Hillcroft LRC

Archive for January 2013

Stack of paperback booksThis month we’re busy promoting our magazine collection to our staff and students. You can read our story on the home page of our Virtual Learning Enviroment (VLE).

In addition to those listed on our promotion is the arts magazine Aesthetica. Every year Aesthetica runs a Creative Writing Competition and we’ve just received the 2013 Creative writing annual which contains short stories and poems from competition winners.

 

Stag's leap front cover face downThe United States poet Sharon Olds won the  T S Eliot Prize for her collection of poems published in her book Stag’s Leap this week.

The collection of poems focuses on the steps towards her divorce.

The prize is run by the Poetry Book Society. Take a look at their Review of the T S Eliot Prize Shortlist for 2012.

Our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) borrowers can borrow the collection from us.

Woman Studying

Before the Christmas break we ordered in copies of the Palgrave Pocket Study Skills books which are a set of dinky books helping students with:

  • reading and making notes
  • planning essays
  • writing
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • passing exams
  • doing search
  • studying with dyslexia
  • writing reports
  • thinking critically
  • managing time
  • working well in groups.

You can find them all listed on our Online Public Access Catalogue onsite and offsite.

What’s fantastic about these is you can buy audio formats of these books too. Visit the Palgrave Macmillan website for more information. We’d love to be able to offer this format to our students…

There’s also a host of useful information to help you study better oon the Palgrave Study Skills website.