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Archive for the ‘Sociology’ Category

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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Students Helping Students – could this work for you?

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 7, 2010

   Click here to start the video

An excellent example of both an innovate teaching pedagogy and an inspiring citizenship project.

Could our students rise to the challenge?

Posted in A Levels, Citizenship, FE Students, GCSE, HE Students, PGCE, Sociology, Volunteering | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

140 Years of the Red Cross

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 14, 2010

The Red Cross celebrates its 140th year this Summer.

You can read or listen to Judy Stokes’ facinating story covering her 70 years of volunteer work for the organisation.  

To find out more in the library about about the issues raised go to :

 Volunteering or shelf  361.37

First Aid or shelf 616.0252

World War II or shelf 914.084 

Citizenship or shelf 323.6

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A Vision of Britain

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 13, 2009


vision brit

This excellent website allows you to access historical maps and statistical information about your local area in the 19th and 20th centuries through postcode and placename searches. You also have access to travel writing from as far back as the 1190’s – the Rough Guides of their day! This inlcudes the Giraldus Cambrensis tour through Wales.

You can zoom into the maps for more detail and the Statistical Atlas tab gives you a great overview of life in the UK through the decades under headings like Langauge & Learning, Employment and Social Structure. There are interactive online tutorials under the Learning Resources tab, such as the history of census taking, which help you to get the most from the site. This is a valuable social research tool that gives access to many previously unpublished resources.

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Wartime Cosmetic Archive – Vads

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 22, 2009


The archives of Gala, Miner’s and Crystal, three cosmetics companies operating during and after the Second World War have been digitised and made freely accessible through the VADS website.


The archives are a valuable resource for the study of the history of cosmetics, advertising photography, fashion promotion and women in the Second World War.


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Teen Health Week – Teachers TV

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 18, 2009

teachers tv

It’s Teen Wellbeing Week on Teachers TV

Scheduled programmes exploring some of the emotional, mental health and social issues affecting teenagers today. Top picks for this week are:

Secondary Health and Welfare

Teenage Mental Health Eating Disorders: A New Solution Secondary Mental Health

What Teachers Should Know

School Matters – Battling Anorexia

Also this week everyone’s favourite Teachers TV series From Good To Outstanding is back and two more teachers are going under the spotlight

Posted in A Levels, Citizenship, FE Students, Health & Social Care, Library Online, Sociology | 1 Comment »

Policy Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 20, 2009

The Policy Library contains a large database of free online policy research papers which are updated daily. It also contains full texts of many articles relevent to social welfare and social policy that cover many topics.


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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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Get Out and About – Prestatyn Walking Fesitval 9th-11th May

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 6, 2008

See more of your local area and keep fit at the same time with this years Prestatyn Walking Festival. Graded walks to suit all ages – see the remains of Roman Britain, take part in a 007 themed walk or try the three hills challenge. The ‘Healthy Prestatyn’ initiative site also provides information on walking routes in the town for everyone to enjoy.

Read more about this and other organised walks throughout the UK in the Guardian Travel section.

Find out more about this and other outdoor education activities in the Library at shelf numbers 372 and 796

Posted in Citizenship, Environment/Green Living, Events, FE Students, Geography, HE Students, Health & Social Care, History, Sociology, Tourism, Volunteering | Leave a Comment »

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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