Tuesday, 10 May 2011


LRC Spring Bank Holiday Opening Hours
30 May to 3 June 2011

Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 May 2011  CLOSED
Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 June 2011  9.30am to 3.30pm

Open for individual study and the use of computers and resources.



Tuesday 10 May 2011

Revision - Summer Examinations

Monday, 9 May 2011

Don't be a Distraction

Keep Talking by alternakive
The LRC offers a social learning environment, one where you can relax, study, revise and text to your heart’s content. However, the disruption caused by students talking on their mobile phones is often a significant one. Why is this such a big deal? Well, recent scientific research has proven that hearing half of a conversation, as you're forced to do when people are talking on their mobile phones, is more distracting to the human brain than hearing a complete conversation. The human brain likes things to be predictable, and it can't relax if it is surrounded by half conversations, that don’t make sense. Therefore talking on your mobile phone significantly reduces the concentration levels of those around you and their ability to carry out their studies.

As we head into revision/exam season, please have respect for your fellow students and help us to maintain a positive learning space, put your mobile phone onto silent when in the LRC and please don’t make or take calls!!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Deaf Awareness Week

Monday 2nd May to Sunday 8th May 2011 is Deaf Awareness Week.  This week aims to raise awareness of the different methods of communication used by deaf and hard of hearing people, such as sign language and lipreading. 

Sign language is where you use different signs using your hands, arms, body, facial expressions and body language to communicate.  There are many different types of sign language, but in the UK, the most commonly used is British Sign Language. 

Hand Spelling: 2-Hand British System by sinosplice

The first step to learning British Sign Language is to learn how to finger spell.  This is using your hands and fingers to spell out words. 

The LRC currently has free leaflets that you can take away that show you how to finger spell - both left handed and right handed.   These can be found on a current display about Deaf Awareness Week where you will also find sign language dictionaries and various other materials related to different aspects of deafness.