Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tuesday 30th September: Word of the Day

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

(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………

(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


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.