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Library Champions: What is the Library Champions scheme?

This guide provides an overview of the Library Champions scheme and includes support materials for current Library Champions.

Library Champions are student volunteers who play an important role in both advocating the library to students and staff, and collating feedback and suggestions from fellow students on how the library services can be improved.

Library Champions have a dedicated budget to spend on library resources. If you require extra copies, e-versions, or any additional texts in the Library you can ask your Library Champion to approve and order these items*. You can find your Library Champion here. 

Library Champions meet regularly with Nicki and Rachel from the Liaison Teams to discuss feedback on Library developments and participate in focus groups on specific issues. We've found that the Library Champions have provided us with a valuable insight into the needs of students. 

*This is in addition to the Student book suggestion scheme.

Are you interested in becoming a Library Champion?

Since 2011, we have been recruiting Library Champions from students on taught courses across the University. The idea is to get students more involved in Library matters, whilst offering them a chance to augment their CVs and develop their skills in advocacy, negotiation and promotion.

We seek to recruit a Champion for each subject area, both at Exeter and in Cornwall (although for some subjects, there may be more).  We value energy and enthusiasm, and participants from all levels of taught study are welcomed.

This is a voluntary position and the time you spend on this role can be considered towards the volunteering element of the Exeter Award. We envisage the role to take an average of 10 hours per academic year in total.

Click on the link below to access the role description.

If you would like to know more about the scheme or if you have any questions, please email Nicola Nye (Exeter campus) or Rachel Browning (Cornwall campus).

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Extended deadline

Extended deadline:

We still have vacancies for Library Champions in the following subjects:

Business School Medical Imaging
Computer Science Medical Sciences
Engineering Natural Sciences
Education Renewable Energy
Film Sociology/Philosophy/Anthropology
Geology/Mining Sports & Health Science


Apply to become a Library Champion here


Complete the short application form:

Application form for Exeter champions

Application form for Cornwall champions

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