Wednesday, 17 October 2018

I Pledge to Take A Stand Against Hate

Running alongside Love Colleges Week is Hate Crime Awareness Week.

There’s no place for hate in South Yorkshire and this is your chance to pledge to take a stand against hate.

Pledge signs can be found in both the Courtyard and the Upper Level of the LRC and we hope that people will be willing to pose for their photo holding the attached pledge..…..maybe pop down with your own camera at some point this week and share your picture on social media with the hashtags #NoPlaceForHate #SpreadLoveNotHate #SafePlaceForAll #WeStandTogether

Raise awareness of this important issue and show your support.

Staff and students at TRC have already been taking the pledge - including the LRC Team.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

TRC Students Interested in Writing as a Hobby or More???

Rotherham Young Writers are looking for new members!
The group starts up again on 1st Oct 2018.
Where: Rotherham Centre 5 to 7pm.
All interests welcome and you don’t have to feel you’re an amazing writer to attend.
And it's FREE!
Rotherham Young Writers is run by Hive South Yorkshire - the hub for young writers (14 to 30) in the South Yorkshire region.

Whether you like to write as a hobby, want to express yourself better with words, or are super focused on a writing career – whatever your interest or ability – Hive is here to help you achieve your writing goals and connect with a wider young writers’ community.


Monday, 9 July 2018

Goodbye and Good Luck!

As the academic year comes to an end we want to wish all our students happy holidays and good luck with those exam results.

For those students not returning in September we wish you all the very best with your future endeavours.

And just a final note.....we still have a number of books yet to be returned.  If you can still see copies of your textbooks somewhere at home, could we ask that you please return them to the LRC as soon as possible so we can get them ready for the new academic year.  The LRC is open as normal this week.  We will then be open at certain points over the summer holidays - but please ring the main reception first to double check the exact opening hours each day.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Eid Mubarak!

The LRC would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid! 
Enjoy the celebrations!!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Help Us to Help You!

It’s that time of year when we want to find out your views about the LRC.


Each year we ask students to complete a survey about the Learning Resources Centre, which helps us to make improvements for the future. 

Please spare a few minutes to complete the survey by going to the Survey area on Moodle.
Many thanks for your help.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Don't Forget to Return Your Books

A final reminder to all students that all books borrowed from either the LRC and/or subject departments must be returned to the LRC prior to the summer holidays and by no later than Thursday 28th June.


But don’t wait until the very end - once you have completed your exams/coursework return them straight away!

Book that are not returned may incur fines and/or replacement costs.

Many thanks for your cooperation with this.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

LRC Half Term Opening

The LRC will be open during half term (28th May - 1st June) for revision and study on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am until 3pm each day.

Please note we will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Young Writers in the North Festival ROTHEHRAM - Saturday 14th April

“It’s an open door into anything a young writer could possibly want: how to develop work, how to move into the professional sphere, poetry, prose, performance, script, comedy – and a wonderful social event for young people who don’t necessarily see other young writers regularly.”

Young writer feedback (2014 festival)

Hive Young Writers Festival is a jam-packed day of word-based happenings for young writers (14-25) from across Yorkshire and the North taking place on Saturday 14 April.

We’re talking 150+ young writers under one roof enjoying workshops, panel discussions & advice sessions with a wide range of practicing writers and industry professionals. There’ll also be a number of free one to one advice sessions you can book with professional writers on the day.

The festival is a chance to network, hear from professional writers, meet like-minded young writers, perform & of course, write! Everyone is welcome – all writing interests and experiences. Check out our list of festival writers & who’s who.

Workshops and talks will span everything from novel and performance poetry, to advice from publishers and about writing careers. There’ll also be the chance to ask questions to a wide range of professional writers in panel Q&As.

There’ll be book stalls from Valley Press, The Poetry Business and Longbarrow Press. You might also encounter roving Hive reporters and Write Radio from Sheffield Live hoping to record some words on the fly!

You can also take to the mic with your own words – be they sung, acted or spoken and there’ll be a poetry finale slam competition with prizes (sign up details coming soon).

The last festival like this was in 2014 so we hope you’ll join us for this rare and exciting day of all things words!


Link to Facebook event (for updates)
Link to flyer on Facebook


Thursday, 22 March 2018

LRC Holiday Opening Times

The LRC will be open for study and revision over the holidays, but the times will vary on a day to day basis.

Please see below for specified times for each day

Monday 26th March: 9.30am – 12.15pm (please note the early closing)

Tuesday 27th March and Wednesday 28th March: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Thursday 29th March: 9.30am – 2.00pm (please note the early closing)


Friday 30th March, Monday 2nd April and Tuesday 3rd April: CLOSED


Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Monday, 19 February 2018

New Term - New Opening Hours

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a great half term.

As we move into a new term there has been a slight change to the LRC opening hours. 

We will be closing at 5pm (as opposed to 5.15pm) from today onwards on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Everything else remains the same as per below:-

LRC Opening Hours
Mondays: 08.15 - 17.00
Tuesdays: 08.15 - 17.00
Wednesdays: 08.15 - 16.30
Thursdays: 08.15 - 17.00
Fridays: 08.15 - 15.00

Friday, 16 February 2018

Word of the Day Story Deadline - This Monday!!

There’s still time to get your Word of the Day stories submitted. 
A reminder that to be in with a chance of winning £20 you need to write a 500 word short story containing all 5 Literacy Week Words of the Day (as below).

Entries must be submitted via e-mail to Emma Hadfield by Monday 19th February.

Definition: a contrast or opposition between two things

Definition: hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind

Definition: a feeling or state of extreme happiness

Definition: a sound that is pleasingly smooth to hear

Definition: done secretly, without anyone seeing or knowing

Friday, 9 February 2018

LRC Half Term Opening

The Learning Resources Centre will be open during half term for study and revision.  We will be open from 9am until 3pm each day.

Students must sign in at reception on entering the college and ensure they wear their ID cards as normal.

The Final Word of the Day...and more Dingbats

Well Literacy Week has come to an end....and it's time to collect that final Word of the Day.  So, what now??  Get writing!!!  Submit a 500 word short story containing all 5 words of the day by no later than 19th February.  The best story will receive a prize of £20.

We also have another Dingbats competition this lunchtime - one winner will be chosen at the end of the day and win £10.

Today is also the deadline for the Poetry Competition - submit your entries to the English Department to be in with a chance to win £10.

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the various competitions this week and well done to all those that have won!!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Thursday's Word of the Day and a Debate

Only two more days left of Literacy Week....and only one more word to go after today!

We also have a Debate running this lunchtime in M008 - the winner of the Literacy Week Debate will win £20.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wednesday's Word of the Day and Definitions Competition

Here's your third Word of the Day - collect just two more and get writing that short story to be in with a chance to win £20.  A reminder that short stories must be submitted by the 19th February.

Today we also have a Definitions Competition -  these will be handed out in the Courtyard and LRC throughout the day.  You have till the end of the day to get your entries in to be in with a chance of winning £10.

If you have a spare few minutes, don't forget to have a game of scrabble outside of the LRC too!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Tuesday's Word of the Day & More

Other Literacy Week events today include Lunchtime Dingbats in the LRC/Courtyard.  Look out for these activities being handed out and get your entry in by the end of the day to be in with a chance to win £10.  Good Luck!

Monday, 5 February 2018

Literacy Week is Here! Monday's Word of the Day

Literacy Week has landed!! 

We will be running a variety of literacy related events and competitions throughout the week - all of which have cash prizes!

Each day we will also have a Word of the Day - collect all 5 words and write a 500 word short story to be in with a chance to win £20!  Stories must be submitted to Emma Hadfield via e-mail by the 19th February.

Today a poetry competition will also be launch in the English department.  Make sure to submit your poem by the end of the week to be in with a chance to win £10.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Literacy Week Coming Soon

Next week (5-9 February) is Literacy Week in College - a fun packed week of events and competitions - all with cash prizes!

Look out for more information on this blog, MyDay and via e-mail.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

LRC Closing Early Today

Due to Parent's Evening, the LRC will be closing at 3.45pm today.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The LRC Has Changed

You may have noticed, but the upper level of the LRC has recently changed.

Why is this?  I hear you ask!

We have noticed that at certain times the LRC is being used more for social purposes than study. 

More than anything, here in the LRC we want to help you to succeed and achieve - so we have changed the table layout to enable you to better focus on your work.

It might take a bit of getting used too, but hopefully this new layout will cause less distractions and help motivate you with your study and revision.

We, of course, welcome any feedback you may have about this change either via the suggestion boxes in the LRC or speak to a member of the LRC team.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

LRC Closing Early Today

Due to Parents' Evening, the LRC will be closing at 3.45pm today.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back to a new term. 
We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and have returned refreshed and ready to work.

As we start a new term, we want to encourage you all to set off on the right foot!  Please remember and respect that the LRC is a place to study NOT socialise.  Exams and coursework deadlines will be fast approaching now so it's important to not disturb your fellow students. 

The LRC team will be speaking to any students who are disruptive or noisy this term - so please expect this, however we ask that you kindly please help us to help you succeed by keeping the noise down and working hard.