Monday 4 January 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a full national lockdown on Monday 4 January 2021. This means with immediate effect Bradford College is now physically closed and all learning will take place online or remotely from Tuesday 5 January.
*** Please note, any students who are due to sit BTEC or other vocational exams are still to attend their exams as planned this week.***
We continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice, and recommend students and staff monitor our website and social media platforms for regular updates.
Useful links for studying from home
- Moodle – https://moodle.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/
- Email – https://outlook.com/bradfordcollege.ac.uk
- eTracker – https://plp.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/Login
- Library Services: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/help/knowledge-base/library-services/
- For everything else, please visit: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/help/knowledge-base/student-links/
Bradford College Students’ Union has lots of advice and support about wellbeing, studying from home, and virtual socialising and staying safe online: https://www.bradfordcollegesu.co.uk/
Logging on to Bradford College IT and systems
- Changing/resetting your College IT password:
- Students – logging into the IT network https://learningresources.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/it-services/students-login-guide/
- Contact the Student IT helpline: 01274 088 378
- You can also contact your tutor(s) if you are experiencing login problems. Staff will be available during College term-time hours.
*Please be aware that network connections may be slow due to increased global usage. Please be patient accessing online learning resources, emails, Moodle and Microsoft teams etc. Demand is extremely high while students and staff across the world access online channels at the same time.
College is open for lessons
Safety measures are now in place to ensure everyone who visits Bradford College buildings now how to stay safe and use navigate the one-way systems, when they should wear a face covering, and remember to keep 2-metres apart at all times.
You should not visit the College campus/buildings unless you are instructed to do so by your tutor.
Keeping everyone safe
There are a number of ways in which the college is being kept COVID safe, including the following:
- COVID Safe Charter.
- Reduced occupancy.
- Four key messages– Health, Hygiene, Distance, Systems.
- Four day per week operation (Mon – Thu) to allow for weekly deep
- clean and a 72-hour break in “live” infection period. Learning will continue online on Fridays (via Microsoft Teams, Moodle and email. (Please note the Teacher Education office will be closed Mondays and open Tues-Fri).
- Voluntary PPE and protected areas (screens) for front line staff.
- No catering provided until at least January 2020 (students and staff will need to bring their own or eat out).
- No socialising in college or social activities that encourage groups of students to mix outside their groups/bubbles will be permitted.
- A minimum of 30% of teaching to take place online.
- Please use the hand sanitising stations as you enter and move around our buildings.
- Remember you will need to wear a face covering when you enter our buildings and whilst in communal areas and corridors.
- Please use the stairs wherever possible (unless you have a health/mobility issue)
- Lifts are for students and staff with health or mobility issues only and have a maximum occupancy of 2 people.
- You may remove face coverings when eating/drinking in a designated area.
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with signs, one-way systems and no-waiting areas.
- Remember to wash your hands regularly and use sanitiser before entering a classroom/workshop/salon/kitchen or lab.
- Sanitising wipes are available outside each classroom/learning environment and in corridors, please wipe down your learning space at the start and end of each lesson.
You can view our key Covid-19 safety poster below, which will be placed around all college buildings. Learning will continue online on Fridays (via Microsoft Teams, Moodle and email).
Enrolment and induction
Our Student Services Team will be on hand answering queries, 11am – 2pm Monday to Friday via:
If you are a current student and you have queries about your exams – remember you can email:
- English and maths GCSE exams queries to: GCSEquestions@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
- For queries about A Level exams email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regardless of your grading outcome this year, our Admissions Team will be on hand throughout your applications process to ensure you secure your place on your chosen course.
Essential Student Services
For support with Student Finance/Financial Hardship, including:
- Childcare funding
- Free college meals
- Hardship payments
Please email: email@example.com
For Careers Guidance and Information Advice and Guidance on:
- UCAS queries and support
- Pre-entry guidance and support with applications
- Support to find casual work
- Support for parents who have become unemployed
- Volunteering opportunities
- All other usual Careers Service support
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other queries which do not fall into the above categories, please email: email@example.com
Safeguarding and Wellbeing
You can contact our Safeguarding & Wellbeing Team on 01274 088 999 from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details can also be found on our ‘Staying Safe’ poster.
Covid advice for students and staff
If you are worried about displaying symptoms, or if you have concerns for a fellow student, member of staff or colleague, please go to the NHS 111 Coronvirus website. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment. Students and staff should follow our standard procedures to report their absence from College.
Staff and students must continue to report their absence via the usual channels.
• Staff must notify HR and their line manager
• Students must notify their tutors.
Student absence due to sickness or self-isolation should be reported via the College Student Absence e-form:
https://extranet.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/absence/ and/or by calling
01274 088 088, and selecting option 2.
Useful information links and contacts
Government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Tips for Successful Distance Learning: https://www.mastersdegree.net/distance-learning-tips-covid-19/
Coronavirus Information for International Students: https://www.studying-in-uk.org/coronavirus-information-for-uk-international-students/
Department for Education: The Department for Education have set up a Coronavirus helpline for staff, parents and young people to answer their questions about COVID-19 relating to education.
The helpline number is 0800 046 8687, Email: DfE.email@example.com Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)