College update: NESCol prepares to welcome students as 2020/21 session begins
North East Scotland College is ready to welcome new and returning students as campuses reopen on a restricted basis for the 2020/21 year. Full-time courses begin from 7 September as part of a phased start to the academic year. Courses will be delivered using a blend of online learning and on-site classes, with access to campuses carefully managed to limit numbers.
The health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors is NESCol’s priority. Important measures are in place across our campuses to protect against Coronavirus and a comprehensive suite of risk assessments has been completed for all areas of our operations for the 2020/21 College year, taking into account the latest guidance.
Risk assessments in relation to specific college settings and tasks are displayed in learning areas and can be provided by email on request. Please contact the relevant lecturer if you would like to receive a copy of a risk assessment.
North East Scotland College is ready to welcome new and returning students as campuses reopen for the start of the 2020/21 year.
Full-time courses begin from 7 September at the Altens Campus, City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus and online.
Courses are being delivered using a blend of practical on-site classes, live online sessions as well as structured learning activities which give students flexibility in their schedule.
Measures in place for the new College year include:
- Timetabled access to facilities to ensure numbers are limited. Around one third of the usual numbers of students and staff will be on campus at any one time;
- One-way systems, distancing measures and clear reminders of the Scottish Government’s FACTS guidance – including the use of face coverings in public areas;
- The introduction of smoke free campuses, to discourage groups from congregating;
- Additional provision of hand sanitising stations and increased cleaning of College facilities.
Student support services, including live chat, are provided through the College’s specialist teams and online provision has been expanded with the introduction of free access to www.togetherall.com .
Applications for the 2020/21 academic year remain open across NESCol’s full course offering. Further information on course options and online applications can be found at www.nescol.ac.uk
Guidance for students and applicants is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org