Friday, 12 December 2014

FINAL DAY OF NUMERACY WEEK

It's the final day of Numeracy Week and a big thank you goes out to all those students that have taken part in the various competitions.

There is one final puzzle of the day today - so look out for that for your last chance to win £10.

And today is the day for the Excruciatingly Hard Maths Competition - so get those entries in to be in with a chance to win a further £10

Good luck to everyone taking part in today's competitions!!!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Thursday 11th December: Numeracy Week Events

Alongside the puzzle of the day, we have a couple of other Numeracy Week events running today, these include....

- Maths debate at lunchtime

- Countdown with Numbers at lunchtime

All students are welcome to take part or to watch either of these events, so please come along.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wednesday 10th December Numeracy Week Events

Don't forget to look out for those puzzles of the day and get your entry into the LRC before the end of the day!!!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tuesday 9th Dec: Today's Numeracy Week Events

The puzzle of the day can be found on all classroom doors across college, along with on Moodle and will be sent via e-mail - good luck with the competition.

We are also hosting another competition for Numeracy Week today - there will be a maths competition in the LRC and Courtyard this lunchtime - look out for the entry forms being passed around and make sure to have a go as there's another prize of £10 for this competition.



 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Numeracy Week Here At Last!!!!






Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Numeracy Week is here at last!

The Puzzle of the Day competition continues this week with puzzles posted around College each day.  Entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of the day and there will be a new winner of £10 each day.  Good luck!

Other Numeracy Week Events taking place today include:-

- The launch of the Excruciatingly Hard Maths Competition - the deadline for the competition is this Friday and one lucky winner will win £10.

- There is also a display in the LRC that we encourage you to check out.  The display will be in place every day this week.
 


Friday, 5 December 2014

Friday 5th December: Puzzle of the Day


On the run up to and during Numeracy Week (8-12 December) there will be a new Puzzle of the Day posted around College each day.  Entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of the day and there will be a new winner of £10 each day.  Good luck!

Today's puzzle is......


Cuthbert’s shifts look like they start at random times but actually follow a pattern.  What time will Cuthbert’s next shift start?

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Thursday 4th December: Puzzle of the Day



On the run up to and during Numeracy Week (8-12 December) there will be a new Puzzle of the Day posted around College each day.  Entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of the day and there will be a new winner of £10 each day.  Good luck!

Today's puzzle is.....
Find the value of and 


 

= 50             

       = 120         
 
 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Wednesday 3rd December: Puzzle of the Day

On the run up to and during Numeracy Week (8-12 December) there will be a new Puzzle of the Day posted around College each day.  Entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of the day and there will be a new winner of £10 each day.  Good luck!

Today's puzzle is......




Six sided dice have their spots arranged so that opposite faces add up to 7. If ten dice are arranged in a vertical tower on a solid table, what is the maximum number of spots that could be visible from one position?
 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday 2nd December: Puzzle of the Day

On the run up to and during Numeracy Week (8-12 December) there will be a new Puzzle of the Day posted around College each day.  Entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of the day and there will be a new winner of £10 each day.  Good luck!

Today's puzzle is......
 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Monday 1st December: Puzzle of the Day

On the run up to and during Numeracy Week (8-12 December) there will be a new Puzzle of the Day posted around College each day.  Entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of the day and there will be a new winner of £10 each day.  Good luck!

Today's puzzle is......

Ian the paper lad delivers newspapers by bicycle. When delivering the papers he manages 4mph. When he returns to the shop along the same route he can manage 12mph. The whole journey takes exactly one hour. How far has he travelled?

 

Friday, 28 November 2014

Cash Prizes Coming Soon!!


Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Numeracy Week is fast approaching, due to be held week commencing 7th December.  During Numeracy Week there will be a number of events and competitions taking place – all with cash prizes! Further information to follow very soon.

As part of Numeracy Week we will be holding a Daily Puzzle of the Day Competition on the run up to and during Numeracy Week – where students are asked to solve a different puzzle each day that will be displayed around College. There will be a daily prize of £10 – with one new winner each day.

The Puzzle of the Day competition will start next week and the first puzzle will be displayed on all classroom doors on Monday so please look out for this (and for the 9 others that will follow).  All entries should be submitted in the LRC by the end of each day.

Good Luck!

 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

LRC Opening Friday 21st and Monday 24th Nov

The LRC will be open this Friday 21st November and Monday 24th November for study and revision from 09.30 until 15.30.

However, please be aware that on Friday 21st November there will be no PC access in the morning - we will however be loaning laptops for use in the LRC during this time.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LRC Laptops

As many of you will have noticed we are struggling to loan fully charged laptops out during the afternoons.

Therefore we have decided to limit the access to laptops in the LRC from 12.00pm until 1.00pm in order to allow us to charge them fully for the afternoon sessions.

 We apologise for the inconvenience.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Half Term Opening

Thanks to everyone that participated in Literacy Week last week - the event was a huge success and lots of lucky students won some cash prizes!  You can look out for the Word of the Day Story Competition winner in the forthcoming student newspaper.

Half term is fast approaching - this term has gone so fast!  Just to make you all aware that the LRC will remain open over half term, but with reduced hours.  So we will be open from 9.30am every day, closing at 3.30pm.  You must remember to bring your student ID card with you during the holidays and sign in at the main reception first.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Friday 10th October: Word of the Day & Other Literacy Week Events

Today's Word of the Day is....

Acumen
(portraying good decision and judgement skills about a particular subject)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!


Other events taking place today include:-

-       Daily Anagram Competition
anagrams available in the LRC and Courtyard – deadline TODAY – prize £5

-       Dingbats Competition
dingbats available during lunchtime in the Courtyard and LRC – deadline TODAY – prize £10

-       And don’t forgot today is the deadline day for the
Definitions Competition and Maths Crossword Competition

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Thursday 9th October: Word of the Day & Other Literacy Week Events

Today's Word of the Day is.......


Garrulous
(excessively talkative in a rambling manner, especially about trivial matters)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!


Other events taking place today include:-
 

-       Just a Minute
in the Lecture Theatre at lunchtime – Prize £10

-       Countdown
in the Drama Studio at lunchtime – Prize £20

-       Daily Anagram Competition
anagrams available in the LRC and Courtyard – deadline TODAY – prize £5

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Wednesday 8th October: Word of the Day & Other Literacy Week Events

Today's Word of the Day is......


Vivacious
(lively, animated, energetic and enthusiastic)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!

Other events taking place today include:-

 -       Daily Anagram Competition
anagrams available in the LRC and Courtyard – deadline TODAY – Prize £5

-       Spelling Bee 
in the LRC at lunchtime – please come along to spectate or join in – Prize £10

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tuesday 7th October: Word of the Day & Other Literacy Week Events

Today's Word of the Day is.....

Debonair
(attractive, confident and carefully dressed)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!


Other events taking place today include:-

 -       Book Club
in the Foundation Room at 1pm – free biscuits

-       Daily Anagram Competition
anagrams available in the LRC and Courtyard – deadline TODAY – Prize £5

-       Definitions Competition Launch
definitions available in the LRC – deadline Friday 10th October – Prize £10

Monday, 6 October 2014

Monday 6th October: Word of the Day & Other Literacy Week Events

LITERACY WEEK IS HERE!!!!!!!  There are lots of events and competitions taking place this week so look out for them around College.

Today's Word of the Day is.........

Synonymous
(having the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!
 
Other Literacy Week events taking place today include:-
 -       Maths Crossword Competition Launch 
crosswords available from the Maths department and the LRC – deadline 10th October – Prize £10
-       Poetry Competition Launch
details available from the English department.
-       Dingbats Competition
dingbats available during lunchtime in the Courtyard and LRC – deadline TODAY – prize £10
-       Daily Anagram Competition
anagrams available in the LRC and Courtyard – deadline TODAY – prize £5

Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday 3rd October: Word of the Day

Today's Word of the Day is.......

Indefatigable
(determined and untiring, unwilling to admit defeat)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Thursday 2nd October: Word of the Day

Today's Word of the Day is......

Bombastic
(using complicated words to make people think you know more than you do)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Wednesday 1st October: Word of the Day

Today's Word of the Day is.....


Munificence
(being very generous with money)


To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tuesday 30th September: Word of the Day

Today's Word of the Day is........

Charlatan
(A person who pretends to have skills or knowledge that they do not have)

To be in with a chance to win £25 - enter the Word of the Day Story Competition by writing a 500 word story containing all 10 words that will be posted around College between 29th September to 10th October and submit your story by the 15th October.  Good luck!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday 29th September: Word of the Day


On the run up to and during Literacy Week (week commencing 6th October) you will notice a different Word of the Day posted around College each day.  The words are part of the first Literacy Week competition that is being launched today – the Word of the Day Story Competition. 

 

To be in with a chance to win £25 all you need to do is write a 500 word story containing the 10 words that will be displayed around College over the course of the next two weeks.  Stories should be submitted by the 15th October.

 

And the first Word of the Day is………


Temerity
(a willingness to do or say something that shocks or upsets others)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

COMING SOON: Word of the Day

The College will be hosting a Literacy Week during week commencing 6th October where there will be loads of competitions (with cash prizes!) and events taking place throughout the week.

One of the big competitions is a Word of the Day story competition - students are asked to write a 500 word short story containing 10 words that will be displayed around College on the run up to and during Literacy Week.

So look out for those words!  The first word will be posted on doors around College on Monday 29th September.

Entries should be submitted by the 15th October so good luck!

More information about Literacy Week coming soon so watch this space...............

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Help Wanted

Well the inductions are over for another year - we apologise for all the disruption to services, but as you have probably discovered we are back to normal and the lower level LRC area can be used for studying and use of resources.

So back to business - the LRC is currently seeking student volunteers to help out with a bit of shelving.  Volunteers are wanted for about 30 minutes to an hour each week at a time to suit them.

So if any students out there are interested - please contact Emma Hadfield in the first instance either via the College e-mail - or pop in and see her in the LRC.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Inductions

Well, that's the first week of term done and dusted!  It's been great to see so many new faces this week and to welcome back some of the more familiar faces!


So what's happening next week.......


We will be running the new student LRC inductions on the lower level throughout all of next week.  We look forward to welcoming each and every new student through out doors and hopefully you will all leave having a better understanding of all the amazing things the LRC has to offer.


What this will also mean though is that there will be quite a lot of disruption to the area and a limited amount of study spaces available.  We apologise for this, but we will ensure that the upper level is fully functional to ensure you have a place to study and access computers.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Shiny New Term!!!

Hello and welcome to the shiny new academic year.  We hope you have all had an exciting and restful summer and you are back raring to go and ready to learn.

So to start the term off - here's what we have changed over the summer months.

First and foremost - we've changed the chairs! 

Gone are those tired red chairs.......
And say hello to the shiny new chairs......
And we've thrown in a sofa in the Fiction Corner too.....

We've purchased loads of new books, with some departments having a complete overhaul of their collection - for instance the Law section is now fully changed with a wealth of new current and up to date books.

We've also subscribed to some new e-resources -  particularly we now have access to the Philip Allan Review Magazines Online Archive which can be accessed from both home and College.  You can access this resource via the E-Resources list (under the LRC tab on Moodle).  If you need help with this just ask a member of LRC staff.

The LRC is back to normal opening hours as from Monday - and please remember the LRC is not a social area and is a place to study and revise quietly.  We discovered from our Student Survey last year that 60% of students were fed up with all the noise and disruption in the LRC, so be aware that we will be clamping down on this from the start to ensure we can maintain a quiet environment for you all.

So all that is left to say is good luck for the start of term and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Holiday Opening

Another academic year has come to an end, but don't despair if you still want to study over the summer - the LRC will be open most days during the holidays from 09.30 - 15.30 every day.  There will however be particular days when the LRC is closed - so it is best to ring in the morning of the day you plan to visit just to make sure.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Half Term Opening Hours


LRC SPRING BANK

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS


26 May to 30 May 2014

 LRC CLOSED   
Monday 26 to Tuesday 27 May
 
 
LRC OPEN   
Wednesday 28 to Friday 30th May
9.30am to 3.30pm
Open for individual study, revision and the use of computers and resources.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Don't Forget to Return Your Books!!!


We hope you have found all the LRC resources of use this year - but as the academic year is coming to a close, please rememger that ALL books and resources (including those borrowed from the LRC and from subject departments) MUST be returned by no later than the 27th June 2014.

 
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
But why wait until the last minute – once you have finished with them, return them!!!


All resources (including those borrowed from subject departments) should be returned directly to the LRC.

 
Many thanks for your cooperation with this and the LRC team would like to wish you all good luck with your exams.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

LRC Survey

As the end of term is on the horizon, we are looking to find out about your experiences this academic year of the Learning Resource Centre.

We would really appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to complete a short survey about the Learning Resource Centre to help us make improvements to the resources and services provided.

The survey can be found under the MyPod tab on Moodle, entitled LRC Survey – see image below (you will need to log into Moodle first to access this). 



Many thanks in advance for helping us with this.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Back Up Your Work

It's that time of year again when you need to start thinking about backing up all your student work that is currently stored on your Z:Drive/Subject Drives.
 
"Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net"
 
You should back up your work to a USB memory device (which can be purchased from the LRC) or ideally onto OneDrive (within your email account). We recommend saving work to your OneDrive account as it is far more reliable that any external memory devices and is accessible wherever you have an internet connection.  

All files stored on your Z;Drive/Subject Drive (i.e., Student Language Collaboration; A2 Computing: Art: Student Council, etc.....) will be deleted by the end of July 2014!
 
So don't delay - back up your work today!!

 

 

Friday, 2 May 2014

LRC Closed on Monday

We know it's only been 5 minutes since the last holiday, but just to remind you all that Monday 5th May is a Bank Holiday and therefore the LRC will be closed all day.

Please remember to get any resources you need for the long weekend before we close today at 3pm.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

New Term & Time to Get Revising

Welcome back to the new and final term of the academic year.

By now you should have all received your final print credit top up which should hopefully see you through to the end.  However, I have noticed a lot of you printing loads of practice exam papers, so if you do need more credit, don't despair - you can pay for further credit and can put as little as 10p on, if you need it.

So what is coming up this term - well, it's exam time so make the most of the LRC for your revision.  We have just created a new display that provides lots of revision tips and advice, useful resources and details of the all important exam timetable.

Revision by Raindog Accessed via Flickr
Normal opening hours have resumed so you can carry on studying until 5.15pm on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays.

If you have any problems finding the right resource for your studies - please make use of the friendly LRC staff who will be happy to point you in the right direction!

Wishing you all lots of luck for your forthcoming exams and coursework deadlines!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Holiday Opening Times

It might be the holidays next week - but the LRC is still open for study!

We will be open Monday 14th April - Thursday 17th April from 09.30 to 15.30 every day.

Then during the following week we will be open from Wednesday 23rd April to Friday 25th April from 09.30 - 15.30 every day.

Please be aware however that on Friday 25th April there will be no computer access all day.

Please make sure your bring your Student ID card if you want to use the facilities in the LRC.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Well Done and Thanks!!!

Numeracy Week has now come to a close, but we just wanted to thank everyone who got involved by entering the various competitions and events.

We had loads of correct entries for the Puzzle of the Day competition each day so well done to all of you for having a go and a huge congratulations to the lucky winners!!

Friday, 14 March 2014

14th March: Puzzle of the Day & Today's Numeracy Week Events

10th – 14th March is Numeracy Week here at Thomas Rotherham College and we have a number of events (many with cash prizes) running throughout the week.

Each day this week there will continue to be a Maths Puzzle of the Day competition where one lucky student can win £10 each day. 

Today’s puzzle is ………………..

During a holiday it rained on 13 days, but when it rained in the morning the afternoon was fine, and every rainy afternoon was preceded by a fine morning. 

There were 11 fine mornings and 12 fine afternoons.  How long was the holiday?

All students are encouraged to have a go at solving the puzzle to be in with a chance to win £10.

Entry forms can be collected from the LRC – and all entries should be submitted in the LRC before the end of each day.

Good luck!

Other Numeracy Week Events Happening Today

Excruciatingly hard Maths competition deadline – PRIZE £10

Kenken/Sudoku outside the LRC

Display in the LRC

 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

13th March: Puzzle of the Day & Today's Numeracy Weeks Events

10th – 14th March is Numeracy Week here at Thomas Rotherham College and we have a number of events (many with cash prizes) running throughout the week.

Each day this week there will continue to be a Maths Puzzle of the Day competition where one lucky student can win £10 each day. 

Today’s puzzle is ………………..

How many triangles are there in the diagram?

 
 
All students are encouraged to have a go at solving the puzzle to be in with a chance to win £10.

Entry forms can be collected from the LRC – and all entries should be submitted in the LRC before the end of each day.

Good luck!
 
Other Numeracy Week Events Happening Today

Debate – Lecture Theatre - Lunchtime
‘THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT CURRENT MATHEMATICS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS DOES NOT PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE REAL WORLD’

Maths ‘Inspiration Visit’ – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Kenken/Sudoku outside the LRC

Display in the LRC

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

12th March: Puzzle of the Day & Today's Numeracy Week Events

10th – 14th March is Numeracy Week here at Thomas Rotherham College and we have a number of events (many with cash prizes) running throughout the week.


Each day this week there will continue to be a Maths Puzzle of the Day competition where one lucky student can win £10 each day. 

Today’s puzzle is ………………..

 Use each of the numbers 1, 3, 4 and 8 to make 55. 

Numbers may be added, subtracted, divided or multiplied

All students are encouraged to have a go at solving the puzzle to be in with a chance to win £10.

Entry forms can be collected from the LRC – and all entries should be submitted in the LRC before the end of each day.

Good luck!

Other Numeracy Week Events Happening Today

Countdown with numbers – Drama Studio – Lunchtime

Kenken/Sudoku outside the LRC

Display in the LRC

 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

11th March: Puzzle of the Day & Today's Numeracy Week Events

10th – 14th March is Numeracy Week here at Thomas Rotherham College and we have a number of events (many with cash prizes) running throughout the week.

Each day this week there will continue to be a Maths Puzzle of the Day competition where one lucky student can win £10 each day. 

Today’s puzzle is ………………..

A teapot and strainer cost £31. 

If the teapot costs £30 more than the strainer, what is the price of each?

 All students are encouraged to have a go at solving the puzzle to be in with a chance to win £10.

Entry forms can be collected from the LRC – and all entries should be submitted in the LRC before the end of each day.

Good luck!

Other Numeracy Week Events Happening Today

Maths Quiz in the Courtyard/LRC at Lunchtime – Prize - £10

Kenken/Sudoku outside the LRC

Display in the LRC

Monday, 10 March 2014

10th March: Puzzle of the Day & Today's Numeracy Week Events

10th – 14th March is Numeracy Week here at Thomas Rotherham College and we have a number of events (many with cash prizes) running throughout the week.

Each day this week there will continue to be a Maths Puzzle of the Day competition where one lucky student can win £10 each day. 

Today’s puzzle is ………………..

Bill and Ben’s combined age is 91. 

Bill is now twice as old as Ben was when Bill was as old as Ben is now. 

How old are they?

All students are encouraged to have a go at solving the puzzle to be in with a chance to win £10.

Entry forms can be collected from the LRC – and all entries should be submitted in the LRC before the end of each day.

Good luck!! 

Other Numeracy Week Events Happening Today

 
Excruciatingly hard Maths competition Launch in the Maths department – Prize £10

Kenken/Sudoku outside the LRC

Display in the LRC