Open Learning Centre
The Open Learning Centre is a multipurpose room which contains a vast range of resources to help broaden students’ knowledge beyond the classroom and facilitates independent learning. The resources available include:
Newspapers and publications such as The Guardian, The Economist, The Week and Time Out
Undergraduate & Postgraduate Prospectuses
A collection of novels and short stories
A variety of DVDs and audiobooks
The OLC is also designed for classroom use enabling tutors to incorporate the interactive Smartboard into lessons. A member of staff will be in attendace during busy periods to provide advice and support to ELC students.
In addition to King's many general-access PAWS computers, the ELC has its own dedicated suite of 15 computers each of which is linked to the College’s intranet, which students can access via their own PAWS password. All fifteen computers are linked to a high-volume printer and have a variety of language learning software installed on them, including the EASE Seminar Skills package. The PAWS computers also feature a varity of universal applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Realplayer Enterprise and Windows Media Player. They are also an important and convenient facility for university applications, which are now made on-line via UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service).
Student Common Room
A student common room is located at the front of the Drury Lane Building. This is a room in which students can relax and interact with each other between classes and eat lunch. The common room also provides one noticeboard with up to date information with what to do in London and another for student use. King's wifi can be accessed in this room.