Celcat timetable

If you are a College of Human and Health Sciences Student and you have been asked to access Celcat to view your timetable you now have access to the Celcat timetable on your mobile device.

You can allow your course timetable to feed in to the calendar facility on your smart-phone and/or tablet.  If you would like to subscribe, all you need to do is visit the website below:


Start typing in the Group name “Nursing” and you should see a list similar to the one shown below:


Once the group you want is displayed click on it to select it and then click the button “Add Group”

Then click “Get Feed” button and a box will appear with your calendar feed URL:


Copy or make a note of this URL as you will need it to add the feed to your device.

For instructions on configuring your device, please click here

Alternatively your timetable can be viewed by accessing celcat online:


Please contact CHHS IT team if you need any further help or experience any problems
Email: chhs-it@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: 01792 602293
Location: Glyndwr Building, Room 204, Singleton Park Campus


British Nursing Index

You now have access to a new database called British Nursing Index.  You can access the database via iFind, the library catalogue or via your subject area on iFind Research.  It will be useful to all Human and Health Sciences students in particular those studying nursing, midwifery, health visiting and health and social care.  You also have access to the RCN journal package which gives you access to 10 of the RCN journals including Nursing Standard, Nursing Children and Young People and Nursing Older People.

End of life care guidance from NICE

You may have seen this on the news today.  Below is the link (and reference) to the new end of life care guidance from NICE.  If you would like to read more about the development of the new guidelines visit the NICE news site.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2015). Care of dying adults in the last days of life. Retrieved from https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng31



Referencing Acts of Parliament

When writing your assignments and you want to refer to a particular law here are some tips for you if you are using APA style referencing.

Acts should not be included in APA reference lists at all. However, on the first mention of the act a full citation is given in the text of your assignment. For example:

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

If you choose to abbreviate an Act’s title by using initials you must show this when you first mention the Act. For example:

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 [SSWWA]

Then any subsequent cites you can just refer to the acronym. For example:

SSWWA 2014

If you want to refer to a specific section of the Act you can do one of the following:

S.5 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 states that….
According to s.5 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 ….
The well-being of carers must be promoted (Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, s.5)

Any queries please get in touch chhslibrary@swansea.ac.uk

Referencing the new NMC code

We’ve had a few queries this week around how to reference the new NMC code.  Here is the answer.

Either of these way is fine, it depends on whether you want to reference the print copy or the online PDF version:

In the reference list either:

Nursing & Midwifery Council. (2018). The code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. London: Nursing & Midwifery Council.


Nursing & Midwifery Council. (2018). The code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. Retrieved from http://www.nmc.org.uk/globalassets/sitedocuments/nmc-publications/revised-new-nmc-code.pdf

In text the first time you cite it would look like this:

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC, 2018) or (Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), 2018)

Then any subsequent cites you can just use NMC (2018) or (NMC, 2018)

Any questions please let us know.

Welcome to our new S15 Nursing students

It was lovely to see our new S15 Nursing cohort today, we’ll have see you all by the end of this week for your Library induction sessions.
Tips for the first few weeks:
  • Make sure you can access your email account and check it regularly.
  • Make sure you can get into Blackboard and your timetable on celcat.
  • Walk around the Library and see where your books are located.
  • Make sure you’ve collected your student ID card.

If you need to contact us please email chhslibrary@swansea.ac.uk or phone 01792 602240 (Swansea) 01792 513838 (SDP) or pop past the Library and speak with one of the team!