Hillcroft LRC

Archive for April 2013

World Book Night choicesToday is World Book Night a celebration of books and reading. You’ll find people giving out books by World Book Night chosen authors around  the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States of America.

We’ve got some of the books on the World Book Night list that you can borrow from us:

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

The Island by Victoria Hislop

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Last Night Another Soldier by Andy McNab

The No1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Here are more of the books on the 2013 list.

Stack of careers booksOver the spring term there are a number of courses running helping you to kick start your working life. Our Ready steady work course supports you in the job market. Helping you build up your confidence and interview skills to get that job.

We’ve started adding a number of Viewtech Educational Medias DVDs so you can get tips on preparing for interviews, researching the job, deciding how to dress and talk about your skills and  training in a winning way.

We also support you with our Virtual Learning Environment’s LRC Careers advice page that lists employment agencies, websites and has links to assist you with writing Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) and covering letters.

DVD stand close upOur Access to Higher Education students are currently studying poverty. As a result their tutor has requested a number of films focusing on women and social poverty.

Starting with Ken Loach’s iconic film Cathy Come Home, Poor Cow and  Collinson’s Up the Junction all set in the 1960s. Incidently Poor Cow and Up the Junction are both based on novels by Nell Dunn.

To inspire the students with stories of women using education to move up the social scale we’ve got Educating Rita.