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Your Induction

Important information about your induction session at NESCol

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This year our inductions for full time students will take place online with a monthly series of short videos, presentations and question and answer sessions to give you all the information you need to get started at NESCol. These will include information on Student Support, Student Funding, How To Get Online, Study Skills, Learning Technologies, the Student Association and Catering, Health & Safety at each of our Campuses. You will also be introduced to the curriculum area you have applied to.

This is in place of an on-Campus induction day.

The online induction material will be available from mid-April and will be expanded each month until you enrol. More details on this will be emailed to you and published on social media, so look out for this.

The online induction will include several activities for you to complete before term begins with further sessions, specific to your course being delivered by your lecturers once you begin your studies.

What to Expect

During your online induction, you’ll work your way through a series of short sessions to help you get started with your studies at North East Scotland College:

  • Funding your studies
  • Student support
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Digital learning tools
  • IT Support
  • Using your Campus Library
  • The Students’ Association
  • Services on campus
  • Your curriculum area

When you start your course, further sessions specific to your course will be delivered by your lecturers.

Timetables for full-time courses starting in 2021/22 should be available to view on MyNESCol  from mid-August 2021, once you enrol, so please download the MyNescol App. 

Laptop Issuing Process for BYOD

If you have applied for a place on a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) course you will need a laptop to help you complete the course.  Information was emailed to you earlier on the minimum specification of the device and you can also view this here for relevant Advanced courses (HNC and HND) and here for relevant non-Advanced courses.

If you already have the offer of a place at College, either conditional of full, you will have been sent a questionnaire to complete which helps us determine where we can provide support with any issues you have accessing the internet, using digital technology and whether you will require a device.  As access to College campuses is still limited at the moment, we are planning on delivering devices to your home address.

For students enrolling on a non-advanced BYOD course, devices may be funded by your Bursary if you are eligible.

For students enrolling on other courses if you do not have access to a suitable device we may still be able to provide you with a loan device if you meet the criteria for digital poverty fund.

Devices will be delivered if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You completed the IT questionnaire stating that you don’t already have access to a suitable device and are planning on collecting a device funded by Bursary or require a loan device.
  2. Your Bursary award has been completed and includes an allowance for BYOD laptop, or you have completed the digital poverty fund application form.

You will be required to accept the terms and conditions of our contract before the delivery process commences.  Delivery will not take place until you have enrolled, which will take place in August 2021.  Support on how to use the device will be provided remotely, and online sessions will also be offered.

If you have not yet completed the questionnaire please, check your emails and do so as soon as possible. If you can’t find the questionnaire in your inbox please contact centraladmin@nescol.ac.uk and we will re-send it.

Please apply for funding as soon as you receive your invitation by email (due mid-April onwards).  Please check your emails or click here and do so as soon as possible.

If you have not yet accepted your full offer please, check your emails and do so as soon as possible. Your enrolment invitation will only be sent to you once this has been completed.

Please check your emails and enrol as soon as possible after you receive your enrolment invitation (due July/August).

Please note, no devices available from College are “free of charge” — they are either funded via your bursary or from our digital poverty fund.

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