Starting in September – COVID-19 Information
The College has been working hard to support our students’ academic and personal needs throughout the coronavirus pandemic in line with the latest government and Public health England advice. The safety of our staff and students is our top priority.
Our term starts on Monday, 14th September 2020, as planned, and we have arranged a range of flexible options for you.
Option: 1- In case there is a second wave of pandemic and the government guidelines change, then all teaching and assessment will move online completely. The session is comprised of twelve weeks, so three days a week, students from all cohorts will receive the teaching and learning online.
Option: 2- The blended learning and assessment approach will be adopted. Blended learning means that courses will be delivered via a mix of on-campus and online activity.
Our on-campus delivery will be carried out in line with government advice and instruction, including the appropriate social distancing requirements.
- We will be delivering the main lecture online in the autumn term, and students will have the opportunity to attend a face to face tutorials, and seminars on campus, on assigned days and timings.
- If the students are studying a practical course like DET, then they will have the option to join smaller, socially distanced groups on campus on designated days and timings.
- If a student is worried about coming to the College and need to shield for health reasons, then that student can access the courses online.
For the start of term in September:
- Delivering our academic programmes through a carefully planned blend of socially distanced campus-based teaching and enhanced digital learning.
- All students have opportunities for face-to-face on-campus interaction with their academic tutors and peers – albeit in smaller groups that reflect social distancing and related guidelines
- The delivery of larger groups teaching, such as lectures, through enhanced digital learning
- Organising the teaching schedule to limit the numbers of students and staff needing to be on campus at any one time
- Controlling the way that facilities and services (including, library, computer laboratory) are physically accessed
- Introducing appropriate social distancing and cleaning protocols, controlling movements around campus, and other measures such as supporting the wearing of face coverings in certain appropriate circumstances
- The students will continue to get personal support from their lecturers and benefit from the College support services such as finance, welfare services, student services, etc
What safety measures are being put in place to protect students and staff on campus?
Our campus has measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety, such as social distancing, controlled access, and increased cleaning.
The campus Risk Assessment document is available on https://mrcollege.ac.uk/coronavirus-information/
Will the library and computer laboratories be open?
There will be access to campus for using library and computer laboratory. The students are encouraged to use the online library through Moodle. In case they want to access the on-campus library and computer laboratory, then they have to make a booking by contacting the Student Services department via email: email@example.com
Support for students with special needs:
Our support for students with special needs will continues as usual.
We strongly recommend that the students should make a contact with the College Welfare department if they need any help and advice concerning their special needs provision, via email.
A meeting with the Student Welfare Officer will ensure that the needs of the concerned student are identified, and support is arranged, so he/she will be able to access and complete the studies successfully.
The contact details of the Student Welfare Officer are: firstname.lastname@example.org