Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Diamond Jubilee

2012 marks 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign as Britain's monarch, making this her Diamond Jubilee.  This weekend, celebrations will be taking place to mark this momentus occassion.  Many of the UK will also be benefitting from the extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5th June!

Students might not notice the extra bank holiday as it falls during half term, but look out for celebrations in your area which might include a street party, music event or a fete.  On the 2nd June Rotherham Town Centre will be holding a 1950s style street party, followed by numerous other events including a procession in Maltby and the lighting of 6 Jubilee Beacons across Sheffield on the 4th June.

The Queen has reigned over our country for 6 decades, making her the second longest serving monarch (with Queen Victoria being the longest at 63 years).  The Queen has seen 12 different Prime Ministers come and go during her reign, starting with Winston Churchill to David Cameron.  To find out even more facts about the Queen you can visit the official website for the Jubilee where you can even send your own personal message to the Queen.

To celebrate the Jubilee the LRC has a display (which hopefully you can't miss with all the bunting!) that gives you information to help you learn about the Jubilee and Britain's monarchy, so please take a look and enjoy the celebrations!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


LRC Spring Bank Opening Times

Monday 4 to Friday 8 June 2012

Mon 4 & Tues 5 June                  CLOSED
              Wed 6 to Fri 6 June                      9.30am to 3.30pm  

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

No admittance to the LRC without your ID card.

Oh Those Heavy Books

It's coming up to the end of the academic year when it is important that you remember to return all your books and resources to the LRC, which includes departmental textbooks too.

Heavy Duty by Mr.Tea
So, don't let those heavy books weigh you down any longer than necessary - help us fill our shelves by returning your books as soon as you have finished with them.

The LRC is even open during the holidays for you to study, revise.....return books.  We will be open from Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th June from 9.30am until 3.30pm.

The final date for return of all resources is the 29th June 2012, so make sure you don't leave it to the last minute and return them after your exam if not sooner.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Deaf Awareness Week

From Monday 7th until Sunday 13th May is Deaf Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to provide people with a better understanding of the different types of deafness and the many different methods of communication used, such as sign language and lipreading.

British Sign Language is used in the UK by many people in the deaf community.  This involves using hands, facial expressions and body language to communicate. 

Northern Ireland Executive
If you would like to learn some basic sign language - we have a number of information sheets related to British Sign Language available in the LRC including the alphabet, numbers and colours, so please come and collect one and have a go. 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

May Day Holiday

Due to May Day Holiday on

Mon 7 May 2012

LRC Open
Tues 8 May 2012
8.15am to 5.15pm

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Important Info about Computers

Download Solution Computer Key In Green by Stuart Miles
There have been a few changes recently to the computer systems in College - so just to keep you updated here are some important things you need to know......

1)    When using bookable computers in the LRC or Computer Satellite Areas – if you see the message ‘No Communication’ or ‘Loading Settings’ on the screen, please restart the PC by pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del and clicking on the red Shutdown button in the bottom right hand corner (do not switch PCs off directly at the power button).

2)    The majority of computers in college now have a Power Management system in place whereby they go to sleep after a period of inactivity.  If a PC looks like it is switched off – DO NOT try to switch it back on at the power button, but press any key on the keyboard which should wake the PC up again.

Download Male Hand Typing On Laptop by suphakit73

3)    If you have forgotten your computer password you can get this reset in the LRC by asking a member of staff.  However in order for us to be able to do this, you will need to show your ID card to the member of staff.

4)  And finally if you have  problems with the printers, e.g., paper jam, paper running out – please report it to a member of LRC staff immediately so we can sort it out for you as quickly as possible.

Print Button by Stuart Miles

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Seen the Film, Now Read the Book

The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Woman in Black, The Help, Fight Club......the list of blockbuster hits is endless - but how many of you have actually read the book?

The book can often be far better than the film, filled with greater detail that can't possibly be squeezed into a 2 hour film, allowing your imagination to take control creating your own visuals of the characters and scenery. 

The LRC currently has a display of many of the well known hits you may have seen on the big screen, so why not try the book!  Read those bits you missed because they never made it onto the screen or read the sequel because you can't wait until however long for the next installation....there's a whole two other Hunger Games books just waiting for you, never mind about the final call for Twilight fans!