Our response to Covid-19
Latest update Tuesday 24 August 2021
As you prepare to start your course we want to make sure all students and staff continue to remain and feel safe – so we will not be rushing towards full capacity back on our campuses and there will still be a requirement for learning and teaching to take place in a blended model. A phased return to on-campus learning is expected to run until the October break – and as the volume of on-campus activity is increased over time, it is important that all students respect the space of other individuals.
Please note: You should only come on campus if you have been asked to do so.
- Most courses will have a balance of on-campus and online learning over the first few weeks
- Each Course Team will decide and inform you when any on-campus learning will be taking place – please check with your Lecturers to confirm what your timetable will be
- On-campus learning is likely to be prioritised for more vulnerable groups and those students requiring access to practical workshops and facilities
- Most courses will aim to have some on-campus learning over the first few weeks of your course
- It is likely that some remote/blended learning will be required over the first few weeks – if you need support to study remotely please inform your lecturers
- If you are coming onto campus, consideration should be given to others in the same vicinity - there is still a need to avoid crowding in areas of the campus and it may be necessary to spread activity across the week. Physical distancing of approximately 1m will be in place.
- In line with Scottish Government requirements, face coverings should be worn by students in corridors and in classrooms unless an exemption applies. This requirement already applies in schools and will be reviewed regularly.
- The libraries on each campus will be open.
- Students are encouraged to use Lateral Flow Tests regularly in order to minimise the risk of transmission of the virus. Test kits are available from college receptions and we would encourage all students to get vaccinated as soon as they are able to do so. We plan to have mobile vaccination units on campus soon, full details will be shared on our social media channels.
- The college will continue with a regime of increased cleaning and hygiene measures with the regular use of hand sanitisers encouraged in all areas.
- Classrooms and workshops should be well ventilated by opening windows and doors to encourage the circulation of fresh air.
Our Time to Talk helpline is available for all students, Mon-Fri 1pm to 4pm and is staffed by our counselling team. If you need any help or support with your health and wellbeing, just call 0141 272 3786 and quote your 8-digit student reference.