Courses will be delivered on a blended basis so you will study much of your course online and some practical elements may be delivered in College. If you are asked to attend College, you will need to use your own stationery and will not be able to share stationery with fellow students under current COVID-19 guidance.
The College is working with local schools to identify when we can deliver our schools provision. We hope to align our schools-link programme to our other delivery. Parents and school pupils should contact their school directly for information.
We are looking at how we can continue to give students the chance to gain work experience where that is part of their course. We will work closely with our awarding bodies and placement providers to agree when and how students can safely go out onto work placement in line with the appropriate guidance.
All students who enrol on a course will be expected to engage with the online classes and study. Staff across the College will support students as we deliver learning in a different way and we will monitor student engagement to ensure you are able to keep up with learning activities and maintain any funding you may receive. If you encounter any difficulties you should contact your course lecturers or student services to discuss the support you need to engage with the course.
The majority of learning will be on an online basis but travel arrangements for those who will be required to attend campus are part of the plans we are making. With social distancing measures in place, there will be reduced capacity on public transport and we are closely monitoring government guidelines.
We don’t know the exact timescales but we are constantly monitoring events and advice. The Scottish Government has outlined four phases for moving from lockdown, with lower restrictions and a move towards near normal activities growing with each phase. Phase 1 began on 29 May, with Phase 2 expected to follow over the summer and Phase 3 in August 2020. Phase 4 is estimated at some point over the remainder of the calendar year – but all timings are subject to change, based on the scientific evidence.
Glasgow Clyde is following Scottish Government guidance on arrangements for Test and Protect. This guidance does not currently require routine College-based testing as part of our reopening activities, but if this guidance changes then testing will be put in place as needed.
Current guidance confirms those groups that should follow the shielding requirements. This will also be supplemented for those that are required to self-isolate under the Test and Protect strategy. The College is fully supporting this guidance and will expect that any student who meets the official criteria will follow the shielding / isolation guidance – including not coming onto campus or accessing college buildings.
All students will largely be learning on an online basis and it is important all students consider access to a PC or laptop and have an internet connection. Those with caring responsibilities may find the online delivery supportive of their caring responsibilities. If you have any questions please contact our Student Advice team on email@example.com
The Nurseries on each campus will be open for the start of the new term and will be working to the guidance issued by the Scottish Government guidance issued on reopening early years learning and childcare services.
Student support services will all be in place for the new session but many will be operating on an online and telephone basis. This will include our Student Association - GCCSA, Student Funding, Student Advice and Information, Learning Inclusion, Libraries and Counselling.
The College website will provide details on all courses including part time and leisure courses.
The College will provide student messages every Friday and these will be available on the College website and via social media channels. Our Student Association, GCCSA will also keep students informed and will be updating social media.
You can find our health and safety policy statement on Covid-19 here.
I have booked student accommodation for starting my course. Will I need to move to it if I am studying on a blended basis? *NEW*
All courses will be delivered on a blended basis and the level of in-college delivery will vary. If you have any questions regarding the course make-up you should contact the relevant Faculty who will be able to advise you.