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St Luke’s Quiz news

Thanks to everyone who took part in the “Explore St Luke’s Library Quiz” during Fresher’s Week and the first week of term. We hope it was a fun way to start finding your way round our library. The results are now in and our winners were:

Got a suggestion? Leave a comment at St Luke’s Library before 31st October and you could be a winner!


Luke Tester (Medicine)
Pei-Chen Wu (Education)
Ester Clemente (Education)
Ben Dawson (Medicine)
Alice Harvey (Education)

They won various prizes from Magdalen Road shops including a Barista Experience at Darkhorse Espresso, a voucher from Cafe Magdalen, a fruit box from E. M. Hills greengrocers, and vouchers from Leaf Street.


If you’d like to be a prize winner then keep an eye out for other competitions running at St Luke’s Library throughout the term.

Currently, we’re inviting people to Comment and Win: suggest a positive and practical improvement to St Luke’s Library. All suggestions received before 31st October will be entered into a prize draw to win prizes donated by Spar and The Sandwiched Inn.

So what are you waiting for? Leaving a comments card only takes a few minutes, there are designated comments card boxes around St Luke’s Library so just post your completed card through the box. Your suggestions make a real difference and help influence our services, plus there are great prizes at stake too. So please get commenting!


St Luke’s Library quiz

Fancy being in with the chance of winning some great prizes? Why not have a go at the Explore St Luke’s Library orientation quiz? The competition involves matching views of the Library to nearby book titles and is open to all students – you don’t need to be registered on a Luke’s based course to take part. Find out more about St Luke’s Library, the great facilities on offer, and how to get there on our webpages.

The quiz is a great, fun way to get to know the scenic St Luke’s Library and the valuable study spaces and resources we have on offer there, plus you could win some great prizes from local businesses in the characterful Magdalen Road area of Exeter, just next to St Luke’s campus.

A view of St Luke’s Library – come and explore it for yourselves!

Prizes include:

A Barista experience from Darkhorse Espresso

A voucher from Leaf Street

A fruit box voucher from E.M Hills greengrocers

A voucher from Cafe Magdalen

So what are you waiting for? Pick up an entry form from St Luke’s Library and hand it back to us before the closing date of 4th October to be in with the chance to win. Good luck!

Explore St Luke’s Library Competition – Prize Winner!

This has been a big week for prize-giving in the Library – what a pleasure! Not only did Athicha Siriboonlamom, winner of the Library Quality Survey prize draw, collect her iPad at the Forum Library (full story here) but over at St Luke’s Library we were pleased to be able to meet the prize winner of our ‘Explore St Luke’s Library’ Competition.

This competition  involved identifying various mystery views around the Library and matching them to nearby book holdings. Our winner was Stephen Eftekhari, a postgraduate student in Education who said the competition was challenging but enjoyable. Stephen is a regular user of St Luke’s Library so his prize – a £25 voucher to spend in Waitrose which is handily located just across the road from St Luke’s Campus – should come in very handy! Well done Stephen!

Stephen was presented with his voucher by Roxanne Crabb, Forum Library supervisor (pictured) and Rachel Oakes, St Luke’s Library Supervisor.

Prize winner Stephen Eftekhari with Library Supervisor Roxanne Crabb

Although the competition is now finished, St Luke’s Library is still a great place to explore, and you don’t need to be registered on a St Luke’s-based course to use the facilities. So if you’ve never visited before why not take the opportunity to study there this term? Just a short walk from the city centre, St Luke’s Library offers:

  • Over 180 study spaces
  • A 24/7 swipe accessible PC cluster and study room
  • Bookable group rooms
  • AccessAbility Room
  • Designated quiet study space
  • A kitchen-style breakout area
  • A wide range of resources with specialisms in Education, Sports Sciences and Medicine
  • All set in a beautiful green campus environment with far reaching views across the city!

Find out more including opening times and how to get there on the St Luke’s Library webpages.

Library Quality Survey – Prize Winner!

Athicha Siriboonlamom took part in the recent Library Quality Survey, and was very glad she did – she was selected in a random draw, and was the lucky winner of the iPad !

Aticha Siriboonlamom with her prize

Athicha, a postgraduate student in the Graduate School of Education and a frequent user of St Lukes library, was presented with her prize by Library Champions Sophie Hunter, Josephine Hornsey and Andrew Eckert.  Library Champions are a vital team of student volunteers who liaise with and promote the Library, as well as influencing Library purchasing in their subject area.

Aticha with Library Champions Sophie Hunter, Josephine Hornsey and Andrew Eckert.

In her own words, Athicha summed up how she felt about the Library:  “St Lukes Library saved my life, especially when I had to complete my assignments and I couldn’t work at home.   The Library staff are really friendly and helpful.”

The Library was very grateful to everyone who completed the survey, which offers us the chance to really appreciate what our customers want most from us.  We are now working hard to make improvements, based on what you told us.  A summary of the results is available here.

Congratulations, Athicha – we hope you enjoy your new iPad!

Explore St Luke’s Competition… win a £25 Waitrose voucher!

Would you like to win a £25 Waitrose voucher? Why not take part in our Explore St Luke’s Library photo competition?

Each of these seven mystery views can be spotted in St Luke’s Campus Library. To win you will need to match each photo number to one of the seven book titles listed below. Each book can be found in the Library near by to one of the views.  Send an email to correctly matching the books to the photos (e.g. 1A, 2B etc) and you could win a £25 voucher to spend in Waitrose (conveniently located just across the road from St Luke’s Campus).

Mystery views:

List of books to match:


Please email your answers along to . Hint: the Library catalogue should help you find out more about the books but you’ll need to visit the St Luke’s Library to identify the photos.

A.  English Place-Names Explained by Charles Whynne-Hammond (2005).

B.  Motor learning and performance: from principles to practice by Richard A Schmidt (1991)

C.  Children Learning English by Jayne Moon (2000).

D.   The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban (1969)

E.   The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba (1999)

F.    Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics by Department for Education and Skills (Express Collections copy, 2007)

G. Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web by Janet E. Alexander (1999)

Hint: the Library catalogue should help you find out more about the books but you’ll need to visit the St Luke’s Library to identify the photos.

St Luke’s Campus is located on Heavitree Road, just a short walk from the City Centre (directions here), or why not catch a D bus direct from Streatham Campus?

As well as these intriguing views St Luke’s Library offers:

  • 180 study spaces
  • Computer cluster accessible 24/7
  • 24/7 study room
  • Bookable group work spaces
  • Drop-in group pods
  • Silent study room
  • Kitchen style breakout space
  • Beautiful views across the quad and city
  • Wide range of books and journals available to borrow with specialisms in Education and Sports Sciences.
  •  School Based work collection containing many classics of Children’s Literature.

So why not visit and explore St Luke’s Library soon? The photo competition is running until 30th January 2013 and you can also find the photographs and book list over on our Facebook page – good luck and happy exploring!