Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Visual Arts staff work on show at "Tiempo"

Our Visual Arts teachers don't just teach ... they're creatives in their own right. Come and see some of their work in an exhibition entitled 'Tiempo'. Attending the exhibition is a great way to support your colleagues and might even prove inspiring for your own work no matter what program you work in.
A Space Gallery - Preston Campus, Room A 107.
20 March - 25 April
Mondays - Fridays 10am - 4pm.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Winner announced for the iPad Mini Competition

We've had a very happy visitor today at NMIT Preston Library.
The winner of the iPad Mini competition is John Miller a Cert III in Fitness student.

We'd like to thank Student Life & Media (SLAM) for their generous donation which allowed this competition to go ahead!
Here is John receiving his prize from Graham Rowe, NMIT Preston Librarian.
John Miller (Left) with Graham Rowe (Right) accepting his prize - a silver iPad Mini.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Learn to speak clearly, with confidence! Try Clear Pronunciation!

What is Clear Pronunciation?
Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds) is an online learning programme that helps students recognise the 43 different sounds that make up the English language. Master them through videos, audio clips and activities. Work through the online exercises in your own time. Certificate of completion available at the end!
In Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech), students earn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech. By the end of the program, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the key features of English pronunciation.

Who is it for?
Clear Pronunciation 1 is suitable for all students who wish to improve their pronunciation.
Clear Pronunciation 2 is suitable for Intermediate to Advanced students.
Both are great for IELTS test preparation!

How to access it?
From the NMIT library homepage, simply select Databases A-Z (under Quicklinks), then select Clarity English Clear Pronunciation.

All you need is your student number and library password to login!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Preston Reference Desk - Relocation & Disruption to phones

On Monday 17th March the Preston Reference desk will be relocated to a position closer to the stairs.
As the repositioning of the desk requires moving telephone and network cables, the task is somewhat more complex than just pushing a desk to a new position.
The Preston reference phone (ext 1349) will be unavailable from 7.00 am on the day, please ring 1363 if you need to contact Preston Reference desk staff.
A staff member will be working in the area to provide a reference service to students.
The aim of the relocation is to enhance customer service through a more strategically placed reference desk.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What is a writer? Secret information discovered by the library..

Captivating essay by A. PAPATYA BUCAK, published in the on-line magazine Brevity on what it means to be a writer.

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Last few days to win an iPad mini!

The Library Passport competition ends Monday 17th March 2014. Get 6 stamps and hand in your entry form.
Entry forms are still available from the library staff. It's not too late to enter. (One entry form per student.)
Imagine what you could do with an iPad mini!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Enjoy your Labour Day Holiday Monday 10th of March

The physical libraries will all be closed, but don't forget you can still use all our online services, just login with your student ID and password.