COVID-19 Information for Prospective Students

Due to the unpredictable situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the following options of the course delivery have been designed in line with the recent Government and Public Health England recommendations:

Option 1 – Online

All the teaching will be conducted online, and students will receive their classes via Microsoft Teams platform only. There will be no direct contact between the students and their tutors.

This option will be implemented in case the Government guidelines, and pandemic situation changes.

Those students who are not satisfied with the course online delivery option will have an opportunity to freeze their semester until the pandemic situation changes, and the College resumes the on-site classes. No additional course fees will be charged due to the change.

Option 2 – Blended Learning

The classes will be a mix of online and on-site sessions. The lectures will be delivered online; all the students will have an opportunity to attend face-to-face tutorials with their teachers in smaller groups that reflect social distancing and related guidelines

For the students resuming their classes in September 2020, the Blended Learning option will apply.

The above is subject to change in case there is a second wave of pandemic and government guidelines changes (please see option one). The classes will resume on-site once the government guidelines allow the College to do so.

Students who feel uncomfortable about coming to school due to health issues, COVID-19 symptoms, or those in need of shielding, will have an opportunity to attend their classes online only.

The volume of online versus on-site sessions may be subject to sudden changes due to the Government and Public Health England recommendations and guidelines.

Course design

The duration of the course and the content of its curriculum remains unchanged for the academic year of 2020/2021. All the courses are designed to last 12 weeks with three sessions per week (except for the DET programme, where the classes are scheduled for two sessions per week).

Communication

In case of sudden changes, all the students will be contacted via email, text message, and/or phone call. All the information will also be published on the College’s website https://mrcollege.ac.uk/

Library and IT lab access

Students will have access to all the resources and equipment available in the College, including the library and computer lab, however social distancing restrictions will be put into place, and the access to the on-campus resources will have to be pre-booked through Student Services Department (student.services@mrcollege.ac.uk)

Students Support

To ensure that the needs of all our students are identified, and support is arranged so they are able to access and complete the studies successfully, our Welfare Department will operate as usual, supporting all the vulnerable students, those requiring special educational assistance and advice. The meeting with the College Welfare Officer can be booked via email (studentwelfare@mrcollege.ac.uk) or over the phone (02085565009, ext.: 1022).

Covid-19 safety measures

To ensure the safety of all our staff as well as current and potential students, and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the following safety measures have been put into practice:

  • Social distancing of 2m
  • Obligatory face covering on the College premises
  • One way traffic
  • Increased cleaning and hygiene maintenance, with hand sanitisers provided in the public areas

For more information, please access the Covid-19 Information tab available on our website: https://mrcollege.ac.uk/coronavirus-information/