Jessica Holdsworth is a full time LPC student at the Manchester centre. She is also your student rep for the Westlaw and Lawtel databases. So if you have any queries with these, Jessica will be delighted to help you. You can contact her by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing her mobile: 07866 940411
In addition, Jessica will be running clinics in the library from 4 to 6 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, starting next Monday (14/9/09). So if you have problems you can just call in then and see her.
Sometimes I am asked questions about whether it is possible to bring your laptop from home and connect it via Wi-fi at the College, and if so how it’s done. I hope this answers your main questions:
Wi-Fi is available at the Manchester centre, principally in the library. We will soon be putting up a ‘Wireless Hotspot’ sign there.
To connect to the College Of Law Wireless network, open your Wireless Network Connection Manager by right clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
Search for available Wi-Fi networks by clicking on “View Available Wireless Networks”
Note: you may have alternative connection manager/software provided by your network device manufacturer, such as Belkin/Realtek/Linksys etc). In this instance we’ll use the in-built Windows XP Connection Manager as an example.
When you get a message that “The College Of Law” wireless has been detected, click ‘connect’ to establish a connection.
Once connected, the connection Manager will show your connection and the strength of the signal: if your signal is low/weak you may need to re-position yourself so you are in an area where the signal is stronger.
Close the Wireless Connection window.
Now that you have connected successfully, open up Internet Explorer to authenticate your login. You will be automatically redirected to the College of Law Wireless Network log in screen.
You will need to login using your 6 digit Student Reference Number and password.
Should you encounter any problems connecting to the College Wi-Fi network please seek the assistance of a Resource Technician.
If you are bringing your laptop in, I hope this helps you!
Our database administrator has asked me to remind you that whenever you finish using a legal database you should log out of it, and not just log out of the PC at the end of your session. If you don’t do this you’ll leave a session cookie open, which can cause problems for subsequent users.
If you’re not sure how to do log out of the database, please e-mail (email@example.com) me or ask the next time I’m in the library (Wednesday).
Thanks for doing this.
Welcome to the library services. While you are registered at the College of Law you will have access to an exceptionally wide range of legal databases. We have invested in an authentication system which allows you to use your Student Reference Number (SRN) and your College password to login whether on or off campus.
If you are new to the College of Law this year, you will have been sent your College Network login details inside your joiners pack. Your joiners pack also includes information on how to register your details online. If you encounter problem registering your details please contact the IT Services Desk.
To Access the databases open ELITE and click on the ‘My Library’ tab which will take you to the Library homepage. This will present you with all of the electronic resources to which the College subscribes.
Any problems with accessing the databases either at home or in College?
Please email Elite.Administrator@lawcol.co.uk.”
If you are currently experiencing problems with i-tutorials, e.g. they stop suddenly, we apologise for the inconvenience. Our IT department is resolving the problem, but if you experience difficulties please e-mail them and let them know at:
Please let them know even if you know someone else has reported the same problem: this lets them know how many problems are occurring and what the pattern is.
Thanks for your patience.
A very warm welcome to the College of Law. My name is David Battersby and I am the Information Officer, which means that I manage the library. I will be posting here reqularly, so please keep coming back and visiting the blog to ensure that you don’t miss out on any important library information.
I am always happy to help out with research and libray based-questions. If you need my help and I’m not in the centre, you can e-mail me at any time at:
or phone me Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on this number:
I look forward to helping you to get the best out of legal research and resources while you are at the College.