Learning Centres Induction

Category: Education

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How to use the facilities in the Learning Centres at The Manchester College - Northenden, Shena Simon (City Campus), AMC, and Bridgewater House


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Learning Centres Induction

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A Learning Centre is a place where you can study, using a wide range of resources and facilities with the help of qualified Learning Centre staff. A Learning Centres is derived from the following – Library area in which lending and reference materials, journals and newspapers can be accessed IT suite with a large number of PCs with Microsoft Office and Internet access Qualified Staff who will deal with your enquiries, help you find information and show you how to use the computers.

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As a member of The Manchester College you must wear your ID card at all times when visiting any College site.

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You can borrow 8 items at a time, but only 2 videos/DVDs and 2 CDs. Books are loaned for 3 weeks. CDs, DVDs and videos are loaned for 1 week. Fines - are charged at 5p per day Reservation service available in case an item is already on loan. Items can be renewed at the counter, over the phone and online.

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Buy a card for £1 from the card centre machine Put card in card reader to use the copier. Remember to press the ‘Esc’ key to retrieve your card You can make selections for the type of copies you want. E.g. double sided, colour, enlarged etc. You can also select the number of copies you want, using the numbered keys.

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The Learning Centres use a computer booking system called MyPC. You can book a computer in the Learning Centre for a Maximum of 2 hours at a time. It is important that you book to ensure you have access to a computer. Here you can see if the computer is available or reserved Here you can see how long you are able to use the computer There is an icon at the bottom of your screen that indicates how much time you have left

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When you log in you will see this screen. You must click on ‘Accept’ to continue logging in. Next Click here to continue logging in

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MyPC will automatically log you off at the end of your session. However, if you want to leave before your session finishes, you must log off! You also need to log off when using computers in classrooms, which do not use the MyPC booking system. Choose ‘Log off <your student number>’ and click on OK. Click on the ‘Start’ button and select ‘Shut Down…’

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To access your student email you will need click on the student email button on the homepage. Outside college, you will need to go to the College website (www.ccm.ac.uk) and click on ‘Learning Centres’ Click on ‘Student email’.

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To log in to your email, enter your student number for both your username and password 3005978 ******

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The Library Catalogue allows you to search for books and other resources across all sites. Search by title of item and/or name of author, artist etc. Find items related to a particular ‘keyword’ Search by subject words e.g. Music, business. Search for items by combining the different categories e.g. Author, subject, publication date. Search by the classmark displayed on the spine label. Click here to log in and renew your books online.

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The Learning Zones support the curriculum with additional learning materials, course notes and handouts and provide a wide variety of resources to support your learning.

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ID cards are used to identify students in order to ensure the Learning Centres are a safe and secure place to study Please help us keep the Learning Centre quiet for all users and switch mobile phones to silent In order to maintain a clean area in which to study, staff ask that students do not eat or drink in the Learning Centres. There is an Internet Respectable use policy to provide a reliable IT service and offer a pleasant working environment. Anyone who behaves inappropriately will be asked to leave and their behaviour will be reported to their tutor. Staff in the Learning Centres are friendly and always happy to help.

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Who are Additional Learning Support (ALS)? They are literacy, language, numeracy and dyslexia support tutors who want to help you succeed on your course. Where can you find them? In the Learning Centre or Assessment Centre What do they do? They can give you literacy, language, numeracy and dyslexia support in-class or one-to-one. We can help you with the skills you will need to do your assignments or help you with your literacy and numeracy. So…what have you got to lose? Come to the Learning Centre and make an appointment with the Lead Support Tutor.

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The Youth Liaison workers are part of the Student Support Services Team. They are here to support you in areas including personal development and help you deal with any other issues that may affect your time in the College. They also encourage you to give your opinions and produce ideas about ways in which you can contribute and participate in College life. The Youth Liaison Workers are based in the Common Room and also provide ‘drop in’ sessions in the Learning Centre and Student Support area at reception.

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