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LEARNING

HUB

Open 8:30am - 5:00pm*, Monday - Friday        01256 306384

*4:30pm close on Fridays 

Image of Learning Hub Co-Ordinator, Sadie Duffy.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

SADIE DUFFY 

Learning Hub Co-ordinator

Visit F107 to explore and borrow a range of fiction and non-fiction books

Visit our online book catalogue onsite or at home. You can search by Title, Author or Subject

Need a quiet space to work? We have three study pods available

Top up your printer credit at our online store. Remember, everyone gets £5 at the start of the year!

Check out our resources to help with your studies, such as researching, referencing etc. 

We have a wide range of tech; laptops, cameras, ipads and more!

BORROWING BOOKS

On your first visit to the Learning Hub you will need to get your badge activated at the desk. This allows you to borrow up to six items at a time, including books and tech. 

Books are loaned out for a two or three week period, these can be renewed up to three times (if the book has not been reserved).

The self-service machine will only work after your badge has been activated. 

If you are returning books outside of opening hours, please use the book returns box at the entrance of the Learning Hub. 

Returning a book late will cause a fine of 5p per day. Late fees can be paid by card at the finance office or online at the BCoT store (for fines over 50p only), or in cash at the Learning Hub. 

Please note that fines will continue to increase if the late book has not been returned or renewed.

FINDING YOUR BOOKS

We have divided our books into subject areas to make it easier for you to find the books relevant to your course. Each section is coloured to correlate to a broader topic. These sections are then divided into more specific subsections. If you are ever in doubt, please ask at the desk. 

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PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Law - Public Services  

Forensics & Criminology

Travel & Tourism - Hospitality

History - Business - Business Finance Human Resources - Marketing  Economics

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SOCIAL CARE & EDUCATION

Psychology - Sociology

Counselling - Health & Social Care  SEND (Special Educational Needs)  Baby & Nursery Childcare  Primary/Secondary Education

Teaching & Adult Education

Research English - World Languages

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SCIENCE & TRADES

The Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology Nursing & Medicine - General Health - Holistic Therapies - Sports & Sciences - Veterinary Studies - Domestic Animals - Farm Animals Exotic & Zoo Animals - Wildlife - Construction Plumbing - Carpentry - Gas - Bricklaying Painting & Decorating - Welding - Electrics Engineering - Maths - Automotive

 

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

World Religions - Race & Culture - Sex & Sexual Education - LGBTQ+ - Drug Awareness Alcohol & Drinking - War & Politics - Bullying & Conflict - Sustainable Studies - Grief & Loss Personal Finance - Ethics - Philosophy - Self-esteem & Image - Mental Health - Health Care & Medication - Study Skills - Digital Literacy

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ART, MEDIA & BEAUTY

The Arts - Jewellery - Painting 

Design -  Architecture - Sculpture

 Merchandising - Beauty

Hair - Textiles & Fashion 

Photography - Music - Film 

Games - Computing

 

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FICTION
BOOKS

Explore our huge range of books including topics like: 

Sci-fi & Thriller

Games (Dungeons & Dragons)

Fantasy & Adventure

Novels & Literature

Romance & Comedy

Horror

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EBOOKS

Follow either of the two links to search for our collection of ebooks. You can search books by title, author or subject category. 

BE AWARE: 'VLeBooks' requires you to sign in with your Google account (student email). 'Ebrary' requires no sign-in. 

BOOK A POD

If you need a quiet space to focus, we have three pods available. The pods have a computer and two chairs each, ask at the desk for any further equipment. 

Pods are bookable in 30-minute slots, click below to see the booking pages.

PRINTING

When printing, first check the right printer is selected - it is called 'FollowMe'. 

You will then walk over to the printer, log in and select 'print release'. This will then allow you to print. Be aware that when you first use the printer, you will have to register your account. You can also use the printer to scan or photocopy. 

PRINT CREDIT

At the start of the year, you will automatically have a £5 printing allowance added to your account. Once this runs out, you will need to top it up on the button below. To check your print credit, copy and paste the link below into your browser. Then log in with your student number and BCoT password. 

http://bcot-prn-01:9191/user

If you ever need support, just ask at the desk.

STUDY SKILLS

If you need support studying then book a session with Sadie, our Learning Hub Co-Ordinator. Sessions run every day from 09:00-13:00 and 14:30-16:00. Sessions are 30 minutes long. Otherwise, explore the resources below: 

EQUIPMENT

We have a range of equipment that you can use in the Learning Hub or borrow for the day.

Just ask at the desk and we can sign it out to you. 

ONSITE USAGE

Computers

Chromebooks

HP Laptops

Surface Pro 7's

Android Tablets

Google Jamboard

Headphones

Microphones 

Camera Kit

360 cameras 

Graphics tablets

Coding bots

SUPERVISED KIT

HTC Vive Pro

Oculus Rift

Oculus Go

Meta Quest

Camera and lighting kit

Podcasting kit

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