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Your LRC Newsletter Issue 2.

Welcome to the second issue of your LRC newsletter! Please enjoy and let us know what you think.

We hope you find the information helpful.

From all of us here in the LRC.

Thank you!


Black History Month Part 3

To continue our celebrations of Black History Month, this week we’re looking at talented Actors and Directors who have produced outstanding work in recent years.

Chiwetel Ejiofor has appeared in many brilliant films, most notably 12 Years a Slave (2013) where he played the main character, Solomon Northup, a free man who was captured and sold into slavery. You may also remember him from the film Kinky Boots where he played Lola, a drag queen who helps a failing shoe business diversify their products and find success selling high heels made specifically for men. Chiwetel, is a remarkable talent who we will all see flourish into a household name as he continues his acting career.

You can watch the Film 4 interview special below about 12 Years a Slave where you can listen to Chiwetel and the director Steve McQeen talk about the film.

Sophie Okonedo is a British actress known for her fantastic work in films such as The Secret Life of Bees, Hotel Rwanda and After Earth. She has worked with some of the best actors and directors in the world and continues to reign as a national treasure for her impeccable skills as an actress.hotelrwanda.jpeg

You can watch the trailer for Hotel Rwanda below.

Ava DuVernay is a writer, director and producer who has worked on many successful films in her career. She most recently directed the film Selma, which follows Martin Luther King on his campaign for equal rights in 1965. Ava is a successful filmmaker who has contributed to many well received films including i-Robot, Spider-Man 2 and Collateral.

You can watch an interview with Ava and the lead actor from Selma, David Oyelowo talk about the film Selma and what this film and the characters meant to them as artists.

Richard Ayoade is a British film director and actor who has established his career from working in TV series such as The IT Crowd and through his role as the character Moss, has earned a place in the hearts of the British people. Richard has also contributed to the world of film as a director. His work as a director is very original and his contributions to cinema with films such as The Double and Submarine have been held in high regard and received successfully.itcrowd

Watch him and Jesse Eisenberg talk about his most recent film, The Double in the following interview.



Your LRC Newsletter

Every half-term we will be publishing a new LRC newsletter to provide you with helpful information and reminders about what’s going on in your Learning Resource Centre.

The first issue is available to view here or you can find printed copies at both Learning Resource Centres.

We hope you enjoy our very first issue! Let us know what you think either in person or through our social media accounts.newsletter_no-1


BB the LRC Book Bee

Welcome to your latest Doncaster College LRC blog!

Today we’d like to introduce you to our new LRC mascot, BB.


BB is a Book Bee who is here to help guide you to all of the important information you need throughout your studies with us.

You can find BB all around the LRC providing key tips and reminders about how to top up your printing credit, how to reset your password and how to renew the resources you have out on loan. These BB tips can be found all around both LRCs as well as on your LRC newsletter.

Always remember, wherever you find BB you’ll find knowledge!





Welcome to Your Learning Resource Centre!

At the end of a very successful induction week we’re reflecting on how busy the college has been at both campuses and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been in to see us.


The Learning Resource Centre has been a hive of activity and  we’ve thoroughly enjoyed introducing you all to your LRC and all of the resources and facilities we offer. We’ve been glad to see everyone so eager to log on to the college computers and to begin studying. Whether you’re logging in for the first time, need a reminder of how to print a document or want to know where to find your subjects resources, we’ll help you every step of the way. All of the LRC staff are happy to help with your queries and the support that you need to make your time at Doncaster College successful.

Pop by and see us at the Learning Resource Centre at the Hub or University Centre, High Melton and say hello. We have created a great LRC guide so that you are able to keep all of our key information with you wherever you go. You can collect one from the LRCs today!

Watch this space to keep up-to-date with LRC news and follow our other social media accounts to see what the buzz is about.


Summer is Here & The Academic Year is Ending

As this academic year comes to a close we’d like to wish all of the students who are graduating the best of luck for the future and thank you for being a part of Doncaster College! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed helping you all in the LRC and appreciate you coming to visit us and paying attention to all of the resources we have to offer.

To those of you coming back next year, we look forward to seeing you all again in September and congratulations on completing this year. We’ll be busy all summer making sure the LRC’s are in great condition for your return and we want to remind you that if you need us over this holiday we are open!

Pop into either LRC over the Summer vacation and we will be there to help. Information of our opening times can be found on the picture above, on our Twitter  and Facebook pages, displayed in the LRCs and on the Doncaster College website. Or you can call us and ask!

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Make memories, take pictures, read books, explore new places and never stop learning!

See you in September… 

Summer Vacation is Almost Here

I’m sure everyone will join me in saying a big congratulations to our University Centre LRC  Site Librarian Sarah, for completing the Race For Life on 19th June. Sarah ran the 5 KMs in 26 mins and 53 seconds! Such a good cause too… Congratulations Sarah!

Sarah - Race for Life

Our fines amnesty ends today… so hurry up and return those overdue items. After today no fines will be waived.

Don’t forget that the Learning Resource Centre at High Melton is no longer open on a Saturday while we head into the Summer vacation. Saturday opening will resume in the new Academic Year.

Do you have a lot of spare time now that you’ve handed all of your assignments in? Well why not pop into the Learning Resource Centre at High Melton and pick up a free book! We have a few titles leftover from our World Book Night Event. be quick though… They’re shifting fast! 🙂

Free Books

… And finally… Are you keen on keeping up to date with new services, news, opening times, etc… within the LRC? Well why not like our Facebook Page: LRC Facebook Page  and follow us on Twitter: LRC Twitter Feed. You’ll find all of the latest news & information here about your Learning Resource Centres! 🙂

Well that’s all for now… Thanks again for reading and have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Don’t Forget!

We’re having a ‘Fines Amnesty’ here in The Learning Resource Centre’s at the moment… If you have any outstanding loans and fines – DON’T WORRY! We won’t charge you for anything that’s overdue. We’re wiping all fines until Friday 28th June on anything that is returned (not renewed). So what are you waiting for… Return those items and clear your library account.

Are you an avid Tweeter? Do you want to keep up to date and informed of Library news and events? Well why not follow us on Twitter! Find us at: Twitter  

Twitter Logo To make our DVD/BluRay collection here at High Melton easier to navigate we’ve created 2 new subject areas: Animation and Documentaries.

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If you need some help locating them… just ask 🙂

Now that courses are coming to an end and all of your course work and assignments need to be handed in, it can be very stressful collating everything. So if you’re unsure of how to print… or to bind your work or anything else you think we may be able to help you with… then… just ask us. We are here to help you where we can 🙂

Well thanks for reading again and we hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

Handy Hint: As of Monday 8th July we will be operating vacation opening hours:

Mon – Thu: 08:45 – 17:00

Fri: 08:45 – 16:45