The KU Big Read has come to St George’s Library and we are looking for FHSCE staff and student volunteers to help us spread the word!

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The Big Read is a project developed by Kingston University which has run with great success for the last few years. The project has a vision of using shared reading to build relationships and foster community spirit. In previous years, the selected book has been used for public engagement, as a catalyst for starting conversations between colleagues, students and staff, and to explore themes related to Higher Education and specific subject areas.

What: We need volunteers to read and review one of six shortlisted books in 150-500 words and also write a short sentence recommending why others might enjoy the book. We will post this review on the St George’s Library blog.

When: The books have arrived in the library and are ready to be picked up and read. Depending on your commitments, you will have 4 to 8 weeks to review.

Why: This is an opportunity to start a conversation through shared reading and be a part of an exciting project.

How: The deadline to put your name forward is midday Friday 17th March. If there is lots of interest we will pick names out of a hat and let you know by Monday 20th March. Please send your name, what course you are on or you job title, and, if you have a preference, what book you would like to review. You should be an FHSCE student or staff member based at St George’s, University of London.

To register your interest or if you would like to know more about this project, please contact the library at liaison@sgul.ac.uk

For more information about the KU Big Read and the shortlisted books check out the KU Big Read website.

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