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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 series of short videos and presentations to give you all the information you need to get started at NESCol, including Student Support, IT, Learning Technologies, and Student Funding.

This is in place of an on-Campus induction.

The online induction material will be available on Blackboard from 11 August. More information on this and how to log in to Blackboard to access the Induction material will be emailed to you once you have enrolled.

The online induction will include several short sessions for you to complete before term begins on 7 September, 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

When you start your course on 7 September, further sessions specific to your course will be delivered by your lecturers.

Timetables for full-time courses starting during the week of 7 September are being finalised and should be available from 31 August 2020 on MyNESCol.

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.

You will also have been sent a survey which helps us determine where we can provide support with IT issues, including whether you will require a device.  Devices may be funded by your Bursary if you are eligible.

As access to College campuses is still limited at the moment, we are planning on delivering devices to your home address.  Devices will be delivered if you meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You completed the IT survey stating that you are planning on collecting a device funded by Bursary
  2. You have enrolled on a BYOD course
  3. Your Bursary award has been completed and includes an allowance for BYOD laptop

You will be required to accept the terms and conditions of our contract before the delivery process commences.  The first deliveries will take place during the week of 24 August.   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 survey please, check your emails and do so as soon as possible. If you can’t find the survey in your inbox please contact centraladmin@nescol.ac.uk and we will re-send it.

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

If you have not yet enrolled, please check your emails and do so as soon as possible.

If you have not yet applied for funding please check your emails or click here and do so as soon as possible.

Please note, no devices are “free of charge” — they are either funded via your bursary or funded directly by you.

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