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North Lindsey College
Kingsway
Scunthorpe
DN17 1AJ

Higher Education

The University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL) has established a highly successful reputation from its higher education students and staff, and now accommodates around 1,200 students, the majority of whom live or work within a 6 mile radius of Scunthorpe.

We pride ourselves on being passionate about our students and maximising their successes. Student experience within our learning community is enriched by over 50 subject specialist members of academic staff along with experienced administrative and support staff.

DN Colleges Group – Start of Spring Term

The Department for Education has confirmed that the start of the new term will be staggered for students. The Spring term will commence on the 4 January 2021, with online remote learning for most students and a staggered re-entry to the College campus for others. This will be dependent on your type and level of study and more details are outlined below.

The intention is to quickly set up on campus Lateral Flow Testing facilities that has the capacity to test all students and staff, as early as possible on their return to the College. We strongly encourage everyone to take the test on campus as soon as it is possible.

Further Education students

Education Programmes for Young People (full time students) (unless instructed otherwise, below) are to work from home for the first two weeks of the term from Monday 4 January – Friday 15 January 2021. Classes will be delivered online, as communicated by your tutor. Advice about returning to campus from Monday 18 January 2021 will be shared soon.

January exams

Students who have exams during the first two weeks of term should come on to campus for their normal timetable to prepare for exams as agreed with their tutor. Exams will still be taking place on campus as planned and students should attend College to sit these.

Students with an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan)

Students who have an EHCP can come on to campus during the first two weeks of term, following their individual timetable, if they wish. However, students with an EHCP can choose to study from home online, if they prefer.

If a student with an EHCP would like to attend the College campus during the first two weeks of term, then North Lindsey students should contact Caroline Hawkins (Caroline.Hawkins@northlindsey.ac.uk) and Doncaster College students Sally MacDonald (Sally.MacDonald@don.ac.uk) who will make suitable arrangements.

Students who are considered vulnerable, studying a Foundation Level course or have parents / carers who are key workers

Students who are considered vulnerable, studying a Foundation Level course or have parents / carers who are key workers, can come on to campus during the first two weeks of term, following their individual timetable, if they wish. However, these students can choose to study from home online, if they prefer.

Any student who is considered vulnerable, studying a Foundation Level course or has parents / carer who are key workers and would like to attend the College campus during the first week of term, please let your Curriculum Leader who will make suitable arrangements.

Higher Education students

University level study programmes will be delivered online until at least the 15 January 2021, so for the first two weeks of term – Monday 4 January to Friday, 15 January initially, at which point the situation will be reviewed and new guidance issued. Students should follow their normal timetable, accessing classes online during this time.

Where students do not have a quiet space to study at home or where they need to access college-based assistance, such as mental health or learning support, students should contact their course leader. Access to the College LRCs and the Higher Education Library will be available (slightly amended hours; please refer to notices on the virtual learning environment).

Apprentices

Apprenticeship delivery and assessment (including the assessment of functional skills qualifications) is extremely flexible and will continue to take place in person where doing so remotely is not possible.

This includes training and assessment in the workplace (unless the workplace is required to close under local restriction tiers), in education and assessment settings and in community settings where a venue is being used for training or assessment.

For specific and more detailed information, as it relates to you, please read the messages on your relevant learning platform pages.

Safety on campus: All College Covid-19 safety measures MUST be adhered to when you return to the College in January 2021

Face coverings MUST be worn in all communal areas, unless you are eating or have a valid exemption. Wash your hands frequently and use the hand sanitisers which are located across the College. Keep your distance from one another and follow social distance principles.

All the above safety measures MUST also be followed when travelling to and from the College. Students MUST wear a face covering on College buses for the full journey to and from the College, unless you have valid exemption.

Covid-19 National Testing Programme – Campus Asymptomatic Test Site

The Government has now strengthened its intention to deliver a national Covid Testing Programme in all education settings. Colleges MUST offer on campus testing for ALL students and staff.

We are now looking to build our capacity and capability to make sure that ALL students and staff can access testing as early as possible.

The tests will be administered on campus. For students and staff who do not present any symptoms of Covid-19 – we strongly encourage all eligible students and staff to take the test.

We will communicate how all students and staff can access testing as early as possible.

Tests take approximately 10 minutes for registration and testing. Results will be sent via text message approximately 30 minutes after the test has been completed.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 please do not return to the College and arrange for a test through your local test centre.

I would like to thank you for your understanding and patience during this time and for your support to work with the College to help manage the spread of the virus.

 

The UCNL offers an excellent learning and teaching environment for our students, head to our web-page at www.ucnl.ac.uk for more information.

Our students’ votes in the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards saw us achieve first place nationally for Further Education College-based Higher Education in 2020, 2019 and runner-up in 2018.

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