.
We did: Extended our library laptop loan period to one week.
You said: Help using your personal devices was important.
We did: Provided a weekly ‘Pop-up’ IT support service to help with your laptops, tablets and mobiles.
You said: Developing digital literacy was fundamental to your learning journey.
We did: Provided expert Microsoft Office Training to support your information and digital literacy skills and enhance your employability potential.
You said: We want to contribute to the collection of library resources.
We did: We set up Recommend a Resource so you can let our Librarians know what books or resources you want access to.