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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


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   joining moving to Learning Resources.

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.



Steve ~ LR Facilitator

[Retired September 2022]

Hello everyone, I have worked at the College since February 1978. I was initially employed as a Technician within the Engineering Department at Leigh.

I have been a member of the LR Team for over 30 years.  In my spare time,  I enjoy watching old classic movies such as 'Gone with the Wind', DIY, and Hill Walking in the Lake District and North Wales. One book that I particularly enjoyed reading was 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown.

In September 2022, I officially retired from my role within Learning Resources and so I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all students and colleagues (past and present) that have helped to make my time at the college so rewarding and enjoyable.

Please accept my very best wishes for the future.


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.


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.


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.  


Siobhan ~ LR Facilitator


Hello. I am Siobhan.

I have worked for the college since 2009 having previously ben employed by Galloways Bakery.

During my spare time I love spend time with my family and to travel.

One book that I have particularly enjoyed reading is 'Thursdays In The Park' by Hilary Boyd.  This title is currently available 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.


Daisy ~ LR Apprentice

Hello, I am Daisy.

I have just joined the LRC team as an apprentice. Although prior to this, I was studying a Cabin Crew course at the college for a year in order to start my Cabin Crew career when I have completed my apprenticeship.

In my free time I enjoy reading (especially horrors and thrillers). I also enjoy camping and baking.

My favourite film would have to be the 1980’s classic ‘The Goonies’ and my favourite book is Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

9781402782831: The Wind in the Willows (Sterling Illustrated Classics) -  Grahame, Kenneth: 1402782837 - AbeBooks


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.