Author: intomanchesterlrc

August 2020

Latest Update

The Learning Centre is currently CLOSED to ALL students .  As soon as we know when it will re-open we will inform you along with any restrictions in using the Learning Centre caused by the pandemic.

Our online resources are available as normal.

Best wishes the Learning Centre Team

 

The last idea for the month and the last idea in this series.

We think we’ve given you enough to do alongside your studies now!

Stay Safe Online

But just one thing- the International Society warns us that, as more of us are staying indoors and working from our computers at home, there have been an increase in crime reports of people fallen for scams and some being tricked into parting with their money.

Don’t be one of them!  Do not give out any of your personal or financial details.

The following scams are in circulation:

Lockdown Fine by UK Government Scam

Bogus text messages, seemingly from the UK Government, saying that you have been fined for being out of your home during the current lockdown. The scam attempts to solicit payment from you. Do not reply or click on any links. Please look at the URL –  it does not link to the UK Government website. It is a fake website which requires you to enter your personal details.

Online Shopping Scam

The majority of incidents report have been of people ordering and paying for personal protective face masks, hand sanitiser or testing kits. If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase.

If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

Be sensible, be careful…….keep studying!

Idea for Tuesday 28th April

Release that tension, open your lungs and…….
sing!

Every Tuesday at 6pm (Manchester time!, BST)

Band on the Wall  is a famous music venue in the  Northern Quarter area of Manchester; it has taken its World of Music choir online, bringing interactive singalongs & music lessons into your home.

Join folk singer Bella Hardy as she leads you in traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds,  every Tuesday at 6pm.

Full details: HERE

Idea for Monday 27th April


Write it down! “journaling”

These are strange times- unlike anything we have seen before…….. so make sure you don’t forget how you feel,  remember what you are experiencing and what you are seeing at this dramatic time.

How about writing a journal?…….studies have shown that writing about feelings reduces stress and anxiety. “Journaling” can be such an effective way of processing thoughts and feelings that it is often recommended by mental-health professionals.

Journals kept today may be of great interest years from now – you are writing the historical documents for the future to study. You can be the next Samuel Pepys.

And what  a way to practise your handwriting!

Idea for Tuesday April 21st

Sometimes the easiest things are the hardest……..

Today’s task for keeping going is deceptively simple- but it means giving of yourself:

Connect with someone, even if it is to smile at someone across the street or write a short message to someone.

Connect! however you are allowed, wherever you are.