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Autology – Student Prize!

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 25, 2011

Autology Award

 Jenna Jefferson a BTEC Science student has received a merit award for her effective use of the Autology online resource, for the month of November 2010. 

She has made excellent use of the over £3000 worth of resources that are available to each student who has access to Autology.

Jenna said ‘She has found the Autology resource very useful for her course work”. Jenna is pictured below receiving her certificate and prize from Library Manager Dr Andrew Eynon.

  Autology is the world’s first ‘Sat Nav for Study, created for students aged 11-18. It is used by students in College and at home, at their own pace, to improve their results – helping with coursework and revision.

Autology combines a unique Online Library, filled with thousands of high-quality resources for students with intelligent, pro-active Research Assistant Tools that help students instantly access all the relevant information they need


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Anti-Bullying Week at Coleg Llandrillo

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 17, 2010


This week is Anti-Bullying Week nationwide – how are you involved?

Coleg Llandrillo ILS and IT@B students will be selling BeatBullying wristbands in the heartspace today – get yours to support the cause. You can also get them at the Student Union shop on campus.

 Beat BullyingUK has started their Big March campaign – join up to spead the word and get access to some great resources

 Cybermentors is a online support forum when young people can support others who are the victims of bullying


 Don’t forget – the College Student Welfare team have specially trained mentors to help you if you are being bullied and also with any other concerns and challenges you might face during your time here.

**You can get more information on E-Safety and Fighting Cyberbullying on the College Moodle pages**

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New E-Safety resources from Llandrillo Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 25, 2010

This week we uploaded the new E-Safety resources and guides on to Moodle and delivered the first students and staff sessions. Eye opening for all involved !

You can also access the resources here tell us what you think….

Library staff have been reviewing and collating a wide range of e-safety material available online over the past few months. This has be collected and presented in a new way by breaking the units into 5, 10 and 30 minute sessions. This makes it easier for staff to explore the material themselves in their own time, but also makes it easier to include the training in class time without causing major timetabling problems.

You can also check out the library delicious feed for loads more regularly updated e-safety content. Becoming web-aware, knowing about safer social networking and understanding how to manage your digital footprint are vital life skills that all students (and staff and adults and children) should know about.

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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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Llandrillo Library – Grand Designs (OK, not quite)

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 13, 2010

A warm welcome to all our new and returning students this year!

We’ve made a few changes to the library since you’ve been away – all designed to make it a more accessible space and easier for you find what you need.

Finding Resources 

New Quick Reference Shelf Signage

(includes the main shelf number and some cover art of the recommended texts from your reading lists)

Keep an eye out for these little beggars popping up around the library. These are QR codes and if you have a smart phone and the right app, you can take a photo of the image and it will lead to you the catalogue or a book review or a website or ….. well you never know.

New Study Layout


Canny observers will notice that we’ve moved the study section lock, stock and carell to the other end of the library. Now you’ll be nearer the enquiry desks, resources and catalogue (and, ok fair enough, we’ll be able to keep a better eye on the messers. I know, we spoil all your fun)

New Information Point


We have been blessed with a new fancy schmantzy TV and we’ll use it to screen library induction information, answers to your FAQ’s, advtertise new stock and all manner of other useful info. We’ve also added a lot of new graphic novel and manga titles this year and you’ll find them in this area too. All the books aren’t just on the shelves to make the place look pretty – they are for you to read and borrow, so get in there an make a mess.

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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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Hey boss, any chance of a start?

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 1, 2010

(pic from Google Images)

Just graduated? Looking for a job or work experience for the Summer? Could you be internship material?

With the way things are going at the moment, lots of younger jobseekers are now considering becoming an intern as the next step to getting on the career ladder. You might not be paid (or not paid very much) but what are your qualifications without experience? You could also think about taking part in the modern apprentice schemes to get you started in your chosen career. Why not think about alternative ways of finding work – try Signpostr for advice from people out there like you.

Check out the library shelves at 658.311 to find out all you need to know about applying for jobs and writing your CV. For more careers advice and help to point you in the right direction, contact the college’s Advice and Guidance office.

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FE Skills – Game On!

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 14, 2010

According to a recent survey by Train2Game of nearly 100 game development industry professionals, 80 per cent believe poor experience among prospective employees poses the most significant obstacle to them being recruited. You can read the rest of the article here.

If you love your gaming and think it could be career for you, why not check out the Coleg Llandrillo BTEC in Games Development.  

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Aur Pur / Pure Gold

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 29, 2010


The Aur Pur/Pure Gold promotion has been running for the last three years in North Wales public libraries but, this year FE and HE colleges are involved, including Coleg Llandrillo library.

The aim of the promotion is to show the wide range of stimulating books available free of charge for readers in libraries in Wales, and has been funded from the Welsh Assembly Government’s National Marketing Strategy for Libraries.

Librarians from Estyn Allan y Gogledd, the reader development network, have chosen twelve books, all from Wales but which take the reader to many different places.

They include:

Back Home, Bethan Darwin
The Schoolboy, Holly Howitt
Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta, Glen Peters
Tag, Stephen May
My Little Armalite, James Hawes
Flint, Margaret Redfern
Mr Blaidd, Llwyd Owen
Man Esgyrn, Sian Owen
Hi a fi, Eigra Lewis Roberts
Haf o Hyd, Geraint Lewis
Naw Mis, Caryl Lewis
Alias Myth a Jones, Dafydd Huws

Call into the library, Rhos site, to pick up any of the titles above. You can also now write a review of the books for the student online reading group – Blog Off and Read!

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