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 WILDLIFE DAY - 3 MARCH
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2024 under the theme 'Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation’.
The theme aims to encourage groups to work together in a concerted effort to create and sustain healthy ecosystems, wildlife populations, and biodiversity.
Please visit the World Wildlife Day website for more information or browse LRC resources.
WORLD BOOK DAY - 7 MARCH
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.
Please check the World Book Day website below and find out more about World Book Day £1/€1.50 book tokens to get one of these brilliant reads for free between 15 February and 31 March 2024.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - 8 MARCH
International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March around the world. The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is #InspireInclusion.
When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment
MOTHER'S DAY - 10 MARCH
Mother's Day also known as Mothering Sunday in the UK is celebrated all over the world to honor our mothers and show appreciation for their dedication and unconditional love. We celebrate it in our own ways. It could be a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolate, breakfast served in bed, or doing all mum's job that day and giving her a day off. Whatever we decide to do, it is always a gesture of love and kindness and let's make sure we fill that day with plenty of precious hugs and smiles.
Please visit the below website if you would like to find out more about Mother's Day and check out some recommended books in our library.
ST. PATRICK DAY - 17 MARCH
St. Patrick's Day is a day of revelry and a celebration of all things Irish.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who was well known for spreading Christianity throughout Ireland. The legends also say that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland but there are many doubts about this as snakes are not common residents on Irish lands.
St. Patrick's Day is a celebration day so do not forget to check out some Irish recipes (https://www.almanac.com/best-st-patricks-day-recipes#), wear something green and check the below website and resources to learn more about Irish history, culture, and incredible places to visit.
GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY - 18 MARCH
Global Recycling Day was announced at the 2015 World Recycling Convention by Ranjit S. Baxi, president of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), and has been promoted ever since.
Global Recycling Day aims to spread awareness about the rapid pace at which our natural resources are depleting and the need for recycling to slow it down. Some ways to recycle at home include: reusing dirty dish water for watering the garden, starting a compost bin or heap with biodegradable food scraps (great for your plants as well!) and purchasing reusable shopping bags to cut down on single-use plastic bags.