Plans for Reopening

Last updated 10 July 2020

Provisional dates for new academic year 

We have agreed provisional dates for the new academic year starting in August to allow staff and students to begin making plans.  

While we are waiting for guidance from the Scottish Government on timing and dates in line with the route map for moving out of lockdown, the following dates are draft and subject to change depending on progress the country makes to control coronavirus over the coming weeks: 

  • week commencing 10 August 2020: teaching staff return from annual leave. Online enrolment will be underway by this date 
  • week commencing 17 August 2020: online enrolment continues 
  • week commencing 24 August 2020: College-wide Induction starts. Face to face enrolment opens for those unable to enrol online (where it is safe to do so) 
  • week commencing 7 September 2020: course teaching starts with a blended model of online learning and some on-campus learning (where it is safe to do so) 

Please note this is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan.  It is likely we will have to consider restarting plans for some classes on an individual basis.  In addition, some students have been unable to complete assessments because of the campus closures in March.  We plan to provide additional support to these students during August and September to catch up and complete courses. 

Hopefully, the provisional dates provide you with some direction to help prepare for the new academic year.  Further guidance will be communicated to specific class groups that need a tailored approach, and dates will be confirmed as soon as we have approval from the Scottish Government. 

Thank you for your ongoing commitment during this challenging period and we encourage everyone to stay safe. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the college on 0141 272 9000, or message us on our social media channels.