Coronavirus update (March 2021) - Important information about Derby Road LRC
The Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) across Vision West Nottinghamshire College offer comprehensive library services and IT facilities. The guides on this page aim to answer your questions about how to use the LRCs and the resources available to you. We have a range of subject guides for your area of study. These have links to lots of online resources so please take a look.
Click on the relevant image to the right to access LRC Online for college staff, LRC Online for students, or LRC Online for off campus users if you are a work based learner, doing an apprenticeship, or an apprenticeship specialist member of staff.
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK 29 MARCH - 4 APRIL
National Autistic Society (NAS) wants to educate people about autism and make the world more friendly place for those who suffer with this condition. There are 700,000 people with autism in the UK and many people are unaware what autism means. There are also many employers who do not know where to ask for more information regarding employing people with autism. NAS is promoting this week at schools and workplaces and it is trying to encourage people to take part in fundraising events. Please check the quizzes and the website below and our reading resources to learn more about autism.
STRESS AWARENESS MONTH
Stress Awareness Month is there to help people to cope with stress and give them advice and guidance. Stress is a significant factor in mental health and we all suffer with it more or less. It comes from workplace and personal life and it can have a huge impact on our health. Learning to manage everyday stress can help us to reduce it and handle it better to avoid any serious health conditions. Today’s world can be incredibly challenging. Life is like a race and we all keep on running and we do not know how to stop. We feel the pressure and we let that pressure get to us because of our jobs, bills and other responsibilities but we need to find a way to help ourselves not to fall into that dangerous loop of madness and stress. Let’s not forget that life is a journey, not a race.
This year's theme is a 30 Days Challenge Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control. Please check the website below for more details and also check our library resources. They are a good read and it can put stress into perspective. Every day we are stressed about so many little things that we shouldn’t really be stressing about.
NATIONAL PET MONTH
National Pet Month is an educational campaign to celebrate the benefits of having pets but also to make people aware of the responsibilities as a pet owner. This month brings many pet lovers, schools and charity organisations together to promote pets ownership and also raise some money for a good causes. For many of us our pets become part of our family and we look after them dearly. Sadly there are still many animals who struggle to find a home because they were abandoned by previous owners due to moving out or just losing interest. Having a pet is rewarding and brings some much happiness but it comes with many responsibilities we need to be aware of before we adopt or buy a pet. Please check the website below and a few examples of our library resources on pets.
NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK 27 APRIL - 2 MAY
National Gardening week is run by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage people to get active outdoors with friends and family. Nature can have a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing, especially during these difficult times.
“Plants and gardens have the power to uplift us and that's why we urged everyone to get involved in National Gardening Week this year, in whatever way they could. It's more important than ever that we savour the beauty of flowers and trees because gardens are a natural tonic.” Alan Titchmarsh
Please check the website below and a few examples of our library resources.