The Learning Centre
THE COLLEGE LEARNING CENTRE IS A WELCOMING AND ATTRACTIVE STUDY ENVIRONMENT WHICH PROVIDES A NUMBER OF STUDY AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH THEIR STUDIES.
Professionally qualified and experienced staff are always available and are happy to assist with student research by helping to find and use the most relevant information sources. Sessions on research and referencing are also offered to help students develop their information skills.
Monday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Our resources include books, journals (magazines) and DVDs. We provide access to a number of online information resources which can be accessed from our Learning Centre VLE page. Infotrac provides access to full text articles from the national newspapers, plus a database of over 3,000 journals with many full text articles.
Issues Online is a collection of materials on contemporary social, political and cultural issues. There are also links to several individual online journals. Additionally we have a collection of ebooks, which provide a full text search facility to identify any which contain information on your chosen topic. All our online sources are available to use from home if you have Internet access.
The Learning Centre provides several areas for study, with over 80 computers, including laptops, for you to use for research, or to produce work documents.
A Silent Zone, equipped with computers and study tables, is also available when you wish to study without distraction. The upper floor provides a large group, or individual study area, where you can share ideas about your work, or use a laptop, or just study by yourself. The college Careers Centre is on the first floor of the Learning Centre with professional advisors on hand to help with career, or university.
COLLEGE WIRELESS NETWORK
Our wireless network is available in the Learning Centres, and in various spots around campus. This means you can bring your own laptop, netbook, smartphone or iPad to use in college. Please use headphones or ensure that all sounds are turned off.