Learning and lifestyle
We’ve compiled a list of high-quality learning and lifestyle resources below.
Access to Research
You can access over 1.5 million academic articles free! Find information about art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, the sciences, and a whole lot more at Access to Research website. Please note that this resource is only available when you visit the library. Visit at https://www.accesstoresearch.org.uk/.
Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems. Find out more at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/.
Being online is an essential lifeline, keeping us connected to friends and family, informed and entertained, and able to learn, work, shop and access health information and other public services. Connecting Scotland is aiming to help get every citizen in Scotland online. Find out more at https://connecting.scot/.
Find a job
Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales. Use the ‘Find a job’ service to search and apply for jobs at https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job.
There are thousands of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations on FutureLearn. Most of the courses can be accessed free of charge. You will pay the course fee if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion. Find the list of short courses at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, maths, and more—GCFGlobal.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,300 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free. Find out more at https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/.
Learn My Way
Learn My Way, from the Good Things Foundation, has free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. Try it out at https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org/learn/learn-my-way/.
Locator – find the right service
Locator is an on-line resource for searching the Third Sector services available within South Lanarkshire. Search at http://www.locator.org.uk/.
MoneyHelper joins up money and pensions guidance to make it quicker and easier to find the right help. Find out more at https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en.
Money Matters Advice Service
The Money Matters Advice Service is a free and confidential service that helps people living in South Lanarkshire or working for South Lanarkshire Council claim benefits and deal with debt. Access advice at https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200150/managing_your_money/1850/money_matters_advice_service.
MoneySavingExpert.com is the UK's biggest consumer website, dedicated to finding deals, saving cash and campaigning for financial justice. Discover more at https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/.
My World of Work
When it comes to your career, there are so many possibilities. Start your journey at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/.
National Piping Centre
The National Piping Centre, with assistance of the British Library, has digitised its Archive including The Piping Times. It is easy to search and free to use. You can find it at https://archives.thepipingcentre.co.uk/.
OpenLearn: The home of free learning from the OU
The OU provides around 5% of its formal course materials as free open educational content every year on OpenLearn. Find it at https://www.open.ac.uk/about/open-educational-resources/openlearn/free-learning.