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Archive for the ‘Engineering’ Category

STEM elibrary

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 5, 2012

The elibrary of the UK National STEM Centre offers support for teachers of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

The elibrary holds an invaluable collection of online resources on STEM subjects and a community area where teachers can make their own resource lists and review material.


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Student Reading Group – Recruiting Now!

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 17, 2010


Students can already share their opinions and favourite/most hated reads in the Blog Off and Read! group on Moodle.


Would you like to meet up with other like-minded students on a regular basis to chat about the ‘read of the week’ and share ideas face to face?

Is that a YES!?!

Well then, you’ll need to contact our Senior Information officer Pat Hebron and she’ll do the rest.

Send an email to with your –


ID Number


Preferred Contact Email

Times of the week that would suit you best

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Skills Cymru – 16th-18th September

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 10, 2010


Skillscymru, which takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, will mark the start of a year-long programme of events and activities taking place across the UK in the run up to WorldSkills London 2011. It is being hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government, which is also a Partner of WorldSkills London 2011, as part of its commitment to raise skills levels throughout Wales. Simon Bartley, chief executive of UK Skills, talks in more detail about the event here. SkillsCymru will also have a huge selection of interactive learning experiences for visitors and a fantastic group of inspirational speakers.

The World Skills competition itself takes place on the 5th-8th October 2011 in London.  Their interactive website is already live. Click on the scrolling skills list to access videos and links to career information. You can choose your national flag and get up dates on that country’s competitors. Check in with the site regularly to watch the ‘Focus On’ series of videos about specific career choices.

Students from Coleg Llandrillo have a fantastic reputation for achieving awards at the UK Skills and World Skills events. Talk to your tutor about how to get involved.



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UC Berkley webcasts – Video & Podcasts

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 23, 2009

Berkley university have kindly made available a host of webcasts that cover a number of subject areas that include psychology, biology, computer science and engineering.


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Open University Blogs

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 12, 2008

The Open University’s blog portal is a wealth of information and news on a huge range of subjects. Posts are topical, current and written by OU lecturing/teaching staff.

There are also links back to BBC OU programmes (some are even hosted on the BBC iPlayer if you missed them), with upcoming show lists and some free learning resources available.

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New Intute Guides Online

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 8, 2008

Eight new Intute Subject Booklets have been published this month, each providing a “taster” of the Internet resources that can be found by using Intute. They can be downloaded directly from the site or viewed as a PDF.

The new subject include:

Environmental Science
Materials Engineering
Film and Theatre
Olympic Studies
Biological Sciences
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Over 24 booklets have been published by Intute in recent years, and you are welcome to copy, re-purpose and distribute the printed or electronic versions for non-profit, educational use with suitable attribution, as the work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.


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IRN – Internet Resources Newletter – Issue 158

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 7, 2008

The free, monthly, newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists and social scientists edited by Heriot-Watt University Library.

View the A-Z of new and notable websites, interesting blog, book reviews and more ……

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Subject Finder – FE Online Resources

Posted by LibeRaCe on December 21, 2007 

Subject Finder (developed by Lambeth College) provides access to high-quality web resources for academics, teachers, lectures and students categorised by subject areas across many FE disciplines. It is designed to search only educational websites, without users being overwhelmed with a huge number of search results.

Find Online Resources for:

Construction             Carpentry            Engineering             Electronics         Sports  

Travel & Tourism          Accounting            Beauty Therapy        Social Care

     Sign Language            Sociology           Arts & Crafts          Charities        Performing

 and many more………

Previous posts on these subjects can be found by clicking the links on the left of the LibeRaCe home page.

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A Levels Online – Physics

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 16, 2007

All subjects: Intute – excellent virtual training and resources by subject


The Professionals: Institute of Physics, The Royal Society, BSSM, Physics Olympiad, SET 

S-cool, Matter, Edexcel , Sounds Amazing, PhysicsFactory , , BUBL, TRUMP, NASA Podcasts


Glossary                                                    Blogs and LibeRaCe posts


Magazines – Physics Review (in the library + back issues). You will need an ATHENS password to access Online Journals – ask at desk for details.


Find other Physics material in the library @ shelf No. 530

(We have checked all these links and the resources should be FREE. If any of the sites are unsuitable, let us know and we will remove the links.)  

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World Skills Competition – Get Involved

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 26, 2007




Have you got what it takes?

Worldskills UK is on for 2008! Find out more information for your subject on their website and ask your tutors for more details…..

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