University display at Leamington

Thinking of heading off to University? Have a look at our display in Leamington library. There’s lots of useful advice about choosing what and where to study, how to survive your 1st term away from home, budgeting and meal ideas, or maybe a Gap year first? And if you are that little bit older, read some inspirational stories showing why it’s never too late!Univ pic april 15

Election 2015

With the general election just around the corner, Moreton Library has some useful information for students on the election process. We are asking students to complete the sentence “I’d vote for a party that promised to…”. Cast your “vote” in our ballot box now!

election display for fb

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#getset at Moreton Morrell Library

Come and take a look at the Get Set Week display at Moreton Morrell Library. There are lots of resources available on taking the next step in your academic career and entering the world of work, and also a competition to enter to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher. To enter, simply tell us who these famous people are and group them according to a common factor! Entry forms available from the Library Help Desk.get set

Need a break from studying…

…but don’t have time to browse the library shelves?

Moreton Morrell College Library have gathered some suggestions together in one place so you can choose something to borrow without spending ages looking for the one you will really enjoy reading.

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We have books on a wide range of interests, hobbies and sports. Maybe you prefer a good novel or perhaps a graphic novel or audiobook is more your style?

Check out the display in the Library near the counter and borrow something today.

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New First World War Display at Rugby Site Library

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. A display of local information about Rugby at War has been created at Rugby Site Library to commemorate this. It shows several service men who were born in Rugby and made the ultimate sacrifice for their town and country.
Along with this display, there is a folder showing copies of postcards sent home to Rugby from France by a soldier named Horace Sanderson, to his beloved wife and children. Horace survived the war. A poem called “The Soldier” also accompanies the display material, written by Rugby poet Rupert Brooke whilst on leave at Christmas 1914.
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Top Exam Tips Display at Leamington Site Library

Find some top tips for exam success in the new display at Leamington site library. We also have a good selection of books on passing exams (shelfmark 001.5), essay-writing (001.43) and study skills (001.42).

There are also some good websites mentioned in the display. Try the Fourth level/Senior phase page on the Education Scotland Study Skills site for a useful mini course on writing exam essays and more.

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See the display on Ecosystem Conservation Resources in the Library at Moreton Morrell

A new display highlighting some of the resources available to help Level3 Diploma in Countryside Management students with an assignment on Ecosystem Conservation has gone up in the Library at Moreton Morrell this week.

The display next to the counter in the Library

The display next to the counter in the Library

The display gives useful suggestions for books, e-books and other online resources covering both general ecosystem topics and the specific species mentioned in the assignment brief.

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Photography display at Leamington site Library

Take better photographs!

The display at Leamington site Library gives you tips on how to take better pictures and includes a range of books and magazines to help you perfect your technique. Don’t forget to also have a look at our wider collection of books on photography for inspiration.

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World War One Fashion Display at Leamington site Library

First Year BTEC Extended Diploma Fashion and Clothing students are currently working on a project centred on the First World War; the display at Leamington Library aims to provide background information and inspiration. The War was a turning point in many ways – military uniforms were designed to blend in, not stand out (no more Redcoats) and women found themselves in uniform for the first time, either in supporting roles at the front or in a range of civilian uniforms. Haute couture persevered, but even high fashion was influenced by the military look.

The display illustrates how certain colours are forever associated with the First World War. The soldiers’ khaki uniforms blended in with the sea of mud that was the trenches and No Man’s Land, whilst the bright poppies that grew in the wastelands provided an incongruous splash of colour that inevitably reminds us of the endless bloodshed.

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Fashion Illustration Display at Leamington site Library

First year students studying for their Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing are working on an illustration assignment this term and the Library display aims to stimulate ideas and offer resource options.

The display explores some contrasting illustration styles, from the early 20th Century to contemporary work, and suggests websites, blogs and magazines, as well as highlighting the Library’s own collection of books on fashion illustration.

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Display celebrating LGBT History Month at Leamington Library

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. LGBT History Month has a different theme every year; 2013 was dedicated to Maths, Science and Engineering, the focus for 2014 is Music.

Warwickshire College celebrates and values diversity – we’ve even made it one of our core values. Come into Leamington site Library to see the excellent display on important historical LGBT musical figures and find out more about LGBT History Month. Go to the official website for more information.

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Display at Leamington site Library leads to student success!

Computing lecturer Pete Duckworth had some very kind words for the Leamington Library team regarding our Human/Computer Interaction display, created to support Computing students:

“I just wanted to congratulate the Library staff on the HCI display in the library, it garnered significant interest amongst the learners. [The display] has stimulated much deeper thinking in the work of both National Diploma Students and Foundation Degree students. This is reflected in the in-class presentations that the learners have produced, as well as the graded first assignments. This is the kind of abstract reflective work which Computing students often find more challenging than the design and development work”.

“I believe both the style and content of the learner work is significantly improved as a direct result of the display. The learners also benefit from the public acknowledgement that their work is important to the college as a whole – not just their lecturers”.

This display is just one of many subject specific displays that have been created this academic year at Leamington Library to support students with their assignments. Get in touch with us if you think a display would help to engage your students!

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