Exam Revision Tips

Exams will soon be upon us. Don’t panic! Revise as often as you can, and just try your best on the day. We have lots of exam resources to help you prepare.

Here’s some tips for exam revision.

1- Give yourself plenty of time to study everything you need to. Don’t wait until the last minute to get started.

2- Don’t cram too much revision in at one time. Take regular breaks whilst you are studying.

3- Set up a regular study group with classmates.

4- Practice on past exam papers.

5- Study somewhere quiet (with as few distractions as possible.)

6- Make sure you let your tutor know if you are struggling with any subjects.

7- Borrow exam resources from the Library to help you practice.

Library Last Month – May 2015

Loans across all sites – 2,184

  • May 2014 – 1,199

More books, DVDs and equipment were borrowed last month compared to the same month last year

Active borrowers – 429

  • May 2014 – 405

Slightly more students and staff borrowed resources compared to the same month last year

Reservations – 4

  • May 2014 – 10

E-book page views – 4,541

  • May 2014 – 6,722

A slight decrease in ebook usage compared to the same month last year

Most popular e-books:

  • BTEC Level 3 Business Book 2
  • BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1
  • Early Childhood Studies : A Multidisciplinary and Holistic Introduction (3rd Edition)
  • Storytelling in the Classroom

ClickView (streamed video)

users – 11

ClickView (streamed video) titles accessed last month – 27 (188 views overall)

  • May 2014 – 80 (471 views overall)

 

Most popular programmes:

  • Timeshift: Mods, rockers and bank holiday mayhem
  • Match of the Day Live – World Cup Final
  • Cyberbully
  • Poor Kids

 

And more…

  • Homelessness display for the College Homeless Awareness Week.
  • Books of the week display at Nuneaton (updated weekly).
  • We received book art from our book suppliers Coutts (see blog).
  • Display on exam revision & past exam papers in the library

 

National Libraries Day – Saturday 7 February 2015!

Love Libraries? Show it

National Libraries Day will hit Britain on Saturday 7 February 2015, with the message that we love our library and information services and the professionals behind them.

With an emphasis on fun and creating a buzz around libraries of all description, Saturday 7 February will round off a week of special celebrations held in local, public, academic and workplace libraries up and down the country. It is a chance for people to organise a local event or visit their library and interact with the vital work carried out by their library and information professionals, reminding decision-makers that our libraries and librarians are valued.

The National Libraries Day campaign is designed to say a national thank-you for the unique contribution made by library and information professionals and their institutions to personal and professional prosperity; from sparking a lifelong love of books and reading, to accelerating literacy and learning and connecting workers with the different kinds of information they need in their workplace; providing a home for social relationships and inclusiveness and a safe place for any member of the community to gain help and essential access to information and the internet.

For National Libraries Day 2014, thousands of people took part in over 600 events in libraries across the country, including author visits and performances, with highlights from a mad hatter’s tea party in Chester, to a 1940s dance in Bournemouth, to a Harry Potter themed event in London and stories and songs in Glasgow. The first National Libraries Day ambassador, author Lesley Pearce, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV to talk about the campaign.

Join in by visiting http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/, organising an event, contributing to our forums, following @NatLibrariesDay on twitter, tweeting with the #NLD15 hashtag and visiting your local Library.

More information on local Libraries can be found at the following links:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

www.leics.gov.uk/libraries

www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries

(Taken from National Libraries Day website)

LGBT Month – February

The overall aim of LGBT History month (February) is to promote equality, diversity and inclusion for the benefit of the public.

This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community;
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

We have plenty of resources in the Library. The LGBT display highlights just a few. Why not take a look…

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Library Champions 2014 – the winners are revealed

The library has launched an exciting new initiative called Library Champions. These annual accolades highlight good practise by celebrating members of the college community who make excellent use of the library. As the Library supports teaching and learning in various ways, there are three categories of Library Champion. Each winner will receive a letter of congratulations, certificate and pin badge.

The college Library is proud to announce…

The Library Champions 2014 are announced

The Library Champions 2014 are announced

Library Champions 2014

Monday 12th May sees the unveiling of the very first Library Champions! This is an exciting new venture where we celebrate people who make the best use of the college library. This year’s categories are:

  • Clicked & Viewed (celebrating staff and learners who use ClickView – request programmes, view programmes as part of the teaching and learing process)
  • Page Turner (celebrating staff and learners who regularly borrow library books – a diverse variety of topics, read around the subject, explore reading lists)
  • Ebooker (celebrating staff and learners who make frequent use of ebooks – embed into Moodle, download to devices, explore accessibility options)

Do you use  any of these tools for learning?
Could you be one of the Library Champions 2014?
Winners will soon be revealed..!

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World Book Day 2014

Thursday 6th March is World Book Day, a time when people around the UK celebrate reading for pleasure. World Book Day is primarily aimed at children and young adults, but this year the college library is joining in the celebrations!

The library has a number of £1 book tokens, which may be used in booksellers such as Waterstones, WH Smiths or Asda. These tokens entitle you to £1 off a book (costing £2.99 or more), or it can be exchanged for one of 10 books released especially for World Book Day. The tokens are valid until the end of March. For a list of these books, or for more information about World Book Day tokens, click here.

The library has donated a number of tokens to Wise Owls Nursery, so that they may be distributed to parent/guardians. If you’d like a token, please visit the library and help yourself from the World Book Day display 🙂

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World Book Day display in the Nuneaton campus library

Book a library computer from home!

Ever wished you could book a library computer while you’re on the bus into college? Or while you’re still lying in bed thinking about getting up in the morning? Now you can!

The library has recently enabled mobile computer bookings. This means you can now book a library computer from wherever you are, all you need is access to the internet. Bookings can be made on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Step-by-step guide to booking a library computer:
• If you are in the library, you can still book a computer by using the MyPC booking kiosk
• If you are at home or on-the-go, you can book a computer by following these 5 steps:

1. Go to the college website. Select Online Services and click Library PC Booking
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Bags for books

Recycling bagBorrowing resources just got even easier! The Nuneaton campus library now has a handy carrier bag recycling point to help out when you have lots of books to carry! It can be found next to the MyPC and online catalogue kiosk. If you have some bags going spare, feel free to drop them in.

Sustainability is important to North Warwickshire and Hinckley College and we are happy to help 🙂

Enjoy Halloween with the Library

Pumpkin finalIt’s Halloween next Thursday and we’ve searched the shelves for some things to get you in a spooky mood. There’s DVDs and books aplenty to get you hiding under the bedcovers.

If it’s a horror film you’re after, check out these titles The Devil’s Backbone, Frankenstein , Rosemary’s Baby, The Grudge , Dawn Of The Dead and 28 Days Later.

And if you fancy a creepy read we have several Stephen King novels including Under The Dome and Insomnia.

We also have horror favourite Dracula, this is also available as a Quick Read book.

For horror film buffs there’s also The Hammer Story: The authorised history of Hammer films.

Enjoy Halloween and remember, Trick ‘n’ Treat responsibly 🙂