Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome and Hello

Welcome to the first LRC blog post of the academic year.  We would very much like to say welcome to all our new students and hello again to all our returning students.  We hope you have all had a fantastic summer and are now all geared up and ready to learn.

The LRC has had a big clean up over the summer months and you will find many new books on the shelves - all in line with the new linear A-Levels.  But, if you think we are missing anything, do let us know either in person or via one of our suggestion boxes so we can make sure to order further titles in.

The big change this summer is how we loan laptops.  This September we are introducing self-service laptop loans.  As before, these laptops are for use in the LRC only and can be borrowed for up to 2 hours.

You will find the new exciting purple self-service locker on the upper level of the LRC.  You will need your student ID card to borrow a laptop and full instructions are on the touch screen - however if you are struggling, please don't hesitate to ask a member of staff.

We would love to hear your feedback about this new service - so please let us know what you think.

See you all soon.
The LRC Team

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner 2017



Front Cover
On the 80th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Carnegie Medal, the book Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was announced as the winner on Monday 19 June.  It's an inspirational novel that is based on a true story from the Second World War about the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff which was sunk in port in early 1945. The ship had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children on board and nearly all were drowned.  Ruta Sepetys brilliantly imagines the unforgettable stories of four young people who are each haunted by their own dark secret.

If you are looking for something different to read after your exams and studies, a copy of the book is available in the LRC to borrow.  Further new fiction books are also on display in the LRC, with an outline of the story by each book.

Monday, 12 June 2017

TRC Careers HE Evening - Thursday 15 June 2017

Thursday 15 June 2017

The TRC Careers H. E. Evening is taking place in college on Thursday 15 June 2017 from 5pm to 7.30pm. This has been arranged by the college careers staff to provide advice to you and your parents/carers on options after college.
From 5pm to 6.30pm there will be an exhibition in the Courtyard area, with stands from TRC Careers and Work placement, local colleges and universities, gap year organisations, the Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP) and Year in Industry.

Talks are also taking place in the Foundation Room, Drama Studio, Lecture Theatre, LRC and Woodhurst (W004) on Local Higher Education Provision, Degree and Higher Level Apprenticeships, Higher Education Finance, Personal Statement for UCAS applications and Why go to University? 

Come and take a look at the display in the LRC, to see some of the resources available in the Careers Library. If you require further assistance in finding careers resources please see the Careers Librarian, Mandy Barker.  Further information and resources can be accessed on the Careers Moodle page.

Please see a member of Careers staff, Cerise Walters, Kevin Lennox or Rachel Bentley based in Student Services if you need further careers advice or information. Appointments to see any of them can be made at the main desk in Student Services.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Who To Vote For??

With only 2 days to go until the General Election, you might still be wondering who to vote for.

These two quick quizzes are a good way to figure out which party policies you prefer.  So take a few minutes out of your day and have a go and make your voice count on Thursday.


Monday, 5 June 2017

Essential Stationery for Exam Season

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Many of you will be sitting a number of exams over the coming week, so make sure you have all the essential stationery you need.
The LRC has a number of items for sale at very reasonable prices.
Here's a glimpse of just some of the items - for more details of all our stock, please call in and see our price list.

Clear pencil case 50p

Black pen 5p

Pencil 5p

Ruler 15cm 10p / 30cm 15p

Revision Cards Small 15p Medium 20p

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Half Term Opening

The LRC will be open for study and revision Wednesday - Friday, 9.30am until 3.30pm.

Please remember to sign in at the main reception and wear your ID card as normal.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Don't Forget to Return Your Books!!

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A reminder to students that ALL books (including both LRC and departmental books) must be returned by no later than Friday 30th June.

However you don’t have to wait until then, once your exam is over, don’t carry them around for longer than you need too – return them straight away.

Can you please make sure that you return ALL books to the LRC and not to the department.  This enables us to effectively clear your account on our system and ensures you don’t get any unnecessary fines and chasing letters/e-mails.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.