Past Events

The following is a list of events organised by the Collaboration. Where possible, presentations,reports and any other materials related to the events are made available here.

If you have a report, blog or write up of a Mercian Collaboration event you’d be prepared to share with us, please get in touch.

Upcoming Events

Date Location Description
All the Same, But Different: Open University Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00 Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB

Open University Library

Deputies & Senior Staff Event Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30 to 13:30 University Library, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2TT

University of Birmingham Library

Legacy Metadata eForum Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:00 Online event

Everyone has legacy metadata. Different cataloguing standards and encoding schemes, different levels of competence in cataloguing, different vendors and sources of metadata across the life of the collection.

Mercian Collaboration Conference 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00 University of Nottingham

The Future of Cataloguing Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30 Aston University Library, Aston Street, Birmingham

Aston University

Defining the Learner Journey Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00 L102, Kedleston Road Library, University of Derby

Derby Library

All the Same, But Different: Northampton Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:30 Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton NN1 5PH

What do Year 3 students need to know? Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00 Aston University Library, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Research Data Management - Professional Development Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:00 Main Library Training Room, University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

All the Same, But Different: Nottingham Trent University Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30 Clifton Campus Library, Nottingham Trent University, College Dr, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8NS


NTU Clifton

Access to Resources Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00 Eric Wood Building, Room EW 2.03m De Montfort University, Leicester


Negotiating & Positive Influencing Skills Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00 Workshop B (L216), 2nd floor, Library Building, Aston University, Birmingham

Aston University

Digital Literacy Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00 Teaching rooms 2/3, Floor 2, Lanchester Library, Coventry University

Coventry University

All the Same, But Different: Wolverhampton Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30 Harrison Learning Centre, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY

Harrison Learning Centre

Behaviour Management Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30 The Hive Library, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

The Hive, Worcester

Research Data Management Support Group Meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30 Graduate House (Angela Marmont Building), Loughborough University

Mercian Collaboration Conference 2018 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00 Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, University of Birmingham

The Mercian Collaboration Conference 2018 New for You! will take place at the University of Birmingham, Tuesday 11th September 2018.

All the Same, But Different: Birmingham City University Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 Room C510, Curzon Building, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Birmingham City University

Inclusion - Back to Basics! Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 George Green Library, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

George Green Library

Loughborough: All the Same, But Different Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30 Loughborough University, Leicestershire

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the energised and engaging Pilkington Library at Loughborough University. In the morning, the frontline library team will speak about the

GDPR & Research Data Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 The Marmont Centre, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham

This event will discuss the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on research data management services, and is aimed at those who either: support RDM at their Institution; have a line management responsibility for RDM; or have a general interest in RDM

Student Wellbeing Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30 University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Derby: All the Same, But Different Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30 University of Derby, Kedleston Campus, Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB

A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the diverse and diverting university Library at University of Derby. 

What Do Year 2 Students Need to Know? Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00 Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

De Montfort University

Copyright and GDPR: An overview for HEIs Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00 Council Rooms, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH