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The Learning Resources Guide: The LR Team

Award WinningTeam

Meet the Award Winning LR Team!


The LR team have received cross-college recognition for the level of the service provided!


Jade ~ LR Facilitator


Hi, I am Jade.

I have been working at the college since January 2018, having previously been employed as a sales assistant at Debenhams as well as a live-in personal carer.

I have qualifications in Drama, English Language and Media Studies; all obtained from Leigh Sixth Form.

During my spare time, I love to read Stephen King novels and watch movies. I am a huge Disney fan, with 'Nightmare Before Christmas', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Mary Poppins' being my three favourites.

My favourite book 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker.  Click the image if you would like to reserve a copy from the college library


Joanne ~ LR Facilitator


Hello, I am Joanne.

I have been working here for over 12 years, having previously worked as a receptionist.

During my spare time I enjoy going on long walks and curling up watching films with my family.

My favourite book is 'Dashing Through the Snow' by Debbie Maccomber, a fantastic read for anyone who loves romance at Christmas.


Courtney ~ LR Apprentice

Hi, my name is Courtney.

I joined the LRC teams as an apprentice in March 2023. I was originally a student, studying Early Years in September but when I saw this apprenticeship going I just knew this would be something I would love to do. 

In my free time, I absolutely love to read. Reading has always been my favourite thing to do ever since I was a little girl. My favourite genre's are Romance and Fantasy/Dystopian books. Along with reading, I also love to spend time with my friends and family and I love to watch movies. My favourite movies are any Disney movie and both of the Mamma Mia movies and of course Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Movie (I also love Taylor Swift, favourite singer, love her music)

The hardest thing about being a reader is choosing your favourite book but if I had to pick one, I would have to chose 'A Good Girl's Guide to Murder' series by Holly Jackson. 


Paul ~ LR Team Leader

Hello, I am Paul and I am the Learning Resource Team Leader.

I have worked at the college for 21 years but previously I served in the Royal Artillery for 15 years, spending 10 of those years stationed in West Germany.

In my free time I enjoy keeping fit, mainly through cycling and running. During my down time I like chilling out with one of my favourite films such as Leon, The Dark Knight or Rogue One. I enjoy reading Lee Childs novels, particularly the Jack Reacher series. Click the image below to see our collection of Jack Reacher.


Dianne ~ LR Facilitator

Hi, I am Dianne.

I have worked for Learning Resources for over 25 years, recently returning from a career break. During this time, I completed some home improvement projects, as I'm an avid fan of DIY.

Prior to working at the college, I worked as an administrator for various shipping and leisure companies.

Aside from DIY, in my spare time I enjoy sports, particularly badminton and tennis. You can find my favourite book, Khaled Hosseini’s ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’, on our library catalogue.  


Allyson ~ Librarian

Hello. I am Allyson and I am the Learning Resource Librarian.

I have been at the college for 6 years and I have been a librarian for over 30 years, working in public libraries for Essex, Derbyshire and Cheshire CC before switching to an academic library.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my pooch and of course, reading!  My favourite book is always the last one I read, but if I had to choose I would have to say that Kate Atkinson's 'Life After Life' is top of my list. You can reserve my favourite book here by clicking the image below. 


Jane ~ LR Facilitator


Hello, I'm Jane.

I have worked in Learning Resources for over 20 years.  I have qualifications in Business, Management, IT and Teacher Education.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, especially if combined with historical sites.

I enjoyed reading Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard. Simply click the image on the right if you would like to reserve a copy that is currently held in the college Library.


Danny ~ LR Facilitator

Hello, I'm Danny and I have worked at Wigan and Leigh College since 2012. I initially worked on General Reception but later I joined the Learning Resource team

During my spare time I enjoy watching Marvel Movies and playing snooker. I really enjoyed reading the Game of Thrones books.  If you would like to search for Game of Thrones books in our Libraries then simply click the image of the book below.



Lorraine ~  LR Facilitator

Hello, I'm Lorraine.

I have worked here for 36 years. Before that I was a swimming instructor.

During my free time, I love going out for meals with my family and for relaxing long walks.

Fancy reading my favourite book? It is 'The Green Mile' by Stephen King.  Click the image to find it on the Library Catalogue.




Annalee ~ LR Facilitator

Hi, my name is Annalee.

I recently joined the LRC team in November 2023, prior to this I was working as a learning support assistant.

During my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, eating out and spending time with my family and friends.

I also enjoy reading plays, my favourite plays are  'a Christmas carol' and 'Blood Brothers'





Hello, my name is Luca.

I recently joined the LRC team in November 2023, prior to this I was originally a student at Winstanley college, studying history and politics. 

During my spare time, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family. 

If I had to choose one book to be my favourite, I would have to say Jaws by Peter Bradford Benchley which is a classic book to read and enjoy.